HOW TO SUPPORT THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY!
BECOME A FRIEND OF THE LIBRARY MEMBER
ONGOING! JOIN! ALL YEAR!
Join the Friends of the Maurice M. Pine Public Library and raise money and community support for your library. The Friends are a 501(c)(3) organization so your contribution is tax deductible.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME FOR A GREAT CAUSE.
Please join us at our meetings! Adults and teens are welcome! We need volunteer helpers for creative ideas on fundraising, social media posting, and setting up for upcoming fundraisers.
If you don't have the time to volunteer please consider donating with check or via PayPal or Venmo.
Do you like to shop on Amazon? Choose the Friends of the Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library as your donation partner, and every purchase you make through Amazon Smile will help support our Library!
This doesn't cost users any money. Instead, when you shop through Amazon Smile, a donation will be made to us. It's simple!
OTHER ONGOING FUNDRAISERS
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2022
Click the bar below to order.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
Please join us at our meetings! Adults and teens are welcome! We need volunteer helpers organizing, setting up and PR for upcoming fundraisers.
Want more information? Contact our president, Dr. JoAnne Cardillo: Dr.Jo777@gmail.com
Fair Lawn residents know that our library is one of the best in the area. We know because we use the library, and because visitors from other areas always comment on the fine facilities, materials and service. How is our library funded? The Mayor and Fair Lawn Council provide over 90% of operating expenses from municipal taxes. But these dollars are stretched thin covering basic services. The Friends know that in order to have all the materials and resources the library needs, additional funds must be found. They also want to be more involved and lend their support for library services and activities. As the needs of Fair Lawn's children are close to their hearts, many Friends projects provide enhancements for the Children's Room.
Using money raised through membership dues and book sales, the Friends have funded:
Free Wi-Fi in the library
An Annual $1000 scholarship to a graduating Fair Lawn High School student
Recent DVDs and Videos
A Digital Camera; two heavy duty laser printer for color brochures
Computers and Software, including the educational computers in the Children's Room
Storytellers and Magicians and Puppet Shows
The Annual Bookmark Contest co-sponsored with Fair Lawn elementary schools
Children's Author Visits
Musical concerts for children, adults and families
A Puppet Theater with puppets
Special weekly entertainment for the Children's Summer Reading Program
End of the Season Celebrations for the Children's Summer Reading Program
The large-screen video projector that makes the children's and adult movie programs possible
The Motion Picture License to comply with copyright laws
The initial investment for the CD music collection
The initial investment for the Russian book collection
These are just some of the items the Friends have provided. And just as important is the moral support that the Friends provide the Library and Library Staff. Our Friends are truly friends! Please consider joining. Your contribution of membership dues and support will truly be appreciated. Remember, your contribution is tax-deductible.