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The Friends of Upper Dublin Public Library

Winner of the 2014 Upper Dublin Medal for Outstanding Nonprofit Organization



Our Mission Statement: The Friends of Upper Dublin Public Library, a non-profit volunteer organization, stimulates public interest in our library & supplements funding to support the cultural, educational, and special needs of the library.

We provide funding for many library’s programs and needs: Summer Reading Programs, the Museum Pass Program, Continuing Adult Education Classes, Little Free Libraries, the monthly Book Page, and more.

Come to a meeting! We are always seeking new fundraising, promotional & programming ideas.

Download the Friends Membership Form

Friends meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month, 1:00-2:30 pm in the Library unless otherwise specified. See possible time changes below.

Board Members

  • Robert Stutz, President
  • Cathy Murphy, Vice President
  • Jan Frohner, Membership
  • Jo-Ann Hunt, Treasurer
  • Susan Tofani, Secretary
  • Richard Haggard
  • Karen Preston
  • Bryan Gillespie
  • Jules Mermelstein
  • Alicia Fortunato
  • Sunny Gross
  • Cheri Fiory, Non-Voting Member

Former Board Members
Sandra Merritt, Emerita
Jerome (Jerry) Caplan, Emeritus
Joan Chinitz, Emerita
Connie Sugarbread

Liaison from the Library Board: Cathy Murphy
Library Director: Cheri Fiory
Public Relations: India Frazier

MINUTES of Friends of UDPL Meetings


Year 2021

At the September Meeting there will be a discussion for approval of revised bylaws.

+ The Friends of Upper Dublin Library has changed to a fiscal year that matches the calendar year. As a result the Friends Board decided to review the bylaws, which were last updated in 2013. A small group of the Board of Directors met to update the bylaws. This documents shows the revised bylaws that are currently expected to be discussed and voted on by the Board at the Friends Board meeting on Thursday, September 9th.
+ If you have any comments, questions or suggestions about the bylaw changes please pass them along by email to FriendsUDPL@gmail.com or attend the Friends Board meeting on September 9th. If you pass them along by email one of the Board members will get back to you before the meeting.

Year 2020

Year 2019

Year 2018

Year 2017

Year 2016


You may write the Friends of the Library c/o The Upper Dublin Public Library, 520 Virginia Drive., Ft. Washington, PA 19034
Email contact: FriendsUDPL@gmail.com