Friends of the Hackettstown Library, Inc.

Fall Book Sale:  9/30 – 10/2

The HFPL Friends have scheduled their Annual Book Sale Thursday, 9/30 (9am-8pm), Friday, 10/1 (9am-5pm), and Saturday, 10/2 (9am-12pm).

Donations are now being accepted at the library for gently used books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, and board games.

Items in poor condition, text books, encyclopedias, outdated medical and computer books are not acceptable items for donation.

If you have a little spare time during the set-up (Wednesday, 9/29 from 1:00pm to 8:00pm) or sale hours, we need your help!  Please email Jim Richards ( to volunteer some of your time.

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.

When We Meet

Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Friends has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 12 at 2:30pm.

Membership Questions

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

Our Events

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!

The Friends Annual Used Book Sale (April 2019)

The Friends Annual Used Book Sale reaped $841.00 in profit and we thank everyone who donated, arranged, served as our “sales staff” and, of course, those who purchased.  We hope you enjoy your newfound treasures.  We await requests from our library staff as to how the money will be spent.  Many, many thanks.

How to Support the Friends of the Library

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.

FotL Meetings

Friends of the Library Meeting

Friends of the Library Meeting

October 12 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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