Friends Meeting & Mum’s List Legacy Workshop ~ October 9 @ 7pm
The Friends of the New Milford Public Library will hold their meeting on Tuesday October 9th at 7pm. Join them at 7:30pm for a special program : “Mum’s List Legacy Workshop.” This workshop guides you with gentle meditation and music to uncover a stillness and strength within. For more information call the library at 201-262-1221

Banned Books Week
September 23 – 29 2018

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Read more at:

Friends of the New Milford Public Library Book Sale & Town-wide Garage Sale
Town-wide Garage Sale – Saturday September 29, 2018 from 9am to 4pm
Book Sale Dates:
September 26: 11am – 7pm – Special Preview Sale For Friends of the NMPL ONLY!!
September 27: 10am – 5pm
September 28: 1pm – 4pm
September 29: 9am – 4pm
For more information visit:


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What’s Happening in New Milford?
We are excited to announce a great service that will allow you to easily keep track of everything going on in New Milford! is a FREE website and app that puts school, library and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars! You’ll also be notified when events change or get cancelled.
Sign up at or download the free iPhone or Android App and follow the calendars that interest you.


Click to read the history of Labor Day

NMPL Labor Day Schedule
We’ll be closed on:
September 1, 2, and 3 for the Labor Day holiday.
Our Saturday hours of 1pm to 5pm return on September 8.
Check out all of the e-services available to you – FREE – with your New Milford Public Library card!
Have a Safe & Happy Labor Day Weekend!


Join NMPL at National Night Out! August 7, 2018
Stop by and say hello to us TONIGHT at National Night Out and play the popular Duck Duck Dewey Game! New Milford’s National Night Out will be celebrated this year behind the town’s high school from 7pm to 10pm. Our “town wide” block party twill feature food, music, rides, face painting and more. There will also be displays by law enforcement, emergency services, the Army, the Navy and the Marines. This event is free. More info at:


NEW Teen Page!
Teens ~ Check out our new teen page at:
Let us know what you think, take our survey and give us your ideas for programs and crafts!




NMPL CLOSED – Wednesday July 4th, 2018
We’ll be closed on Wednesday July 4th, 2018 for the 4th of July holiday.
Have a Happy & Safe 4th!
Visit: your 24/7 digital library from home for ebooks, eaudiobooks and emagazines.


Saturday Summer Hours at NMPL!
Our Saturday Summer hours begin July 7th! We’ll be open from 9am to 1pm. We’re closed on: Saturday June 23 and 30, Wednesday July 4, Saturday August 25, and Labor Day Weekend September 1, 2, and 3. Everyone have a great and safe summer!




Summer Reading Kick-off with Magical Melodies! Wednesday June 27 at 6pm
It’s our Summer Reading Kick-Off! We invite kids of all ages (and their parents/caregivers) to a musical program: Magic Melodies on Wednesday June 27th, 2018 at 6pm. Mr. Chris has been delighting crowds all over Bergen County for the past few years! High energy classic children’s songs get everyone dancing and shaking, and then marching in an awesome parade led by the trombone! Come sing, dance, rock and shake with us at Magical Melodies! Children can sign-up for the Summer Reading program too.
For more info call us at 201-262-1221 or stop by the children’s room.

Special Guest Speaker at NMPL Friends Meeting June 12 – posted June 1, 2018
New Milford Fire Marshall Alan Silverman will speak about Home Fire Safety at the June 12th meeting of the Friends of the New Milford Public Library. The meeting will begin at 7 pm and the talk at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the New Milford Public Library, 200 Dahlia Drive, New Milford, NJ. There is no charge. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. For additional information call 201-262-1221.


Hold requests back up to 10 on June 1st! – June 1, 2018
Good news patrons. After careful deliberation, BCCLS is raising the limit for hold requests from 3 at a time to 10! This will go into effect on June 1st. This limit is only for physical content requested from the library system. The limit for eContent holds in OverDrive will remain at 5.



