New Brunswick Free Public Library

60 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick NJ 08901

New Brunswick Free Public Library


The Friends of New Brunswick Free Public Library encourage library awareness, promote use of the library, and encourage reading and life-long learning. They publicize library activities, enrich the presentations of the library, donate equipment, and raise funds. Become a Friend, and with your annual membership enable the library to share with the community the wealth of knowledge in a speaker or a book.

To become a Member of the Friends, or simply make a donation, fill out the Friends brochure (available for downloading as a PDF here) and mail it in or visit the Library.


Executive Board
Monica Tarver, President
Yesenia Hernandez, Vice President
Linda Hrycenko, Treasurer
Carlos Fernandez, Secretary

Robert Belvin    Deborah Celey    Marilyn Herod
Gerarda Pizzarello    Nicole Tracy

Marie Borbely, Honorary
Jennie Fischer, Honorary

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Download a PDF of the 2016-2017 Event Series calendar!

Dance Madness, with Arthur Murray of Highland Park
Date changed to Wednesday May 3, 2017* @ 12:15—1:00 PM

Join us for a ballroom dance program featuring instructors from Arthur Murray of Highland Park.

(*Originally scheduled for April 5.)

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The Friends' Book Club
Usually held on the last Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Library's Carl T. Valenti Community Room or next door in the Henry Guest House. The only requirements are to have read the book and be willing to discuss it.

Download a copy of the Friends' Book Club Schedule for 2016-2017.

April 24 - The Mare: a Novel by Mary Gaitskill.
An exploration of what happens when a 12 year old Dominican girl from Brooklyn makes a two week visit to a middle aged couple in upstate New York.

May 22* - The Known World: a Novel by Edward P. Jones.
An inspired and unflinching look at slavery and its consequences. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize.

June 12* - The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.
The story of how the Wright Brothers learned to fly, and the part played by their sister Katherine.

(* means the meeting date is not the last Monday of the month.)

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2-Day Book Sale
The Library's Book Sale is an annual event, usually held in mid-April. The Friends organize a wide array of items and sell them at incredibly low prices! There are always thousands of books as well as DVDs, CDs, and more!!
Only cash and checks accepted.
Friday, April 7, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
(Please use the lower/side entrance to access the book sale after 5 p.m. on Friday.)

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Quick Links:

Membership Brochure

Book Club Schedule


NBFPL Website

Regular Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am-9pm; Fri & Sat: 10am-5pm; Sunday*: 1-5pm (*except in Summer)