Founded in 2002, the Friends of the Oradell Library are dedicated to supporting and improving Oradell Public Library. Through an annual membership drive and other fundraising initiatives, the Friends enable the purchase of resources that fall outside the scope of the library’s operating budget. The Friends of the Oradell Library also organize and present adult programming, manage the library’s museum pass loan program, fund children’s programs and events, and maintain the town’s historical archive collection.
Here’s how you can help the Friends of the Oradell Library carry out this essential work:
Become a Friend: Stop by one of the library desks to pick up a Friends of the Oradell Library Membership brochure. An annual “Family” membership costs $25, “Individual” costs $15, and “Senior Citizen” costs $10. Friends may also consider giving at a higher level and designating the funds to benefit the Youth Department, Adult Programming, or the Museum Pass Loan Program.
Volunteer: The Friends of the Oradell Library meet at the library on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Please join us. There is no need to register in advance. Meetings are open to the public. New faces and ideas are always welcome.
Browse the Friends’ Used Book Sale: Next time you’re at the library, don’t forget to visit the Friends’ ongoing used book sale, located in the hallway on the ground floor. Proceeds from the sales of our bargain-priced used books and media directly benefit Oradell Public Library. You can also help by donating gently used books, CDs, and DVDs. Donations can be brought to the library’s Main Desk. Read More
Support Your Local Library...Purchase a Gift That Keeps On Giving: Whether you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for the book-lover in your life or simply want to show some extra support for Oradell Public Library, stop by the library’s Main Desk to check out the selection of Friends of the Oradell Library book bags, notecards, local history books, and photographs or custom oil paintings of Oradell’s historic homes. If you would like to make a “gift” or memorial donation to the Friends of the Oradell Library, please contact George Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Advantage of the Friends’ Local History Archive Services: The Friends are proud to maintain a comprehensive local history archive located on the library’s lower level floor. Contact George Carter at email@example.com or stop by the library’s Main Desk for more information.
Friends of the Oradell Library Contacts:
Elaine Franek-Materon, President
Joseph Colella, Vice President
Jeanette Odynski, Secretary
Tracey Valente, Treasurer
Shasta Clinch, Membership Coordinator
Friends Book Sale
The Friends' Book Sale was born with two goals in mind: to monetize books being discharged by the Library so as to provide extra funding for projects, materials and programs, and to provide the citizens of Oradell a cheap source of books in good condition that could amuse and / or instruct. Read More
The Friends of the Oradell Public Library are selling ice scrapers
The Friends are selling sturdy ice scrapers with their logo for $6.00 each. The ice scrapers come in black, blue, and red. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.
The Friends of the Oradell Public Library are selling flashlights!
Sized for purse or bag, this lightweight, aluminum flashlight boast 9 bright white LED bulbs. Easy to use large push button aids in emergencies and every day dimly light areas.
The Friends of the Oradell Public Library are selling earbuds
If you would like to listen to something on the computers at the Library, you will need to use earbuds. Bring your own or better yet purchase a pair for $2.00. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library.