The Friends are 90% of the way to our 2020 Fundraising Campaign goal! We're almost there-- can you help us get over the finish line?


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And thank you!  

Bring Us Your Jewelry!


Support the South Orange Public Library by donating unwanted bling and gems for the Friends’ first-ever JEWELRY SALE.


Donate your fine, costume, and vintage jewelry to the Friends chart GBPUSD

Women’s and men's items welcome. Even single earrings 

and non-working watches can serve our community.


To donate, place your jewelry in a sealed plastic bag with your name and
contact information enclosed (for your tax receipt).

Drop it off at one of the following locations
in the plastic container marked Friends of the
South Orange Public Library (FOSOPL).*


Proceeds from the sale will be used to
support Library programming and services.
A date for the in-person or online sale is to be determined.
But since it’s a season of cleaning out, you can give now!


Drop-off locations
Tonia Moore, FOSOPL President
9 East Clark Place, near Mountain Station
South Orange, NJ 07079

Kathie Abrams, FOSOPL Secretary
299 Western Drive South, off West End Rd.
South Orange, NJ 07079


*If you prefer to have your donation picked up,
please call Tonia Moore at 973-763-6391


The Friends of the South Orange Public Library is a 501c3 organization.

Your contribution is tax deductible as provided by law.

Dear Library Supporter,

Please join us to help the South Orange Public Library
continue its services to our community!

No Friends Book Sale This Year GBP-CAD

The Friends Book Sale is our main fundraising event for the Library
each year. But the 2020 sale had to be cancelled because of the
COVID-19 crisis. Due to the same crisis, providing support
for the South Orange Public Library is more critical than ever.

You Can Help

Since we can’t hold the book sale this year, we need your donation
to help raise $10,000 for Library programs and books in 2020-2021.

Your donation will help the Friends of the South Orange Public Library
fund new books, the film series, the children’s summer reading program, and museum passes, among other Library programs and activities, responsive to the community’s current needs.

Please click here to donate.

Thank you for supporting your Libraryand your community!


You shop, Amazon gives, 

Friends of the South Orange Public Library WINS


Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your AmazonSmile purchases to Friends of the South Orange Public Library when you shop on AmazonSmile


You can use your existing account on AmazonSmile if you have one, or create a new account if you don't.  Every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.


You do not incur any additional cost, and your information stays private; Amazon doesn't share individual customer information with us.

"BIN" sorting your books while at home?

The Green Bin in the Library parking lot is open for business! It's not a place to return library books, 
but you can donate books here.
Your books turn into funds for the Library and help spread literacy around the world, courtesy of the Friends' partnership with 
Better World Books
In the past nine months, your books raised $1,170

Books are picked up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 

Please do not leave books outside the bin-- if the bin is full, come back another day-- wet books don't help earn money for the Library.

Little Free Libraries in South Orange


Check out the four Little Free Libraries around town that are maintained by the Friends of the SOPL: 

- at the South Orange train station, on Sloane Street

- near the tennis courts at the Baird Center

- two side-by-side libraries at the South Orange Country Day School, on Vose Avenue near Mountain train station


Take a book, leave a book! 

The Friends thank these organizations for purchasing and maintaining our Little Free Libraries: the SO Rotary Club for the Sloane Street and Baird Center LFLs, and the SO Country Day School for the Vose Avenue LFLs. .  

A Village Green article on the Little Free L ibraries we keep well stocked. 

Monthly Meetings

The Friends meet in the Library Community Room on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm; all are welcome! (During the pandemic, we’re meeting online.)

Paula Poundstone says, Join the Friends!

Friends of SOPL
65 Scotland Rd
South Orange, NJ

973-762-0230 (library)

Did you know??

We are halfway to our $10,000 fundraising goal for 2020!  Please donate today!

In 2019, the Friends funded 193 new Library titles-- by August 2020, they had circulated 1,646 times! 

The Friends fund the Children's Summer Reading Program, Teen summer reading prizes, and the Library's Foreign Film series.

The Friends fund museum passes to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, IntrepidMontclair Art Museum, Morris Museum, Newark Museum of Art, and NY Historical Society.

Coming soon: 

Storm King Art Center!


Liberty Science Center: present your library card and ID to get $3 off general admission for up to 4 people, or 10% off a family membership.

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