Who We Are and What We Do
The Friends of the Woodbridge Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Friends’ mission is to promote knowledge and usage of the library resources and services; to assist in securing materials beyond the scope of the library budget; and to encourage reading and education thereby fostering close relations between the community and the library.
To support these efforts, the Friends mail out a town-wide, annual fundraising appeal, encourage bequests and memorial donations, and manage a bookstore with items donated by the community. Adult volunteers collect, clean, and sort the books along with the help of students from Amity High School.
A signature achievement of the Friends is Bookstore Alley, a cheerful, well-organized bookstore amply stocked with gently-used books and other donated items. Prices at the bookstore are low: adult hardcovers and jigsaw puzzles are $2; paperbacks, DVDs, and CDs are 3 for $1; children’s hardcover books are $1. Bookstore Alley is located on the Mezzanine level of the Library and is open during all Library hours. Mini book sales are occasionally held on the library lawn.
You may pay for your items by cash or check at the Circulation Desk on the main floor or by putting payment in the wooden Honor Boxes located in the bookstore. Please make checks out to Friends of Woodbridge Library. You can also pay for items and/or donate to the Friends of Woodbridge Library PayPal account. Search PayPal for “Friends of Woodbridge Library.” Thank you!
Membership: Become a Friend
Friends of the Woodbridge Library Membership starts at $10 for seniors and students and is open to all interested people, organizations, and businesses and provides a means to share your enthusiasm for the aims and services of the Library. The money raised through these endeavors go to enhance the library offerings: speaker programs, equipment (particularly computer and technology equipment), professional staff training, movie nights, statewide museum passes and activities for all ages from preschool puppet shows to adult cooking demonstrations.
To become a Friend:
- pick up a membership envelope at the Library Circulation Desk
- return the membership envelope sent out during an annual appeal
- make a payment via PayPal: Friends of the Woodbridge Library
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Book donations are accepted periodically during the year, depending on the inventory space available for new donations. The Friends accept only clean books, DVDs, CDs, and jigsaw puzzles in good condition. Donations must be free of dust, dampness, mildew, a musty odor, or odors from smoking, as these conditions can spread throughout our collection.
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We have a small, dedicated crew of volunteers who manage the bookstore and organize events such as book sales. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Friends of the
President: Mary Lee Barker
Vice President: Elizabeth Orsini
Treasurer: Donna Lehman
Corresponding Secretary: Dale Chodos