Friends of the Hamilton FREE Public Library
The Friends of the Hamilton Free Public Library was founded in 1983 to:
- maintain an association of persons interested in books and libraries;
- focus attention on and provide funds for 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 have 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. An Executive Board with elected officers carries out the work of the friends with the all-volunteer staff.
Daily book sales are held on most days, 10 am – 4:30 pm, on the Main Floor of the Hamilton Free Public Library. Prices start at only 10 cents, up to 25 cents for paperbacks, 50 cents and up for hardback and trade paperback books and other items. Huge book sales are held regularly throughout the year. See the Huge Book Sales page for upcoming dates of sales of thousands of types of books, CDs, and DVDs, covering all genres, including children’s and teen materials.
The Friends host several free quarterly programs throughout the year 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. At these meetings, a short few minutes is spent on business.
We offer many opportunities for community service. There are many volunteer openings 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 Extension 4023
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. There is a large receptacle on the side of the library for these items. We are not able to accept encyclopedia sets, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, or damaged materials.