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Friends of the Library

The purpose of the Friends of the Perth Amboy Free Public Library is to focus attention on library services, facilities, and needs and to encourage donations, gifts, endowments, and bequests to the library.  By adding additional monetary support, the Friends seek to stimulate increased usage and enhancement of library resources and services, ultimately enriching the lives of the local community. The Friends of the Library also seek to promote literacy through activities and events that instill lifelong learning.

Friends of the Library groups are a worldwide effort to:

  • Encourage the love of reading and independent learning
  • Raise funds for special projects, equipment, and materials in excess of the general Library budget
  • Provide dedicated volunteer services
  • Support Public Library advocacy
  • Sponsor special programs and public service projects for the entire Perth Amboy community
  • Play a significant role in community involvement

Friends Activities

In addition to advocating for the library, the Friends provide a number of different activities to enhance the lives of members in their community.  Some of their most recent activities include:

  • Donating books to local school libraries to promote literacy.
  • Holding Barnes and Noble Book Fairs to raise money for the library and provide activities for the community.
  • Sponsoring lectures and other cultural and educational programming, such as Author Talks for Children, Black History Month Celebration and more.
  • Holding Book Sales every other Saturday at the Brighton Avenue Community Center.

Who can be a Library Friend?

Friends groups are an alliance of business leaders, community leaders, civic leaders, library users and citizens—just like YOU, who are dedicated to the continuing mission of support to Free Public Libraries.

Friends of the Library Executive Board

Katherine Massopust

Barbara Sottilaro

Vice President

Toni Gianfransesco


Joyce Signorile


Donna Pittel

Liaison to Board of Trustees

To Learn More About the Friends, visit their website, or


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