Friends of SPPL

Upcoming Friends Meetings (Mondays at 7:30pm in the Music Room):

  • February 9
  • March 9 (meeting to be held downstairs)
  • April 13
  • May 11

book lovers calendar 20152015 Book Lover’s Calendar
These page-a-day calendars are on sale at the Circulation Desk at a discounted price of $5 for Friends members and $10 for non-members. It’s never too late to add to your reading list! Your purchase of these calendars helps Friends support Library programming throughout the year. Thank you for your support.

Friends Email Address
If you have any questions about Friends membership, volunteer opportunities, etc., you can now email us directly at

2015 Book Sale
We will need volunteers to assist with presorting donations for this year’s sale, as well as distributing publicity, setting up for the sale, and working the sale itself. Please use the white binder at the library’s front desk to sign up.

Pre-sort dates:
Saturday, January 31: 9am-12pm
Sunday, February 1: 12pm-3pm
Saturday, February 7: 11am-4pm
Sunday, February 8: 12pm-3pm
Saturday, February 14: 9am-4pm
Sunday, February 15: 12pm-3pm
Saturday, February 21: 9am-4pm
Sunday, February 22: 12pm-3pm
Saturday, February 28: 9am-4pm
Sunday, March 1: 12pm-3pm

Book Sale dates:
Children’s Book Sale: Saturday, March 7, 9am-4pm & Sunday, March 8, 12pm-3pm
Members’ Preview: Wednesday, March 11, 4-8pm
Opening Day: Thursday, March 12, 9am-8pm
Half Price Day: Friday, March 13, 9am-4pm
$7 Bag Sale Day: Saturday, March 14, 9am-3pm

Membership Cards

All current Friends should pick up their membership cards at the Circulation Desk. Your card will show your membership expiration date so you will know when to renew. Friends can also use this card to get FIVE free DVD rentals at SPPL and a 10% discount at the Town Book Store in Westfield.

Friends Newsletter

Click the link above to download the most recent Friends newsletter in PDF format.

Past Newsletters

Who Are Friends?
The Friends of the Scotch Plains Public Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of concerned citizens dedicated to…

  • supporting the library’s various activities and services
  • promoting the use of the library with projects such as children’s summer programs, shut-in reader service, adopt-a-shelf, and special adult program
  • fund-raising efforts including an annual book sale and audio-visual sale

For more information, please see our new brochure!

About Membership…

The Friends of the Scotch Plains Public Library is open to all interested adults and youth, and membership is accepted throughout the year.

“Friends” meet on monthly (September-June), at 7:30 PM in the downstairs meeting room of the Library. All members are invited to attend.

2015 Officers:
PRESIDENT – Joe Quarto
TREASURER – Joyce Andreoli
SECRETARY – Alayna Rosenblum

Applications for membership can be found on our new brochure HERE, or hard copy can be obtained at the Circulation Desk of the Library.

Recent “Friends” Accomplishments…

  • E-Readers
  • Museum Pass program
  • Construction of outside book drop
  • Summer children’s programs
  • Compact Disk music collection and display racks
  • Acoustical ceiling panels for the meeting room
  • Audio/visual aids and tables for the meeting room
  • Adult programs

Join Friends of the Library today! Contributions are tax-deductible. And remember to check with your employer for matching funds. Checks should be made payable to “Friends of the Scotch Plains Public Library.”