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Friends of the Hackettstown Library, Inc.


Next meeting:   Monday, May 1st at 2:30 pm, in the library conference room. New members are welcome to attend.

News and Tidbits

March 2017: USED BOOK SALE, sponsored by Friends of the Hackettstown Library will be held on Thursday, April 27th from 9am to 8pm, Friday, April 28th from 9am to 8pm, and Saturday, April 29th from 9am to noon inside our library at 110 Church St.  Donations will be accepted during business hours at the library through April 26.  There will be a wide variety of books, CDs, DVDs, games, puzzles, something for everyone at bargain prices.  We hope to see you there!

December 2016: The annual Holiday Mini Bazaar, held in our library on December 8 and 9, was a wonderful success.  Our profit was $467.40, to be spent for something of benefit to the library; we shall await a request from our Library Director.

We appreciate all who worked, created, baked, set up, took down . . . oh!  And to those who purchased!  Have a happy holiday season and a healthy New Year.

Fall 2016: The Friends recently gave $200 to our library for the purchase of books, toys, and games for the Children’s Room.

We also gave $275 for the purchase of books and various items related to crafting in memory of Denise Palmer, one of our dedicated library staffers for many years as well as a volunteer for the Friends organization from 2002 through 2013.

About us:  The Friends organization, created in September 2002, is a nonprofit and charitable 501(c)3 corporation.  Our mission is dedication to lending support to the Board of Trustees of the library and their ongoing endeavors to provide high quality library services and materials to the community.  We have underwritten many programs and activities that are outside of the normal, day to day budget of the Hackettstown Free Public Library.  We are especially proud of having paid for the circulation computer in the children’s room when the downstairs was refurbished many years ago.

Amazon Smile: Help us earn funds with your Amazon shopping! It’s easy!

  • Go to
  • Sign into your Amazon account and you will be directed to choose an organization from the list provided by Amazon.
  • Please choose “Friends of the Hackettstown Library” as your designated charity.
  • A percentage of your purchase through Amazon Smile will be automatically deposited in our account.

*Please note: You must start at every time you make a purchase in order for it to count. We thank you for your support!

Ink Cartridge Recycling:  Bring your empty inkjet printer cartridge to the library or any Friends meeting or event.  They will be sent to a recycling vendor who pays us for them.  Please do not bring in toner cartridges from copiers or laser printers because the vendor does not accept them.

We have a new email address!
Contact us at with membership questions, fundraiser ideas or just to say hi!

FotL Meetings

Friends of the Library Meeting

May 1 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM