In Memoriam

Pamela Strachan

Pamela Strachan

Pamela Strachan, who lived most of her life in Irvington, died peacefully in Scarborough, Maine, on February 27, 2016, as the sun set. Pamela was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011 and met this challenge with exemplary courage, hope, and determination. In 2015, she retired from the Irvington Public Library after 27 years of dedicated service, both as the Children’s Librarian and the Library Director. She lived with gratitude and love through her final days. She is greatly missed and will be remembered with tremendous love for her generous, welcoming, and encouraging nature.

Contributions in memory of Pam may be made to the Memorial Funds of Zion Episcopal Church (Dobbs Ferry, NY), Episcopal Church of St. Barnabas (Irvington, NY) or The Friends of the Irvington Public Library.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Friends in Pam’s memory you may use the Donate button below or mail your donation to Friends of the Irvington Library, 12 S. Astor Street, Irvington, NY 10533.


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Free Museum Passes

Visit Museums for FREE!

The Friends of the Library has arranged for Irvington Public Library card holders to have access to free passes to a select group of museums in New York City, Westchester, and beyond. Each museum has its own terms and condtions regarding these passes, so check the library website for more information. A limited number of passes is available at any one time, so contact the reference librarian to reserve yours.

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street)

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86 W 46th St and 12th Ave

The New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street

The New York Hall of Science, in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.

The Neuberger Museum of Art, 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY. On view now:

The Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY

The Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St, Katonah, NY

The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr, Greenwich, CT

The Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk, 10 N Water St, Norwalk, CT

Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave, Norwalk, CT

Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY

Support the Friends

1964 – 2016

Support the Friends of the Irvington Library!

From 17 members in 1964 to over 400 members today, the Friends has grown to be a full-fledged, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Did you know that it is your membership dues that pay for all the children’s activities – from weekly story hours to summer-long reading programs – as well as for all the teen and adult programming? Did you know that all non-print media (and some of the books) are paid for with funds donated by the Friends?

Join now — or renew your membership — so our library may continue to provide the services we depend on.

Individual: $15
Family: $25
Supporting: $50-$99
Patron: $100-$249
Benefactor: $250+

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If you prefer to pay by check you can mail it to the Friends of the Irvington Library, 12 South Astor Street, Irvington, NY 10533

THANK YOU!