Library Closed _ Monday May 28, 2018
Our Memorial Day hours are:
Saturday – May 26 – OPEN 1pm – 5pm
Sunday – May 27 – CLOSED
Monday – May 28 – CLOSED


NMPL Senior Programs at the Library – May 23, 2018
Due to the recent weather-related damage of the New Milford Senior Center,senior programs will be held at the New Milford Public Library and the Bergenfield Senior Center. Above is the calendar of programs at the New Milford Public Library (click picture to print!). For more information please visit: or call the New Milford Borough Hall at 201-967-5044


Meet Libby! – May 21, 2018
Have you met Libby the new easy-to-use app for downloading OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks? OverDrive provides you access to a 20,000+ eBook and eAudiobook collection and is compatible with all devices — including Kindles! Download OverDrive’s Libby app at your device’s app store. More info at: and watch the video:

eBCCLS Transitioning from CloudLibrary to OverDrive – April 17, 2018
Starting Wednesday, April 18, 2018, no new holds on eBooks or eAudiobooks will be permitted in cloudLibrary. eBCCLS is transitioning from cloudLibrary to OverDrive in early May. Any current holds or accounts will not transfer to the new service. More information on this new platform will be coming soon, including a brand new application and expanded device compatibility.

Delayed Opening – April 2, 2018
The New Milford Public Library will open today, Monday April 2nd, 2018, at 1pm!
Delayed openings and closing alerts for BCCLS libraries can be accessed at:



NMPL CLOSED Friday March 30, 2018
The New Milford Public Library will be CLOSED on Friday March 30th, 2018. We’re open on Saturday March 31st from 1pm to 5pm.
For holiday closings of BCCLS libraries visit:



NMPL CLOSED Wednesday March 21, 2018
Due to the impending snowstorm, the New Milford Public Library will be CLOSED on Wednesday March 21, 2018. Stay Warm…Stay Safe…and visit your digital library from home! Select from thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, & magazines to enjoy on your computer or portable device.
All you need is your BCCLS library card.
Get started here:
Emergency closings for all BCCLS libraries here:

Thank You Marlene! March 17, 2018
Marlene has volunteered at NMPL for 35 years!
To celebrate this special milestone, a surprise party in Marlene’s honor was given by the staff and friends.





NMPL CLOSED Wednesday March 7, 2018
Due to inclement weather the New Milford Public Library will be CLOSED Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Stay warm, safe, read a book, watch a movie and remember ~ your digital library ~ is always open!
You can check emergency closings for all BCCLS libraries here:


Great News!! February 26, 2018
As of Monday, February 26th, 2018 BCCLS users can have up to 3 requests at a time.
■ If you already have more than 3 requests, they will not be automatically cancelled.
■ You will not be able to place any new requests until your current requests have been reduced to less than 3.
■ You may choose to cancel requests that you no longer need or want in order to make it possible to place new requests.
■ Please watch this video for more information:

Chair Yoga for Seniors – February 28th at 1pm
Come to the library to relax, stretch and renew in this soothing class led by Lynn Sullivan, Fitness Instructor and Director of the New Milford Senior Center. For more info call: 201-262-1221.


NMPL Closed February 20, 2018
We’ll be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day. Visit your digital library for e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines. Get started here:


Free Tax Help – February 2, 2018
The New Milford Public Library will offer free tax preparation to Seniors over 60 years of age and low to moderate income taxpayers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning February 6th between 10am and 3pm. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 201-261-1221. Participants are asked to bring a driver’s license, state ID or passport, Social Security Card or a 2017 SSA-1099 and a copy of their 2016 tax return.

Online Requests Temporarily Suspended
BCCLS libraries are still experiencing major delays with the new state-wide delivery system. In an effort to temporarily reduce the volume, the BCCLS Executive Board has decided to turn off the ability to place online requests effective immediately. We apologize for the inconvenience to our patrons. Please read more at:

Library Closed –  January 15, 2018
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we will be closed on Monday January 15, 2018. Born on this day in 1929, Dr. King became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement. Visit:



Library Closed – January 4, 2018
We’ll be closed today due to the severe weather conditions. Check BCCLS library emergency closings here:   



NMPL Closed – January 1, 2018
We wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year.
We’ll re-open on Tuesday January 2, 2018 from 10am to 9pm.



BCCLS Requests Unavailable December 15, 2017 to January 8, 2017!
The option to request items through the BCCLS catalog will be disabled from December 15th through January 8th as we transition to a new delivery service. Any existing requests will still be processed, but expect delivery delays during the transition period. You can still borrow items from any BCCLS library by visiting in person. More at: