Friends of the Fort Lee Public Library

Supporting library services through fundraising and volunteerism.

Watch the recap video of An Evening With the Friends silent auction and photos of the event.

Who We Are

The Friends of the Fort Lee Public Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports the Fort Lee Library’s services through fundraising and volunteerism, and are primarily funded by our members and donations.

Need a copy of our bylaws? Curious about what we do? Other questions? Email us flplfriends@gmail.com.

What We Do

During 2022 with over 210 memberships, the Friends donated over $24,000 to a variety of programs and services including those listed below.

In 2022, the Friends have sponsored the following programs:

  • Hollaback! Bystander training (April)
  • Members-only performance by Bill Ervolino & refreshments
  • Belmont 4, Doo Wop concert for all ages (June)
  • Summer Reading Program for adults and children (June-August)
  • eBook licenses (ongoing)
  • Museum Passes (from annual Book Sale)
  • Toddler’s Nook in Children’s Room (from annual Book Sale)
  • An Evening with the Friends raised $13,000 for the Library’s capital campaign to renovate and refresh the library building!

Benefits of Membership

Renew your Membership for 2023 or become a new member STARTING JANUARY 1, 2023! Join our current 210+ members: “Join the Friends!

  • Members Only: Become a member today to:
    • Stay informed about upcoming events
    • Friends-sponsored event discounts
    • Members-only activities and outings
    • Early access to our annual book sale (usually in September)

Ongoing Fundraising

  • Commemorating an anniversary, birthday, or special event? A dedicated bookplate for an individual or group/organization can be placed in a circulating adult or children’s book at the Fort Lee Library.
  • Teachers deserve a special thanks! Our Teacher Appreciation Bookplates are placed in a children’s or adult circulating book, and is the perfect way to say “thank you” to someone who does a lot for you or your children/grandchildren. All donations to the Friends may be tax deductible.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation to a 501(c)3 nonprofit: Donate once or monthly to the Friends.
  • Help us raise money every time you shop on Amazon. Login to https://smile.amazon.com/ with your regular Amazon username and password, select Friends of the Fort Lee Public Library from the list of charities, and the Friends will get 0.5% of qualifying purchases from the AmazonSmile Foundation every time you shop using https://smile.amazon.com/.

Friends of the Fort Lee Public Library is a 501(c)3 | EIN 83-2152094 | Incorporated 2018