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The 2022 Library Gala is November 16th! 

Join us at the Roxbury Library Foundation Gala — a night to kick back, relax and celebrate all that the Library offers Roxbury Township. Proceeds will benefit the Roxbury Library Foundation. On Wednesday, November 16 from 6 to 9 p.m., we will celebrate Masquerade at The Windlass restaurant on beautiful Lake Hopatcong. We promise an evening of good food and community spirit, appreciating how the Roxbury Public Library makes Roxbury a better place.

Ways to participate in the 2022 Library Foundation Gala


General Admission ($125): Ticket to the 2022 Gala. Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres.

Friend Sponsor ($500): Listing as "Friend" in the Gala Journal; 2 tickets.

Bronze Sponsor ($1,000): Bronze listing in all Gala print and online materials and on-screen at event; Half page ad in Gala Journal; Company name on library website; 2 tickets.

Silver Sponsor ($2,500): Silver listing in all Gala print and online materials and on-screen at event; Full page ad in Gala Journal; Company name on library website; 4 tickets.

Gold Sponsor ($5,000): Company logo/name on all gala print and online materials and on screen at event; Acknowledgement at the event from the podium; Full page, premium placed ad in the Gala Journal; Logo on library Website; 6 tickets.

The Roxbury Library Foundation is a registered 501(3)c. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. TAX ID: 87-1715943

Platinum Level Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors

Bob & Kathy DeFillippo

Silver Level Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Case for Support

The Roxbury Public library has and continues to intentionally evolve to meet the needs of Roxbury Township. Following the structure of our previous 3-year strategic plan, we've: 

  • Expanded digital content, 
  • Expanded access to technology and career-focused instruction, 
  • Initiated unique services like the Library of Things and the Passport Services which also brings in additional revenue, 
  • Partnered with local organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, Roxbury Rotary Club, Roxbury Coalition for Social Change, Skylands Songwriters Guild, Roxbury Historical Society, Roxbury Historic Trust
  • Plan, produce and disseminate hundreds of programs for children and adults on every topic under the sun 

The library's ability to meet the needs of Roxbury is constrained by the limitations of a facility that has not seen an expansion in 30 years. Space is needed to house expanded collections, to accommodate demand for library programs, and meet the space needs of the community. The library is ideally positioned to provide public space. It favors no political or religious beliefs. It welcomes all cultures, races, genders, incomes, ages, abilities, and identities...and access is always free. 

The library expansion project will: 

  • Allow for small groups and individuals to utilize technology fused private study space for tutoring, group work, job interviews, distance learning, telehealth appointments, etc 
  • Enlarge the children's room and create a dedicated children's program space inside the children's wing, where kids can safely roam with parents nearby
  • Allow for larger capacity early children's literacy programs, educational lectures, and hands-on workshops. The community room's maximum occupancy will be 400 people.  
  • Allow for multiple engaging programs and meetings to occur simultaneously
  • Allow for regular computer lab instruction, especially for senior citizens who are most vulnerable to online scams
  • Allow for far greater access to community groups to utilize space for meetings and activities. Groups that currently regularly use the library's meeting room are:
    • Roxbury Coin Club 
    • Roxbury Boy Scouts 
    • Roxbury Girl Scouts 
    • Mahjong Meetup 
    • Three book discussion groups 
    • Knitting and crafting group 
  • Create numerous options for individual and group seating with access to outlets
  • Create additional gallery space for local artists to showcase their work

How will Roxbury Township benefit?

  • Roxbury will finally have a community center that's open and available for all 7 days a week. Civic life will have a space to call its own. 
  • Roxbury's students will find ample options for quiet study and group work with the numerous seating options we'll have, all with electrical port access and high speed data.
  • Roxbury's professionals can escape crowded homes and distracting offices to work, conduct meetings both in person and via zoom.
  • An inspiring public library, much like high performing schools, parks & other public amenities, attracts people to the township. 
  • Roxbury will have an expanded space and resources with access to computers, high-speed internet and wifi, helping to bridge the digital divide.

If 200 families committed to $20 per month for the next 5 years, we'll raise a quarter million dollars. What if 250 families committed? Or 500? That's pretty darn powerful. Recurring donations are a key part of our fundraising strategy and we hope you'll consider making the library part of your monthly giving and/or annual giving. Even if you can only spare a $5 a month (that's a fancy cup of coffee), you'll help us get that much closer to the endgame.  

Purpose of the Roxbury Library Foundation:

To offer financial support to the mission of the Roxbury Public Library, encouraging gifts, endowments and memorials to The Roxbury Public Library Foundation, Inc to expand and maintain the library building and its infrastructure.

The Foundation was formed and certified by the State of New Jersey on July 2nd, 2021 with the goal of expanding fundraising capabilities that would enable a future expansion of the library facility. 

TAX ID: 87-1715943

The Foundation is designated a 501(3)c organization.

Contact Us: 

To reach the Foundation, please email foundation@roxburylibrary.org.

Roxbury Library Foundation's official address is: 

Roxbury Library Foundation, Inc

111 Howard Blvd, Suite 100

Mount Arlington, NJ 07856

Foundation Board Members

The Roxbury Library Foundation Board of Directors consists of: 

  1. Bob DeFillippo - President
  2. Steve Alford - Vice President
  3. Ron DeFilippis - Treasurer
  4. Kathy DeFillippo - Secretary
  5. Ann Borowik
  6. Marshall Gates
  7. Alyssa Greenberg
  8. Aldo Palma - Library Trustee ex officio
  9. Stu Bauer - Friend of the Library ex officio
  10. Radwa Ali - Director of the Library ex officio