The East Brunswick Public Library Foundation, a 501c3, was established in 2009 to ensure that the library will continue to connect people with ideas, information, technology, resources, and each other in ways that enrich their lives and help them to realize their dreams.
The Foundation mobilizes private support to enhance innovative programs and services, while helping the library remain vibrant and responsive in an ever changing world. A contribution to the Foundation is an investment in the future of our community and will provide the support necessary for the library to meet the challenges and needs of the next century.
The Foundation's vision is that every individual builds a relationship with learning and libraries that lasts a lifetime. Through this relationship, every person will have access to all the information needed to achieve success in life.
The East Brunswick Public Library Foundation provides donors with an opportunity to establish a legacy and offer permanent support that will shape and improve the Library's services for years to come. In addition, contributions are deductible on your tax return if you itemize. There are several effective tax methods that can allow you to get extra mileage from your contribution while maintaining or improving your cash position.
Foundation & Friends …Working Side by Side
Often the Library Foundation and Friends of the Library are referred to interchangeably.
Often we are asked “what’s the difference between the Foundation and the Friends”?
Why do we have both? The answer is simple - both groups work to support the Library, but in very different ways. Both exist to provide private funding to the library in order to enhance and enrich the services the library can offer our community, but their focus and scope are quite different.
The Friends of the East Brunswick Public Library is a separate 501 (c) (3) organization and has been in existence since the library opened its doors in 1967. The purpose of the Friends is to foster closer relations between the library and the citizens of East Brunswick; to promote knowledge of the functions and needs of the library; and to lead in the development of a program for the extension and improvement of library services and resources. The Friends Executive Board includes people from the community who love the library. They are enthusiastic and generous supporters of the library with their time, talent and treasure. The Friends efforts and ongoing participation raises funds that underwrite programs and activities beyond the capabilities of the Library’s budget.
The Friends major fundraising efforts - the Annual Book Sale and Membership Drive, have provided support for the immediate needs of children’s and adult programming. Since the library was opened, the Friends have enabled the library to offer those little, and sometimes big “extras” that make a good library a great library. Gifts from the Friends can be seen all around the library building and, over the years, their fundraising acumen has afforded tremendous benefits to the East Brunswick community. Every resident can be part of the Friends’ important work, simply by joining each year at a level that is comfortable for you. Please go to http://ebpl.org/friends/friendsmembership.cfm for more information about Friends.
Your generous gift to the Friends or the Foundation is extremely valuable. At all levels, your donation will strengthen the library and its ability to remain meaningful and contemporary in an ever- changing world. Thank you in advance for thinking of us!