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Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Princeton Public Library is a nonprofit volunteer organization that supports, enhances and promotes the work of the library.
The Friends raise money in a variety of ways to provide an annual gift to the library for collection development, free public programming and staff development. Fundraising events include an annual benefit and the operation of the used bookstore in the library.
A 22-member Council oversees the work of the Friends. The group has won several national honors for its work, including the Gale Cengage Library Development Award; the 2011 Baker & Taylor/ALTAFF Friends of Library Award; and the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates and Friends Best Friend Award.
Become a Friend of the Princeton Public Library
Contributors to the Library’s Annual Appeal automatically become a Friend of the Library. Friends receive the following benefits:
- Priority mailing of Connections, the library’s quarterly program guide.
- Free admission to the Annual Book Sale preview event.
- Early invitation to Friends events.
- The satisfaction of making the Princeton Public Library all that it can be.
Each fall the Friends host an annual benefit to support the library. This fun evening features a speaker, followed by dinner in the library. The 2013 Benefit will be held on Saturday, October 19th and will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning author and The New Yorker editor David Remnick, in conversation with the Pulitzer-Prize winning poet and The New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon. Previous speakers have included Jeffrey Eugenides, Roz Chast, Calvin Trillin, Richard Ford and Terry Gross..
To learn more about becoming an early supporter or corporate sponsor, or to receive more information about this upcoming event, contact the Friends Office at 609.924.9529, ext. 227 or e-mail Charlotte Coley.
2013 Council Members
Sherri Garber, President
Eve Niedergang, First Vice President
Eric Monberg, Second Vice President
Greenie Neuburg, Secretary
Fred Wass, Treasurer
Helen Heintz, Assistant Treasurer
Julia Bowers Coale
Wendy Pierce Evans
Leslie Burger, Library Director