About the Friends of the Glen Rock Public Library

The Friends is a group of Glen Rock residents who come together to help sustain the Library’s high level of excellence.  The fundraising events run by the Friends generate thousands of dollars for children, teens and adult programs, provides for technology updates, and collection development.  This money helps the Library Director enhance and expand Library resources and services.


Great Book Sale - Guidelines for Donating Books and Media

The Friends of the Glen Rock Library greatly appreciates your donations of books and media to our Great Book Sale. After all, without your books, there would be no sale. Unfortunately though, we may not be able to accept every single book you no longer wish to keep. Just like a retail store, the Friends must stay mindful of which books and media donations are likely to sell. Also, we have very real constraints of space and volunteer time.

Before you pack up your carton of donations, please take a moment to read our donation guidelines here. This chart will help you determine which of your books we can accept, and which would better be disposed of elsewhere.

Thank you for your cooperation!


Community Outreach

The Friends of the Glen Rock Public Library is an invaluable asset to the Library, by underwriting special programs for children, teens and adults, enhancing the circulating collections, providing updated technology, and a museum pass program to metropolitan area institutions. 


Join the Board

Please consider joining the Friends and becoming part of our team.  We welcome your presence at meetings and encourage your participation as a volunteer.  Each year there are dozens of ways you can apply your talents and skills to help in our fundraising efforts. It’s easy to join, you’ll meet people and you’ll be doing a good thing for Glen Rock.

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, September through June, at 7:30pm in the Library.

For more information, contact us at friends@glenrocklibrary.org



Contribute your time and talents to the Friends of the Glen Rock Public Library.  We will keep your application on file and contact you at the appropriate time.  Your participation is a welcome and appreciated resource to the Friends.



In addition to outright donations, the Friends organizes The Great Book Sale, a Membership Incentive, and the Courtyard Paver and Tribute Gift Programs, plus several fundraising activities each year to sustain and enhance the Library.   The money raised from the All*Star Readathon, which encourages school children to become prolific readers, goes specifically to children’s services.


Purchase a tribute gift

Is there a special someone in your life that you would like to honor?  The Friends has a gift contribution program to achieve that goal and benefit the Library and the entire community at the same time.  Please consider a donation of $25 or more “In memory of” or “In honor of” a friend, relative, or organization or celebration of a special occasion. One given in honor of a child is especially rewarding – as his or her name appears on a personalized bookplate.  Your gift will be used to purchase a book, CD or DVD or audio book for the circulation collection.


Community Art Gallery

The Gallery enhances the Library and serves as an opportunity for artists to display their work. It is managed by the Friends of the Library.  Applications and art are accepted throughout the year. 

See more information about The Gallery.



The Glen Rock Public Library’s Courtyard Patio is a lovely, quiet reading spot for children and adults alike. The Friends of the Library invites you to buy a brick to honor a family member, a special someone, or a particular event.


Amazon Smile

Use this link for every Amazon purchase … Free for you and great for us! It’s easy when shopping on the internet.  When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Friends of the Glen Rock Public Library. 

  1. When purchasing something through Amazon, go to www.smile.amazon.com

  2. Sign in using your usual Amazon login information

  3. Click the "Choose your Charity" button and select “The Friends of the Glen Rock Public Library”

  4. You will receive an acknowledgement from Amazon and they will donate each time you shop!



The Friends of the Library has a partnership with Boiling Springs Savings Bank, located at 217 Rock Road in Glen Rock, which can help raise substantial donation dollars for the Friends. These funds can be used for collection growth, interesting programs for all Library users, and the many services required to maintain the excellence of our Library. 

Please note: The Friends of the Library will not know who is or who is not in the Community Alliance Program ("CAP"). Boiling Springs will give the Friends quarterly donations based upon the average balance of our supporters’ designated accounts.

The only thing we ask you to do is:

  1. Designate your current account as part of the "CAP"

  2. You can open a new account there and designate it as "CAP"

The branch manager will be happy to assist with questions. The local branch is at 217 Rock Road. They can be reached at 201-445- 4008 for further assistance.


The Friends of the Glen Rock Public Library is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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