Friends of the Library


Our state award-winning Friends of the Library organization, founded in 1975, provides funds for equipment, materials, and additions to the library’s collection. The Friends also sponsor public events for children and adults at Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library.

Friends of the Library participate in programs of the Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries (P.C.B.L.) and Friends of Libraries, U.S.A. (FOLUSA).

The purpose of this organization is to maintain an association of persons interested in books and libraries, to focus public attention on library services, facilities, and needs, and to stimulate gifts, desirable collections, endowments and bequests. The Friends organize and support fund raising events to achieve these purposes.


Benefits of membership include free admission to Friends’ programs presented at the library. Also, your membership in the Friends of Montgomery District Library Center gives you access to a pass to the Morris Arboretum and to the Elmwood Park Zoo. The Arboretum pass allows free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children. The Zoo pass allows 2 adults and up to 6 children admission. Either pass can be checked out from the library, just like you would check out a book.

Elmwood Park Zoo

New Members Are Welcome

To become a member, you can download a printable application form or pick up an envelope on the rack in the lobby of the library. Meetings are held at 10 AM on the third Tuesday of the month from September to June. There are no meetings in July or August.

For questions and/or information, send an email to