How Can I Help?
- Do you want to help your library?
- Do you have an hour or two to give us on a
- Do you have a skill or a hobby you'd like to
- Do you love putting things in order?
We'd like to meet you. We are a small
library with big ambitions. In order to achieve these big ambitions, we
need to get help from active members of the community. Among the
- Share your hobby or interest with
others: Clubs such as knitting, gardening,
yoga, job hunters, computers, etc. are always fun. We'd love to host
them but we need volunteers to lead them. Meet weekly or monthly, if
we can fit it into our schedule, it's up to you!
- Help Keep the Library Looking Great:
Shelving and shelf-reading have to be done on a regular basis--and
there's never enough hands available to do it!
- Computer Training: Help seniors
and others take their first steps on the information highway.
Join a group of people determined to put the
"Fun" back in Fundraising.
Friends of the Library work to support the
library staff and trustees by raising money for special programs and projects,
doing outreach and volunteering. Click here to
The library accepts donations from individuals
These donations enable us to go beyond the basics and
provide needed programs, materials, technology and services to the public.
Some of our most exciting achievements came about
because of the generosity of our community.
- Our first public access computer network was
donated by New Jersey Natural Gas as part of its Libraries Online program.
- Children's Department renovations and
furnishings were funded by a bequest from former employee Avice Markley
Noblett. Interest from Ms. Noblett's bequest continues to fund ongoing
- Donations of time, materials and money from
various individuals, organizations and companies funded the Rain Garden and
our ongoing landscaping projects.
- A donation from the Eisner family provides
funds for restoration and upkeep of the Eisner house.
- The Red Bank Rotary Club donated the seed
money to help put the Red Bank Register in digital format and make it
- Fidelity Investment Company donated money to
begin a computer training program and with the generous donation from NJ
Natural Gas, we now have 5 laptops in house that can be used for independent
study, programs & tutoring.
We're always looking for gently used books, DVDs,
audio books, etc to stock our book sale room. Proceeds from our ongoing
book sale go to defray the costs of new materials.
- Paperback and hardcover books in good
condition both fiction and non-fiction for all ages.
- CDs & DVDs in good condition
We Cannot use:
- Readers Digest Condensed Books
- Dated Publications
- Travel guides more than two years old
- Technical books more than two years old
- Vinyl records or cassette tapes
Because the library staff does not have the
time nor the expertise to appraise books, no receipts will be provided for book
donations at this time. Due to lack of storage space, we reserve the right
to limit the quantity of items donated.