BOOK SALE 2016 is fast approaching!

June 11th (11am-4pm) and June 12th (10am-3pm) 
 @ The Baird Center
5 Mead St.
South Orange

Book donation days: 
Wed. June 8th 11am-4pm and Thurs. June 9th 3pm-8pm at The Baird Center, 5 Mead St., South Orange.


With the special assistance of Seton Hall's University's 

Alpha Phi Omega (A National Service Fraternity) 

The Friends of the SOPL present: 

Saturdays at the Library!


Buy adult and child USED books at very low prices. 

1pm - 4pm

Proceeds to benefit the South Orange Library


We are celebrating $3,000 the Friends of the South

 Orange Public Library donated to our library for the

 purchase of books and other materials in January 2016.

This donation is possible due to the generous donations

 of our members and to the hard working volunteers at our

 various fundraising events.



Monthly Meetings!

The next Friends of the South Orange Public Library monthly meeting is Tuesday May 10th, 2016. (subject to change)

Location: The Community Meeting Room, Lower level of the South Orange Library,65 Scotland Rd, South Orange.

Time: 7:30pm-9pm

 All are welcome!


The BIG GREEN BOX turns books into 
funds for the library!

Wondering about that green "Drop Books Here" box outside the library in the parking lot? The Friends of the SOPL have partnered with Better World Books to earn a percentage of their profits for our library and help spread literacy throughout the world. Read more about it here.

It's NOT a place to return library books but you can donate books you no longer want! It's great way to get rid of those "hard-to-donate" books such as encyclopedias, user's manuals, and textbooks. Our volunteers keep on top of reporting when this box is full, and your donations get picked up in a timely manner. (During our book donation days for our annual Book Sale, we will temporarily pause donations at the green box)


The Book Cage is OPEN!

The Book Cage---the hidden gem of a used bookstore on the mezzanine level of the South Orange Library

All sales are an on-going fundraiser for the Friends of the SOPL and are tax deductible. Just ask for a tax receipt!

The Book Cage:

Your Community Bookstore

Tuesday 1-3 pm

Thursday 1-3 pm

Saturday 2-4 pm

Third floor of SOPL, by the 

elevator(follow the RED ARROWS!) 

$2 adult hardcovers, $1 children's and young adult hardcovers, 50-cent paperbacks, $1 all media.

This modest bookstore is the result of the hard work of many volunteers. We thank the SOPL for loaning us their space which, allows The Friends to help the library thrive as a community hub for information, assistance and fun.