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Upper Shores Library Page

Friends of the Upper Shores Library
The Friends of the Upper Shores Library
Po Box 104
Lavallette, NJ 08735

Navigation Bullet History

The Friends of the Upper Shores Library organized in the summer of 1995 prior to the opening of the Upper Shores/Lavallette Branch Library. Officers were installed in October 1995. When the library opened in December 1995, the Friends organization had a membership of 200. In March 1997, the group received designation as a publicly supported organization by the Internal Revenue Service.


Navigation Bullet Mission

The Friends of the Library are citizens who choose to help their local library. In this role, they perform several important functions: Friends serve as a "connecting link" between the library and the community, interpreting one to the other.

Friends help supplement the library budget by providing funds for special programs, equipment, or materials. Friends are a source of volunteers whose services extend the role of the library staff to patrons.

The vast majority of this work is paid for through your dues, which is tax deductible.


Navigation Bullet Accomplishments

During their four-year history, the Friends have made several contributions toward enhancing library services;

  • Publication of a quarterly newsletter to inform Friends of library services and activities.

  • Sponsorship of library programs including: the 1996 Birthday Brunch, 1999 National Library Week celebrations, several vocal concerts, a magic show, boating safety, book discussions, National Humanities Month and holiday open houses.

  • Fundraising events including- an annual membership drive, selling sun visors and book/bake sales.

  • Donation to the library of 35mm camera, Polaroid camera, scrap book supplies, cassette/CD player, mini vacuum cleaner and several books and subscriptions.


Navigation Bullet Leadership

Mr. L Lionel Howard -- President
Mrs. Elaine Marten -- Vice President
Mr. Frederick Hahn -- Treasurer
Ms. Virginia Claeys -- Recording Secretary
Ms. Dee Daniels - Corresponding Secretary
Ms. Catherine Marino -- Berkeley/Member-at-Large
Ms. Linda Isabel - Brick/Member-at-Large
Mr. Everett Zanes -- Toms River/Member-at-Large
Ms. Joy Grosko - Lavallette/Member-at-Large
Ms. Herta Tully -- Seaside Heights/Member-at-Large
Ms. Virginia Klumb - Seaside Park/Member-at-Large


Navigation Bullet Membership

Annual membership options include:

Individual membership, $5.00
Family membership, $10.00
Student membership, $1.00
Patron membership, $50 and up

Applications can be obtained from any officer of the Friends or at the library: 112 Jersey City Avenue, Lavallette.


Navigation Bullet Meetings

General membership meetings are held four times per year.


Navigation Bullet Additional Information

Contact Upper Shores Library, 732-793-3996.

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Click the Link below to connect to the Upper Shores Page on the County Library Site:

The web address of the Library Link

Upper Shores Library BranchExternal Link


Navigation Bullet Upcoming Events

Friends of the Library Fundraiser
Serenity Cafe
2008 Rt 37 East
Toms River
May 18, 2015 6pm
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