who we are
The Friends of the Woodbury Public Library are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to supporting the Woodbury Public Library through fundraising, volunteerism, and advocacy. The Friends provide funding for services and initiatives not covered by the Library’s yearly budget. Take a look below for our most recent projects funded!
2018 projects funded:
- 2018 Museum Pass Program
- 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Initiative
- 2018 Summer Reading Program (Childrens, Teens, and Adults)
- 2nd Floor Beautification Project
- 2018 Serving All Abilities Initiative (Large Print and Audiobooks)
- VOX BOOKS for Kids!
- 2018 Professional Development for WPL’s Certified Librarians
The Friends of the Library raise funds through a myriad of ways. To donate directly to the Friends of the Library visit our Square Page. All donations are tax deductible. The Friends also raise funds through special events, our Book Plate Program, Amazon Smile, and our ongoing Book Sale (located within the Library). You can find and fund specific items needed by the Library through our Square page.
The Friends are always looking for new members to help us plan ongoing events as well as help implement new and creative ways of fundraising. Join us for any one of our 2019 meeting dates:
Thursday, April 11, 6-8pm Discussion and planning of 2nd Annual Summer Tea and upcoming summer opportunities (Outreach at Lot 323), Reorganization Annual Meeting with selecting of Officers.
Thursday, July 11, 6-8pm Plan 3rd Annual Sip & Spell and discussion of fall fundraising and outreach opportunities such as Woodbury’s Block Party
Thursday, October 10, 6-8pm Plan Friends Annual Newsletter. Discussion of possible winter events such as Holiday Gift Wrapping opportunities, and Giving Tuesday. Discussion and planning of Spring Scavenger Hunt.
All meetings will take place at the Woodbury Public Library (Second Floor, Board Room). For more information on meetings or other Friends related items please email email@example.com.
Support the Library all year round — without costing an extra penny!
Support the Library by buying your next read, for a fraction of the retail price!
DONATE YOUR LIKE-NEW OR GENTLY USED BOOKS
Need more space on your bookshelf? Why not “Read-cyle?” The Library is always looking for donations of new, like new, or gently used books to keep our book sale going. Share your love of reading and give back to your community at the same time.
Please read more about donating used books below:
Unfortunately, due to limited space the Library cannot accept donations of badly worn, torn, marked up, stained, musty or moldy items. We also do not accept donations of encyclopedia sets, cassette tapes, or VHS tapes.
All items must be dropped off at the main circulation desk during regular business hours. Please make sure that the books are in sturdy boxes or bags that you are willing to part with. If you have more than 5 bags/boxes please call ahead to make sure we have room 856.845.2611.
Due to safety concerns, no packages dropped off outside of the building will be accepted.
Whether it is for a Birthday, Graduation, Anniversary or in memory of someone you love, a Book Plate is a unique gift for the book lover in your life and benefits the Library and its community.
How Does it Work?
Simply click Here and make a donation of $50 or more. Make a note of your desired description in the notes field. The Library will then purchase the book you’ve selected and place your unique book plate inside once it arrives. We will mail a letter to you and the desired recipient once the book has been cataloged and processed for our collection.
Not only, have you purchased a book for the Library, all proceeds directly benefit the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library and each time someone check out the book you purchased they will see your note of love.
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