Friends of the Newark Public Library

friends-of-npl-logoThe Friends of the Newark Public Library is a 501 (c) (3) membership organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the Newark Public Library through programs, advocacy and financial support. By joining the Friends, you attend cultural and educational programs that support the Library in many ways including their special collections. You also help promote the Library’s vast resources for children and young adults.

You become an advocate on behalf of The Newark Public Library which helps this important institution gets its fair share of public and private funding and resources.

Friends volunteer and help organize events that promote the Library in the community and beyond. They provide funding for the library to purchase new materials and update essential collections.

Friends’ groups can make the difference between a budget increase and a budget cut for their libraries. Not only that, but effective advocacy campaigns waged by the Friends ensure community support. You can make a long lasting and significant difference for your library through advocacy.

Since 1990, hundreds of individuals, families and businesses have joined the Friends, holding book sales and other programs to raise thousands of dollars for the Library. These funds have purchased new books and equipment and supported special projects.

As a Friend, you will be among a special group of individuals, families and businesses that understand a public library is more than just books and the Newark Public Library is more than just a library.

Current membership rates:

  • $25: Friend
  • $10: Live/Work in the City
  • $5: Senior/Student

To become a member, go to the Friends website and click on the link to Get Involved.