Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library

What We Do

The Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library is a not-for-profit community group that assists and promotes the public library of the Borough of Bernardsville. Through your support, whether tax-deductible contributions or attending fundraising events, our annually elected board of directors works with the library director and staff to fund programs for all ages, from toddlers to our most experienced patrons. These programs, which cannot be funded through the library’s annual operating budget, include:

• Children’s programming
• Summer Reading program
• Toddler computers
• Volunteer youth recognition

• Books for our book club bags
• Books for the homebound
• In-library access to
Online book club
• Rental books (for those who can’t wait for the latest best sellers!)
• Senior luncheon and entertainment
Sundays At Three concerts
• Volunteer and staff recognition during National Library Week (April)

• Printing of the bi-monthly newsletter
• Movie licenses
Museum passes


The library, a cornerstone of our community, offers essential services in support of our school-aged children, our teens, and life-long learners who explore the world through books, DVDs, Playaways, online magazines, and a dynamic series of presentations, events and programs.

The Friends welcome all volunteers offering time, support in attending programs, and through fundraising. Come join us for in library celebrations during National Friends of the Library Week in October. Making a donation to the Friends or volunteering automatically makes you a member of the Friends group. If you are interested in serving on the board, please email us at

Thank you for your continued support of our award-winning library.

Amazon Smile

People who purchase products from Amazon can now support the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library when making purchases.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. The Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library (Bernardsville Library Association ) is one of the organizations from which to choose. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organization you selected.

Just click on the AmazonSmile image above to start supporting the Friends of the Bernardsville Library as you shop.