History of the Library


  • The Boonton Holmes Public Library’s historic building was willed to the people of Boonton by James Holmes for use as a public library. Our doors opened in 1894 and we have been proudly serving the town of Boonton ever since. Over the years the library has shared the building with the Boonton Times Newspaper, Heavenly Temptations, and even the local chapter of the Free Masons. Now, we recently aquired the rights to the entire building, and we are currently working to renovate and expand so that we might provide an even greater level of service.
  • The Boonton Holmes Public Library offers our patrons a wide variety of items and services. From the New York Times Bestsellers to books by Local Authors, our collection has something for every age. Our friendly and diligent staff are always ready to help you find what you are looking for; even if we don’t own what you need, we can still help you find it! We are a member of the MAIN consortium which connects us to the 36 other public libraries in Morris County and Bernards Township. This gives our patrons access to thousands of items beyond what we own.
  • The library also offers an exciting variety of programs and classes. From chess clubs to compter classes we do our best to provide interesting and educational programs that will aide and entertain the public. Our Children’s Department also offers a wide variety of educational and entertaining programs for our younger patrons, including our weekly Storytime program and our Summer Reading Program.
  • The Boonton Holmes Public Library strives to provide our patrons with the best possible information and services delivered by our professional and courteous staff. Whether you are looking to be entertained, educated, or just trying to get online, our doors are always open!.

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