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Friends of Livingston Library Kicks Off Membership Drive

Along with Friends’ Board Secretary Sue Cone (left) are merchants participating in the Friends Members & Merchants Program: Jennifer Rosenblatt, owner of Philly Pretzel Factory of Livingston, Craig Fischbein, president of The Boston Ice Cream Company, and Ronald Cartlidge, manager of Jay’s Shoe Box.  

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Friends of the Livingston Library (FOTLL) has launched its 2013-14 Membership Drive with a mass mailing to Livingston residents that introduces new benefits of being a member.

One such benefit is the new Merchants & Members Program which makes members eligible for discounts from the Philly Pretzel Factory, The Boston Ice Cream Company, and Jay's Shoe Box in Livingston.  

“Use the discounts often enough, and membership pays for itself,” said Sue Cone, Board Secretary of FOTLL.

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Other membership benefits include pre-public access to BookFEST!, the annual book sale extravaganza held at the end of October, recognition on the FOTLL website as a “friend”, and discounts on tickets for FOTLL events.

“The biggest benefit is probably the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting our wonderful Library,” Cone added.

FOTLL's single largest source of funding comes from its memberships and accounts for approximately half of the organization’s annual fund raising. Currently, FOTLL has 500-600 memberships which are all offered at different levels and can be given as a gift.

More information and membership forms are also available online at the friends of Livingston Library website, the Friends of the Livingston Public Library Facebook page, and at the Library. Memberships can be purchased online or by mail (Friends of the Livingston Library, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston).

FOTLL, a non-profit organization, provides crucial funding for many Livingston Library programs and services not covered by the township budget. Examples of the events and services the organization supports include the Summer Reading Program for Children and Teens, the Museum Pass Program, guest speaker series, the E-Reader Experience which allows patrons to borrow an e-reader pre-loaded with books for children or adults, and the purchase of hundreds of books and non-print media.

For further information, please call 973-992-4600 x505 or visit the FOTLL website or Facebook page.


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