Friends of the Hackettstown Library, Inc.

A festive mix of crafts, curios, home baked goods, and a bargain table of gently used items.

If you make crafts, knit, crochet, cross-stitch, make jewelry, cards, or ornaments and would like to donate your handwork to our bazaar, we would love it.  Items can be dropped off at the front desk anytime from now until Wednesday, December 1.  If you have any gently used items for our white elephant table, please bring them in.  One man’s trifle is another man’s treasure!

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!

When We Meet

Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Friends has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, at 2:00 pm in the library.

Membership Questions

Contact us at with membership questions, fundraiser ideas or just to say hi!

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.

Our Events

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).

Friends of the Library Bake Sale (September 2019)

The Friends of the Library bake sale on Thursday, September 26, was a great success. Among our offerings were: multi-grain levain bread, almond bundt cake, rich chocolate bundt cake, apple/cranberry quick bread, spicy applesauce quick bread, crumb cakes, monster-size blueberry muffins, spice cookies, vanilla snickerdoodles, sunshine cookies with orange rind, coconut, and chocolate chips, and chocolate candy cookies.  And, as usual, lots and lots of brownies!

FotL Meetings

Friends of the Library Meeting

December 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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