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Select a branch location below to read important information about each Friends group.

 

Friends of the Toms River Library

Officers:

  • President: Karen Roselli
  • 1st Vice President: Nancy L. Gardner
  • 2nd Vice President: Carole Molchan
  • Recording Secretary: Virginia Saavedra
  • Corresponding Secretary: Lynne Jenny
  • Treasurer: Russ Whitman

Activities:

  • MEETING SCHEDULE 2021
    • August 9, 2021 - 7 pm

    • September 13, 2021 - 2 pm

    • October 11, 2021 - 7 pm

    • November 8, 2021 - 2 pm

    • December 13, 2021 - 7 pm

 

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Friends of the Barnegat Library

Officers:

  • President: June Mitchell
  • Vice-President, Corresponding Secretary, and Hospitality: Alexandra Mustoe
  • Treasurer: Arlie Mustoe
  • Recording Secretary and Membership: Fred Palmieri
  • Programs: Jo Fol
  • Hospitality: Esther Turner

Activities:

  • The Barnegat Friends meet on the second Tuesday of the month except July and August.
  • Upcoming fundraisers:
    • Book Sale – ongoing

 

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Friends of the Beachwood Branch

Officers:

  • President: Gwen Forte
  • Vice President: Sue Mirota
  • Secretary: Temporarily Vacant
  • Treasurer: Rose Bataglio

Fundraising Activities:

  • Biannual Book and bake sales (in the spring and fall)
  • Bag and bling sale (in the fall)

 

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Friends of the Berkeley Library

Officers:

  • President: Melissa Street

  • Treasurer: Barbara Dudek

  • Secretary: Linda Nelson

Fundraising Activities:

  • Regular book sales
  • Psychic fair
  • Boscov’s Friends and Family Discount

 

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Friends of the Brick Library

Officers:

  • President: Elaine Salto
  • Vice President: Marilyn Lago
  • Treasurer: Kathleen Finan
  • Secretary: Vicky Aufiero
  • Members-at-Large: Florence Taggart and Susan MacDougall

Activities:

  • The Friends of the Brick Library meet at 10:00 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month in September, October, and November. The December meeting and luncheon begins at 11:00 a.m. No meetings in January and February. Meetings resume in March, April, and May, at 10 a.m. The June meeting and luncheon begins at 11:00. No meetings in July and August.

 

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Trustees of the Island Heights Library

Trustees:

  • Chair: Betsy Hyle
  • Claire Kalli
  • Ellen Columbus
  • James Muller
  • Jill Gallina
  • Lynn Lenox
  • Marilyn Connors
  • Patti Fusaro
  • Sally Gauntt
  • Joyce Kaizar
  • Sharon Lee

 

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Jackson Friends of the Library

Officers:

  • President: Linda Lafer
  • Vice President: Rochelle Blum
  • Treasurer: Laura Reeves
  • Recording Secretary: Sheila Sokoloff
  • Corresponding Secretary: Sheila Sokoloff
  • Membership: Rochelle Blum
  • Book Sale-Drive: Dave Whelan and Rochelle Blum
  • Hospitality:
  • Publicity:
  • Fundraising: Carol Ammirata
  • Newsletter: Jessica Molte
  • Historian: Carol Whelan
  • Members at Large: Ira Blum, Estelle Berke, and Tom Ammirata

Activities:

  • Programs:
    • Friends sponsored programs can be found under the Calendar of Events webpage. Under “Ocean County,” select branch: Jackson. Then under “Type of Event,” select Friends Event.

Newsletters:

 

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Friends of the Lacey Library

Officers:

  • President: Patty Schmelz
  • Vice President: Roberta Quinn
  • Corresponding Secretary: Pat Madresh
  • Treasurer: Karl Kleiner

Fundraising Activities:

  • Large book sale the first week of June each year

  • Bus trips

  • Painting parties

  • Boscov’s Friends and Family Discount

  • Dine to Donate at the Captain's Inn

 

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Friends of the Lakewood Branch
Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Branch

Officers:

  • President: Alice Hazeltine
  • Vice President: Dorothy Kirschner
  • Treasurer: Walter Lange
  • Secretary: Diana Michaels
  • Membership: Edwina Revack
  • Volunteers: Jackie Cilento
  • Fundraising: Milly Cross
  • Newsletter: Ms. Kathie Tyhanic

 

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Friends of the Island Library

