Hackettstown Free Public Library







Spot our Roving Rover in a store window in Hackettstown; stop by the library to tell us where you saw him.  You'll get a prize!  Clues will be posted every Friday in the Children's Room, on our Facebook page and on the library website.



CLUE # 4

I love to play, but my fur gets mangled.

Who can help me get it untangled?

Wash, cut, trim and rinse . . .

Now I'm looking like a PRINCE!




Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 8 pm

Friday - 9 am - 5 pm

Saturday - 9 am - 12 pm



  Thanks to everyone who joined us for the birthday party on September 21!  What a great way to celebrate the founding of the Library by the Woman's Club of Hackettstown in 1913 


Our thanks to the Hackettstown Community Band, the American Troupe of Trinity Methodist Church, the vintage car and Victrola owners, the many, many volunteers who helped out at the Centennial.


Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for the Penny Candy booth, and our sponsors for providing volunteers and financial support:

Our thanks to our Centennial Sponsors!

Centennial Gold Patrons: Kiwanis Club of Hackettstown, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Friends of the Hackettstown Library

Centennial Silver Patrons: Soroptimist International of Hackettstown, Hackettstown Elementary PTA, House of the Good Shepherd

Centennial Friends:  Centennial Committee, Hackettstown Historical Society





In order to better serve the public,

we have made these changes in our policies:


DVDs:  you're now allowed a total of 6 DVDs: one 3-Day Movie, one TV Series and four 7-Day Movies.  You can reserve only one 3-Day Movie at a time and DVDs cannot be renewed. 

BOOKS: books (that are not reserved for another patron) may be renewed one time only, and no renewals on materials from the Interlibrary Loan Service.

FINES: fines for books are 20 cents per day, DVD fines are $1 per day.  Borrowing privileges will be suspended when you owe more than $5 in fines. There will be a $3.00 processing fee added to the replacement cost of a lost book or other type of library materials.

RESERVES: please pick up your reserved items within 3 days of notification. After 3 days, items will be passed on to the next patron on the waiting list or returned to the shelf.

These policy changes will help the library provide fair and prompt service to our patrons, particularly with items that are in high demand.

Adopted February 11, 2013 by the HFPL Board of Trustees 



We're Downloadable! 

E-Books and Audiobook Downloads are Now Available for Check-out 

  • Check out up to four books for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, smart phone, or other mobile device
  • Download an audiobook to your iPod, mp3 player or smartphone
  • No fines!  Your e-Book is returned automatically
  • Get started at www.digitallibrarynj.org, or click on the link below
  • Use your library card barcode number, and PIN (the last 5 digits of that number)
  • Available 24/7 and no need to leave home!
  • Place up to six books on "Hold" or in your "Wish List"


Take a Walking Tour of the Library with the Teen Advisory Board



 Visit the library today!

Upcoming Events
July 23
July 24
July 25
July 25
Drop-In Craft: Shaped Masks
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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