Greetings From The Library Staff

Dear Friend,

Springtime is finally here, and the days are getting longer and brighter.  It’s great to see our friends and neighbors venturing out and soaking up a bit of sunshine in our backyard.  A couple of days ago, we even had a family enjoying a leisurely picnic on the patio.  What joy!

In the spirit of the season, we are launching a host of fresh events and new programs, including our updated and improved Museum Pass Program and a springtime haiku competition.  More details below.

There’s always lots going on in our little library – so if you haven’t visited for a while, come on in.  You’ll love it here.

Warm regards,


April 22nd is Earth Day

We have several events planned in honor of our beautiful planet. 

Monday, April 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Nature’s Best Hope: A Zoom presentation by Doug Tallamy

Mr. Tallamy is one of the nation’s foremost ecologists. In this program, he will discuss his most recent book. Nature’s Best Hope, which offers sensible advice on how to protect our native plants and wildlife. The event is in hybrid format: Participants are invited to join us at the library for a “watch party” or zoom from home. Please register for the program here.

Friday, April 21, 3:30 p.m.  Earth Day Crafternoon. 

Miss Allie is planning fun, hands-on upcycling crafts for kids, ages 6 and up. Please register for the program here.

Saturday, April 22, 1 p.m. 

A Guided Walking Tour of the Emilie K. Hammond Wildflower Trail at Tourne Park. Lee Gaitskill and Sue Salsberg of the Rockaway Valley Garden Club will tell the story of this beautiful treasure in our backyard, followed by a guided walking tour. All ages are welcome. The trail is a bit uneven, so appropriate footwear is recommended. Please register for the program here

Kids' Corner

Boonton Cubed Continues!

Our multiweek Minecraft project is moving towards its grand finale.

Dates to remember:

Monday, April 3, 6 p.m. – Instruction session on how to create a video for the project.

Monday, April 24 – Video submissions due

Monday, May, 1, 6 p.m. – Grand finale! Participants will showcase videos describing their projects. Winners will be announced. Refreshments served! 

Upcoming All Ages Programs

Museum Pass Program

Thank you to everyone who responded to our museum pass survey. We heard you loud and clear. Starting April 1, we’re delighted to launch our new and improved museum pass program which offers free access to popular venues in New Jersey and New York.

New Jersey Venues:

  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Morris Museum
  • Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park
  • Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center

New York Venues:

  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • The Guggenheim (pass to arrive mid-April)
  • The Intrepid Air, Sea and Space (pass to arrive mid-April)
  • Storm King Art Center

Voucher Program:

New Jersey Botanical Garden Mansion Tour

American Museum of Natural History

Visit our website for more information.

Springtime Haiku Competition

April is National Poetry Month. In the spirit of the season, we are launching a haiku competition in celebration of spring, open to all Boonton residents and library cardholders. Time to think “spring” and get in touch with your inner poet!

Deadline for submission: 

Monday, May 1. Winners will be announced Friday, May 5.  

For rules, and details about how to participate, please follow this link.

Upcoming Spring Events @ BHPL

Visit the library during April and attend one of our special events to celebrate National Poetry Month and Earth Day! Or join us at one of our ongoing monthly programs! Check our website for announcements about additional exciting upcoming winter events.

April Events Calendar

Canasta Club

Starting Thursday, May 4, we are launching an 8-week series of canasta classes for beginners and players with “rusty” skills. Pre-registration is required as space is limited to 16 participants. If you are interested in participating, please sign up here. 

Staff Reading Suggestion

In this Percy Jackson meets The Hunger Games novel, semidios Teo must compete in an ancient ritual to replenish the sacred Sun Stone that protects his homeland. Teo is thrust into a complex set of trials with other demigods, all of whom have more training, magical abilities, and support than he does. Wonderfully complex characters and a rich Mexican mythology take center stage in this edge-of your seat adventure novel.

Request a copy of The Sunbearer Trials here.


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