Support Us

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! 

Join us! New Members needed. 

The Friends are always looking for new members to attend meetings to help us plan ongoing events as well as help implement new and creative ways of fundraising. Do you have new and fun ideas to help the Library? Join us for any one of our upcoming 2020 meeting dates: 

Thursday, January 9 (6 pm – 8pm) Help us plan a spring scavenger hunt! 

Thursday, April 9 (6 pm – 8 pm) Have awesome summer event ideas? Join us! (Officer Re-organization Meeting) 

Thursday, July 9 (6 pm – 8 pm) It’s time to start planning our 4th Annual Sip-and-Spell, be part of the team! 

Thursday, October 8 (6 pm – 8 pm) Let’s brainstorm for 2021 as we wrap up the end of the year and plan the annual Friends’ Newsletter.                                                                                                     

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 woodburyfriends@gmail.com

2019 projects funded: 

  • 2019 Museum Pass Program 
  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Initiative 
  • 2019 Summer Reading Program (Childrens, Teens, and Adults)
  • 2019 Serving All Abilities Initiative  (Large Print and Audiobooks) 
  • Purchase of VOX BOOKS for Kids! (Audio Picturebooks) 
  • 2019 Professional Development for WPL’s Certified Librarians 

funding: 

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

 

 

AMAZON SMILE 

Support the Library year round — without costing an extra penny.

 
Just go to smile.amazon.com and log in to your Amazon account. Then click on the “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization” section, type in “Friends of the Woodbury NJ Public Library” and select that as your charity. It’s that easy! From there on out, with every Amazon.com purchase you make Amazon will automatically donate .5% of your purchase amount  to help your library, and your purchase price remains exactly the same! The Friends of the Woodbury Public Library is a 501(c)3 organization.
 
Current Amazon Smile donations received as of August 19, 2019. 

$352.22

Support the Library by buying your next read, for a fraction of the retail price!

 
There’s always a sale on books at the Library! Stop by the Friends Book Sale (located on the first floor) for deals on Adult, Teen and Kids’ titles. Plus DVDs and CDs too! All proceeds go directly to the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library. Most items are priced at $1 or less!
 
 

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 textbooks, 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.

What types of materials do we need?

  • New & Bestselling adult & children’s items
  • Large print materials
  • Audiobooks

 

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 checks out the book you purchased they will see your note of love. 

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