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All are welcome to join the
Friends of Mahopac Public Library.


(All Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 6 pm, Third Floor of the Library)

February 5th meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 11, at 5:30 pm.


The meeting will be held in the Local History room on February 11.

Next meetings are scheduled for March 5 & April 2.





  The Friends manage the Book Barn located on the Basement Level of the Library. For your
  convenience a sampling of books are available for sale in the lobby during regular library
  hours; books should be paid for at the circulation desk.


Classics, Novels, Biographies, History, Cooking, Home Schooling, Picture Books,
Tween Books, and so much more!




Tuesdays :                         1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays:                    10 am - 5 pm

Thursdays:                        2 pm - 7 pm

Saturdays:                         1 pm – 4 pm
Also open the 2nd Sunday of the month: 1 pm - 4 pm                 

Mondays & Fridays:          Closed

The Book Barn is operated by the Friends of Mahopac Public Library, a volunteer organization; it is not run by the library.  Since the Book Barn's staff is completely volunteer, the operating hours are subject to change without prior notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our patrons.

If you would like to volunteer at the Book Barn, leave your name and phone number at the
library information desk and someone will contact you. Men & women welcome to join us!



Upcoming Events 

There will be a
Book Spine Poetry Contest with a reception and poetry reading on Sunday, April 27.

On Sunday, May 18, there will be a Mah Jongg Tournament.

And on Sunday, June 1, there will be a Woodstock Concert.



To join or renew your membership, pick up a Friends brochure in the library
lobby and pay your membership at the information desk.  If you cannot get to the library,
simply mail your check to the Friends of the Mahopac Public Library, 688 Route 6,
Mahopac, NY, 10541.   Any membership donation of $50 or more entitles you to receive
a complimentary Friends Book Tote.


FoMPL Tote Bags

You can purchase a Friends of Mahopac Public Library tote bag. These large, colorful,
strong canvas totes with the Friends logo are available for only $10 at the Information Desk.
Or you can get one free with a paid membership in FoMPL of $50 or more!


Information about the Friends

The Friends raise funds to support the Library through activities
such as the Book Barn, the Annual Wine Tasting and special projects such as raffles, craft
events, and membership dues. They do an outstanding job of managing the incoming Book Barn
donations, staffing the Book Barn, and stocking the Book Barn Annex in the library lobby.  
The Friends have recently donated the following gifts to the library:

* Adult Summer Reading Program and End of Summer Discussion Party
* Special events for children and families including the end of Summer Reading party.
* Computer Classes
* Adult Workshop instructors
* Library furniture including shelves for the main floor collections
* Shelving for our expanding collection
*Apple laptop computer for the children's area
* Museum Pass Program
* Two flat-screen TVs
* DVD checker
* Novels, Audio books, etc. added to collection
* Four desktop computers for the children's area
* Gardening workshops
* BAMM Concert for Life & Remembrance

* Great Gatsby Books for the State-wide Library Reading Program
* Feature-length DVDs for adults & children                                          

* 6 Kindle Paper Whites                                                                                                                    

*White Boards                                                                                                                            
* Sony Compact Camcorder


Thank you for viewing the Friends of Mahopac Public Library Web page.

Frequently Asked Questions:
*When is the next meeting of the Friends?
*Who are the Friends?
*How can I join?
*How much are membership dues?
*When is the next social event?

We invite you to join us and be a Friend!

Question: When is the next meeting of FoMPL?
Answer: The Friends usually meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm in the
Conference Room on the 3rd floor.

Q: Who are the Friends?
A: FoMPL is a group of people dedicated to serving and supporting our library. It is the mission
of the Friends to stimulate increased awareness and resulting use of the library; to stimulate
increased financial support – both public and private; to encourage gifts, endowments, and
memorials for the library; to sponsor cultural and related programs for the community; to help
provide facilities for the library; to communicate the needs of the community to the trustees; to
encourage volunteering within the Friends and the library.

The current officers of FoMPL are:
President – Mary Ellen DiRaffaele
Vice President – Marsha Waldman
Treasurer – Dr. Kathi Heiber
Recording Secretary – Collean Butler
Corresponding Secretary – Carole Garcia

Q: How can I join?
A: To join FoMPL, you may use the mailer available in the library lobby or send your name,
address, phone number, e-mail address, and annual membership dues to:

Friends of Mahopac Public Library
668 Route Six
Mahopac, NY 10541
You may also e-mail the Friends at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information.

Q: How much are membership dues?
A: Annual membership dues are:
$10 Friend
$ 5 Senior Friend
$25 Special Friend
$50 Sustaining Friend
$100+ Best Friend

Q: When is the next social event?
A: See the Current Events list at the beginning of the web page.


Updated 1/16/14 

The next MPL Board of Trustees meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, 4/23/14.


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