About

Friends of the Hamilton FREE Public Library

The Friends of the Hamilton Free Public Library was founded to:

  • maintain an association of persons interested in books and libraries;
  • focus attention on library services, facilities, and needs;
  • stimulate gifts of books, magazines, and other library materials;
  • promote the library as a cultural, educational and recreational asset to the Township of Hamilton.

It is an all-volunteer run 501(c)(3) organization. Through our public fundraising efforts, the Friends has provided the library with furniture, public computers, magazine racks, meeting room tables and chairs, handicapped-access door, ancestry.com, e-books, the museum pass program, the movie program and several children’s programs including the summer reading program.

Daily book sales are held on most days, 10 am – 4:30 pm, on the first floor of the Hamilton Free Public Library.  Prices start at only 10 cents, a quarter for paperbacks, one dollar and up for hardback books. Huge book sales are held periodically throughout the year.  See the Book Sale page for upcoming dates of sales of thousands of types of books, CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes covering all genres, including children’s and teen materials.

The Friends hosts several free quarterly programs throughout the year that are of interest to the general public, such as Mike McGrath from WHYY’s You Bet Your Garden, Sherlock Holmes presentments, authors and more.  These programs are held on the lower level of the Hamilton Free Public Library. Please see the Events page for upcoming programs.

There are many volunteer opportunities with the Friends of the Hamilton Library.  Our committees include Fundraising, Sales, Hospitality, Audit, Restocking, Nominating, Publicity and more. And volunteers earn free books for hours logged! If you are interested in helping in and volunteering, please contact the current president at HamiltonFOTL@gmail.com .

The Hamilton Free Public Library is located at 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, Hamilton, NJ  08610      609-581-4060

Link to the Library at: http://hamiltonnjpl.org/ 

The Friends of the Hamilton Township Public Library welcome donations of new or gently used books, magazines, audio and visual materials.  We are not able to accept encyclopedia sets, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, or damaged materials.