Our Mission

The Friends of the Bernards Township Library is a non-profit organization which supports the Library by providing funding for innovative programs, events, and activities for all ages and interests thus ensuring that the Library remains an important center of culture, enlightenment, and development in the community.

Volunteer with The Friends

We are always looking for talented volunteers to help us provide the library with an even greater level of support. If you are interested in joining us, please fill out a volunteer application or attend one of our meetings. We meet bimonthly at the library at 5:30 p.m. If you have questions, please feel to reach out at friends@bernardslibrary.org.

2024 meetings

  • February 5, 2024
  • April 1, 2024
  • June 3, 2024
  • August 5, 2024
  • October 7, 2024
  • December 2, 2024

Friends Board of Directors

Executive Board

  • President- Judy King
  • Vice President- Lisa Fortunato
  • Treasurer- Joe Ryder
  • Secretary- Mark Stevens
  • Board of Trustees Liaisons - Emily Johnston, Barbara Madaio and Lori Kendis
  • Library Director- Rachel Burt (Ex Officio)

Standing Board

  • VITA Coordinator- Joe Ryder
  • Leisure Learning Library Coordinator- Maureen Norton



Donate to The Friends

You can increase the effectiveness of your gift if your employer has a matching gifts program. Simply follow your company procedures- usually a simple form or a quick call is all that is required.  If you donate through the United Way, then you can direct your United Way of Tri-State contribution to the Friends.  Our code is 011826.

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.


Generously Provided by Your Donations