Friends of the Library

 

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Welcome to the Friends of the Mountainside Library page. For more than 60 years, the Friends have played a significant role in creating and nurturing this important, vibrant community resource. The Friends fund >90% of the Library’s programming as well as new initiatives and upgrades that continue to make the Mountainside Public Library special.

The Friends is an independent, self-governing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. 100% of our fundraising proceeds go directly to the Library. All Mountainside residents receive our annual newsletter every Fall but we happily accept donations year ‘round. Your donation makes you a Friends member. Go to “Join Friends” or “Membership” on this page for a donation form. And we always welcome volunteers.

We’ve held two in-person book sales since Friends of the Library indoor activities resumed. Our Spring Make-Me-Chic Boutique returned with jewelry, handbags, scarves, collectibles, and other items in time for Mothers’ Day gift buying.

Here are a couple of our models previewing some typical merchandise from this Spring’s sale. You can see that the Friends have fun!

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Plan on coming to our next book sale in September 2022. We’ll be accepting books and select other items such as DVDs, LP, puzzles, and games starting September 10th during Library hours only. The sale will take place September 15, 16, 17 and 19. Donation and sale details to come.

Our Holiday Boutique is scheduled for November 3, 4, 5, and 7. It’s a “don’t miss” event.

A variety of Museum Passes are available for check-out. Our popular free virtual presentation series will continue in the Fall, and we hope to resume in-person events soon. And of course we continue funding the library’s programs for children and adults.

The Friends of the Mountainside Library webpage will be updated periodically. Please stay tuned and please come to the Library, whether it’s in person, curbside, or electronically. The Library is here for you! You can find current hours and policies elsewhere on this website. 

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Plan on coming to our next book sale in September 2022. We’ll be accepting books and select other items such as DVDs, LP, puzzles, and games starting September 10th during Library hours only. The sale will take place September 15, 16, 17 and 19. Donation and sale details to come.

A surprise! Martha SpeaksTM visited our book sale and made lots of friends.  Here are just a few.

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