Who are the Friends?
We are a group of local citizens brought together by the love of libraries. The organization is dedicated to generating increased awareness in the community of the extensive resources of our Library and to support the Library in all its endeavors.
What do we do?
Publicity - The Friends publish the quarterly newsletter InfoBytes which describes upcoming events as well as services at the Library.
Fundraising - The Friends raise money from membership dues and fundraising events. .
Provide Funding for Library Equipment - The Friends provide supplies and equipment for the library, as needed.
Provide Funding for Programs - The Friends regularly underwrite the costs of adult and youth programs at the Library and co-sponsor historical programs with the Historical Society of West Caldwell.
Museum Pass Program - The Friends support the cost of passes to certain museums for patrons of the Library.
Ancestry.com- The Friends provide partial support for the Ancestory.com access
Volunteer Activities - Some of our volunteer activities include:
-Support fundraising events by assisting with planning, advertising and executing special events.
-Serve refreshments during adult programs.
-Support youth programs.
-Collate and prepare InfoBytes for mailing.
-Deliver donated food items to the Food Pantry
Not a Member? Consider Joining
People join the Friends of the West Caldwell Public Library for various reasons. One reason might be to keep abreast of the ongoing activities at the Library by means of the InfoBytes newsletter published by the Friends. Another reason might be to financially support the Friends to allow them to fund quality programs and/or purchases for the Library. This is particularly true of those members who contribute more than the minimum $15 membership fee. There are some members who really like libraries and want to be involved by volunteering for various activities at the Library. For many of us, probably all three reasons apply to some extent.
Membership in the Friends is renewable in January of each year. Although we sponsor fundraisers during the year, our income comes primarily from dues. Whether you are a new member or a returning member, please consider joining as a Library Lover ($25) or higher level to give us additional funds to support the library and provide premium adult programming.
Please click here to download the membership application, then complete and send it to the library along with your contribution.
The Friends of the West Caldwell Public Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your contributions are tax deductible.