Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Princeton Public Library is a volunteer organization that supports, enhances and promotes the work of the library.

The Friends contribute more than $250,000 annually to the library for materials, public programming, community outreach, and staff development. The Friends raise these funds by organizing events such as the Beyond Words Benefit, Evenings with Friends, Excursions with Friends, and the Annual Book Sale. They also operate the used book store on the first floor of the library.

The Library Council oversees the work of the Friends. This group has won several national honors for its work, including the Gale Cengage Library Development Award; the 2011 Baker & Taylor/ALTAFF Friends of Library Award; and the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates and Friends Best Friend Award.

Become a Friend of the Princeton Public Library

Anyone who contributes to the Library’s Annual Appeal or buys a ticket to an event sponsored by the Friends automatically becomes a Friend of the Princeton Public Library. Friends who give $50 or more receive free admission to the Annual Book Sale preview and the opportunity to purchase presale tickets to events sponsored by the Friends.

Those who give $100 or more receive mail delivery of Connections, the library’s award-winning quarterly magazine. 


The Friends welcomes new volunteers to become involved in their activities. Opportunities include working on the Friends Book Sale, the Beyond Words Annual Benefit, and Evenings with Friends. Individuals who volunteer their time and talents can make a valuable contribution to the library and the community. For more information, contact the Friends at 609.924.9529 ex.280 or by email:


Council Members

Council Members in 2014

Sherri Garber, President
Joan Stolpen, First Vice President
Eric Monberg, Second Vice President
Lynda Kresge, Secretary
Fred Wass, Treasurer
Mara Franceschi, Assistant Treasurer

Wendy Pierce Evans
Helen Heintz
Heather Howard
Laura Jacobus
Darryl Kestler
Dana Molina
Greenie Neuburg
Liza Peck
Betsy Sauder
Karen Sisti
Yamile Slebi
Melanie Stein
Zachary White

Ex Officio
Leslie Burger, Library Director
Kiki Jamieson, Board of Trustees
Erin Metro, Princeton University Liaison