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Welcome to the Hoboken Public Library

Join us on Saturday, July 15 for an afternoon of art, music, and poetry! At 1:00 PM join us for an art reception in our second floor library gallery; light refreshments will be served. At 2:00 PM we are having an Open Mic in the Church Square Park Gazebo across from the library featuring special musical guests Westet. Bring your poetry and other spoken word to share.

24/7 eresources like the Gale Virtual Reference Library, Hoopla, Zinio, Universal Class, Britannica Library, Brainfuse, and more are always a click away! Get full text journal articles, magazines, ebooks, downloadable music, financial investment information and more for free! Hoboken Public Library Resident Card Holders have access from home with their library cards.

The Hoboken Public Library Pop-Up Branch at 124 Grand Street (second floor) is now open Mondays 10 AM-8 PM, Wednesdays 9 AM-8 PM, and Saturday 10 AM-5 PM. You can reach the Pop-Up Branch at 201-239-1930 during their regular operating hours.
The Pop-Up Branch will feature computers for in library use, study space, and small size circulating collections for children, teens, and adults.
Please note all loan materials are available for pick up at the Main Library, 500 Park Avenue. All programs will be held at 500 Park Ave unless noted.

In case of inclement weather or to check for other possible emergency closings please call 201-420-2346.

Join us for the Hoboken Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults! This year's summer reading theme is "Build a Better World." Sign into our Summer Reading Website

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2017 Hoboken Library Fair and made it such a succesful event!


The Hoboken Public Library Gallery!

In the Hoboken Public Library Gallery:
For the Love of Art: Artwork created by Participant's of HPL's Morning Art Classes
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RSVP for Adult Events at 201-420-2347, at the second floor reference desk,, or our online sign-up service: Hoboken Public Library Online Program Sign-Up. 

Wednesday Morning Art for Adult
On Wednesdays in July at 10 AM, after an introduction to the art of collage and works of multi collage artists, students will create their own collages. Come early for a seat.

Lady Memoir Book Club at Little City Books
The Lady Memoir Book Club will meet Wednesday July 19 at 7 PM to discuss Janet Mock’s Redefining Realness.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group
Monday July 24 at 6 PM discuss Stephen King’s The Gunslinger, the first in the Dark Tower series.  Beforehand at 4 PM we will be screening a Sci-Fi film.

Writing Workshop: Find Your Voice Through Journaling
Join us on Wednesday July 26 at 6:30 PM, to be introduced to journaling as a way to relieve stress and promote clarity. Part of the Library’s and the City of Hoboken’s Wellness Wednesday Workshops.

Romeo and Juliet
Thursday July 27 at 6:30 PM come see this classic story told anew by the Hudson Shakespeare Theatre Company.


Teen Programs (Grades 5 & up)

  • Give us a call! (201) 420-2348.



Kids Programs
For Current Weekly Storytimes and Special Programs check the Children's Program Page Info!

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Build a Better World Summer Reading Sign-Up:  June 22 - August 19. Sign up at  the library  or go to

Saturday, July 1- August 19: Battle of the Books. Top circulating picture and chapter books go head to head each week as the kids vote. Raffles are drawn each week.


Maker Space -
Open Creation Space Time
Every Monday join us between 1PM and 7 PM for open maker space time. No appointment required! Those under the age of 13 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tasty Arrangements
Tuesday July 25 at 10:30 AM learn to create your own mini fruit arrangement to take home and ENJOY! Come early to reserve a spot.


Library Closings:
Labor Day Weekend: Sunday, 9/3/17 and Monday, 9/4/17

The Reading Room on the second floor is closed periodically for special events. Click here to see a list of Reading Room closing dates and times.

Please call 201-420-2346 for updated information about closings due to inclement weather or other emergencies.



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Adults can learn with Rosetta Stone or Mango and for young children we have Little Pim!
Rosetta Stone is now being Sponsored by the NJ State Library
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