Officers:

  • President: Bernadette Callanan
  • Vice President: Laura Arluna
  • Treasurer: Laura Maschal
  • Recording Secretary: Susan Lovell
  • Membership: Ann Barkey
  • Hospitality: Vacant
  • Newsletter: Jim Curley
  • Book Sales: Carol Dunn
  • Programming: Linda Feaster

Newsletter:

 

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Friends of the Manchester Branch

Officers:

  • President: Naomi Webb
  • Vice President: Jane Battinelli
  • Treasurer: Mary Rose McCarthy
  • Corresponding Secretary: Patricia Saley

 

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Friends of the Point Pleasant Borough Branch

Officers:

  • President: Dolores Sheppard
  • Vice President: Tess Hartleius
  • Recording Secretary: Debbie Rumney
  • Treasurer: Barbara Oellermann
  • Book Discussion: Vikki Wilson
  • Hospitality: Janis Schleif & Kathleen Galante
  • Membership: Susan Mahde
  • Newsletter: Tess Hartleius
  • Art Show Coordinators: Janis Schleif & Kathleen Galante
  • Sunshine (Corresponding Secretary): Betty Nencheck

 

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Friends of the Plumsted Library

Officers:

  • President: Chris Hammerschmidt
  • Vice President: Pearl Elias
  • Treasurer: Paul Hammerschmidt
  • Recording and Correspondence Secretary: Carol Murray

 

Please visit www.plumstedfriends.org for additional information.

 

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Friends of the Point Pleasant Beach Branch

Officers:

  • Vice President: Mary Steiner
  • Treasurer: Joe Zisa
  • Secretary: Elizabeth Hanher

Activities:

  • Book Sale
  • Thomas the Tank Week (early January)

 

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Friends of the Stafford Library

Officers:

  • President: Nora DeRosa
  • Vice President: Cindy Wurst
  • Treasurer: Barbara Liberti
  • Co-Recording Secretary: Virginia Schwing
  • Co-Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary: Dianne Mann

Activities:

  • Friends Adventure—The Stafford Friends host a monthly program on the first Thursday morning of each month. Topics range from historical reenactors to flower arranging to belly dancing demos.
  • Book sale—Book sales are held quarterly in February, May, August, and November. Book sales in May and August also feature a bake sale!

 

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Tuckerton Library Association

Board Members:

  • President: Susan Marshall
  • Vice President: Jeanne Sutton
  • Treasurer: Wendy Chandler
  • Recording Secretary: Arlene Bixby
  • Corresponding Secretary: Edna Stevens
  • Members:
    • Karren Amon
    • Renee Gioiello
    • Lynne Haley
    • Joanne McAndrew
    • Elaine McClure
    • Jeanne McNamee
    • Pam Mickens (Newsletter Editor)
    • Elizabeth Saunders

Tuckerton Library Association Yearly Activities:

  • April – Annual Open House, normally occurs the 3rd Thursday of April at 7 pm. Free event open to everyone and held at the library usually centers around historical topics. Beverages and light refreshments provided.
  • May – Fundraising event, please see the Tuckerton Library Brochure/Online Calendar or the Associations Spring Newsletter for more information on the type of event, pricing, registration, and obtaining tickets, location and date TBD.
  • September – Annual Decoy and Gunning Show fundraising event at the Tuckerton Seaport and Tip Seaman Park. Usually occurs last full weekend of September.
  • November – Fundraising Luncheon event, presentation changes each year, usually held the second Saturday of the month from 12 pm to 3 pm. Please see the Tuckerton Library Brochure/Online Calendar or the Associations Spring Newsletter for more information on the type of event, pricing, registration, and obtaining tickets, location TBD.

 

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Friends of the Upper Shores Branch

Officers:

  • President: Deborah Fitzpatrick
  • Vice President: Debora Antonucci
  • Treasurer: Jean Millerchip
  • Recording Secretary: Gail Ashby
  • Corresponding Secretary: Anne Schneider
  • Fundraising Chair: Elisa DeNicholas

 

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Friends of the Waretown Library

Officers:

  • President: Judy Sylvester
  • Vice President: Cathy Rohowyj
  • Treasurer: Maryjean Deedy
  • Secretary: Linda Bleeke
  • Membership: Erica Catenacci-Haug
  • Book Sales: Judy Leale
  • Sunshine: Beth Rose

Newsletters:

 

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