Greetings From The Library Staff

Dear friend,

Another summer has flown by faster than ever, it seems.  As always, we were super busy during July and August:  Miss Allie concluded another great summer reading session with a fabulous performance by Conrad the Magician; we launched our popular Wednesday Game Night; and in spite of some nasty weather, we held some wonderful Spielberg movie nights in the backyard.  All in all, summer 2023 at the Boonton Holmes Library was a good one!

Looking ahead to the fall and winter, we’re busy finalizing programs and activities for the coming season.  Old familiars such as our 5 book clubs have new reading lists to explore.  Among fresh initiatives are a series of Hitchcock movie screenings and a reprise of the Boonton Book Fest.  Stay tuned – there’s always something good happening at your library!

Looking forward to seeing you soon,


Boonton Reads: Rebecca

Who can forget the haunting opening sentence of Rebecca – “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again”? Well, we couldn’t. So we are inviting Boonton readers and residents to join us in a town-wide reading of Du Maurier’s classic Gothic novel, ending with a special book discussion meeting and a grand finale screening of Hitchcock’s adaptation of the story.

Print copies of the book are available at the circulation desk, on our pre-loaded Kindles, and online via Libby. Come on in and pick up your copy!

Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 p.m.: Book discussion meeting – virtual and in-person.

Thursday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.: Movie screening in our backyard, weather permitting.

Registration and details here.

Boonton Cubed Returns!

We are delighted to welcome back local esports and Minecraft expert, Eric Glatz, with a new Minecraft challenge for kids ages 8 and up. Participants will compete to build an exciting playground using Command Chain.

September 18-November 6: Boonton Cubed: Playgrounds Commanding the Future

September 18, 6 p.m.: Kick off event

See details and registration here.

Upcoming Programs

Summer of Spielberg finale: Jurassic Park

Friday, September 8, 7:30 p.m. 

We end our outdoor summer movie series with a visit to the world’s most famous dinosaur park!

The screenings are free and open to all. Bring your own lawn chair. Snacks, candy, and waters for sale. All proceeds to benefit the children’s library. No registration required.

Please check our website for weather related changes.

The Magic of Our National Parks

Monday, September 25

Join travel expert and philanthropist, Chris McCormack, for a tour in photos and words of our famous and not-so-famous national parks. You’ll want to jump in your car and start exploring after this presentation!

Please reserve your seat here.

Mark Your Calendars!

Boonton Book Fest: A Literary Feast for Foodies

Saturday, November 4

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Book Fest on Main Street

7:30-10 p.m. Meals to Remember: Storytelling Evening at the Boonton Library

Yes, it’s finally happening! In honor of Boonton’s richly deserved reputation as a culinary mecca we are honoring food writers and artists of every kind! We are looking forward to a day of author talks and book signings, followed by an evening of culinary storytelling at the library.

Stay tuned for a special Book Fest newsletter to be published mid September. 

Upcoming Fall Events @ BHPL

Visit the library during September to pick up your copy of the Boonton Read: Rebecca or bring your child for the Boonton Cubed kick off event! Check our website for announcements about additional exciting upcoming fall events.

September Events Calendar

New Web Address

We have shortened our web address from to Both addresses will be valid until December 2023, but please be sure to make a note of the change.

Staff Reading Suggestion

This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune.

A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, Red Notice is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world, and also the story of how, without intending to, he found meaning in his life. (description courtesy of

Request your copy of Red Notice here.


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