Friends of the Library

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Friends of the Hackettstown Library, Inc.


NEXT MEETING:   Tuesday, May 8th at 2:30 pm, in the library conference room. New members are welcome to attend.

PLAQUE DEDICATION CEREMONY: On Tuesday, April 17, at 2:00 pm, at our library, there will be ceremony dedicating the new bronze plaque commemorating the Woman’s Club founding of our library in the year 1913.  Reception and light refreshments to follow.

News and Tidbits

USED BOOK SALE, sponsored by Friends of the Hackettstown Library, Thursday April 26, 9 am to 8 pm, Friday April 27, 9 am to 8 pm, and Saturday April 28, 9 am to noon, inside our library at 110 Church St.  Donations will be accepted during business hours at the library through April 25.  Wide variety of books, CDs, DVDs, games, puzzles, something for everyone and at bargain prices.

New this year: Buy a Re-useable Tote Bag for $2.00 and fill and re-fill it many times over for only $5.00, books only.

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.

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.

We have a new email address!
Contact us at with membership questions, fundraiser ideas or just to say hi!

FotL Meetings

Book Sale- Sponsored by the Friends

April 26 @ 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Book Sale- Sponsored by the Friends

April 27 @ 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Book Sale- Sponsored by the Friends

April 28 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Friends of the Library Meeting

May 8 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM