Friends and Foundation

Often the Library Foundation and Friends of the Library are referred to interchangeably but they serve different purposes. Both work to support the library but their focus and scope are different.

The Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library is also a 501(c)3 organization, has been in existence since the 1960s and has had non-profit status since 1999. The Friends help the community know about the activities and needs of the library and works to extend the services of the library to all.

The Friends’ major fundraising effort, the annual book sale, provides support for children’s and adult programming each year. Everyone can become a member of the Friends and help promote the library.