"Libraries rock! There is something magical about walking the aisles and checking out the stacks of books. Being wedged between stacks and having the smell of books drift into my nose is comforting. If I could live in the library, I would."
author of Death to the Undead, 2012)
Officers & Board
2020 - 2021
President - Jim Driscoll
Vice President - Frank Kinslow
Secretary - Vacant
Treasurer - Annette Prior
Assistant Treasurer - Marilyn Slivka
Directors: Esha Ghosh, Patricia Kleiner & Janice Ashmont
The Friends of the Yardley-Makefield Library is a group of volunteers who donate time to assist with library tasks and to raise funds for the betterment of the library.
Our primary fundraiser are the book and media sales held each year. All of the items sold are donated by the public, and then reviewed and organized by the Friends. The community has shown overwhelming support for the book sales with their attendance and donations of good quality books, audio books, DVDs, CDs, and puzzles.
In 2018 and 2019, the Friends donated $15,000 to the Summer Reading Program at the library. Funds raised have been used to update the landscaping and purchase mobile shelving units. The Friends also sponsor the Saturday Programs as well as the Thursday afternoon Chair Yoga sessions. These free, entertaining and educational programs are well received by the public.
Those interested in receiving updates on book sales and programs can join our e-mail list on the Friends’ website.
Would you like to be more involved? Stop by the library and pick up a form or visit YMFriends.org to print out a membership form. Attend one of their meetings and see how you can contribute. Meetings are held at the Yardley-Makefield Library at 10:30am on the first Tuesday of the month except July, August, and December. Whether you have a small amount of time or are looking to be very involved, there are opportunities for you!
Friends are members of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends & Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association; and Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries (PCBL).
All donations to the Friends go directly to support your Yardley-Makefield Branch Library.
Due to the current health concerns and government guidelines the YM-Friends meetings are on Zoom with date and time to be determined.
If you would like to attend a meeting please send an email to: email@example.com.
All are welcome!!! Come join the fun and be involved with your library.
If you are interested in volunteering at the library, you can fill out an application form in the library.
Friends membership forms are available at the library or you can print out a form from this website.
What is the difference between Friends of the Library and Volunteers?
Friends support the library by raising and contributing money for programs, equipment, services, and materials. People become Friends by paying a membership fee and/or contributing money to support the Friends. Active Friends attend monthly meetings and help to raise funds (primarily through our annual book sale).
Volunteers help the library by performing various tasks. Currently, there is a demand for volunteers who are willing and able to put materials in order and/or to shelve materials.
Not surprisingly, many of our volunteers are Friends (or is it the other way around). We work hard, but have a good time, since we are made to feel very welcome by the Yardley-Makefield staff.
If you are interested in becoming an active Friend, please leave a message and telephone number at the library and someone will get back to you. You can also email the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.