The annual membership drive of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library is underway. Founded in 1979, the Friends of the Cranford Public Library support the library in dozens of ways, including sponsorship of the international film series, the adult, teen, and children's summer reading programs, the adult winter reading program, the Literary Café book discussion program, play readings by the Theater Project, and story time yoga sessions for children. The Friends also purchase furniture and equipment for the library, fund an annual library studies scholarship, and fund the library's highly popular Museum Pass and Book Club Kit programs. In addition, the Friends make substantial contributions to the library book budget. The Friends ask that you help support the library by becoming a member or by renewing your membership. The annual membership fee is only $10.00 ($5.00 for senior citizens and students). Membership in the Friends includes mailings of The Reader, the joint, bi-monthly newsletter of the library and the Friends. Membership applications are available at the main desk of the library and can also be found at