About the Friends

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.

To learn more about the Friends of PPLD, read their Strategic Plan.

Board Meetings: The Friends Board meets every month on the third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Greenspan Board Room at Adriance Memorial Library.

Committees meet at other times and other places, determined by the Committee chair. Click here for a list of Friends meetings and activities.

To learn more about the FPPLD Board and its committees, contact FPPLD Board President Pat Breen.