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Events for 2011

January Friends Meeting – January 13th 7pm February Friends Meeting – February 10th 7pm Valentine’s Celebration – February 13th March Friends Meeting – March 10th 7pm April Friends Meeting – April14th 7pm Book Sale Set Up- April 18th 2starting at 1pm and April 19th – April 21st, April 26th Book Sale (Members Only) – April 27th 6pm – 8pm Book Sale (Preview Night, $10 buy in) – April 28th 6pm – 8pm Book Sale – April 29th-30th 9:30am – 4:30pm May Friends Meeting – May 12th 7pm 150th Anniversary of the Library June Genealogy Series – June 8th, 15th, 22nd Friends Meeting – June 9th 7pm Adult Summer Reading Program – June 20th – August 12th Children Summer Reading Starts – June 27th Young Adult Summer Program Kickoff – June 30th Township Days* July Friends Meeting – CANCELLED Children Summer Reading Program – Amazing Events by  Linda Holiday July 19 at 10AM Olde Towne Festival – … Read entire article »

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Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

Join us on Thursday August 18 from 1pm to 3pm. Kevin O’Neill, Warren County Surrogate will speak on the pitfalls to avoid when creating a will and other important information regarding probation of wills and estate information. Refreshments will be served. Register at the Phillipsburg Free Public Library 200 Frost Avenue, Phillipsburg, NJ.   … Read entire article »

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Novel Destinations

Emily Dickinson wrote “There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away.” This summer, travel to Paris, Rome, China, Africa, or wherever your interest leads you, without a passport! Join the Phillipsburg Library annual adult summer reading program, sponsored by Friends of the Phillipsburg Library, and earn a chance to win a prize with every book you read. Who May Participate: Phillipsburg Library cardholders, high school age and up. When: Monday, June 20 through Friday, August 12. Weekly prize drawings every Monday morning, with a GRAND PRIZE drawing on August 12. How to Participate: Complete an entry slip for each book read during the program. Prizes: Weekly prizes include gift certificates to local eateries with an international flair. Grand prize is a Barnes & Noble Nook, compatible with the library’s e-books! What … Read entire article »

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Membership form back on-line

The membership form is back on-line, with some modifications. If you or anyone you know has a problem using it, or if you noticed something that should be changed contact the webmaster. … Read entire article »

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Save New Jersey Libraries!

(from an email received from Patricia Tumulty Executive Director New Jersey Library Association) Your Help is Needed Today! Libraries are increasingly essential in these tough economic times. People are flocking to our nation’s libraries for job and career information, small business research and e-government services as well as support for formal and informal education and lifelong learning. Congress made across-the-board cuts to federal programs in its FY2011 budget, and libraries fill the gaps made when other agencies and services. Unfortunately, libraries are also receiving federal budget cuts. You can join us by contacting your representatives and senators during Virtual Legislative Day. Please contact your elected officials with the following requests: Fund the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) at $232 million, the level last authorized in December 2010; Support the WILL … Read entire article »

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Next Friends Meeting – September 8, 2011

The next Friends Meeting will be Thursday September 8 at 7PM at the Phillipsburg Free Public Library. Topics include reviewing the list of nominations for Friends’ Officers and Directors, and finalizing the plans for National Friends of Libraries Week – October 16-22. … Read entire article »

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Changes to FPFPL website recently changed its domain registrar and web host, after The Friends of the Phillipsburg Free Public Library took ownership of the domain. As a result of the web host change we experienced problems with our databases. All efforts to recover the databases were fruitless. So we find ourselves at square one. We are currently working feverishly on getting our website back up and running! Continue checking back will be back up in the very near future. Thank You! … Read entire article »

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Free Summer Reading Program

The Phillipsburg Free Public Library is rolling out its popular summer reading program with free events and prizes for all ages. Beginning in June, visit the library to pick up a schedule of summer events and sign up for the programs highlighted below, or visit for more information. “One World, Many Stories” is for children, Preschool – Grade 5. Children and their parents are invited to  “Amazing Events”  by Linda Holliday at 10 am on July 19th. “You are Here” is for teens, Grades 6- 12. Participants will be entered to win gift certificates simply by reading! Start off the summer with free ice cream sundaes on June 30th. “Novel Destinations” is for adults. Each book read will be entered to win weekly prizes. Drop by the library and sign up. “The Phillipsburg … Read entire article »

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Constitution and By-Laws

Article I: Name Section 1. The name of this organization shall be FRIENDS OF THE PHILLIPSBURG FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Section 2. The principal offices of this organization shall be located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Article II: Purpose Section 1. The purpose of the organization shall be: (1) To maintain an association of persons interested in libraries; (2) To draw public attention to the library; (3) To encourage the use of the library’s resources and services; (4) To support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community; (5) To encourage and receive gifts, endowments and bequests to the library; (6) To make gifts and donations to Phillipsburg Free Public Library and other nonprofit organizations to further these purposes. Article III: Membership Section 1. Membership in this organization shall be open to all individuals in accord with its … Read entire article »

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