In 1964, a group of residents of Evesham Township went door-to-door collecting books to become the core of a free lending library. From these beginnings, the library grew enough to become a part of the Burlington County Library System. Housed originally on the second floor of the former Township Building on Main Street, the Library had to move when the Township Engineer determined the weight of the books was too heavy for the floor. It then moved to larger quarters next to what was then K-Mart on Route 70. The Evesham Library, now located in the Township Municipal Building on Tuckerton Road, has grown to be the largest and most active branch of the Burlington County Library System. The Friends of the Library of Evesham Township:

  • Acts as a public advisory board for the Library
  • Provides materials and financial subsidies to enhance the Library’s activities
  • Raises funds through:
    • Memberships
    • Donations
    • On-going sale of used book
    • Special used book sale days
    • Tote bag sales

The Burlington County Library System pays for the day-to-day operations of the Evesham Library – the overhead, the heating and air conditioning, the salaries and benefits, the upkeep of the building, the office supplies, the purchase of new books – but it does not pay for the extras, for those things that we may not notice, but would miss if the Friends did not supply them:

  • Furniture:
    • Comfortable chairs in the Periodical Section
    • Extra shelving to separate G-rated movies from more adult fare
    • Display cases
    • Bulletin boards
    • Office furniture for staff
  • Vending machines for cappuccino, sodas, snacks
  • Aquarium stocked with tropical fish
  • Summer programs for children
  • Supplies for arts and crafts projects
  • Prizes and bookmarks for National Library Week
  • Rewards for the Summer Reading Program
  • McNaughton Browsing Collection
    • Since 2001, the Friends have donated $26,693.00 to this collection to supplement the County’s budget line for best-sellers and other recently published popular books.
  • Fortieth Anniversary gifts of $4,000 each:
    • McNaugton Collection – additional funding
    • Children’s and Young Adults sections:
      • Books
      • Videos
      • CD’s
      • Computer software


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Friends of the Evesham Library
984 Tuckerton Road
P.O. Box 1024
Marlton, NJ  08053