To join or renew your Friends of the Library Membership,
please print this form and return with payment.

Contact the Friends via email at friends@monroetwplibrary.org.


Friends of the Library Mission

The mission of the Friends is to foster community awareness of the Monroe Township Public Library’s resources, programs and services; to promote its value as an educational and cultural asset to the community; and to support the library with membership dues and fundraising activities.

Why is the “Friends” needed?

Although the Library is a tax-supported institution, there are many important programs and services that can not be funded through its regular operating budget. Using funds raised by memberships, donations, and various fundraisers, the Friends organization is able to assure that these services are provided.


Friends Benefits Members Will Receive

  • Monthly “Notes from the President” via email
  • Advance notice of ticket sales for popular programs
  • Invitations to receptions for special events
  • The opportunity to continue enriching your life through participation in discussions and lectures
  • The satisfaction of knowing your membership enhances library services for our entire community
  • The opportunity to provide input into new and exciting programs


Friends Programs

What the Friends do:

  • Award annual college scholarships to graduating MTHS students
  • Sponsor “Hot Spots” for mobile internet use
  • Sponsor selected museum passes for Library members, through the Free Museum Pass Program
  • Sponsor the Jigsaw Puzzle Swap
  • Sponsor the American Girl Doll Lending Program
  • Sponsor the Bi-Annual Book Sale and the ongoing Mini-Book Sale
  • Provide funding for children’s programs
  • Sponsor Youth Activities at the Library
  • Sponsor International Films and discussions
  • Sponsor lectures, cultural, and educational programming
  • Sponsor wireless printing
  • Fund school and office supplies vending machine
  • Help fund Studio M Technology Lab
  • Provide monies for needed Library equipment not in the budget
  • Hold Annual Membership Tea

Friends Executive Board Members

PRESIDENT BOARD MEMBERS
Francine Kitts Maureen Buonaguro
  Cathy Colquist
VICE PRESIDENT AND CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Carol Cooper
Dr. Marilyn Gonyo Natalie Lainoff
  Joanne Leone
RECORDING SECRETARY Alberta Mandelblatt
Beth Rosenberg Ann Matisoff
  Heather Matisoff
TREASURER Katheryn Ranta
Domenica Pavone Eileen Soffer
  Joan Zozulin
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Liz Zozulin
Joyce Ragucci  

 


Contact the Friends via email at friends@monroetwplibrary.org.