Greetings From The Library Staff

Dear Friend,

May is a busy month for the children’s section of the Boonton Holmes Public Library: Allie DeCesare, our Youth Services Librarian, is hard at work shaping up this year’s summer reading program while also keeping the library’s numerous youth clubs and regular programming humming. We now boast 2 youth book clubs, a teen advisory board, LEGO Club, monthly Crafternoons, and weekly toddler activities – all free of charge and open to Boonton residents.  If your teen or child is bored, the library is definitely the place to be!  

Looking forward to welcoming you soon,


PS: Check out our new museum passes. It’s a great way for family and friends to enjoy a free outing to one of the area’s popular attractions. More details here.

The Joys of Backyard Bird Feeding

Wednesday, May 3, 7 p.m.

Do you want to learn about best feeders, food, and resources for our feathered friends? Join birding expert and owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, Jim Walker, for an informative presentation on the joys of backyard bird feeding. Free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Canasta Class

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., starting May 4. 

Join seasoned canasta instructor, Jim Cavallo, for 8 sessions of canasta for beginners and players in need of refreshing their skills. Jim will cover the rules and strategies for playing modern American canasta. Free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Lunch and Learn with NJ Highlands Coalition

Friday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. 

Dylan Medici from the coalition (right here in Boonton) presents The Highlands Rediscovered, a video telling the story of the fight to protect New Jersey’s precious clean water resources. Q&A to follow. A light lunch will be served. Free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Kids' Corner

Free Comic Book Day!

Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free Comic Book Day. Miss Allie has curated an exciting collection of free comic books from East Side Mags in Montclair. Superheroes of every kind, Dog Man, Babysitter Club, and many more are represented: There’s something for all tastes and ages. Come on in and pick up your new favorite comic book. No registration required.

NEW! Teen Book Club

Thursday, May 3rd, 2:45 p.m.

Join Miss Allie for a lively discussion and snacks. This month’s title is One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus. Just drop in – no registration required.

PTA Multicultural Festival

Thursday, May 26, 5-7 p.m.

at John Hill School. Stop by our booth at the annual PTA Multicultural Festival. We will be representing Denmark with fun factoids and Danish goodies!

Have Your Say!

We Want Your Input: 

Magazine and Newspaper Survey

Several of our in-house magazine subscriptions are up for renewal so this is an opportunity to revisit our collection. Should we scrap all or some? Add new ones? Go digital?  

Please help our decision making by answering this brief survey.

Thank you!

Friends of the Library

Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m.

Friends of the Library Meeting. The Friends are planning summer outdoor movie screenings to raise funds for patio furniture for our new front terraces on Main Street. Be a part of the fun! All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. No registration required.

Upcoming Spring Events @ BHPL

Visit the library during May for Free Comic Book Day or stop by to learn how to play canasta! Join us at one of our ongoing monthly programs! Check our website for announcements about additional exciting upcoming spring events.

May Events Calendar

Staff Reading Suggestion

The Game is A Footnote is Vicki Delany's latest installment in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series. This cozy mystery follows Gemma Doyle and Jayne Wilson as they investigate a body found in a haunted museum.

Enjoy this entertaining and quick read!

Request your copy of The Game is A Footnote here.


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