In Memoriam

With sadness, the Friends Board of Directors reports the passing of our longtime board president Elizabeth Sher on December 10, 2017. Liz had been a Friend for nearly 30 years, serving on the board, helping with concert refreshments, making her famous punch for our annual galas, and, her favorite, working hard at the book sale. We extend condolences to her daughter Jessica, son-in-law Russell, and grandchildren, Rachel, Aaron, and Ben.

The family has requested that donations in her memory be made to The Friends. We are grateful for their generosity and this very appropriate tribute to their mother and our friend Liz. Memorials may be brought or mailed to the library, checks payable to the Friends of the Teaneck Public Library. Funds will be used to purchase a special gift for the library in her memory.

Business Partner Program

There's another plus to Friendship! We're partnering with local merchants to provide extra benefits to Friends members (in addition to knowing you're supporting library programs and services). If you joined the Friends or renewed your membership for 2018, show your membership card at participating shops, and you'll receive a discount on services or merchandise. New business will be added soon and there may be changes, so check the circulation desk, the library's website, or the Friends' Facebook page for updates.

Our "early adopter" businesses are: Angela Logan's Mortgage Apple Cakes; Carly'z Craze; Chopstix, Embroideries Unltd.; Garden State Jewelers; J&J Pharmacy; Pottery, Paint & Love; Rainbow Jewelry; Teaneck Cinemas; and The UPS Store.

Friends Business Partner Offers (PDF)

If you haven't yet renewed, you can still do so ($15) to support the library and take advantage of local merchants' discounts.

Friends of the Teaneck Public Library

The Friends of the Teaneck Public Library has played a significant role in the development of the Library and its facilities and programs. We invite you to join us in continuing this work. You will be contributing your efforts to the growth of an outstanding institution, enjoy working with new friends from our diverse community who have the same goals, increase your knowledge of interesting subjects and enrich the lives of others from children to senior citizens.

The Friends Groups was formed in 1979 by people from every segment of the town. Friends have done a lot since then:

  1. Friends were influential in gaining support for the renovation and expansion which doubled the usable space in 1980. This also gained the re-use of the auditorium, which is available to the community and is the site of concerts, lectures, films and training, etc.
  2. Friends have acquired items including a concert piano, movie projectors, a projection video system for a movie-size screen, auditorium curtains and carpet for the auditorium and reference, furniture for the lounge area and children's room, the signage system, large-type books for the visually impaired, display fixtures, a business computer, just to name a few.
  3. Friends have sponsored programs of all kinds on a regular basis, such as film festivals, concerts, lectures.

Today, the Friends is an influential organization of more than 1300 members who are growing as they help the community. The Friends will continue their work:

  1. MAKING PEOPLE AWARE OF THE LIBRARY, its special resources, services and needs.
  2. SUPPORT THE LIBRARY in its contacts with the public and government. It is a voice for continued improvement and growth.
  3. SPONSORING PROGRAMS and assisting where needed in the library's programming.
  4. PROVIDING THE LIBRARY with services and materials it cannot include in its regular budget.
Friends of the Teaneck Public Library Board of Directors
  • Acting President: Sandi Silverberg
  • 1st Vice President: Lynn Buckingham
  • Treasurer: Mary Soltz
  • Recording Secretary: Lynn Kloss
  • Corresponding Secretary: Cheryl Baker
  • Members-at-Large: Lisa Breen, Jane Erwin, Ruth Foster, Olga Newey, Chris Thorn
  • Book Sale Co-chairs: Olga Newey, Lynn Kloss
  • Library Board Liaison: Cheryl Baker
  • Outreach: Olga Newey, Chris Thorn
  • Publicity: Chris Thorn, Ben Waldman
  • Mailing: Lynn Kloss
  • Membership: Paul Butterworth
  • Newsletter: Lynn Buckingham
  • Outreach: Olga Newey, Chris Thorn
  • Publicity: Chris Thorn, Ben Waldman