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AmazonSmile — A New Way to Give
Support the Friends through AmazonSmile. Instead of going to the Amazon site directly, go to smile.amazon.com and click on “Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library Inc.” Amazon will then donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible items to the Friends.
Who We Are & What We Do
The Friends is a group of volunteers who help the town library be all that it can be. Established in 1986, we have become a 501(c)3 group that raises money for extras beyond the library’s annual budget — services, special items and programs — while promoting the joy of reading and use of other media. A board (see below) leads our membership of nearly 175 single and family members.
We are proud of:
- Funding all programs for children and adults
- Co-sponsoring the Museum Pass program with the Scotch Plains Library Friends
- Co-hosting many of the adult programs
- Contributing to the recent renovation of the children’s room
- Raising nearly $10,000 at our annual book sale
- Providing funds for computers, projectors, and similar technology
Join us! Adults and teens are welcome! We begin our annual membership year every spring when we mail our newsletter with a form attached to all residents and members. But feel free to join anytime. Many people join because they are library lovers or users and appreciate how much they get for their tax dollar.
JOIN ONLINE or pick up a form from the library.
Your Friends membership card entitles you to first pick at our annual book sale, 5 free DVD rentals, email updates (including what’s happening at area museums), and discounts at these local businesses:
- Crown Jewelers (10%)
- Enchantments (10%)
- Fabio’s Bistro (10%)
- Fanwood Bagel (10%)
- Mara’s Cafe and Bakery (10%)
- Nick’s Pizza and Deli (10% off one large, plain pizza)
- Norman’s Hallmark (10%)
- Rocko’s Ice Cream (10% off any ice cream cone)
- Scotchwood Florist (10%)
- The Town Book Store in Westfield (10%)
When you stop in at a shop, present your membership card. And please thank the staff for their generous support.
Become a Sponsor for $25, and you get a stainless steel Friends logo water bottle and all member benefits above. A contribution of $50 or more will add your name to our OVER-THE-TOP list and qualify you to receive the water bottle or a Friends logo umbrella, and all member benefits above. Families may join for $20 and individuals for $15.
Click here to join the Friends.(Don’t forget to send in your check)
Contributions are tax deductible, and please remember us if your company participates in a Matching Gifts Program.
Make your check payable to “Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library,”
and drop it off at the Library or mail it to:
Fanwood Memorial Library
5 Forest Road
Fanwood, NJ, 07023
- Special Events
- Book Sale
The next meeting date is THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017 at 7:30pm. ALL ARE WELCOME! Call the library for more information
First Annual Second Chance Accessory Sale
The Friends announce their first ever of gently used jewelry, scarves and handbags. Children’s items welcome! More information will be available soon,
BUT donations will be accepted at the library starting February 1, 2017 – so start saving now.
The SALE will be at Forest Road Park on Many 6th and 7th, with a special Friends Preview night on May 5th.
FRIENDS Fall Book Sale
Everyone looks forward to this annual fall event held at Forest Road Park. Thanks to Fanwood Borough and the Senior Citizens, we can set up and sell during the last weeks of September. Save your books for our event. A special Friends Preview offers first dibs for members!
We would like to thank everyone who donated, volunteered, purchased or in any way took part in making the 2016 annual book sale such a tremendously successful event… and we’re looking ahead to an even stronger 2017!
The 2017 Book Sale dates are September 14 – 17. Donations dates will begin in early September.
For book sale inquiries contact email@example.com.
The SECOND CHANCE ACCESSORY SALE is coming up in May – The BOOK SALE is coming up in September. These are our primary fundraisers for the library, and we need your help to make the sale a success. If you are interested in being a volunteer or chairing a committee or the book sale itself, or if you’d like to get involved with either event sorting or selling or both, please contact Carol Campell firstname.lastname@example.org know your availability soon. Also, think about involving a friend in the sale. It will ensure successful staffing.
We really need you, and the volunteers always have a good time!
Friends Board 2016
The board does most of the organization’s work. But we are assisted by some other great volunteers, most of whom help out at the book sale.
- President – Carol Campell
- Vice President – (vacant)
- Secretary – (vacant)
- Treasurer – David Richard
- Communications – Mindy Matthews
- Member at large – Joan Dickason
- Member at large – Thena Rosahl
- Member at large – Jennifer Rohman
- Member at large – Kathi Wildstein
- Membership – Matilda Francis
- Publicity, Newsletter – Katherine Balch, Annette Madarasz
- Book Sale – (vacant)
- Museum Pass Program – Jane Van Haasteren