Library Company of Burlington NJ

Chartered by His Majesty King George II in 1758



Burlington Bookends is an organization that affords students in grades 6 through 12 the opportunity to work together to further the mission of the Library Company of Burlington through a variety of volunteer events and special activities. 

See complete information on the Bookends program and membership in the program here.

Teach reading to kids after school The American Youth Literacy Foundation is looking for high school tutors in grades 10-12 to help teach younger kids how to read.

Adult Volunteering Opportunities

The Library hereby expresses gratitude to the volunteers who help enliven the place through all their creative and unfailing efforts... you know who you are!  Others can help City youth and promote literacy, education and a lifetime of enlightenment by volunteering.

Give of your time and talent for a particular program, or as a Special Instructor (eg Art, Music, etc.). You might serve on the Friends of the Library or use your skills to help in any of the following areas: 

  • Book Sales
  • Fund Raising
  • Grant Writing
  • Membership Drive
  • Programs/Activities/Events
  • Publicity
  • Wherever Needed

We have developed a series of tips and guidelines to make your volunteering a highly satisfying activity for you and The Library.  Download Volunteer Handbook

Contact a library staff member using the contact form on the Services page




Your tax-deductible gift will fund programs, collections, resources, and equipment not included in the regular library budget.

Donate to these Projects!
Circulation Desk, Audubon Preservation, ADA Issues, Paint/Repair, Lighting, Magazine Subscriptions, Friends’ Online Store

Ways of Giving
Your monetary contribution to The Friends of The Library Company of Burlington, Inc , a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation is tax-deductible as permitted by law. Please consult your tax counsel.

Outright Gifts
Gifts by cash, check or credit card are the easiest and most direct way to benefit The Friends of the Library Company of Burlington and are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Gifts may be designated to a specific program or "The Friends" general fund. Many contributors participate in the The Friends annual appeals with outright gifts.

Please click here to make a secure donation with your VISA or MasterCard or through your Pay Pal account - you will receive a receipt for the donation in your email.

If you prefer to mail your donation, the address is:

Please download and complete the form and mail your donation to the address below:

The Friends of the Library Company of Burlington
23 West Union Street
Burlington, NJ 08016

View / Print Charitable Donation form 


Charitable Bequests
Bequests are the simplest way to make a planned gift to "The Friends". There are many ways to include a bequest in your will to The Friends of the Library Company of Burlington. These include:
  • Bequeathing a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate.
  • Indicating which assets (such as stock, real estate, etc.) will be gifted.
  • Designating that the “remainder” of your estate (after expenses, bequests to family members, etc.) will go to "The Friends".

Honor & Memorial Gifts

You can honor or remember a loved one by making a tribute gift in their name and designating the gift to a specific Friends of the Library Company program. If you are looking for a way to celebrate or acknowledge a special occasion or event – a birth or birthday, anniversary or other celebration, you can make a donation in their name. Perhaps you would like to honor an employee or program.

Matching Gifts Programs
This is a great way to double your gift. Many corporations offer a Matching Gifts Program to current and retired employees. For more information or to obtain the proper forms, contact your organization’s Human Resources or Community Involvement Department.

United Way Donor (UWSEPA)
By writing on your donor card: The Friends of the Library Company of Burlington, 23 West Union Street, Burlington, NJ 08016, you can designate your gift to "The Friends".