Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Mount Laurel Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit all volunteer organization, dedicated to supporting the activities and mission of the Mount Laurel Library.  The Friends provide financial support primarily through membership dues,  used book and media sales, and other fundraising events.

Volunteer for the Friends of ML Library.  We need your help! 

The Library has become a community destination and continues to grow exponentially.  The Library’s mission is to inform, enrich, connect, and transform our community.  The purpose of The Friends is to maintain an association of individuals interested in fostering advocacy for The Library: in focusing public attention on library services, facilities and needs; and in raising funds for the Library beyond the scope of township funding.  The Friends is a nonprofit organization.

Membership Benefits

Your most valuable benefit is knowing that you support this community’s center for free information, education, entertainment and literacy.

As a member you also receive:

  • Early admission to the Used Book and Media Sales
  • A $1.00 coupon redeemable at a Friends Quarterly Book Sale
  • Invitation to annual/general meeting and other events 

Annual Membership Dues

Benefactor ($100+/year)
Patron ($50-$99/year)
Family ($15/year)
Individual ($10/year)

As of July 1, 2015, Patrons will receive all basic membership benefits plus coupons for five (5) free books annually from a Friends quarterly book sale.

Also, as of July 1, 2015, Benefactors will receive all basic membership benefits plus coupons for ten (10) free books annually from a Friends quarterly book sale.


Membership Form (includes new benefits)
Membership dues are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law and are eligible for many corporate matching fund programs. Membership forms are available to download or pick one up at the Circulation Desk. 

You can also join or renew online via Paypal with our Friends Membership Form.

The Friends is always looking for volunteers; we welcome your participation.  If you are interested, let us know by checking a box on the form.

See the list of some of the many items purchased for the library by the Friends.


Book Sale Dates

Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Saturday, Oct. 22

Wednesday - preview night 6PM-8:30PM. Preview night for Friends members only. You can join the Friends group at the door.

Thursday - 12PM - 8:30PM
Friday - 12PM - 4:00PM
Saturday - bag sale,10:00AM - 4:30PM


Book Sale Rules

  • Cash and checks are accepted. Checks are limited to 2 per day per customer. No credit or debit cards.
  • Please be courteous and respectful to all customers
  • Electronic devices are welcome (please turn off the beepers)
  • Hoarding and/or stockpiling will not be permitted
  • 4-wheeled carts or strollers are NOT permitted in the Book Sale Room
  • If you choose not to purchase an item, please return it to where you found it
  • Sorry, we don't offer discounts.


Donating to the Book Sale

The Friends of the Library accept book donations year-round in the wire baskets found at the right end of the circulation desk. 

The Friends welcome your gently used donations but do not accept the following: 

  • encyclopedias of any kind
  • magazines
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • damaged, moldy or yellowing books
  • children's books that are torn, written in or dirty
  • directories almanacs, travel, computer, medical or text books more than 2 years old

We also do not accept old computer software. For more information, use this form to contact the Friends

We receive many donations over the year and thank each and every one of you who donate your gently read books which enable the Friends to raise much needed funds for the library.  Please visit the Friends Corner Book Sale which is open year-round in the library and purchase someone else's "gently read books." 


Book Sale Left-Overs

All left-overs from the Friends Quarterly Books Sales are picked up by a single charity organization which finds good homes for all the books not sold during the book sales. All proceeds from the book sales directly benefit the library.


Customer personal items dropped off in the Book Sale Donation Bins

Customers who drop off personal items in the donation area need to identify the item by title, author, hard cover or paperback, size, and the date the item was dropped off. Thousands of books and media are processed within a timely manner. We will make an effort to find the customer's item, unfortunately, there can be no guarantees that it will be found. For more information, use this form to contact the Friends


Friends Bylaws