The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 9, at 6:30pm in the library conference room.

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.

An Individual annual membership costs $10 payable by cash or check made out to the Friends of the Hackettstown Library (110 Church St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840).

2022 Spring Book Sale

Our April Used Book Sale was a roaring success with a good turnout on Thursday and Friday, and replete with a crowd on Saturday, the “buy one, get one free” day.  We appreciate all who donated and purchased, and our staff who arranged, and after all was said and done, packed up.  Our profit was a record $1,065.75.  Our Library Director and the Board of Trustees will decide on a purpose for the profit.  Thank you everyone!

Holiday Mini Bazaar (December 2021)

Our Holiday Mini Bazaar was fun for all and produced a profit of $417 which will be spent according to requests from our library.  We appreciate everyone who donated, purchased, served as sales staff, and last, but not least, those who carefully packed up the remaindered items.  We chose a respected, humanitarian organization to be the recipient and it was Habitat for Humanity.  They were indeed thankful to get them.  We wish you a happy holiday season and a prosperous, healthy New Year.

Used Book Sale (September/October 2021)

The Friends’ Used Book Sale, held September 30 through October 2, brought in a profit of $810.75.  We are very appreciative of everyone who planned, organized, purchased, and on Saturday afternoon, took down and packed up.  Hope to see you at our next book sale!

Holiday Mini-Bazaar (December 2019)

The bazaar was a great success thanks to everyone who donated, baked, worked, and purchased.  The total profit was $706!

B.I.D. Bucks Drawing (October 2019)

Thank you for your support during National Friends of the Library Week!  The entry slips were pulled on Monday evening, October 28, and there are five happy people who now have an extra $10 spending money; three are adults, another is 11 years old, and another is a child (Mom will have to take her shopping).

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