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 inception, 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.  None of this would be possible without the support of the Friends. 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.

Join us at a quarterly meeting (always at 7:00pm at the Library) or see How You Can Help


Who We Are   |   What We Do   |   Donate   |   How You Can Help



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.  Please click on the link below to see a list of purchases made possible by the efforts of the Friends.



Support the Friends of the Library!



Please support our initiative by clicking on the "Donate" button to make a gift.  Alternatively, print out the Friends Membership Application and enclose your check contributing to the Friends of the Bernards Township Library fund-raising campaign, fold in thirds and mail or drop off at the Library.  Click here for the Friends Membership Application.

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.

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.




How You Can Help:


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 email and indicate your skills. Thank you very much for your interest.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Meeting Dates