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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 fundraising 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 Elmwood Park Zoo (2 adults and up to 6 children) and the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove (2 adults and up to 4 children). Either of these passes can be checked out from the library, just like you would check out a book.

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