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.

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Executive Board

Yesenia Hernandez, President
Marilyn Herod, Secretary
Linda Hrycenko, Treasurer

Robert Belvin
Joyce Browning
Deborah Celey
Linda Stork

Honorary Board

Marie Borbely
Cecilia Claflen (1922 - 2015)
Jennie Fischer


Friends of the Library Events


Book Club

The book club meets one Monday per month (except during the summer) at 1:30 p.m. The only requirements to join this club are to have read the book and be willing to discuss it! This book club is open to everyone: To register, please call the Reference Desk at 732-745-5108 x20. Starting in September 2021, we will resume in-person meetings, in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room, but continue to provide the Teleconference option for those more comfortable with that. (Teleconference log-in information will be sent out to registrants before the meeting.)

Download a copy of the Friends' Book Club Schedule for 2021-2022 here. The library will often have copies of the Book Club book set aside for the upcoming discussion; please ask at the front desk or call 732-745-5108 x25.

Monday, October 18, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
We'll discuss Intimations by Zadie Smith: 6 poignant essays written during the COVID-19 Quarantine reflecting on what was “once necessary” that now “appears inessential”.


Book Sale

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 further notice. Please check back for updates.