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FUNDRAISER – ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT

HELP us  reach our GOAL!! FRIENDS is participating with Bon-Ton Retail Stores Community Day Sales this year, which takes place November 8 thru 11. We set ourselves a minimum goal of $1,000 which is 200 booklets at $5.00 each. We only have ONLY 2 weeks left to HELP the Friends reach that goal. If we sell at least 75 booklets we would still qualify to be part of the non-profit percentage that Bon-Ton bestows due to their in-store selling to customers. So there are two options. Option I – Buy online at http://bit.ly/2ilj2U9 from the comfort of your living room. Free shipping when you buy online.  Option II – To physically sell, sign-up at the library and pick up a packet or two of 5 booklets. Pay when booklets sold or return unsold to the … Read entire article »

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2017-2018 Annual Membership Drive

2017-2018 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Become a Friend or Renew Membership   Our membership drive is ongoing. Members and membership dues are an integral part of our organizational framework. Dues help us make our financial donations to the library and help Friends present programs and activities for community based projects. To do all that we would like to do, we need a few good friends. We are hoping to surpass our 2016-2017 sign-ups. By being a Friend for the Phillipsburg Free Public Library, you have an opportunity to become a voice for advocacy of the Library. Helping to raise funds for the Library, is an excellent way to help provide the Library and the Friends with much needed support to deliver programs, events, activities, electronic technology and anything else that will benefit the community. So, let’s be Friends!!  Please consider joining the team!    Membership … Read entire article »

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October 12 Annual Networking and Officer Elections

The Friends Annual Board Meeting for the 2017 to 2018 term, will be held on Thursday, October 12 2017 starting at 6:30pm. At this meeting, you will be able to network and meet other Friends members, share a light meal and elect new officers. Current 2016 to 2017 Officers are: President:            Gayle Rogers Vice President:    Dana Syers Treasurer:            Nancy Markowski Secretary:            Mia Keith-Rogers Director:               Wayne Sherrer Director:               Sue Campnest Director:               Vacant. All positions are open for election or re-election.       … Read entire article »

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April 22, 2017 Phillipsburg Area Garden Club Workshop

  Want tips and tricks on How to Make Your Garden Grow??   Join us, whether you are new to gardening or an old green thumber, for plants and vegetables propagation tips presented by club president Lawrie Morello.   Aside from tips, we will seed a dinner plate hibiscus in a peat pot (may bloom in the first year) as a program take-away.    Free Program to All   Date:  Saturday, April 22         Where:   Phillipsburg Free Public Library  200 Broubalow Way – Phillipsburg, NJ  Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm To register:   Contact the Phillipsburg Library at: 908-454-3712 or  www.pburglib.org       … Read entire article »

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FRIENDS Receive Proclamation

National FRIENDS of Libraries week was October 16-22. In recognition of the week, Mayor Ellis and the Town Council presented to the FRIENDS group a Proclamation acknowledging the contribution and dedication of the FRIENDS volunteers to the library and community. Several members were privileged to receive this recognition on behalf of all FRIENDS of the library. In attendance from right to left: Mayor Stephen Ellis; Wayne Sherrer – director; Deb Messling – library director; Rev. Judi Painter – director; Todd Tersigni – council president; Sue Campnest – director; Richard Stevens – member and Gayle Rogers – president.  To review the Proclamation, check out the libraries Facebook page . Consider joining FRIENDS to help us advocate and support our library. Photo Credit Phillipsburg Library … Read entire article »

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New Board Members Elected

On October 13th, a new FRIENDS Executive Board was elected during the Annual Meeting and Dinner . The new officers are: President:                     Gayle J Rogers Vice President:             Dana Syers Treasurer:                    Nancy Makowski Secretary                     Mia Keith-Rogers Director 1                    Judi Painter Director 2:                   Wayne Sherrer Director 3:                   Sue Campnest … Read entire article »

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Our Library needs Friends

Our Library needs Friends now, more than ever Our Library is a vital part of our community. It serves a crucial purpose within the community that provides access to information that allows people of all ages to be able to: read books, use the computers, listen to stories, enjoy programs, attend events and much more. The Library has also embraced the electronic age by having an online presence that enables you to download books, magazines, take educational courses and so much more. The biggest advantage to the community is that it is all free. As Friends, we believe in the importance of the Library as the social and intellectual HUB of our community and we support its mission and policies. We serve as the ‘connecting link’ between the Library and the community … Read entire article »

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IMPORTANT – Advovate Prescence Is Requested

The Freeholders voted on August 10th to proceed with their plan to purchase the building at 404 Route 519 in Greenwich for a new county library branch. The Town of Phillipsburg is in negotiations with the county for them to continue funding the library beyond July 2018. Therefore, to assist with this inducement, all library advocates should continue attending Freeholder meetings to show their support for a sustainable Phillipsburg Library. The next Freeholder meeting will be on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:30 p.m.. Please contact the library at 908-454-3712 to sign up. It is important that the library gets an accurate head count of attendees.          … Read entire article »

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Everyday Art 4 Caring Club Exhibition

The EA4CC has on display, in the library lobby, a collection of eclectic art works created through the coloring books for adults classes. The main focus of the classes is coloring, but other types of art medium are being explored and have been created. The display began August 1 and will remain until August 31. The collection changes each Wednesday. These art coloring classes are the brain child of instructor/trainor Rev. Judi Painter. With the popularity of coloring books for adults taking off, instructor Judi thought to hold classes at the library, where the community could gather to learn something new, meet each other, share ideas, decide what types of artwork is to be explore and simply just have fun. The class is wildly popular and so far, has touched on:  Coloring works Unique … Read entire article »

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