Friends of SPPL

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

  • February 8
  • March 14 – downstairs
  • April 11
  • May 9

book lovers calendar 20162016 Book Lover’s Calendar
Support Friends while getting a new book suggestion every day! Members of Friends of the Library can purchase this terrific page-a-day calendar at the Circulation Desk for only $5 ($10 for non-members). Calendars will be available for purchase while supplies last.

2016 Book Sale
Book donations began on Saturday, January 16, and we need your help as we collect and sort donations. If you can help, please sign up for time slots in the Friends binder at the Library’s front desk. Check the latest newsletter (Volume 139) for the full list of sorting dates and times.

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

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 Music Room of the Library. All members are invited to attend.

2016 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.”