Greetings From The Library Staff

Dear Friend,

Well, spring has definitely sprung in Boonton!  

At the library, we were a bit premature in planting summer annuals – with the help of Girl Scout daisies and brownies – on April 22. We had a couple of frosty nights, but all the plants survived and are looking healthy.  

We have partnered with the Native Plant Society of New Jersey to launch a Morris Chapter. The first initiatives were our new free seed library and the garden workshop and plant giveaway on April 22. The next project is planting a native garden in our backyard; look forward to a colorful, pollinator-friendly yard for all to enjoy!

Warm regards,


Museum Passes Are Here

Boonton residents and library card holders are invited to borrow from our collection of museum passes to some of the area’s most popular venues. The selection includes:

  • Liberty Hall Museum
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Morris Museum
  • Morris County venues, including Fosterfields Historical Farm
  • Newark Art Museum
  • Storm King Art Center (coming early May)
  • Yogi Berra Museum (coming early May)

Starting in June, we will also be raffling off the always popular vouchers to the American Museum of Natural History. You can find details here.

Children's Programs

Crafternoon for Kids!

Children, ages 6 and up are invited to join Miss Jes for a fun hour of crafting and creating.

Registration is required as space is limited.

Tuesday, May 7: Decorated picture frames. Reserve your spot here.

Friday, May 24: Building time! Project TBD. Reserve your spot here.

Summer Reading 2024

Registration for this year's summer reading program starts June 3! Children in pre-school and up are invited to come on in and pick up a summer reading packet with everything needed to get started.

Registration and tracking will be on paper copy only.

Miss Jes has planned a great schedule of activities and reading incentives.

Participants or their guardians must have a Boonton library card.

Adult Programs

Film Screening

Thursday, May 16 6-7:30 p.m.

Sentinel: Inside a Sacred Duty. Join local filmmaker, Phil Garrison, for a screening of his award-winning documentary on the lives of the soldiers who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery. 

Registration required, please. Click here to reserve your spot.

Free Jazz Concert in the Backyard

Sunday, May 19, 3-4 p.m.

Join us for an hour of smooth jazz performed by guitarist, Bob Wylde, and his trio.

Bring your own lawn chair, lean back and enjoy.

Beverages and snacks will be for sale by the Friends of the Library.

In case of inclement weather, we will move inside! No registration required.

All About Mobility Clubs

Friday, May 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join certified instructor, Jon Leslie, for a presentation and hands-on demonstration of the ancient Indian art of exercising with "mobility clubs" for improved mobility, strength and balance. A light lunch will be served.

Registration is required. Reserve your spot here.

Mystery Book Club

1st Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. via Zoom

We have a brand new list of titles to enjoy and discuss in 2024. The list is a pot pourri of classic and modern novelists from Arthur Conan Doyle to Patricia Cornwell. Take a look at the complete list here.

Adult Book Group

Adult Book Group took a break this winter and is looking for a new beginning and possibly a new format. If you are interested in joining or rejoining the group which discusses fiction and non-fiction of all genres, please take a moment to fill out this brief form.

NEW: Cookbook Club

The brainchild of our very own Laura Kraus! We are looking to find out if there’s an interest in launching a cookbook club at the library. We haven’t decided on a format, but it will definitely involve cooking and sharing. Please fill out this form if you are interested.

Upcoming Spring Events @ BHPL

Visit the library during May to borrow a museum pass, attend the free jazz concert or join one of our book clubs! Check our website for announcements about additional exciting upcoming spring events.

May Events Calendar

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