"The Anatomy of the Modern Broadway Musical! Friday, July 19, 11:00AM - 12:15PM"

This lively presentation, including video and audio excerpts of long-beloved and new Broadway shows, details the making of a successful musical, with an insider's view of the Great White Way. Presented by Angelo Parra, playwright, director, performing arts professor, and literary representative for Penguin Rep Theater.

Friends of the Library

Our Friends of the Library in the renovated Children’s Room, May 2015

The Friends of the Library is a non­profit service organization committed to the support of the Lee Memorial Library. Recent donations to the library include the Children’s Room renovation in April 2015, the new circulation desk, cost of the Friends Reading Room construction, and lobby book store renovation. The Friends are committed to helping the library reach its educational, entertainment, and enrichment goals through support for programming, materials, and projects.

The Friends conduct an annual fund drive each spring and hold a year-round on­going book sale in the lobby of the Library. All proceeds raised directly benefit the library.

The lobby bookstore, which contains a wide assortment of used books, CDs and DVDs, is open at all times the library is open to the public.  Prices range from $0.25 to $1.00, with occasional items marked higher.  The Friends welcome the donation of gently used items, with the exception of textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, outdated technology items,VHS tapes, cassette tapes, and Reader’s Digest Condensed Books.  If you wish to donate items not accepted by the Friends, we refer you to the Vietnam Veterans of America at 1-800-882-1316 to arrange a pickup.  Appropriate donations for the library sale may be left in the bookstore in bags or boxes.

The Friends generally meet the first Monday of each month, September-June, at 10:00am, upstairs in the library. All are welcome to attend.

Members of the Executive Committee of the Friends are Anna DiMiceli, Sheila Granowitz, Diane Mahuske, Louise Oates, Liz Simendinger, and Ann Fargis.

Social functions are held throughout the year.

New members of the Friends of the Library are welcome!

To become a member of our Friends of the Library, please visit our Friends of the Library Membership Form. Mail the form to the address on the application or email it to Diane Mahuske at dbmah@verizon.net. For more information, call her at 201-825-0088.



**Ancestry.com is available only on the library’s computers and/or on our WI-FI network!

A unique and important  genealogical database that  has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. Perfect for genealogy or history research.

The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index ; Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage; The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index; WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection.

Hours and Location

Regular Hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 10:00am-9:00pm

Wednesdays, Fridays: 10:00am-5:00pm

Saturdays: 10:00am-5:00pm

(Summer Saturdays: 10:00am-2:00pm
beginning June 1-August 26)


500 W. Crescent Avenue

Allendale, NJ 07401




Circulation: aldlcirc@bccls.org

Kids: kids@allendale.bccls.org

Youth Services Librarian: Emily Chen

Executive Administrator: Patricia Durso