Who are the Friends?
The Friends of the Library of Rutherford has provided key funding for a range of programs and services for over 50 years. The Friends currently fund many of the library’s children’s programs, museum passes, and film screenings. When you become a donor, you help the library enrich our lives and strengthen our community. The Friends is a 501(c)3 organization, making donations tax-deductible. Click here for a donation form. If you are interested in joining the Friends, please send us an email. Meetings take place the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm.
Friends of the Library Activities
Monthly Movie Screening
The Friends host a free movie screening on the last Tuesday of every month. Our next screening will take place Tuesday, September 26 at 6pm as we show Book Club: The Next Chapter (rated PG-13). Light refreshments will be served. To see upcoming events, please visit our calendar.
Support the Friends while enjoying a delicious meal at Panera! On Thursday, September 28 from 4-8pm, the East Rutherford Panera will donate 40% of sales to the Friends of the Library when you show a print or digital copy of this flyer or enter promo code FUND4U at checkout in the app or store kiosk.
Fall Book & Bling Sale
The Friends will host their fall book sale on Friday, September 29 (10am-5:30pm); Saturday, September 30 (10am-3:30pm); and Monday, October 2 (10am-5:30pm). Costume jewelry will also be available for sale.
Donations of gently used books will be accepted September 11-23 during regular library hours. All items must be in good condition. We cannot accept textbooks, reference materials, or VHS tapes. Proceeds from the book sale directly benefit the Friends.
Literary Character Costume Contest
The Literary Character Costume Contest is back for the first time since 2020! Dress as your favorite character or author from a book, story, poem or nursery rhyme for a chance to win a prize! All ages welcome. Click here to enter, or read the guidelines here. Meets Saturday, October 14.