Annual Meeting
Meetings of the Friends’ Board are open to all members. If you are interested in being on the Friends’ Board, contact Nancy Verduin, President, at Friendsbernardsvillelibrary@gmail.com, or just come to the meeting.

What We Do

In 2017, through your generous donations and participation in our events, the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library budgeted $42,250 to support the library as follows:

Children
• Children’s programming
• Summer Reading program
• Toddler computers
• Volunteer youth recognition

Adults
• Books for our book club bags
• Books for the homebound
• In-library access to Ancestry.com
• Online book club
• Rental books (for those who can’t wait for the latest best sellers!)
• Senior luncheon and entertainment
• Sundays At Three concerts
• Volunteer and staff recognition during National Library Week (April)

Family
• Printing of the bi-monthly newsletter
• Movie licenses
• Museum passes


Donate Online
Donate by Mail

Together with our Library Executive Director Alexandria Arnold, we explore where our support can make a difference.  What you give makes a difference to the breadth and type of programs we can provide, so please join us now.

The library, a cornerstone of our community, offers essential services in support of our school-aged children, our teens, and life-long learners who explore the world through books, DVDs, Playaways, online magazines, and a dynamic series of presentations, events, and programs.

The Friends welcome all volunteers offering time, support in attending programs, and through fundraising. Come join us for in-library celebrations during National Friends of the Library Week in October. Making a donation to the Friends or volunteering automatically makes you a member of the Friends group. If you are interested in serving on the board, please email us at Friendsbernardsvillelibrary@gmail.com.

Thank you for your continued support of our award-winning library.


AmazonSmile Purchases Benefit the Friends
Your Amazon purchases can benefit our library. Next time you shop, use AmazonSmile. Select Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library (Bernardsville Library Association) as your designated charity and the Friends will get 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases.


Board Members

Nancy Verduin, President
TBA, Vice President
Bob Baker, Treasurer
Jay Ambelang & Lennie Ambelang, Recording Secretaries
Nancy Goguen, Corresponding Secretary & Nominating Committee Chair
Jose Borbolla-Escoboza & Gladis da Silva-Menaré, Public Relations Co-Chairs
Gerry O’Donovan, Finance Committee Chair
Lori Pakrul, Volunteer Committee Chair
Debbie Heimerl, Fundraising Committee Co-Chair
Pat Carroll & Dan Lincoln, Program Committee Co-Chairs
Jamie Bertoni, Board Member
Jerry Clark, Board Member
Alee Gunderson, Board Member
Victoria Olivera, Board Member


The Friends Annual Report includes programs, initiatives, gifts to the library, and exciting news.

2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010

Financial Statements

December 31, 2020
December 31, 2019
December 31, 2018
December 31, 2017
December 31, 2016
December 31, 2015
December 31, 2014
December 31, 2013
December 31, 2012
December 31, 2011

Tax Filings

2020: 990 – CRI-300R
2019: 990 – CRI-300R
2018: 990 – CRI-300R
2017: 990 – CRI-300R
2016: 990 – CRI-300R
2015: 990 – CRI-300R
2014: 990 – CRI-300R
2013: 990 – CRI-300R
2012: 990 – CRI-300R
2011: 990 – CRI-300R
2010: 990 – CRI-300R

Bylaws

Bylaws revised May 2015

2021 Meeting Dates

January 6 Minutes
February 3 Minutes
March 3 Minutes
April 7 Minutes
May 5 Minutes
June 2 Minutes
July 7 Minutes
August 4 Minutes
September 1 Minutes
October 6 Minutes
November 3 Annual Meeting Minutes – Reorganization Meeting Minutes
December 1 Minutes


2020 Meeting Dates

January 8 Minutes
February 5 Minutes
March 4 Minutes
April 1 Cancelled due to Covid-19
May 6 Cancelled due to Covid-19
June 3 Minutes
July 1 Minutes
August 5 Minutes
September 2 Minutes
October 7 Minutes
November 4 Annual Meeting Minutes
December 2 Minutes


2019 Meeting Dates

January 2 Minutes
February 6 Minutes
March 6 Minutes
April 3 Cancelled
May 1 Minutes
June 5 Minutes
July 10 Minutes
August 7 Minutes
September 4 Minutes
October 2 Minutes
November 6 Annual Meeting MinutesReorganization Meeting Minutes


2018 Meeting Dates

January 3 Minutes
February No meeting.
March 14 Minutes
April 18 Minutes
May 21 Minutes
June 21 No meeting.
July 11 Minutes
August 23 Minutes
September 17 Minutes
October 15 Minutes
November 7 Annual Meeting MinutesReorganization Meeting Minutes


2017 Meeting Dates

January 4 Minutes
February 1 Minutes
March 1 Minutes
April 5 Minutes
May 3 Minutes
June 7Minutes
July 5 Minutes
August 2 Minutes
September 6 Minutes
October 4 Minutes
November 1 Annual Meeting MinutesReorganization Meeting Minutes


2016 Meeting Dates

January 6 Minutes
February 3 Minutes
March 2 Minutes
April 6 Minutes
May 4 Minutes
June 1 Minutes
July 6 Minutes
August 3 Minutes
September 7 Minutes
October 5 Minutes
November 2 Annual Meeting MinutesReorganization Meeting Minutes


2015 Meeting Dates

January 7 Minutes
February 4 Minutes
March 4 Minutes
April 1 Minutes
May 6 Minutes
June 3 Minutes
July 1 Minutes
August 5 Minutes
September 9 Minutes
October 7 Minutes
November 4 Annual Meeting MinutesReorganization Meeting Minutes


2014 Meeting Dates

January 8 Minutes
March 5 Minutes
May 7 Minutes
June 4 Minutes
July 2 Minutes
August 6 Minutes
September 3 Minutes
October 1 Minutes
November 5 Annual Meeting MinutesReorganization Meeting Minutes


2013 Meeting Dates

January 30 Minutes
March 6 Minutes
May 1 Minutes
July 10 Minutes
September 4 Minutes
November 6 MinutesReorganization Meeting Minutes


2012 Meeting Dates

January 11 Minutes
March 21 Minutes
May 9 Minutes
July 18 Minutes
September 19 Minutes
November 14 Annual Meeting MinutesReorganization Meeting Minutes


2011 Meeting Dates

January 19Minutes
March 16 Minutes
May 18 Minutes
July 20 Minutes
September 21 Minutes
November 16 Annual Meeting MinutesReorganization Meeting Minutes


2010 Meeting Dates

January 20 Minutes
March 17 Minutes
May 19 Minutes
July 21 Minutes
September 15 Minutes
November 17 Annual Meeting MinutesReorg Meeting Minutes


2009 Meeting Dates

January 21 Minutes
March 18 Minutes
May 27 Minutes
July 15 Minutes
September 16 Minutes
November 18 Annual Meeting MinutesReorg Meeting Minutes


2008 Meeting Dates

January 16 Minutes
March 19 Minutes
May 13 (Tuesday) Minutes
July 16 Minutes
September 17 Minutes
November 19 Annual Meeting MinutesReorg. Meeting Minutes


2007 Meeting Dates

January 17 Minutes
March 21 Minutes
May 16 Minutes
July 18 Minutes
September 18 Minutes
November 14 Minutes


2006 Meeting Dates

January 11 Minutes
March 8 Minutes
March 30 Minutes
May 10 Minutes
July 12 Minutes
September 13 Minutes
November 8 Minutes