Friends of the Library

The Bernards Township Library serves as an important cornerstone in our community. The Friends of the Bernards Township Library help support our library. Since its creation in 1920, the library has not only provided great books and reading materials, but has also supported important activities and events that make The Bernards Township Library such an appealing community center for education, culture and knowledge. Please take the time to learn more about who we are, what we do and how you can help be a part of this exciting opportunity.

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Support the Friends of the Library


The Friends of Bernards Township Library, Inc. is registered as a 501 (c) (3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Gifts to the Friends are tax deductible.

Who We Are:

The Friends of the Bernards Township Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization made up of dedicated volunteers who are devoted to providing the library with the support it needs to continue to deliver its community members of all ages with high quality programs, presentations, materials and events.


Board of Directors

Executive Board


Noah Ginter President
Robin Marion Vice President
Joe Ryder Treasurer
Linda Milkes Secretary
Lisa Marshall Board of Trustees Liaison

Ruth Lufkin (Ex Officio)

Library Director

Standing Board

Debbie Whittemore Fund Drive
Ed Gould VITA Coordinator
Carole Siniauer Publicity
Carolyn Schneider Charter Day
Bill Lu Fundraising
Jeffrey Copier & Print Committee
Maureen Norton Leisure Learning Library Coordinator
Vacant Audit

What We Do:

The primary task of the Friends is to provide funding to the library. We do this by holding fundraisers as well as soliciting donations by mail through our annual mail appeal.

How You Can Help:

You can help support the library in many ways. Please support our initiative by clicking on the “Donate” button to make a gift. You can increase the effectiveness of your gift if your employer has a matching gifts program. Simply follow your company procedures -- usually a simple form or a quick call is all that is required. If you donate through the United Way, then you can direct your United Way of Tri-State contribution to the Friends. Our code is 011826.

Do you have any special skills? If so, we are always looking for talented volunteers to help us provide the library with an even greater level of support. Currently, we are looking for volunteers with the following skills: Computer/Web Design/Technical, Public Relations/Marketing, Fundraising, Event Planning. Please fill out the attached form and indicate your skills. Thank you very much for your interest.