A message from our President, Liz Murphy:

As my year begins as the new president of the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, I am honored to serve and am looking forward to leading my fellow members in our support of the great programs of the Library District.

We appreciate former president George Mann’s leadership and his efforts in expanding the message of the Friends and the importance of libraries in our community.

Our book store has been successfully operating since its inception in 2015.  We are thankful for our dedicated volunteers, the members of the community who gave donations, and those who shop at our store.  They are all valuable assets to the success and growth of the book store.

I am very excited about the arrival of the book mobile which will serve more people in different parts of the community.  Please join us in our support of the Library District’s growth by becoming a member of the Friends and attending the programs offered by the library.”

What is a Friends group?  The Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District (FPPLD) is an independent organization whose function is to support the programs and services of the Library District.

Our Mission: The purposes of the organization shall be to provide an association for persons interested in the Poughkeepsie Public Library District; to promote the importance of the library as an informational and cultural force in the community; to develop a thorough understanding of the library’s responsibilities, limitations, and difficulties; to make the public aware of the facilities of the library and to stimulate use of the library’s services and resources; and to encourage support of the library through gifts and volunteer services.

Our Vision: The Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District will provide opportunities for the community to support the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and will grow in order to assist the Library District in meeting the needs of the community.

Board Meetings: The Friends Board meets every month on the third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Book Store. The Book Store is located behind the Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie (entrance is on the south side of the building under the blue awning).

By-Laws: The By-Laws can be downloaded and viewed here.

To learn more about the FPPLD Board and its committees, contact FPPLD Board President, Liz Murphy.

Follow the Friends on Facebook for current events and information.

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