Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Deptford Free Public Library (FODFPL) are a community based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of the Deptford Free Public Library. Its purpose is to maintain an association of individuals interested in fostering advocacy for the Library and focusing public attention on Library services, facilities and needs. The Friends provide input to the Library planning processes, conduct fund-raising beyond the scope of Township funding and provide support for Library events.

The principal sources of operating funds for the FODFPL are memberships, donations and in-library and online sales of gently used library books, CDs and DVDs donated by patrons. Monies collected are spent on special Projects for the Library and on initiatives that complement the Library Mission. A volunteer elected Friends Board governs the FODFPL and work as partners with the Library Director, Board of Trustees and Library Staff.

Membership in the organization is for one year and runs from October 1st through September 30th. Each membership level has benefits associated with it including 1 free DVD rental for Individual and Family Memberships, 20% off the $25 Book Dedication Free for all memberships and complimentary Friends Logo Bags and pins at various other levels.  The membership levels are:

Individual – $5

Family – $10

Benefactor – $50

Business Friend – $75

Recent Friends contributions include:

  • Sponsoring and purchasing passes for the “Discovery Pass Program” where patrons can visit museums and other local attractions free of charge
  • Sponsoring Kids Programs like “Friday Fun Days”
  • Purchasing the outside Book/Media Drop Box
  • Purchasing an AWE Children’s Early Learning Computer
  • Directing and managing Used Book Sales
  • Purchasing prizes and refreshments for library events

Current fundraising goals include raising enough money to continue and expand the “Discovery Pass Program” and the Children’s Library Media Collection.

Please give us your passion, expertise and energy to help make our library the best it can be.  Become a Friend of the Deptford Free Public Library. 

 Membership applications are available at the Library Front Desk along with the Friends Meeting Schedule.  All members are welcome at the Friends Board Meetings.