Happy New Year!  

2023 is going to be exciting: We are going to open the Children’s and Teen/Tween Rooms on the renovated third floor sometime soon. We'll announce opening plans shortly. As they say, "watch this space."

That's short-term; we are also planning long term. In several weeks we will share our three-year Strategic Plan with you. You may recall that in September we sent you a Community Survey asking for your thoughts on all things library, from our space and collections, to our services and programs. More than 800 of you responded, and we've built the plan around your comments as well as countless stakeholder interviews. The plan is both realistic and challenging; its goal is to improve the services we offer the community.

Two volunteer organizations who do so much to help our library serve you are the Friends of the Hoboken Public Library and the Hoboken Public Library Foundation. They have raised funds, provided assistance in countless ways, sponsored our Family FUNdays and Museum Pass Program, and so much more. To celebrate their success, they are holding a very special event the evening of January 26, and you are invited. For details on the evening’s festivities, please click here to send us an email.

It's a new year, and it can also be a new you. We've assembled a reading list of books that may help you keep your New Year's Resolutions. Click here to check it out.

My colleagues and I wish you a Very Happy and Successful 2023.

Jennie Pu
Library Director