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 and then mail it or bring it in to the library.
Yesenia Hernandez, President
Marilyn Herod, Secretary
Linda Hrycenko, Treasurer
Cecilia Claflen (1922 - 2015)
Friends of the Library Events
The book club meets one Monday per month (except during the summer) at 1:30 p.m. in the Henry Guest House, next to the library. (Please ask inside the library if you have questions about the location.) The only requirements are to have read the book and be willing to discuss it. The library will often have copies of the Book Club book set aside for the upcoming discussion: just ask at the front desk.
Please download a copy of the Friends' Book Club Schedule for 2019-2020 here.
~As of March 14, 2020, the library is closed until further notice. Please check back for updates.
The Friends sell a wide array of items at incredibly low prices at their Book Sale, in order to raise money to benefit the library. Only cash and checks are accepted. The next Book Sale has been postponed until October 2020. Please check back for exact dates.
The library accepts donations of books, DVDs, CDs, and some other materials. Library staff evaluate all materials to see if the items can be added to the collection. Materials not added to the collection may be sold at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Due to space limitations, the library can only accept a limited amount of donations at a time. Please call ahead (732-745-5108 x20) before bringing in materials.
We hold some guidelines for what is accepted and what is not. Please review them before preparing your donations to us.
- Books must be in good condition with no water damage, mildew, underlining or similar marring.
- Paperbacks must have covers.
- DVDs and CDs must be commercially issued and in good condition.
- All sets must be complete.
- Textbooks must be published within the last three years.
- No case law, condensed, or medical procedure texts.
- No magazines.
- No audio or video tapes, or LP records.
The Library and the Friends thank you for your continued support!