Officers of the 'Friends'
President : Joan Bubaris
Treasurer : Steven Gargiulo
Membership : Bruce Ettenberg
Vice President : Otis Thornhill
Secretary : Lesley Krieger
Book Sales : Jo Ann & Fred Franke
The Friends of the Smithtown Library is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the resources of the library. The funds from sales, raffles, and membership dues are used to purchase specialty items for the library and to sponsor educational and cultural programs for adults, children and teens.
Friends 2014 Scholarship
The Friends of The Smithtown Library recognizes the role and contribution of libraries in the lives of young people. For this reason, the Friends wish to offer scholarships to graduating high school students from the Smithtown area so that they may continue to access informational material as they pursue a degree from an institution of higher learning. Winners will be selected by the Friends of The Smithtown Library and all decisions will be final. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to the candidate whose application and essay best exemplify a desire to maintain a lifetime relationship with libraries. A $250 scholarship will be awarded to the first runner-up. The scholarships will be awarded at the first night of the Summer Concert Series.
2014 Scholarship Brochure & Application
Pictured are Will Salas,Young Adult Librarian, Nicholas Favazza of Nesconset, 2014 Scholarship WinnerJoan Bubaris, President of the Friends and Ryan Bernard of Smithtown, 1st runner-up.
Although all our meetings are open to the public, the Executive Board Meetings are for the purpose of conducting the business of the governing board and for preparing for the upcoming General Membership Meetings. Our General Membership Meetings are held to conduct business that relates to the membership at-large and to provide an opportunity for people who are interested in the library to establish a closer relationship. Come and visit with us, or join us and become a member.
Click here for meeting dates and times.
The Suffolk Cooperative Library System recently set up a listserv for Friends of the Library groups in Suffolk County. This list is intended to serve as a communication tool for Library Friends to network with each other, ask questions, and also find solutions to common problems that they may encounter. SCLS is hopeful that members will find the listserv useful and enjoyable to communicate with Library Friends throughout the county. Members who would like to post to the list, may subscribe at the following address:
The Friends Book Sale is currently available in the Main Building, Kings Park & Nesconset Branches.
Click here for upcoming events.
Friends of The Smithtown Special Library District is a volunteer, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community organization dedicated and commited to provide support to The Smithtown Special Library District.
Click here for a copy of The Friends by-laws.
Join the Friends and help promote the Library and its services and be part of exciting events!
The Friends of the Library is an independent, non-profit organization of concerned people who support our Library through fundraising activities and volunteer services. As Friends, we act as liaisons between the Library and the community to help increase public awareness of the services and materials the Library has to offer.
Join the Friends and help make a difference! Membership forms may be printed from this website and are also available at all the branches of the Library.
The Friends of The Smithtown Library may be contacted at :
148 Smithtown Blvd.