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Residents Urged to Donate to Bronxville Library PDF Print Email


By Margaret Mager, President, and Irena Choi Stern, Publicity Chair, Friends of the Bronxville Public Library

May 9, 2018:  During the recent March power outage, the Bronxville Public Library was a haven for residents, providing a heated area for students to do their homework and residents to read and work, WiFi service, and a place to charge devices.

Its art collection was honored with the 2017 Preservation Award, given by The Bronxville Historical Conservancy. But what people may not know is that the preservation, restoration, and conservation of the artwork is accomplished with the help of the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library ("FOBPL"), which provides an annual contribution to the Art and Furniture Restoration Fund.  

“The importance of FOBPL funding to the library cannot be overstated,” said Sarah Normand, past president of the library trustees. “The Friends fund nearly all of our fabulous children’s programming, including the beloved Summer Reading Game; subsidize books and materials; help care for our award-winning art collection; and much, much more. Without the generous and consistent support of the Friends, the library would not be the community gem that it is.”

The Friends of the Bronxville Public Library also provides community residents with year-round funding of author talks with leading writers such as Min Jin Lee and Fiona Davis, expansion of the book and eBook collections, the Museum Pass Program, and Sunday afternoon concerts featuring acclaimed musicians.

"My family supports the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library ... because the library is Bronxville’s sole public community center," said Sara Zion. "It is the place where neighbors come together to share ideas, learn something new, feed curiosity, and build relationships across social groups."

The library is not only a community gem but a resource and focal point of village life. Donations to the FOBPL help ensure that the Bronxville Public Library is a vibrant center of learning and a place that serves everyone.

“I first became involved with the Bronxville Public Library through the Friends ... many years ago,” said Ruth Walter, the new president of the library trustees. “I saw first-hand the Friends volunteers who keep the library a vibrant and happy part of the community. They raise funds and support enriching and innovative programming for patrons of the library. I encourage neighbors to stop in and see what a beautiful and active place our library is, due in no small part to the efforts of the Friends.”

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Photo by staff of the Bronxville Public Library

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Books & the Arts Directory

Art Restoration and Framing

Fine Arts Gallery of Bronxville

The Fine Arts Gallery is a beautiful gallery in the heart of our village. It sells original art and specializes in local artists from Bronxville past and present. It provides high end custom framing, art consulting, restoration and appraisals. Appointments are available upon request. It also sells the Historical Conservancy Journals which include a history of the village as well as the artists who have lived here and are presenting living here ($20/copy).

99 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

The O'Silas Gallery at Concordia College

171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY 10708


Books & Culture

Bronxville Public Library

The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.

The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.

The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children.  All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

The Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)

Womrath Bookshop

Womrath Bookshop is a located in the heart of Bronxville village. In addition to selling books, the store also sell children's toys and holds readings both at the store and elsewhere in the community, such as at the Library.

76 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

(914) 337-0199

Music & Performing Arts Schools



Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.

Executive Director: Kathleen Suss

Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art

Concordia College-New York

Phone: 914-395-4507

Crestwood Music Education Center

Crestwood Music Education Center, founded in 1987, has established itself as one of the most reputable and premier music schools in Westchester County with well over 800 students studying piano, guitar voice, Suzuki and much more. Their philosophy is to create a very positive, stimulating environment that gives each student the chance for creative self-expression. They believe in the importance of having a world-class faculty with extensive education as well as the teaching and performing experience that can only found in America's finest music schools.

453 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York 10709


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