Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a multi-generational, community-focused non­profit service organization committed to the support of the Lee Memorial Library. The Friends help the library reach its educational, entertainment, and enrichment goals through support for programming, materials, and projects. Recent donations to the library include the Children’s Room renovation, circulation desk, Friends Reading Room, and lobby book store renovation. We fully fund the library’s Summer Reading Program, it’s array of museum passes, and mobile hot spot service for Internet access.

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.

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 WE HAVE A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY NOW!

 The Library is planning to apply for a matching grant from the State for renovations to the building. If approved, every dollar raised will be MATCHED by State funds. Will you help us take advantage of the State’s matching grant opportunity to double every contribution dollar?

We envision a warmer, more welcoming environment that offers our residents a vibrant place in which to relax, learn and grow. Your generous donation is fully tax-deductible.

Please contribute now at the Friends PayPal/Debit/Credit donation page.

Or make checks payable to:

THE FRIENDS OF THE LEE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

500 West Crescent Avenue, Allendale, NJ  07401

Please make your contribution go further by applying for employer matching funds!

 The Friends of the Library is a 501(3)-C charitable organization.

EIN# 46-4027826

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  The Friends welcome the donation of gently used items, with the exception of textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, outdated technology items,VHS tapes, cassette tapes, and Reader’s Digest Condensed Books.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.

We are actively recruiting new members! All 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.