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Friends of the Library

Who are the Friends of the Library? What do they do?

“The purpose of the Friends of the Morristown & Morris Township Library shall be to further public interest in and greater use of the Library and its facilities. This shall be done by raising funds for Library needs not included in the budget and by sponsoring special programs.” [From the Friends’ Constitution]

The Friends are the library’s hands-on volunteers. They get dusty hauling and sorting used books for the sales that bring the library more than $20,000 a year, provide a kind of book recycling service for the community, and offer shoppers inexpensive books for their personal libraries. The Friends fund lectures and other programs for the community,  publish the quarterly Library News, prepare and serve an annual luncheon for library staff and volunteers and they stand ready to help with special events, purchases, projects or emergencies.

Join the Friends

Anyone may join the Friends by paying the annual dues (15.00 dollars for an individual) that help support the Library.

Contact the Friends

To contact the Friends please email us at:


The Friends publish a quarterly newsletter called Library News. Below you will find our most recent newsletters:

Summer 2023 Library News

Spring 2023 Library News

Spring 2024 Library News

Used Book Sales

Book Sales are held in the Bookworm Room. For specific dates and times, please visit our events page for upcoming book sales. The library is at 1 Miller Rd. Morristown, NJ. Click here for directions.

Please feel free to call the library at 973-538-6161 to verify book sale dates and times.

Used book sales are a significant fundraiser for the Friends. They also provide an opportunity for individuals to find new homes for books and to build personal libraries at affordable prices. All proceeds support the Library.

Book Donations

Interested in donating books?  We take new, like new, and very good condition books. You may donate up to two (2) bags or boxes of books, up to 20 pounds each, at a time.  Bring them to the Circulation desk at the library in bags/boxes that the Friends of the Library can keep. For larger donations, please contact Toni Brouillard at (973) 538-1853.

Unfortunately, we cannot take the following items, and must spend money to dispose of them. Please recycle them through your local municipality.  Morristown residents can recycle books at the Morristown Recycling Center for free. 

Interested in Volunteering?

If you are interested in volunteering to help with Friend Book Sales on Tuesdays or Saturdays, please email our Friends Volunteer Coordinator Marian Glarum for more details.

2022-2023 Friends Board

President: Linda Muse-Deo

Vice President: Brenda Geissler

Secretary: Susan Provence

Corresponding Secretary: Ginny Doney

Treasurers: Jane Kruse and Norma Mortimer

Library Director: Chad Leinaweaver

Library Assistant Director: Mary Lynn Becza

Membership: Eileen Duch

Book Sales: Toni Brouillard, Debby Nedelman

Bookworm Room Coordinator: Kathryn Valvano

Volunteer Coordinator: Marian Glarum

Newsletter: Cindy Schafer, Eileen Duch

Publicity: Ruth Van Derpoel

Historian: Linda Muse-Deo

Book Requests: Barbara Hartman

Hospitality: Brenda Geissler

Children’s Room Liaison: Susan Provence

Equipment: Laurie Humm

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