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Rock Out on Reading at Hasbrouck Heights Library this Summer

Residents are invited to rock out with a good book at the Hasbrouck Heights Library in July. Credits: TAPinto File Photo

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Libraries rock and so does reading!

Everyone is invited to take part in the Hasbrouck Heights Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading contest and activities. With lots of exciting programs planned for patrons of all ages to participate, have fun and a chance to win great prizes.  Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. To register, call (201) 288-0488 or visit us online at


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Summer Reading Club - Libraries Rock! Come into the library and register.  The program is designed to promote reading and literacy throughout the summer for children of all ages. Children can read, or be read to.  Each week, they can stop by the library to show their reading log and receive stickers and prizes.

For families that are on the go or traveling, you can still log your summer reading time online using Beanstack.  To get started, go to – 

The Youth Services Librarian, Ms. Kate, will also be making regular visits to meet with children at the Town Pool, Woodland Park Rec Camp and Keys Program to log their reading time.

In addition to the reading program, the library will be offering the following special events:

Fill’em up Fridays! – Come in every Friday in July and August and for every 10 items checked out from the Children’s Department, you will be given a ticket to enter in a raffle drawing to win various gift cards at the end of the month. 

Music Craft & Story Time - Join us for a special craft story time. We will be meeting on Thursday, July 11 starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5-12. 

Lego Club – Come show off your architectural talents and create with us. Legos will be provided. Tuesday, July 10 & 24 starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5-12.

Book Bingo –Don’t miss out on a chance to win some prizes! We will meet on Thursday, July 26 starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5-12.


Summer Story Time - Classes begin July 10, and will run for six weeks.  Registration is required. 

 Tiny Tots (Ages: Birth - 2 1/2 and their caregiver) Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 am 

 Drop In (Ages: 2 1/2 to 6) Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 am

 Preschool (Ages: 3 1/2 to 6) Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 am



Summer Reading Contest – Libraries Rock!  Students entering grades 7 -12 can earn raffle tickets for every book they read this summer, including books on school reading lists.  1 book = 200 pages.  Come to the library to register and create a book log.  Books must be logged between June 18 through August 29.  Two Kindle Fires will be included as raffle prizes when drawing takes place on August 31.  The more you read the better are your chances to win! 

Teen Summer Book Clubs – Do you LOVE to read? Join our teen book club!  This is a five-week program where we will discuss the book, eat snacks, and play games!  For students entering grades 7-12.

 Talk It Up  (Grades 7-9) Will meet on Wednesdays from 3-4:30 pm.  Program runs from July 11 - August 8.

 Speak Out (Grades 10-12) Will meets on Mondays from 7-8:30 pm.  Program runs from July 9 - August 6.

Teens who have attended 3 out of 5 book club meetings are invited to an end-of-summer wrap-up party!


There are additional activities planned for teens this summer:

Drop-In Game Nights – Play our games or bring one of your own. Meet in the YA area. Program runs from 7 -8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 10 & 24. 

Galaxy Paint Class - Paint your very own galaxy.  All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity.  Program will run from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19.  Limit is 20. Please register early. 

Paint Chip Geometric Art- Come and paint your own colorful geometric art. All supplies will be provided. The program will run from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31. Limit is 20. Please register early! 



Libraries Rock! Bingo for Adults – Patrons 18 years old or older are eligible to participate.  Bingo sheets can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.   Take your reading game to the next level with categories such as “Read a book with a one word title” and “Read a book about music.” We’ve even mixed it up a bit with categories focusing on our digital collections, “Download the Libby App.” Get bingo and your name will be entered in a drawing to win various prizes.  Patrons can enter as many times they like.  You do not need to be a resident to participate; this program is open to all library patrons. Call for details.

One-on-One Computer Classes – Become the computer wiz you’ve always dreamed of being.  Call or stop by the reference desk to book your 1-hour custom lesson.  Topics we cover include Microsoft Word, Beginners Excel, PowerPoint, email basics, learn to download eBooks or eMagazines, and how to use an eReader, tablet or smartphone.  

Adult Book Club – Join us on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. for conversation and refreshments about When the Moon Is Low written by Nadia Hashimi.  A novel about a woman’s happy life is shattered due to the rise of the Taliban.  She embarks on a high-risk effort to escape to England with her three children. Copies of this book are available at the Front Desk for pickup.

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 offers a variety of lectures, events, and services for children, teens, adults, and seniors. For more information, call (201) 288-0488 for the Main Desk, (201) 288-0485 for the Children’s Department, (201) 288-6653 for Teen Programs or Reference Services, or visit us online at—


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