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:

Alvin Silverman Foundation
Berolzheimer Foundation
Bryant and Cooper
Delicacies Gourmet
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
ELK Investors
Fabricant & Fabricant
Fidelity Investments
Fifth Avenue LI Realty
Fratelli's Marketplace
Hagedorn Foundation
Jazz Apparel
New York Community Bank
Northwest Corporation
Parthenon Enterprises
Pearle Vision
Pierce Country Day School
Rallye Motors
Roslyn Pharmacy
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.

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: 
Tuesdays 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursdays 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fridays 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For information about volunteering at the Book Store or making donations, please call Vivian Swift at 516-493-8933.

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
Marilyn Lefcort, Secretary

Friends Directors:
Carolyn Minionis
David Oestreich
Muriel Drew
Louise Greenberg
Myrna Niego
Li Ma
Maggie Silver
Bonnie Guarelick
Susan Goldklang
Natalie Mansbach
Anna Pell
Vivian Swift
Renee Yarmoff
Olivia Gaft