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The Friends of the Library

The Friends is formed exclusively for charitable, literary and educational purposes in support of and cooperating with the Library in developing, maintaining, and enhancing its facilities, resources, and services for the public. Read about and join the Membership of the Friends, and find out about the Member-Merchant Initiative benefit designed to support local Millburn-Short Hills businesses and strength library ties with the community (paper form here). For monthly updates, subscribe to the Friends Newsletter.Friends of the Library logo

In furtherance of its purpose, the Friends:

  • encourage monetary gifts for the exclusive benefit of the Library, and raise funds through book sales & other appropriate activities
  • encourage the use of the Library facilities, resources & services
  • focus attention on the Library through promotion and sponsorship of Library programs & activities

The Friends of the Library organize and sponsor a number of programs, events and improvements that help keep Millburn Library fresh, relevant and popular, including:

  • Museum Passes for Millburn cardholders
  • 3D Printer
  • Electronic Bulletin Board
  • Summer Reading program for children & teens
  • Expanded Young Adult space with new space
  • Supplemental library budget for new books, DVDs and more
  • Special programs, lectures ad performances for all ages

Click here to see the complete list of programs.

Fireside Book Club

The Fireside Book Club meets monthly. Lively discussion is led by a library staff member, or other special guests. All are welcome to attend these gatherings!

To obtain copies of the monthly book, visit the Millburn Library Reference Desk and ask for a Book Club-reserved copy, or borrow the eBook version via the Libby app.

2021-22 Schedule

  • October 4 — The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
    • Facilitator: Marilyn Petrokubi
  • November 1 — Leave the World Behind by Rumann Alam
    • Facilitator: Liz Miller Boose
  • December 6 — Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker
    • Facilitator: Sarah Pardi
  • January 3 — Nowhere Girl by Cheryl Diamond
    • Facilitator: Dorothy Kelly
  • February 7 — We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker
    • Facilitator: Jon Michaud
  • March 7 — Kent State by Derf Backderf
    • Facilitator: TBD
  • April 4 — The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron
    • Facilitator: Amy Ipp
  • May 2 — Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Facilitator: Sara Sherman

Annual Book Sale

The Friends host an annual book sale every year— unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic prohibited a book sale in 2020-21. Please watch for an announcement in 2022, if conditions permit.

Due to space constraints & pandemic protocols, please do not bring book donations to the library at this time. The next book donation period will be announced about 6 weeks before the next book sale.

For more information, or to volunteer to help with the book sale, please email

Monthly Meeting

Friends of the Millburn Library Board Meetings are open to the public, please email the Friends if you would like to attend. All meetings are 12:00pm to 2:00pm on the first Monday of the month, via Zoom.

  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6
  • January 3
  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6


Officers & Board

Officers (2020-21)

Dorothy Kelly President
Sapna Gupta Vice President
Yujing Shen Treasurer
Michelle Brubaker Secretary


Michelle Brubaker Programming
Jean Lee Garden
Mara Epstein & Sutapa Aditya Membership
Dorothy Kelly Museum Night Lectures
Sutapa Aditya Chess
Sapna Gupta Social Media & Publicity
Ruthie Binder Fireside Book Club
Dorothy Kelly Book Sale
Judy Eisner & Mara Epstein Fundraising
Sapna Gutna & Dorothy Kelly Newsletter
Sutapa Aditya & Mara Epstein Member-Merchant Initiative

The Friends work to support MFPL through fundraising and by creating interest in the public library. All money raised, whether through donations, membership fees, or fundraising, is used exclusively for programs, materials and projects that benefit the Millburn Library.

The Friends of the Millburn Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN# 22-2280527. Check if your employer offers a matching gift program— it’s an easy way to increase support!