Friends of the Port Washington Public Library


We thank the 300-plus attendees of our 2014 Book & Author Luncheon and our generous Sponsors for their community spirit and support for the library !


The Slade Family Foundation



The Amsterdam at Harborside



Barbara & Donald Zucker



Americana Manhasset • Stuart Johnson • Joan Nahas



Karen & Ed Adler • Amy & Geoffrey Bass • Bridges Pottery • June & Joseph Burden • Community National Bank • Cullen & Danowski LLP • Ellen & Richard Fox • Carol & William Hiller  • David & Beth Horn • Angela & Scott Jaggar • Seyak Corporation/Yamaguchi Restaurant • Shake-N-Go Fashion Inc. • Tinu Thakore & Greg Meyding • Total Dollar Management



Robert Lee Aitken • Fern & Hersh Cohen • Nancy & Terry Curtin • Annette Jaffe • Minuteman Press Port Washington  Claudia Caruso Rouhana • Jane & Martin Schwartz • Harold (Hal) Spielman/ • Elise & Marvin Tepper • Kay & Leo Ullman • Judy Wertheim • Nancy & Will Wright • Elaine Wurzel • Ellen Zimmerman



Angelo’s Salon  • Baked to Perfection  • Bayles Garden Center  • Doctors Pharmacy  •Entrée • Evolution Pilates  • Finn MacCool’s • Fred Astaire Dance Studio Manhasset  • The Gilded Lily  • Gino’s Pizzeria  • Hair Studio  • Hunold/Beacon Pharmacy •  iDiner  • Let There Be Bagels  • Main Street Wine & Spirits  • North Shore Farms  • nuBest salon and spa  • PW Library Staff  • PW Water Taxi  • Starbucks  •  Suite 275  •  Sullivan’s Quay


And special thanks to S.F. Falconer Florist & Gifts for the donation of the beautiful 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, programming, fundraising, outreach and advocacy.  Founded in 1966, the FOL is an independent, nonprofit organization. Please read our informational brochure!

Annual support from the Friends is counted upon to supplement each department’s programming 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 Latino and Asian multicultural festivals. The Friends is also the sole sponsor of the library’s popular new 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 2014 luncheon here (2013201220112010).

In addition, the Friends oversees the Ruth D. Bogen Memorial Collection, which is devoted exclusively to literary classics and other 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 nearly $40,000 to the library’s book budget, adding nearly 2,000 volumes to its shelves.

The Friends is the primary sponsor of the library’s online initiatives, and provided a major gift to redesign the library website. The Friends continues to support new features on the website. For example, the FOL is the primary sponsor of free online homework help for 4th-12th graders via

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

Buy notecards of Old Port Washington and support the FOL – Click here!

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