FRIENDS OF THE FORT LEE LIBRARY

 

Supporting the Library through fundraising and volunteerism.

 

WHO ARE THE FRIENDS?
The Friends of the Fort Lee Public Library is a non-profit organization that supports library services through fundraising and volunteerism. (We are not currently a 501(c)3 non-profit but are in process of that application.) We fulfill our volunteer and fundraising goals through the work of our Committees.

In conjunction with the library’s plans and goals, the Friends will decide which services it will support and fund.

How Are The Friends Organized?

It is not a requirement to join a committee to be Friend, but for those interested, we have three standing Committees: Membership, Marketing, and Book Sale.

Membership is responsible for being at local events to encourage new members to join or solicit donations from the public. These committee members will be at a table at each event throughout the year, as well as be our most public-facing members who promote joining the Friends and getting people involved. They will be responsible for finding new events and organizations to reach out to, also they make sure that Marketing has created the right posters, flyers, membership forms, etc. that are necessary for each location or event. Are you friendly and want to encourage funding for library services? This is the group for you.

Marketing is the creative side of the promotion of Friends. They are the ones that design, write, and create all the deliverables the Friends use for any event during the year, including our own library Book Sale. If it's printed or put online, the Marketing Committee has created it. We're always in need of people with design and writing talents!

Book Sale is in charge of planning, set up, working at, and cleaning up after the annual library Book Sale that happens each September. The Marketing committee also provides any necessary promotion and signage for the Book Sale. If you have ideas for how to make the Book Sale more exciting and don't mind sorting through books and working at the sale -- this is the group for you!


WHY JOIN NOW?

2019 is a significant year for the Fort Lee Public Library – it's the 100th anniversary! As a special gift to the Fort Lee Public Library, many residents and library patrons wanted to start this organization to show their commitment to assist the Fort Lee Public Library in its goal to be a key asset in Fort Lee.

If you join for the 2019 membership year, you will forever be known as a Founding Friend. Also, if your dues are paid before the first full membership meeting of Friends in 2019, you will be entered to win one (1) ticket (a $50 value) to “Evening in the Stacks” – the Library’s 100th anniversary celebration on June 1, 2019.


DUES AND DONATIONS

All money collected, less minimal expenses, will be used to support library services. Donations may be made with or without membership dues. We hope that everyone becomes a Friend!

At this time, we prefer checks. Thank you for your consideration.

Please complete the FOUNDING FRIEND MEMBERSHIP FORM, include check (made out to Friends of the Fort Lee Public Library), and put them in an envelope marked FRIENDS. You may submit to the library circulation desk or mail to:

Friends of the Fort Lee Public Library
320 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024


QUESTIONS? 

Please contact: President Michele Perez @  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.