Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Cresskill Library is an auxiliary nonprofit organization that raises money and organizes events in support of the library. All donations made to the Friends are tax-deductible.


The purpose of this Organization shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in libraries; to focus public attention to the Cresskill Library; to stimulate the use of the library's resources and services; to receive and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the library; to support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community.

Friends of the Library Executive Board

Hercules Invictus, President

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History of the Friends of the Cresskill Library

Undated: American Library Association, promotional brochure: Suggestions for Friends of the Library.

1954: American Library Assocation, promotional brochure: Friends of the Library: Who They Are, What They Do.

June 15, 1962: Articles from Library Journal: Friends of the Library: Who Are They by Guy G. Garrison and The Splendid Headache by James S. Healey

1964: Letter from John Zilinski, President Pro Tempore, inviting patrons to attend organizational meeting of the Friends of the Library, with guest speaker, author Arthur H. Lewis.

April 9, 1964: Newspaper clipping announcing that officers and Board Members for the Friends of the Library were named, including Dr. Morris Cohen, President.

April 14, 1964: Minutes, Friends of the Library meeting.

June 12, 1964: : Program, Friends of the Library Present Alison Tallman Hoffman, Violist

1965: Letter from Cresskill's Friends of the Library requesting donations for the "new" library (located on Union Ave), and enclosing a Pledge Card.