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.

Click here or on the button above to become a member!

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

The next meeting is to be held on Tuesday, August 13, at 6:00 pm in the library conference room.

DVD Sale
June 1

A big shoutout to everyone who joined us at the Friends’ DVD Sale! Visitors browsed and purchased from a vast selection of movies and TV series, including classics, hidden gems, and favorite series. Your support and purchases helped us raise $145 for the Hackettstown Library. 📺🎥🎶 

Coffee for a Cause
May 27 – June 9

Buy Friend Blend coffee, tea, or cocoa mix and you’ll be contributing to the Friends’ mission of advocating for our beloved library. Your purchases through this coffee fundraiser ensure access to knowledge and resources for everyone. You’ll also support a great local coffee brewer, Greene’s Beans, with whom we’re collaborating. Place your order today:

2024 Spring Used Book Sale

The Friends’ Springtime used book sale was a success, thanks to the community’s amazing support. From those who donated items, to those who organized, served as sales clerks, and helped with teardown afterwards, we are incredibly grateful for your efforts. Thanks to your generosity, the Friends raised $1,132 for the Hackettstown Free Public Library. This contribution will benefit the library and all who use its resources.

2023 Holiday Mini Bazaar

The Friends’ Holiday Mini-Bazaar was productive, enjoyable, and brought in a profit of $647.00.  We offered delicious home baked goods such as Cookie Brownies, Spicy Applesauce/Raisin Bread, Almond Confetti Cookies, Ginger Cookies, Pumpkin Bread, and Cranberry Bread.  Handcrafted items included small hand sewn coupon holders/change purses all made in bright holiday fabrics.  Our white elephant table offered a vintage jewelry collection, lots of holiday decorations, many candles, a silver hotplate in the design of a reindeer, embroidered items framed, and a few holiday cookbooks.  We thank everyone who donated and everyone who worked.  Happy Holidays!

2023 Bake Sale

The Friends’ Bake Sale, held in conjunction with Eleventh Hour Animal Rescue, was held on Saturday, June 17, and brought in a profit of $156.00.  Some of our items were Scottish Shortbread, Banana Bread, Honey Orange Tea Bread, Spicy Apple-Raisin Quick Bread, and Cheddar Cheese Nibbles.  A special treat, known as Financiers, was a delightful taste treat, featuring Nutella in a vanilla cake-like wrap.  All homemade, with love and caring, by our members.

2023 Spring Used Book Sale

Our 2023 annual book sale brought in a record profit of $1,273.00, all of which is for the benefit of our revered community library.  Thank you to all who donated items, set up for the sale, purchased, and after, packed up.  See you next year!

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