Friends of the Port Washington Public Library


Founded in 1966, the FOL is celebrating 50 years of service to the library. 

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FOL Board members with featured authors (seated) Stacy Schiff and Garth Risk Hallberg

The Friends of the Library thanks program moderator Susan Isaacs, the 325 attendees, and the 80 generous sponsors and raffle prize donors of the 47th Annual Book & Author Luncheon for their community spirit and support of the library. See photos from the event here. 

Event Sponsor

Stuart M. Johnson

 Authors Sponsors

The Amsterdam at Harborside

Sylvia Dunsky

Anne Mai 

Platinum Sponsor

Barbara and Donald Zucker 
Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Karen and Ed Adler

Americana Manhasset

Amy and Geoffrey Bass

Fern and Hersh Cohen

Deb and Mike Zimmerman

Silver Sponsors

Cullen & Danowski, LLP

Lauren and Raymond Edwards

Ellen and Richard Fox

Judy and Ted Goldsmith

Jane and Robert Harding

Beth and David Horn

Angela and Scott Jaggar

Maurice Mandel

Robin and Vernon McDermott

Joan Nahas

Pamela and John O’Connell

Publishers Clearing House

Jennifer and David Rimmer

Dr. Sultan Salem, PW Dental

Shake-N-Go Fashion, Inc.

Shore Family Foundation

Pamela and Laurence Tarica

Total Dollar Management Effort, Ltd.

Kay and Leo Ullman

Nancy and Gary Wadler

Nancy and Will Wright

Ellen Zimmerman

Bronze Sponsors

Robert Lee Aitken


Joan and Richard Bernhard

Roberta Brody

Corinne and Bert Camarata

Sheryl and Stuart Chuzmir

Kathy and Annabelle Corcoran

Country Cleaners

Nancy and Terence Curtin

The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House

Mary Alice Kohs

Dr. Steven Kornhaber, PW General Dentistry

Carol and Sanford Krieger

Minuteman Press Port Washington

Port Washington Public Library Board of Trustees

Port Washington Tennis Academy

Restaurant Yamaguchi

Claudia Caruso Rouhana

Salerno Brokerage Corp.

Jane and Marty Schwartz

Mara and Baron Silverstein

Slade Family Foundation

Judith and Morton Sloan

Hal Spielman, Suddenly Solo, LLC

Sylvan Learning of Port Washington

Elise and Marvin Tepper

Kalpana Thakore and Greg Meyding

Judy Wertheim

Doris and Reed Whittemore

Raffle Prize Donors

Americana Manhasset

Bayles Garden Center

Blue Moon Project

Chris and Karen’s Pop Up Store

Doctors Pharmacy


Evolution Pilates

Fred Astaire Dance Studios Manhasset

The Gilded Lilly / Jessica Ley

Hair Studio



Landmark on Main Street

North Shore Garden Center

nuBest salon and spa

Sands Point Preserve Conservancy

Sands Point Shop

Sullivan’s Quay

Whole Foods

Wolfbead Designs by Nora Johnson

And gratitude to S.F. Falconer Florist & Gifts for the donation of the table centerpieces.


The Friends of the Port Washington Public Library (FOL) is dedicated to strengthening the ties between our library and community, and to advancing the library’s mission as a center for life-long learning, information and culture.  The Friends supports the library through volunteerism, fundraising, programming, outreach and advocacy.   The FOL is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with its own volunteer board of directors. Please read our informational brochure!

Annual support from the FOL is counted upon to supplement each library department’s programming and services budget. For example, we support programs ranging from Children’s Services’ “Great Library Card Adventure,” to the popular “Sandwiched In” lunchtime series for adults, to the multicultural World Festival. The Friends is also the sole sponsor of the library’s popular Museum Pass program. See the FOL Events page for information on our own special programming such as the Annual Book & Author Luncheon. You can view pictures of the the 2015 luncheon here and pictures of the 2014 luncheon here (see 2013201220112010).

In addition, the Friends oversees the Ruth D. Bogen Memorial Collection, which is devoted exclusively to literary works of significance. The Collection is supported by the Bogen Fund, an endowment created in 2000 by a generous grant from the Bogen family and which is administered by the Friends. Since its inception, the Fund has contributed more than $40,000 to the library’s book budget, adding thousands of quality books, ebooks, and audiobooks to the collection.

The Friends is the primary sponsor of the library’s online initiatives, and provided a major gift to redesign the library website. The FOL continues to support new digital features. For example, the FOL is the primary sponsor of free online homework help for K-12 students (in English and Spanish) via

The Friends also funds special initiatives such as the lobby bulletin boards, outdoor drop boxes, oral history publications, and materials for the ESOL program. The Friends of the Library Award is a prestigious honor recognizing extraordinary service to the library over many years.

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Contact us at or through the library’s Community Relations Office at 883-4400, ext. 130.