Bring Us Your Jewelry!
Support the South Orange Public Library by donating unwanted bling and gems for the Friends’ first-ever JEWELRY SALE.
Donate your fine, costume, and vintage jewelry to the Friends.
Women’s and men's items welcome. Even single earrings
and non-working watches can serve our community.
To donate, place your jewelry in a sealed plastic bag with your name and
contact information enclosed (for your tax receipt).
Drop it off at one of the following locations
in the plastic container marked Friends of the
South Orange Public Library (FOSOPL).*
Proceeds from the sale will be used to
support Library programming and services.
A date for the in-person or online sale is to be determined.
But since it’s a season of cleaning out, you can give now!
Tonia Moore, FOSOPL President
9 East Clark Place, near Mountain Station
South Orange, NJ 07079
Kathie Abrams, FOSOPL Secretary
299 Western Drive South, off West End Rd.
South Orange, NJ 07079
*If you prefer to have your donation picked up,
please call Tonia Moore at 973-763-6391
The Friends of the South Orange Public Library is a 501c3 .organization.
Your contribution is tax deductible as provided by law.
Dear Library Supporter,
Please join us to help the South Orange Public Library
continue its services to our community!
No Friends Book Sale This Year
The Friends Book Sale is our main fundraising event for the Library
each year. But the 2020 sale had to be cancelled because of the
COVID-19 crisis. Due to the same crisis, providing support
for the South Orange Public Library is more critical than ever.
You Can Help
Since we can’t hold the book sale this year, we need your donation
to help raise $10,000 for Library programs and books in 2020-2021.
Your donation will help the Friends of the South Orange Public Library
fund new books, the film series, the children’s summer reading program, and museum passes, among other Library programs and activities, responsive to the community’s current needs.
Thank you for supporting your Library—and your community!
You shop, Amazon gives,
Friends of the South Orange Public Library WINS
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your AmazonSmile purchases to Friends of the South Orange Public Library when you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: same products, same prices, same service. Your information stays private; Amazon doesn't share individual customer information with us.
You can use your existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile if you have one, or create a new account if you don't. At AmazonSmile, you'll be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations before you begin shopping. Choose Friends of South Orange Publiclibrary Inc., which is how our name appears in Amazon. Amazon will remember your selection. Then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation. You do not incur any additional cost.
"BIN" sorting your books while at home?
The Green Bin in the Library parking lot is open for
business! It's not a place to return library books,
but you can donate books here.
Your books turn into funds for the Library and help spread literacy around the world, courtesy of the Friends' partnership with Better World Books.
In the past nine months, your books raised $1,170!
Books are picked up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Please do not leave books outside the bin-- if the bin is full, come back another day-- wet books don't help earn money for the Library.
Little Free Libraries in South Orange
Check out the four Little Free Libraries around town that are maintained by the Friends of the SOPL:
- outside Starbucks, at the South Orange train station
- near the tennis courts at the Baird Center
- two side-by-side libraries on Vose Avenue near the Mountain train station
Take a book, leave a book!
The Friends of the South Orange Public Library meet on the second Monday of each month. During the pandemic, the Friends are meeting online; we will resume in-person meetings when it is safe to do so.
Where: Community Meeting Room, lower level of the South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Rd, South Orange.
When: 7:00pm-9:00pm on the second Monday of each month
All are welcome! Ample parking in the parking lot behind the Library.
Paula Poundstone says, Join the Friends!
Friends of SOPL
65 Scotland Rd
South Orange, NJ 07079
We are halfway to our $10,000 fundraising goal for 2020! Please donate today!
In 2019, the Friends funded 193 new Library titles-- by August 2020, they had circulated 1,646 times!
The Friends fund the Children's Summer Reading Program, Teen summer reading prizes, and the Library's Foreign Film series.