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  • Angela Wang
  • barbara g blau
  • judith b nudelman
  • Sarah Doppelt
  • Nils
  • Ellen Elkins
  • Valerie Riback
  • Suzanne Klar
  • Charu  Ramaiya
  • Gertrude S. Brenner
  • Bea Chaiklin
  • Barbara Bye
  • Maureen Chase
  • amy

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10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston, NJ 07039 Phone: (973) 992-4600 Ext 505

About Us:

Our Mission

Friends is voluntary, non-profit incorporated association whose mission is to support the Livingston Public Library and all it represents in our community. The goals of Friends are:

1. To encourage fuller use of the Library
2. To stimulate gifts for the Library
3. To support programs to provide wholesome activities for children, young people and adults
4. To cooperate with the Library Trustees and the Director of the Library indeveloping library services and facilities for the people of Livingston.

How We Support the Library

Through our membership drive and special events Friends reach approximately 500 households and typically raises about $20 thousand a year. With these funds we:
  • Have been a $100,000 contributor to the Library Capital Campaign, making us one of the largest contributors. With this commitment, we helped equip and furnish the Friends of the Library Children’s Room.

  • Fund the subscription to the monthly book review publication BookPage. This publication is available in the Library Lobby while supplies last.
  • Sponsor The Friends’ Summer Reading Program for Children and Teens—with over 700 registrants last year, this innovative Program uses board games and prizes to promote book discussions and encourage youngsters to keep up their reading during the summer. As Youth Services Librarian Linda Simpfendorfer says, “It is remarkable to see the growth of the children’s reading skills over the course of the summer program.”
  • Bring you The Friends Guest/Writers Speakers Series—weekend and weeknight programs of noted authors and lecturers on topics geared to both youth and adults.
  • Hosted the Elliot Engel Lecture Honoring Barbara Jean Sikora on the occasion of her retirement

Friends uses “fun-raising” social events to help raise funds:

  • BookFEST!—held in the fall
  • Wine Tasting and Raffle/Auction—held in the spring

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Friends of the Public Library's Highlights

Detail of the Wine-Tasting, Auction & Raffle event on April 25

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 9:32am 0 Comments

One week from our 4th annual fund raising event, the Friends Silent Auction and…


4th Annual Wine Tasting and Auction Raffle

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 6:19pm 0 Comments

Start counting down! In two weeks, Friends will throw a "fun-raising" party:
4th Annual Wine Tasting and Auction…

Members Recognition Page on Friends' website

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 6:57am 0 Comments

Have you surfed into Friends' website lately? There is a 'Members Recognition Page' for all of the 2012-2013 members. Check it out!…


Bookfest is coming!

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 8:20am 0 Comments

October 26 to Oct 28

FRIDAY 10AM - 4:00PM



Livingston Library Program…


Looking for a bargain?

Posted on October 6, 2012 at 10:21am 0 Comments

Looking for a bargain? Friends of the Livingston Library will be selling art books at rock bottom price on the Oval this Sunday (10/7) from 11am to 5pm. Check us out in the "Art at the Oval" art show!

Friends of the Library is partnering with Macy's for shop for a cause on Saturday, August 25, 2012

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 5:40am 0 Comments

SHOP FOR A CAUSE gives you the opportunity to help our organization while helping your finances!

Purchase a $5 Shopping Pass Ticket  for exclusive…


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At 1:19pm on April 2, 2010, Helene M. Dreskin said…
Since books have been my friends all my life, I am delighted to be a friend of the pubic Library!
At 12:41am on February 17, 2010, Anne Homa said…
Of course I'll be your friend :)!

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