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 plan 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 Norma Mortimer.


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


Fall 2021 Library News

Summer 2021 Library News



Used Book Sales

Due to the ongoing pandemic Book Sales will be held outdoors by the South Street entrance, weather permitting. For specific dates and times, please visit our events page for upcoming book sales.

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

The Friends of the Library’s used book sales have resumed in their newly restored bookroom on the lower level of the original 1917 wing of the library.

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 Sale Location

All sales will take place in the library at 1 Miller Rd. Morristown, NJ. Click here for directions.

Book Donations

Interested in donating Books? Please read carefully and observe these guidelines:

If you have books or items from the following categories, we cannot take them, please bring them to the Morristown Recycling CenterMorristown residents can recycle there for free. We cannot use the following items, and must spend money to recycle them. By not bringing them to us you help us put our money to better use for the benefit of the library.

  • textbooks or magazines
  • library discards
  • Vinyl records, Video tapes, Audio Cassettes, Books-on-cassettes
  • damaged, dirty or moldy books
  • books with underlining or highlighting
  • books that have stickers on many pages
  • books with browned pages or foxing
  • condensed books, i.e., Reader’s Digest.
  • encyclopedias
  • Time-Life book sets
  • books with out-of-date information, i.e., travel books more than four years old, business books more than four years old, etc.


For new, like new, and very good condition books, you may bring up to four bags or boxes of books, and leave them at the Circulation desk at the library.  Please place donated books in bags and/or boxes that the Friends of the Library can keep for their transport and use. For larger donations, please make arrangements with:

  • Toni Brouillard (973) 538-1853
  • Debby Nedelman (201) 400-9726


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.

2017-2018 Friends Board

PRESIDENT: Susan Kleemeyer

VICE-PRESIDENT: Brenda Geissler

SECRETARY: Susan Provence


TREASURERS: Jane Kruse and Norma Mortimer

LIBRARY DIRECTOR: Chad Leinaweaver



BOOK SALES: Toni Brouillard, Debby Nedelman



NEWSLETTER: Cindy Schafer, Eileen Duch

PUBLICITY: Ruth Van Derpoel


HOSPITALITY: Brenda Geissler


EQUIPMENT: Laurie Hamm

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE: Felicia Al-Altrash, Margaret Cushing