The next meeting is to be held on Tuesday, June 13, at 2:00 pm 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.

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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).

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!

Holiday Mini Bazaar (December 2022)

The Friends’ Holiday Mini-Bazaar was very successful thanks to all of our planners, workers, and those who donated. The items we offered ran the gamut:  candles, glassware, holiday decorations, costume jewelry, handmade change purses, crocheted lap blankets, crafting books, and delicious home baked goods, to name a few.  Our profit was $621.30 and will be spent according to the wishes of our Library Director and our Board of Trustees.  Happy holidays and we’ll see you next year!

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!

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Friends of the Library Meetings

Friends of the Library Meeting

June 13 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Friends of the Library Meeting

August 8 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Friends of the Library Meeting

October 10 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Friends of the Library Meeting

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

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