Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library

Annual Meeting
Meetings of the Friends’ Board are open to all members. If you are interested in being on the Friends’ Board, contact Nancy Verduin, President, at, or just come to the meeting.

What We Do

In 2019, through your generous donations and participation in our events, the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library budgeted $50,735 to support the library as follows:

• Children’s programming and enrichment
• Summer Reading program
• Winter camp
• Toddler computers
• Volunteer youth recognition

• Books for our book club bags
Online book club
• Large print books
• Playaways
• 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 (currently suspended)

Together with our Library Executive Director Alexandria Arnold, we explore where our support can make a difference.  What you give makes a difference to the breadth and type of programs we can provide, so please join us now.

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

AmazonSmile Purchases Benefit the Friends
Your Amazon purchases can benefit our library. Next time you shop, use AmazonSmile. Select Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library (Bernardsville Library Association) as your designated charity, and the Friends will get 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases.