Friends Events

Book & Media Sale
Bus Tours
Barn Theater
Shredding Events
Forever in Stone
Service Directory
Join the Friends!
Ways to Donate                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

Friends of Kinnelon Public LibraryThe Friends of the Kinnelon Public Library is a registered 501(c)(3) non- profit organization, run by volunteers who are dedicated to focusing public attention on the library in order to promote the use of its resources and services. Our primary mission is to develop the library as the educational, informational, and cultural center of the community and to raise funds for the exclusive benefit of the library and the many programs, resources and services it provides. Your support makes a difference!

History 

Founded in 1979, the Friends of the Kinnelon Public Library is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to focusing public attention on the library to promote the use of its resources and services . The Friends are also instrumental in raising funds in support of the library for programs and services to supplement funding by the Borough of Kinnelon and the Kinnelon Library Board of Trustees.

The continuing goal is to establish the library as the educational, informational, and cultural center for people of all ages in the community. Our strength is in our members whose belief in the library’s importance and value has for almost thirty years generated continuing support of the library, both financially and through volunteer service.

To contact the Friends: call 973-838-1321 or send an email to friends.cll@kinnelonlibrary.org.

Annual Book & Media Sale

Due to COVID19 the Annual Book Sale is cancelled. We will not be accepting any donations this year.

General Information

Shredding Events

These events are held twice each year (May & October) and are a great way to support the library, help the environment and protect your identity & personal information – all at the same time!

Start collecting now! The shredding date is Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Forever in Stone

If you are interested in getting a personalized paver installed at the Kinnelon Library as a lasting gift or memorial, they may be purchased for $75 each.  Your purchase will give you a permanent, personal memorial in the community asset that is the Kinnelon Library.  Each 4″ x 8″ paver provides space for up to 3 lines of 13 characters each (including spaces and punctuation).  This is a tax-deductible purchase.  Payment must accompany each order, and once an order is accepted no refunds can be provided.  Program administrators determine placement of engraved pavers.  It may be up to 90 days before a paver is placed due to the time needed to engrave and due to weather concerns.

If you have any questions about this program, please call the Kinnelon Library at (973) 838-1321 x4 and leave a message. You will be contacted as soon as possible. Order forms are always available at the Library and on the website.

Click here to download the Paver Application Form.

 

Service Directory

 The 2021 Service Directory Cancellation

This would have been the 41st year that the Kinnelon Library has provided our directory as a service to the Kinnelon and surrounding community. After careful consideration, the decision was made to cancel the 2021 Service Directory. Key is the health and safety of all those volunteers involved in preparing this community resource. We regret having to make this decision. Plans are to produce the directory in 2022. We appreciate how much the directory means to our community and the library.

To view the 2019 directory click HERE

Join the Friends

The Kinnelon Library is the educational, informational and cultural center of our community. The Library is not only used by Kinnelon residents, but also by hundreds of non-Kinnelon residents who take advantage of and benefit from the many programs provided through the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) as well as Friends cultural activities and the Library’s many other services.

This year alone, more than 400 non-Kinnelon students from over 30 surrounding communities will have participated in the CLL Program. The strength of the Friends of the Kinnelon Library is in our members, whose belief in the Library’s importance prompts them to support the Library, both financially and as volunteers.

It takes money to have a Library. The financial support of the Friends and CLL is vital to ensure that the library continues to flourish and expand its resources and provide the facilities to meet the needs of the 3,900 households in Kinnelon, and to run programs like the CLL that are open to all.

Few things are as simple as joining the Friends. Just click on the links below to print & complete the membership donation form or the volunteer form. Then print and mail or hand-carry them along with your donation to:                Friends of the Kinnelon Public Library
                                                                               132 Kinnelon Road                                                                                 Kinnelon, NJ 07405

Please make checks payable to “The Friends of the Kinnelon Library”

Please use the links below to download forms:

Membership Form | Volunteer Form  

May 2018 Membership Letter

More Ways to Donate

You can also donate to the Friends every time to shop on Amazon! Simply go to “AmazonSmile.com” and select “The Friends of the Kinnelon Library” as the organization you want AmazonSmile to donate 0.5% of your purchase to — and it doesn’t cost you anything ! 

 

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