Boonton Tales: a BHPL Local History Project

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Boonton Tales: Stories Told by the People Who Lived Them

One of our jobs at the Boonton Holmes Public Library is to provide Boonton residents with stories. This summer the library is turning the tables and is asking Boontonites to tell us their stories.

Our program, Boonton Tales,  is being modeled after StoryCorps, a New York based oral history project focusing on preserving personal stories for future generations.

The stories we gather will be assembled on a webpage as an archive of Boonton history for all to see and enjoy. Click here to read the tales that have been submitted so far.


Interested? Don’t be shy.

Boonton Tales is open to everyone who has a Boonton Story to tell. It doesn’t matter if you currently live in town or not. Consider, but don’t limit yourself to the following topics:

  • Boonton families
  • Boonton houses
  • Boonton stores
  • Memories of growing up in Boonton
  • Citizens and military service
  • Special events or holidays
  • Historical events


Have fun. Be creative. Tell Your Story.

Interested in coming to the library to tell your story? Great! Call the library to make an appointment. Stories will be recorded using a PC and microphone. A librarian will help you.

Can’t make it to the library? No problem. Written stories are acceptable as well, and typed stories are preferred. Stories can be emailed to or dropped off in person. Please remember to include contact information!

This is an ongoing project. For more information, please call the library at 973-334-2980.