Welcome to the Friends of the Westwood Library
The Friends of the Westwood Library is a volunteer organization formed to actively support the library primarily through the monthly BOOK SALES and an ANNUAL FUND DRIVE. They also sponsor the TASTE of WESTWOOD and BOOKS, BLUES & BREWS.
The Friends of the Westwood Library is a 501c3 non-profit organization formed to actively support the library through advocating, fundraising and volunteering. To volunteer with the Library, please register as a Friend. Fill out the Friends of the Library Interest Application and you will be contacted shortly, or come to one of the Friends meetings–schedule listed below.
Friends Meeting Dates
The Friends meet 6 times per year, usually on the third Saturday of the month.
Join the Friends of the Library
To become a Friend of the Library, please fill out form below or attend a Friends of the Library meeting!
Friends of the Library Interest Application
The Friends of the Library Scholarship
The 2018 Scholarship was awarded to Tom Hoesly, formerly a circulation assistant at the Westwood Library and now at the Montclair Public Library. Tom is on his way to earning his MLS and we wish him every success.
If you or someone you know is enrolled in an ALA accredited Library program, consider applying for a Friends of the Library Scholarship. A $3,000.00 scholarship is available annually for enrolled students in good standing.
Amazon Smile Program
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. You can log into http://smile.amazon.com with your normal amazon login, choose Friend of the Westwood Library as your organization (* BE CAREFUL HERE, WE ARE FRIEND OF THE WESTWOOD LIBRARY NJ, not to be confused with FRIENDS OF THE WESTWOOD LIBRARY in MA!) and start shopping. Your shopping will generate money for our Friend Group. Thank you!
Volunteer with the Friends of the Library
Book Sale Helpers
The FOL run a monthly book sale on the Second Saturday of each month September through June. Helpers are needed to set up, run and take down each monthly sale.
Book Sale Helpers at Special Events
In addition to Saturday book sales, the Friends sell books at special events like concerts in the park, and other routinely scheduled events in the park.
The FOL need volunteers to help go through the 1,000s of donations received each month and to organize a collection of materials to sell.
Baby Kit Supplies
Seeking an organizer for our Baby Kits program–decide what supplies are needed, order and organize bags for distribution.
Museum Pass Organizer
Help decide and manage museum passes for our community.
Expertise in bookkeeping, financial, publicity, legal, technology, art…are all needed by the Friends of the Library. If you are looking to volunteer, there is a place for you here.
The Friends of the Library appreciate your donations for the monthly book sales, proceeds of which are used to provide funding for Library programs and services.
Donations are accepted whenever the Library is open. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE OUTSIDE OR IN DROP BOX!! While donations are appreciated, it is important to remember that the Friends can only accept donations that are in excellent condition.
Items accepted are: Good/ excellent condition books, CDs, DVDs, and books on CDs·
Space is limited so please keep donations to one or two containers per visit per day. If you have an extra large donation, please call ahead and ask to make an appointment with the Friends of the Library.
The Friends of the Library cannot accept donations that are ripped, damaged, yellowed or dirty.
The Friends of the Library cannot accept Reader’s Digest, Encyclopedias, high school or college Text Books, VHS Tapes or Books on Tape, or items previously circulated by a public, academic or private library.
For more information, please write to the Friends of the Library.