Welcome Friends of the Metuchen Library: 2018 was a banner year! Your generous support enabled the library to offer a number of programs for children, young adults and adults alike. Did you know that over 6000 residents attended these programs in 2018? We are proud to say that with your dues and the fundraising we have conducted throughout the year, we were able to present a check for $17,500 to the library for use in 2019. Thank you!
Starting in 2019, Museum Passes will only be available to
Friends of the Metuchen Library. Your dues payment of $15 for 2019 will support the cost of these passes, paid for by Friends of the Metuchen Library each year. Take advantage of great savings on museum admissions.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Give a lasting token of love! For $20, Metuchen Library will plate a book in honor of a loved one and send a card announcing your gift. You may choose the category of the book, although not the actual title. Plated books normally remain in circulation three years or more. Sign up at the library in person, from February 1 to February 16, to get this special Valentine gift.
Check out all the great programs that the Friends are funding in the new quarterly newsletter (January, February and March, 2019) that have been sponsored by Metuchen Savings Bank. Click here for the flyer.
Special thanks and congratulations to Kathy Glaser and Cathy Tardoski, our Library Gallery coordinators, for establishing the gallery and providing 30 shows over 5 years, through their hard work with local artists.
They are seeking successors to operate the Gallery. Knowledge of art is a plus, but with good organization and people skills, you can learn to operate the gallery.
Special thanks to the Metuchen Department of Public Works Through 2018, DPW: Cleared the lawn for the Friends Annual Book Fair and moved books, tables, and chairs to the lawn, Moved supplies, tables and chairs to and from the Country fair, Mowed the lawn, collected fall leaves, & shoveled snow before staff arrived, and cut dead trees, Replaced lights, unclogged sinks and toilets, unjammed windows, replaced automatic door batteries, assembled heavy furniture, and responded to a basement flood! Thanks to Rick and everyone at DPW!
PLEASE NOTE: the Library is now OPEN on Sundays from 1-5:00pm.
THE NEXT FRIENDS MONTHLY MEETING IS ON TUESDAY, February 19, 2019 IN THE LIBRARY ART GALLERY SPACE.
Metuchen Book Discussion Group:
Second Tuesday of each month from 7:30 - 8:30p.m. The following books will be discussed:
Financial Literacy “Saving for Your Future: Basic Principles of Building a Financial Foundation"
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7-9 pm - Presented by Sarah Ruzol of the National Campaign on Financial Literacy
Staging Your Home to Sell
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7-9 pm - Cindy Mussman of "Stellar Stagings" will share tips on what you can do to your home to appeal to buyers. Please call the library at 732-632-8526 to register.
Lunar New Year Celebration
Sunday Feb. 24, 1:30-3:30 pm Presented by NJ Edison Metro Lions Music Group and NJ GYH Entertainment Club. Special Chinese painting exhibit and live presentations.