Friends of the Hackettstown Library, Inc.

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

The Friends’ Holiday Mini-Bazaar was a grand success bringing $400.00 to our treasury, to be spent according to the latest needs and wishes of the library staff.  We thank everyone who donated, baked, crocheted, sewed, served as a volunteer “store manager,” plus those who organized the set up and the take down.  Such dedication and generosity is indeed admirable.

When We Meet

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm, in the library conference room. New members as well as visitors are welcome to attend.

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.

Contact Us

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

FotL Meetings

Book Sale- Friends of the Library

April 26 @ 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 27, 2019

Book Sale- Friends of the Library

April 27 @ 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM