The Friends of the Byram Shubert Library

Byram Shubert Library exterior photo

The Friends of the Byram Shubert Library is a volunteer organization founded in 1953 to support the Byram Shubert branch of the Greenwich Library. The Friends sponsor a wide variety of community-oriented programs and physical improvements to the building.

Membership is open to everyone through a tax-deductible donation any time of the year or in response to the Annual Appeal. All of the programs and activities sponsored by the Friends are free and open to the public. For more information call the Library at (203) 531-0426.

See photos of what’s happening at Byram Shubert!


The Friends provide wonderful programming thanks to donations from friends and neighbors like you. Please make a secure tax-deductible donation. Please consider making a recurring monthly donation.


Annual Events

‘Share Your Story’ is a collaborative effort to collect the histories of the people who live in our community. The annual Tree Lighting in December and Open House before the Anniversary Celebration provide community fellowship and fun.

Arts & Music

The Friends provide many arts-related activities – including movies, musical evenings, and crafts workshops – with light refreshments before many of the programs. The artwork of local artists is often exhibited in our Community Room.


Once a month, Saturday morning cooking demonstrations offer a delicious introduction to other cultures and healthy menus. Presenters are often chosen from the community to share special family dishes.

Family & Kids Activities

Weekend craft workshops involve families in fun and interesting take-home projects. School vacation-week programs in the winter and spring offer a variety of programs for learning – and fun.

Chess for players of every level and ability is a monthly feature.

people playing Chess at Byram Shubert Library


The Friends invite everyone to monthly gardening workshops on a variety of topics, led by a local horticulturist. Everyone who participates gets a plant to take home and enjoy. The Seed Lending Library contains organic flower and vegetable seeds to circulate and plant at home.

Health & Wellness

The health of our community is important to the Friends. Lectures on a variety of subjects from medical to philosophical occur through the year. Tai Chi and Yoga workshops for adults and children encourage physical activity.


Historic Photo Collection

Explore the history of Byram’s community and neighborhood through Greenwich Library’s historic photo collection.

About Us

Are you interested in helping? Please contact us at The following are active members of the 2022-23 Friends of the Byram Shubert Library Board:


  • Barbara O’Toole, Co-Chairperson
  • Mary-Ann Zalman, Co-Chairperson
  • Judy Crystal, Co-Vice Chairperson
  • Susanne Wahba, Co-Vice Chairperson
  • Lynn-Elise Friend, Treasurer


  • Miguel García-Colon, Manager
  • Joseph A. Williams, Director
  • Peggy Edersheim Kalb, President of the Board of Trustees

Board of Directors

  • Charlie Adams

  • Quentin Ball

  • Lisa Johnson

  • Joseph Kantorski

  • Barbara Ohl

  • Nicole O’Connor 

  • Glenn Petersen

  • Ellen Picard

  • Samarpana Tamm

  • Lynne Tirrell

  • Jerry Stinson

  • Bonnie Zeh

Honorary Member

  • Mitchell Jennings