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Friends Profile: Carol Adelman
If you have ever been to any event run by the Friends of the Library, you have probably seen Carol Adelman. We caught up with her to learn more about her time and involvement with the Friends.
WHEN DID YOU JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY?
I am probably the “oldest,” though I prefer “longest reigning” board member of the East Brunswick Friends of the Library. I joined about 43 years ago, when we sorted books in the basement of the municipal building and then in President Brenda Berger’s basement.
YOU HAVE BEEN PART OF THE FRIENDS IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT LEADERSHIP ROLES. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TITLES YOU HAVE HELD?
I was Book Sale Chair while pregnant with my now 41-year old daughter and have also held the positions of Financial Secretary and, several times, Recording Secretary. I have worked on almost every committee and the book sale all these years. Early on, we had our board meetings at the homes of our presidents (with that came some great baked snacks).
WHAT MADE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY?
My interest in Friends developed through a love of books, having been an editor in the publishing industry for many years.
FOR YOU, WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST PART OF BEING A FRIEND?
This group of dedicated women have become friends, and we’ve developed a bond working together for the betterment of our wonderful library. I look forward to continuing in this fulfilling endeavor for many more years.