Friends of the Library


Who are the Friends of the Library?

The Friends of the Library are a group of volunteers who work to strengthen the Library’s resources and provide additional services designed to better serve the public.

What are the Friends up to next?


What services have the Friends of the Library provided?

  • sponsored the purchase of a number of the Library’s museum passes
  • sponsored visits by children’s authors David Adler and Johann Hurwitz (2015)
  • sponsored a visit and luncheon featuring authors Eleanor Kuhns (2013), Christina Baker Kline (2014), Natalie S. Harnet (2015), Julia Spencer Fleming (2016), and Christopher Bollen (2017)
  • purchased a LCD Flat Screen Monitor for the Library’s vestibule
  • purchased a Nook and two Kindles for public circulation
  • purchased a Smart TV for the children’s craft room
  • donated prizes for the Adult Summer Reading Clubs
  • sponsored a bus trip to the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Culinary Institute of America, Northport Playhouse
  • donated a whiteboard and signage for library

How do the Friends of the Library raise necessary funds?

In order to raise the funds needed for their programs and services, the Friends of the Library have organized a series of successful book sales and bake sales.  In addition, they have also sold raffles at the Lion’s Club and Kiwanis Street Fairs.

Want to join?

The Friends of the Library are always happy to accept new members especially those with school-age children so as to better represent all segments of the Franklin Square community.  Meetings are normally held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 10:15 AM.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library please call Library Director MaryAnn Tweedy at 516-488-3444.

Fill out your  Friends Application today!

Current Officers:

President: Terry Spano

Vice President: Grace Gustafson

Treasurer: Maxine Yarczower

Recording Secretary: Betty Belford

Corresponding Secretary: Alan Gustafson

Check out some photos of our past events!

Literary Luncheon with Greer Hendricks

Friends Trip to Coe Hall

Winter 2017