Calling authors, book experts, script writers, illustrators — and volunteers, too!

We are delighted to announce Boonton’s first ever book festival, Boonton Books and Beyond, set to take place on our town’s historic Main Street, Friday, Friday, November 12, and Saturday, November 13, 2021.

The festival celebrates the written word in all its glory with a special focus on New Jersey’s own wordsmiths, either hailing from our beautiful state or living here.

Interested participants — authors, vendors, volunteers, etc.– may complete an application here.


Pumpkin Decorating Contest - Bartelso Grade School

Enter to win a ghoulish Halloween basket

  • Here’s how:
  • Pick up your free pumpkin* and start carving or painting!
  • Submit a photo of your creation to bhpl@boontonholmeslibrary.org by Monday, October 25
  • The photos will  be displayed on our website and in the library
  •  The winner will be announced on October 29
    *One per family, please, while supplies last

The entrance from Church Street will be closed while a new ramp is being installed. Please use the Main Street entrance. If you need assistance or prefer curbside pickup, please call us.
We’re here to help!


Programs for Every Age and Interest

Our popular programs and activities continue online via Zoom or on our Youtube channel. Check the program calendar for details.


In-Person Yoga with Laura Returns

Our very own Laura Kraus is back with a mini-series of 4 gentle yoga sessions. The classes will take place in the third floor great room (accessible via stairs from Church Street) and will be limited to 8 participants to ensure proper social distancing. Masks required for COVID non-vaccinated participants.

Register here to secure your place.


Curbside Pick-up | Monticello Public Library
The library is open to the public but curbside is still available. Click here for details.

L2B – Libraries to Business

NEW  The library has joined the State Library and several other consortia in the state-wide L2B initiative, a platform designed to promote free programs for businesses and job seekers. The events range from practical workshops on digital marketing to Q&A sessions with local politicians. The L2B website offers a wealth of resources and information.