The Friends of New Brunswick Free Public Library encourage library awareness, promote use of the library, and encourage reading and life-long learning. They publicize library activities, enrich the presentations of the library, donate equipment, and raise funds. Become a Friend, and with your annual membership enable the library to share with the community the wealth of knowledge in a speaker or a book.

To become a Member of the Friends, or simply make a donation, fill out the Friends brochure and then mail it or bring it in to the library.

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Executive Board

Yesenia Hernandez, President
Marilyn Herod, Secretary
Linda Hrycenko, Treasurer

Robert Belvin
Joyce Browning
Deborah Celey
Linda Stork

Honorary Board

Marie Borbely
Cecilia Claflen (1922 - 2015)
Jennie Fischer

Friends of the Library Events

Friends' Board Meetings

First Monday of each month (except January) through June, at 5:00 p.m.

These meetings are open to the public. The meetings may take place in the Community Room or the Henry Guest House, next to the library. Please call ahead or ask at the Reference Desk for exact location.

Book Sale

Friday, April 5, 2024 | 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. &
Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.

The Friends sell a wide array of items at incredibly low prices at their Book Sale, in order to raise money to benefit the library.

The Book Sale takes place in the Community Room; please note that the library closes at 5 p.m. on Friday and only the Community Room will be open until 7:00 that evening.


The library often accepts donations of books and some other materials. Library staff evaluate all materials to see if the items can be added to the collection. Materials not added to the collection may be sold at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Due to space limitations, the library can only accept a limited amount of donations at a time. Please call ahead (732-745-5108 x20) before bringing in materials.

We hold some guidelines for what is accepted and what is not. Please review them before preparing your donations to us.

  • Books and other materials must be in good condition with no water damage, mildew, underlining or similar marring.
  • All books must have covers.
  • All sets must be complete.
  • Textbooks must be published within the last three years.
  • No case law, condensed, or medical procedure texts.
  • No magazines.
  • No audio or video tapes.
  • DVDs and CDs must be commercially issued and in good condition.

The Library and the Friends thank you for your continued support!