Library Foundation Announces Successful Completion of Annual Appeal

Long Hill Library 2024 annual appeal

The Foundation of the Long Hill Township Public Library is pleased to announce the completion of its 2024 annual appeal, which exceeded its goal of raising $23,000 in donations from local residents and businesses.

The Long Hill Library, a cornerstone of our community, offers patrons countless opportunities to read, play, and learn. In the past year, the Library:

Loaned out 23,959 electronic items, including e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines.

Increased its roster of programs to include Storytime at Stirling Lake, online talks by bestselling authors, and technology assistance at Wired Mondays.

Welcomed more than 600 people to sample its chocolate fountain, play indoor mini golf, make art, watch and discuss a film, and reconnect with neighbors and friends at the Library’s September Sunday Funday.

Hosted free art classes taught by Blue Duck Art Studio, Danielle D’Amico of Juxtapose Gallery, Brenda Liberti of Bee Lee Blooms, and other local artists.

“We couldn’t offer all the programs and services we provide to the community, especially in the current economy, without the financial support of the Library Foundation,” said Albie Ashbrook, Director of the Long Hill Township Public Library. “The Foundation’s support helps to offset the high cost of digital lending resources like Libby, Hoopla, and Kanopy, and makes it possible to host community events like our Mini Art Shows and Sunday Fundays.”

After this year’s appeal, with the generous support of the community, the Foundation donated more than $8,000 to support library programs and services. The remaining funds raised will be used to grow the endowment fund, which was established in 2015 to help ensure the viability and sustainability of the Library for years to come.

“The Library Foundation wishes to express our deepest thanks to those who contributed this year to support the library today and in the future,” said Foundation Board President, Heather Gillis. A complete list of donors can be found at

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