Friends of Bryant Library

The Friends of Bryant Library is a not-for-profit organization established in 1979 to provide funds for equipment, materials and programs designed to enhance your use and enjoyment of our library's services. Contributions are tax deductible.

Thank you to our most recent corporate sponsors:

Americana, 5th Ave.
LI Realty Association

Berolzheimer Foundation
ELK Investors
Fidelity Investments
Rallye Motors
Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Silverman Foundation
Wheatley Plaza Associates
Willis Avenue Collision

A Message to Roslyn Business Owners:
Have you checked out the business databases in the Library's excellent Databases?  They are available 24/7.  Did you know that all your employees are entitled to a Bryant Library card?  For information about becoming a tax-deductible Friends' Corporate Member, call Evelyn Pollack at 516-365-7485.

Preserve your Place in History. . .OR FICTION!

with the name and message you choose on a beautiful brass plaque.
Here's an opportunity to honor, congratulate or memorialize a friend or family member with a tax-deductible donation to Friends of Bryant Library.
Buy a shelf plaque @ $150.
Buy a bookstack plaque @ $250.
Buy a bigger bookstack plaque @ $500.
Samples of the plaques in all three sizes and order forms and are available in the library. icon Click Here to download and print out form.
Thank you to the following, who have purchased plaques this year:
Joanne & Fred Klein - In honor of Julie Klein
Doris Tolins - In memory of Roger A. Tolins
Andrew Adler - To The Bryant Libray from the Adler Family
Bryant Library Tech Services Dept - Eileen Boris: Who loved to sew, knit and crochet
Melissa Antenberg - For Our Roslyn Friends: Jeremy's Bar Mitzvah
Burt & Claudine Kroll - In honor of Franchesca Gallo & Allessandra Gallo
Donna Nasoff - In memory of Judy Silver
David Oestreich - In honor the Reference Desk Staff
Evelyn Pollack - In memory of Roberta Balfus
Walter Reed & friends - In memory of Richard Helman 

With Friends Like You... the Library has: 
  • A New Circulation Desk
  • A Handsome Reference Desk
  • Furniture in the Children's Room
  • Co-supported the New Restroom in the Children's Area
  • Year-Round Programs and Events For the Youngest to Most Senior Library Users
  • The Annual William Cullen Bryant Lecture, bringing  International Luminaries in the Arts and Sciences to Roslyn
  • Friends also Co-Support Annual Scholarships for Bryant Staffers pursuing Careers in Library Science
  • Museum Passes

Visit the Roberta Balfus Book Store, 
located opposite the library on Paper Mill Road
Hours are: Tuesday: 1pm to 4pm, Wednesday: 1pm to 4pm, Thursday: 1pm to 4pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm and all other days by appointment. For information about volunteering at the Book Store or making donations, please call Andrew Roth at 621-4223. 

Purchase A Bookplate:
To honor someone special... a $10 donation to Friends will place an attractive bookplate with the name of your choice in a brand new Children's book. Ask for more information in the Children's Room.

Friends Officers:
Evelyn Pollack, President
Tinette Sterling, Vice President
Phyllis Zuckerman, Treasurer
Donna Frost, Secretary
Andrew Roth, Book Store Manager
Friends Directors:
Elyse Hecht
Carolyn Minionis
David Oestreich
Catherine Papagianakis
Isadora Roth
Irving Chernovsky, Trustee Liaison