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 contributes over $200,000 annually to the library for materials, public programming, community outreach, and staff development. The Friends raises these funds by organizing events such as the Beyond Words Benefit, Evenings with Friends, and the Annual Book Sale. Its members also operate the used bookstore 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.

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, ext.1280 or by email:



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Helen Heintz

Melissa Grzymala
First Vice President

Dana Molina
Second Vice President

Andrea Bradley

Michael Hall

Nicky Katz
Assistant Treasurer


Jimi Ayodele
Audrey Egger
Karen M. Ehee
Peter Ham
Veronika Häusle-Kalabacos
Beth Heaney
Rupert Hinton
Seva Kramer
Patricia Meyer
Jane Nieman
Dina Shaw
Christa Smith
Melanie Stein
Richard Trenner
Karen Zemble

Ex Officio:

Jim Hecht
Interim Library Director

Sherri Garber
Former Council President

Pam Wakefield
Board of Trustees

Erin Metro
Princeton University Liaison

Stephanie Oster
Development Administrator

Claire Bertrand
Book Sale Manager