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The Friends of the Newark Public Library need your help to add more books to the Teen Collection at the Newark Public Library throughout the city.The name of the project, Titles for Teens, tells you the whole story! Our goal is to add 2,011 books to the Library’s collection for teens and preteens by the end of next year.


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Join the Friends

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About the Friends

The Friends of The Newark Public Library is a community-based membership organization dedicated to supporting and promoting The Newark Public Library through programs, advocacy and financial support.

As a Friend, you will receive frequent mailings concerning events and programs presented by The Library, special members-only programs and activities, and your membership card will provide discounts on admission to special events and purchases.

Since 1990, hundreds of individuals, families and businesses have joined the Friends, holding booksales and other programs to raise thousands of dollars for the Library. These funds have purchased new books and equipment and supported many special projects.

As a Friend, you will be among a special group of individuals, families and businesses that understand a public library is more than just books, and The Newark Public Library is more than just a library.

As a continuing testimony to the foresight and contributions of early director John Cotton Dana, The Newark Public Library stands at the forefront of public libraries in the United States. Your membership and participation in the Friends of The Newark Public Library will enable any who use its services to receive the best library services available, anywhere.


Friends' Programs

John Cotton Dana

Photos from the 2006 John Cotton Dana Distinguished Lecture (10/18/06)

Previous John Cotton Dana Distinguished Lecturers

Stories from the Stacks

Stories from the Stacks
Participate in the oral history project by telling your story.

Read Stories from the Stacks
Read Newark patrons' stories about how the library has played a role in their lives.


Annual Reports

Read the 2011 annual report of The Friends of the Newark Public Library.

Read the 2006 annual report of The Friends of the Newark Public Library.


The Friends of The Newark Public Library
Are Seeking Board Members

This message is from Carol Jenkins, President of The Friends of the Newark Public Library which is a non-profit organization concerned with the well-being of the Newark Public Library whom are currently seeking Board Members.

Board Member Requirements:

Commitment: Minimum three years
Honor the by-laws of the Friends

Attendance: Attendance and full participation at board meetings. Board member is responsible for calling if unable to attend a meeting at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Quorum is required on any votes, and this will assure quorum is present. Board member is responsible for signing in at the board meeting. Minutes will include those members signed in on the attendance sheet.

Participation: Active participation on a committee they may choose.

Contribution: Board is all in – each member is expected to dedicate time to the work of the Friends in addition to regular meeting attendance, pay a yearly (appropriate category) membership fee and make additional financial contributions if feasible, as well as find ways to solicit support for the Friends including monetary, in-kind and pro bono support.

Volunteering: Volunteer commitment in some capacity annually through all of the following events: John Cotton Dana Lecture; Book sale; Special event hosted by Friends and special events hosted by the Newark Public Library; etc. Prior Board member involvement on a non-profit Board preferred.

For further information contact Carol @ 973-674-0306.



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