The Friends is a 100% volunteer group that exists to enhance the library and to serve the library community. Through membership dues and fundraising efforts, the Friends enable the library to provide programs, materials and furnishings that make our library special. Becoming a member of the Friends is an opportunity to meet book-minded folks, explore culture and give back to the community. Please join us this year and help us provide the programs and essentials that make your library special. Read more to learn about what your membership will provide and how YOU can benefit from being a member.

Your tax-deductible contribution will help provide:

  • Annual donations to the library to help with the purchase of equipment, furnishings and materials
  • A wide range of children’s programming
  • Present the Hale Speaker Series featuring speakers connected to Westfield
  • Furnish our 6 Little Free Libraries – around town
  • Scholarship funding for future librarians and media study students
  • Books-on-Wheels (delivering books/CDs/DVDs to home bound residents)
  • Share the Warmth a knitting/crocheting group for charitable causes
  • Museum Pass Program–FREE passes to visit 22 museums in NJ and NY one of the largest and best in the state
  • A Book Discussion Group
  • Black History Month program

Experience members-only benefits:

  • Early notice of fun, entertaining and educational children’s programming in the community
  • Exclusive early admission into the Annual Spring Book Sale & Fall Children’s & Teen Book Sale
  • Invitations for curated trips to museums, Broadway plays or cultural events
  • Participation in our Metropolitan Opera Series program
  • A 10% discount on all book purchases at the Town Book Store

In recent years the Friends have funded:

  • A painting renovation to enhance the Children’s Area Entrance in addition to $25,000 to refurbish the library’s youth services area.
  • New carpeting throughout the library and an upgraded new computer/sound system in the Community Meeting Room
  • Addition of new Kindle e-Readers to expand the Kindle lending program