The Friends of the Wayne Public Library

Friend's Room Hours:  
September - June
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; 5:00pm-8:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
July & August
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 8:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Friends of the Wayne Public Library (FOWPL) is a volunteer service organization whose goal is to build closer relations between our Library and the people it serves. The Friends promote interest in the Library's activities, resources, services and needs. We also serve as a grass-roots organization to support the Library's goals.

Members work to raise funds for children's programs including the summer reading program, the Lunchbox Learning and other adult programs, and the Teen Advisory Group of Wayne Public Library.

It's easy to join the more than 150 Wayne residents who are already members of the Friends of the Library. Dues are only $10.00 a year for individuals and $15.00 for a family membership. Corporate memberships are $50. Lifetime memberships are $100. To join, just make out your check to the Friends of the Wayne Public Library and mail it to the Library at 461 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. You can also drop off your check at the Preakness Branch on Hamburg Turnpike. 

The Friends can always use more help. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, contact the Friends Liaison at 973-694-4272 Extension: 5405.

Join the Friends! Membership Drive! Support programs for children and teensLunchbox Learning Programs
 Support library goals  Purchase items for the library
Book sales in the Friends Room Support the summer reading program Operate the Friends Room in the Main Library
Friends of the Wayne Public Library Tote Bags

Tote your books in style! Great for gifts and souvenirs! Buy a Tote bag for $5.00 ea.  Support the Friends!

Friends of the Wayne Public Library - Tote Bags

Book Donations

The Friends of the Wayne Public Library accept donations of new and gently used books.  Both hardback and paperback titles are accepted for adults and children. The Friends cannot accept donations of text books, encyclopedias, or condensed books. Persons wishing to donate books may drop the books off at the garage entrance of the Main Library Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM year round. Magazine donations are accepted all year round.

All Donations must be in clean boxes or bags to be accepted. Thank you for your cooperation!

Friends of the Library USA

FOWPL is a member of Friends of Libraries USA. For information on the Literary Landmarks Program, go to their website or call FOLUSA at 1-800-936-5872.

Friends of the Wayne Public Library
Officers & Chairpersons


  • President - Sandie Sternberg

  • Vice President - Barbara Hobmeier

  • Treasurer - Jeanette Makus

  • Recording Secretary - Teri Mcdevitt

  • Corresponding Secretary - Lois Lavorgna

  • Membership - Elsie McKenzie & Millie Shebilsky

  • Publicity -

  • Hospitality  - Barbara Gordon

  • Historian - Clare Sullivan

  • Friends' Room & Friends' Room Publicity - Nora Pecci

  • Main Library Liaison - Deborah Rosenblatt

  • Sunshine - Elaine Mingo

  • Past Presidents

  • Bea Levine

  • Fran Hoffman

  • Jean Elmira Case

  • Ethel Kratz



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