Friends News


ENTUCKY DERBY PARTY - Saturday, May 5, at 5 pm

Enjoy a day at the races on Saturday, May 5, when the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library host a fundraising Kentucky Derby Party! Come dressed in your Kentucky Derby finest for a chance to claim the prize for best men's or women's hat. Event also includes a Kentucky Derby trivia quiz, more prizes, food, and a live stream on the big screen of the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Participants can place their bets in the canisters provided, and one winning ticket will be drawn for each of the top three horses. Doors open at 5 pm for the quiz and hat judging, race begins at 6:30 pm. Admission is $10 per person. Don't miss this fun afternoon to benefit the library!


Roseland Free Public Library director Jen Overton presented Bill Cinque with a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the library on March 3. Bill, a longtime Roseland resident affectionately known as "Mr. C," was honored at a special luncheon hosted by the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library. In addition to serving as secretary for the Friends of the Library, Bill's list of contributions to the library range from his annual holiday train exhibit to Star Wars movie marathons to helping assemble the new children's furniture at the library. We appreciate Bill's dedication, pleasant demeanor, and fun spirit, and we look forward to making more memories!

UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS - Mondays, April 9 & May 14, at 7 pm

The board of the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library meets on the second Monday of the month, and the public is welcome to attend these meetings,  as well as anyone interested in joining the Friends Group.


FRIENDS LIBRARY BOOK SALE - Wednesday - Friday, June 20-22

Save these dates! The Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library is holding a book sale to benefit the library. Sale will take place during regular library hours, 9 am to 9 pm. NOTE: We are also accepting donations for the book sale, but please do not leave your donations outside overnight. Instead bring them to the circulation  desk during our regular hours: Monday-Thursday 9 am-9 pm, Friday 9 am-5 pm, and Saturday 10 am-3 pm. Your support is greatly appreciated.