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2018 Membership Drive

2018 Annual Membership Drive


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The role of the Friends of the Phillipsburg Free Public Library is to stimulate community awareness of and support for the Library. Our 2018 Annual Membership Drive began September 1st, so please consider joining or renewing membership.

Members and membership dues are a key part of our organizational framework. Dues help us make our financial obligations to support the library and aid in the purchase of items and equipment possible. Friends fully fund all of the Summer Reading Programs and assist with the purchase of new furniture, equipment and more as needed.

Dues help Friends host programs, events, fundraisers such as the Used Book Sale, Dine-out programs, 2nd Wednesday programs and other activities for community based projects as well as support administrative obligations. With that said, we could use good friends, members and non-members, to assist with these efforts. We are hoping to surpass our 2017 sign-ups by 25%.

As public dollars become tighter, and the county funding discontinued, the library budget is unable to grow as rapidly as the growth in innovation and technology.  As we are in the age of technology with 3-D printers, smart phones, tablets, social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest), DIY crafting, etc., we want to develop programs that embrace these changing times and technology. We need to stay up-to-date on this technology so that all of our school agers can take advantage of what the library has to offer. The cost for these electronic devices and services that are required can be astronomical. Your membership dues, donations and our other fundraising efforts will help support these innovations and costs.

By being a Friend of the Phillipsburg Free Public Library, you become a voice for advocacy, outreach, public relations as well as help to raise funds for the Library. Funds that are raised through our membership campaigns and other fundraising efforts help support programs geared towards the community and these changing times.

Membership levels are as follows:

$   5.00

Senior, Student or Disabled Level

$ 10.00

Regular Level

$  25.00

Family / Business Level


Benefactor Level


Life Member Level

Your Choice



To join Friends, fill out the membership form and pay by check or money order. Make check payable to Friends of PFPL, or go to .

To find out HOW you can make a DIFFERENCE  in the COMMUNITY, HOW you can SUPPORT the LIBRARY, HOW you can SUPPORT the FRIENDS, email us at or leave a message at the Library (908) 454-3712. 

Thank you, your Friends Board.

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