New Milford NJ 100th Anniversary Library Programs

New Milford Predicts the Future Survey!
Survey Link:
As the 100th Anniversary year of New Milford draws to a close let’s look to see what the future holds.
For the past year we have been looking back at New Milford’s history, all the exciting and wonderful things our town and its residents have accomplished. Now it is time to look forward and see if New Milford can predict the future!
The New Milford Public Library staff have prepared some simple Yes or No questions about popular culture, trends and New Milford. The predictions will be tabulated for inclusion in the next New Milford Time Capsule. Twenty-five years from now future New Milford residents will be see how good 2022 New Milford residents were at predicating the future.
Please take a couple of minutes and fill out the survey. The questions are fun and all answers are anonymous. The survey will be up until November 30th.
See you in the future!

Celebrate & Decorate! Celebrate New Milford’s 345th Birthday & Kindness Rock Project
Wednesday June 8, 2022  at 4pm at the New Milford Public Library
Everyone is invited to join us for cupcakes & our Kindness Rock Project!
Background: On June 8, 1677, David Demarest Sr. signed the French Patent, establishing the first permanent settlement in Bergen County in what is now New Milford.

New Milford 100th Anniversary Local History Lecture
Saturday May 21, 2022  at 1pm
Join us at the New Milford Public Library for this very special program presented by the New Milford Historic Preservation Commission.

New Milford NJ Centennial Opening Ceremony
Mayoral Proclamation • 100th Anniversary Flag Raising • 75th Anniversary Time Capsule Reveal
Sunday April 3, 2022 at 2pm
Borough Hall
930 River Road
New Milford, NJ 07646

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of New Milford with us! We’ll be adding more programs soon. Also visit the Borough of New Milford NJ website for complete information about this historic event!

New Milford Centennial Write a Poem 2022

In April, National Poetry Month, we invite the New Milford community to submit original poems. This year, we are giving it a theme “NEW MILFORD” in celebration of its 100th anniversary.

How to participate:
1. The poem must be original.
2. It can be in any style.
3. You may submit more than one.
4. Use the Google form or hand in a paper copy at the front desk.
5. Deadline: April 30, 2022

Call # for the 2021 collection: 811 NEW MILFORD COLLECTED POEMS 2021
Also available on our website

New Milford Centennial Photo Contest

Every month in 2022, winning photos will make it to our Centennial Photo Gallery.

How to participate:

1. Photos must be original, taken in New Milford.
2. You must include a description of the location.
3. Story, meaning, or any significance associated with the photo may be included but optional.
4. Send to with subject line “NM Photo Contest”

New Milford Centennial Q&A Illustrated

What makes New Milford special?
How did the NM Swim Club originate?
What street in NM is special to you?
Was there really a bowling alley in NM once upon a time?

These are some of the topics we wrote about in the Photo Journaling Club. You are invited to drop in to share your take on New Milford. If you cannot make the meeting, just send it to us. Tribute writing will continue throughout the year and be shared with the community.

How to participate:

1. Bring your story and illustrative picture to the Club’s virtual meeting – Wednesday 6:45 pm.
Zoom ID: 871 0383 3706
Passcode: 085815
2. Send it to with subject line “NM Q&A”