Donate Money

Support the Friends of the Library, DONATE!

Generous annual financial support from the community allows the Friends of the Library to provide an exceptional library experience.  Your contribution helps us offer innovative programs, events, and activities for all ages and interests. You ensure that the Library remains an important center of culture, enlightenment, and development in the community. 

You can increase the effectiveness of your gift if your employer has a matching gifts program.  Follow your company procedures.  

The Friends of Bernards Township Library, Inc. is registered as a 501 (c) (3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Gifts to the Friends are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.


Donate Items

The library circulation desk accepts book donations at the following times:

Monday evenings from 6-8PM

Tuesdays-Thursdays from 10AM-4PM

Please do not leave books outside the library or in library book drops. Due to space constraints we may decline book donations at times. The Library will, upon request, provide a receipt for donated items, but cannot assign a value to donated materials.   

We DO NOT accept:



Text books

Test Prep

Cassettes, VHS, CDs, DVDs

Books in very poor condition (stained, torn, moldy)  

**Please note: We cannot accept more than 3 medium size cardboard boxes per week.**


Memorial | Honor Donation Program

The Friends of the Bernards Township Library's Memorial | Honor Donation Program offers patrons the opportunity to donate funds for the purchase of a book to add to the Library's collection to remember or honor a friend, relative, special person, or even a pet.

Consider an Honorary Donation if you are looking for a thoughtful gift to honor a special person, relationships or events in your life or the lives of others.  

  • Anniversary
  • Birthday
  • Graduation
  • Birth
  • Christening
  • Marriage

Consider a Memorial Donation if you want to celebrate the life of a:

  • loved one
  • friend
  • neighbor
  • colleague
  • pet

With a minimum contribution of $20.00, a book in a subject of your choice will be handsomely plated.

The Library will notify the person or family, of your gift with a personal letter.

Memorial/Honor Donation Form 


Second Century Donor Tree Archive

To raise funds for a large addition to the library, a giving tree was created with individual leaves indicating donations by businesses, organizations and members of the community.  The renovation and giving tree were dedicated on April 18, 1999 and the tree hung in the stairwell for many years until it was removed to make way for a new stairwell in 2016.  In order to continue to make the tree and the names of the many generous donors available to the public, we plan to maintain a high-quality image of the tree on our website.

Find your name on the donor tree using the Name Locator. Click the tree below for a high-resolution photo of the tree to zoom in on your leaf. Please be aware that this is a large file and may be slow to load. For more detailed images of the giving tree, or to learn more about the Second Century Campaign, contact