HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Summer is here and there’s a ton of fun planned at the local library.  Everyone is invited to take part in the Hasbrouck Heights Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading contest and activities for all ages and a chance to win great prizes.  Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. To register, call (201) 288-0488 or visit online at hasbrouckheightslibrary.org


Summer Reading Program- Libraries hold a “Universe of Stories.” Come register for the summer reading club. Keep your brains busy this summer by reading and collecting prizes for all that you read. Come in to the library for more details.

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Summer Story Time - Classes begin June 25 and will run for six weeks.  Registration is required for Tiny Tots and Preschool sessions.

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

Lego Club – Join the Hasbrouck Heights Lego Club.  Show off your architectural talents and come create with us. Legos will be provided. Tuesdays, July 2 and 16 starting at 3:30 pm for ages 5 to 12.

Space Bingo – Join us for a game of Space Bingo and win prizes. We will be meeting on Thursdays, July 11 and 18 starting at 3:30 pm for ages 5 to 12.

Movies at the Library - Beat the heat and join us for an afternoon movie and refreshments starting at 1:15 to 3:15 pm on Tuesdays, July 9 and 23, for kids of all ages.

Space  Craft – Join us for a craft that is out of this world.  The meeting is on Thursday, July 18 starting at 3:30 pm for kids of all ages. Limited to 25.  Registration is required.

Chess Club - Come test and improve your skills at our meetings on Fridays, July 5 & 19 starting at 3:30 pm.  Members must have some knowledge of chess.   

Fill'em up Fridays! - Come in every Friday in July (and August too!) and for every 10 items you check out of the Children's Department, you will be given a ticket to enter in a raffle drawing at the end of the month for a chance to win various gift cards. 



Summer Reading Contest – Libraries hold a Universe of Stories. Teens entering grades 7 to 12 can earn raffle tickets for every book they read this summer, even books on school reading lists! 1 book = 200 pages. Come to the library to register and create your book log. In order to be eligible, books must be logged between June 17 and August 23. Raffle prizes will be drawn August 30, the more you read the better are your chances to win!

Teen Readers Club // Summer Edition–Do you LOVE to read? Join the teen book club.  This is a five-week program where we will discuss the book, eat snacks, and play games.  For Teens entering grades 7 to 12, meetings are held on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 pm. Program runs from July 10 to August 7. Teens who have attended 3 out of 5 book club meetings are invited to an end-of-summer wrap-up party.

Young Adult Mondays – Every Monday in July will be YA Monday. Starting at 6:30 pm on Mondays, July 8, 15, 22, and 29, there will be a special event for teens. From trivia, arts and crafts, to movies and ice cream.  For Teens entering grades 7 to 12. Please register for each event.  Come in and ask for more details.



Book 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 “Try an audiobook” and “Read a book about Space.” 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.

Trivia Contest – Calling all sci-fi lovers.  Here’s your chance to show off what you know.  Answer three questions in a row correctly and you win a prize.  Stop by the Front Desk and ask staff how you can participate. 

Craft-to-Share Club - Meetings will now run through the summer. The craft club is held the first Tuesday evening of the month from 6:30 -8:30 pm and the third Wednesday afternoon of every month from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. The next evening meeting will be July 2 and the next afternoon meeting will be July 17. New participants are always welcome.  Club has adopted a philosophy of giving to the community. Some of the participants have donated handmade items, such as afghans and caps, to the patients of Hackensack University Medical Center, and Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund. The Library would be pleased to accept donations of yarn on behalf of the Club.

Fly Fishing at the Library - The Library is pleased to host a presentation and hands-on demonstration of fly fishing on Tuesday, July 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  We will have volunteers from East Jersey Trout Unlimited (EJTU) leading the class. This introductory class will start in the Library’s conference room and then will move out into the parking lot across the street from the Library (weather permitting).  Ages 12 and up are welcome to attend this free class.  Instructors will explain the ins and outs of the equipment used and teach“how-to’s” of basic fly casting. If you intend to participate in fly-casting, you will need to bring glasses, sunglasses, or safety glasses.  Hats are recommended but optional. For more information about EJTU, visit


Writer’s Club – Come participate! The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be on July 16 from 7 to 9 pm in the Library’s conference room. The goals of the group include assistance in every phase of writing, planning and scheduling community readings, providing encouragement, and sharing experiences to help fellow writers along the way. Plan to bring a selection from your works or ideas not yet written to be shared with the group. No registration is required.

Adult Book Club – Join us on Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. for conversation and refreshments about Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. Pearce.  A novel about an adventurous young woman who becomes a secret advice columnist during World War II.  Copies of this book are available at the Front Desk for pickup.


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