The Friends of the Union Public Library is a group of residents whose mission is to create public interest in the Union Public Library, promote increased knowledge, use and understanding of its services and needs, and who wish to foster public support for the necessary development of our Library so that it may be a vital part of our community.

The group has raised monies to purchase a Crayon Kiosk at the Vauxhall Library and a bike rack that will soon be installed there. Also, the Friends purchased museum passes for the past two years. Museum passes can be signed out at either branch and cover entrance costs to area museums such as Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art, New Jersey Garden of Sculpture and Morristown Museum, among others. One of the major sources of income is from the ongoing book sale. The book sale is a wonderful opportunity to purchase books for summer beach reading for only $1. Look for the display of books for sale at both library branches. All proceeds support the works of the Friends group.

Anyone interested in reading and in supporting our library is invited to attend the next meeting of the Friends of the Union Public Library on Thursday evening, June 1, 7:00 in the community room of the library or call David Arminio at 908-354-4927 for more information.