Bernardsville Library Foundation

Our Mission

The mission of the Bernardsville Library Foundation, a volunteer organization, is to be a source of private funding to enable the outstanding Bernardsville Public Library to continue to operate at a level of excellence without regard to variations in public funding.

What We Do

Annual efforts to help offset budget shortfalls that could limit the Library’s ability to provide expected services. This has included an annual appeal to the community for direct donations. The community has responded generously, buoyed by the fact that over 80% of Bernardsville residents hold library cards. In addition, special fund-raising events such as “Homes of Distinction” have been held annually.

This year’s 2015 Home of Distinction will be held on Sunday, April 12 at Little Brook Farm. Mark your calendars now to attend; last year’s fun and successful event sold out quickly!

Foundation Check 2014

After meeting our budget for 2014, Foundation President Leslie Brown-Witt presented a $70,000 check to Library Director April Judge.


Long-term efforts to fund an endowment that will generate income for Library operations in the future. An endowment to sustain the Library in the future is integral to the Foundation’s work. The goal is to fund the endowment with $1,000,000 by the year 2018, ensuring a secure future for the Bernardsville Public Library. In 2013, a “Platinum Patron” initiative was created to promote major donations and pledges. In addition, the Bernardsville Library Foundation welcomes bequests of any size in individual estate planning, pledges paid over time, and insurance beneficiary designations.

Please click here for information about making a gift to the Foundation.

Your help is urgently needed to offset budget restrictions that could reduce library hours and services.

990 Filings By Year

2011 990
2012 990
2013 990