Hasbrouck Heights Middle Schoolers Learn That the Library is More than Just Books

Library Director Mimi Hui addresses student body at Hasbrouck Heights Middle School. Credits: Joseph Mastropietro
Teen Librarian Tyne Runfeldt and Children’s Librarian Kate Senedzuk talk about programs sponsored by the library. Credits: Joseph Mastropietro
Librarian Tyne Runfeldt explains the perks of having a library card. Credits: Joseph Mastropietro

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Staff members from the Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights talked with sixth and seventh graders from Hasbrouck Heights Middle School on Friday, January 26 in Kiefer Auditorium.

Library Director Mimi Hui along with Teen Librarian Tyne Runfeldt and Children’s Librarian Kate Sednezuk presented the students with a presentation about what their public library has to offer with a library card.  In addition to books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, video games, and audiobooks, the Library offers a variety of programs, activities and eServices

Teens are given the opportunity to participate in monthly book discussion groups, have their voices heard by becoming a member of the Teen Advisory Board, earn volunteer hours for helping out at library events, and entitled to discounts at local businesses around town as a member of the Junior Friends of the Library.

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To get a library card, one needs to show proof of residence in Hasbrouck Heights (driver’s license, house deed, tax bill, or lease agreement).  If under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to co-sign.  For a limited time, teens that already have a library card may have their fines waived by bringing in the accompanied flyer.

The Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights is located at 320 Boulevard in Hasbrouck Heights, on the second floor of the municipal building. The programs and services are offered to everyone, regardless of residence. The Library can be found online at, Facebook page: Hasbrouck Heights Free Public Library, and Instagram: @HHLibrary. A listing of teen events and activities can be found on the calendar.


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