Friends of the Hackettstown Library, Inc.


October 20-26 is National Friends of the Library Week!

We’re celebrating with a raffle drawing for a $10 B.I.D. Buck!

Collect a raffle ticket at the Hackettstown Library any time you check out materials during the week of October 20.

On October 28, FIVE winning tickets will be drawn.  Winners will be contacted after the drawing.  Stop in to the Library today!

Friends of the Library Bake Sale!

The Friends of the Library bake sale on Thursday, September 26, was a great success. Among our offerings were: multi-grain levain bread, almond bundt cake, rich chocolate bundt cake, apple/cranberry quick bread, spicy applesauce quick bread, crumb cakes, monster-size blueberry muffins, spice cookies, vanilla snickerdoodles, sunshine cookies with orange rind, coconut, and chocolate chips, and chocolate candy cookies.  And, as usual, lots and lots of brownies!

When We Meet

Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 12, at 2:30 pm, in the library conference room. New members as well as visitors are welcome to attend.

About Us

The Friends organization, created in September 2002, is a nonprofit and charitable 501(c)3 corporation.  Our mission is dedication to lending support to the Board of Trustees of the library and their ongoing endeavors to provide high quality library services and materials to the community.  We have underwritten many programs and activities that are outside of the normal, day to day budget of the Hackettstown Free Public Library.  We are especially proud of having paid for the circulation computer in the children’s room when the downstairs was refurbished many years ago.

Our Events

The Friends Annual Used Book Sale reaped $841.00 in profit and we thank everyone who donated, arranged, served as our “sales staff” and, of course, those who purchased.  We hope you enjoy your newfound treasures.  We await requests from our library staff as to how the money will be spent.  Many, many thanks.
 

How to Support the Friends of the Library

Amazon Smile: Help us earn funds with your Amazon shopping! It’s easy!

  • Go to www.smile.amazon.com.
  • Sign into your Amazon account and you will be directed to choose an organization from the list provided by Amazon.
  • Please choose “Friends of the Hackettstown Library” as your designated charity.
  • A percentage of your purchase through Amazon Smile will be automatically deposited in our account.

*Please note: You must start at smile.amazon.com every time you make a purchase in order for it to count. We thank you for your support!

Ink Cartridge Recycling:  Bring your empty inkjet printer cartridge to the library or any Friends meeting or event.  They will be sent to a recycling vendor who pays us for them.  Please do not bring in toner cartridges from copiers or laser printers because the vendor does not accept them.

Contact Us

Contact us at friendshfpl@gmail.com with membership questions, fundraiser ideas or just to say hi!

FotL Meetings

Friends of the Library Meeting

November 12 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Friends of the Library Meeting

January 14, 2020 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Friends of the Library Meeting

March 10, 2020 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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