Friends of the Pompton Lakes Library

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The Friends of the Pompton Lakes Library Newsletter for Winter 2024 is now here!

Winter 2024 Newsletter – Direct Link

Winter 2024 Newsletter – PDF Download

Cardinal Frame & Fine Art Fundraiser for the library

Friends of the Library Outdoor Movie Night - Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. - Mama Mia!

Friends of the Library Movies Under the Stars - Thursday, August 17, 2023 - 8 p.m. - Grease (1978)

One Book, One Town 2023 - Join us for our free movie on Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at the Pompton Lakes Library, 333 Wanaque Avenue, Pompton Lakes for the award winning 1945 film, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

110th Anniversary Pompton Lakes Library Calendar
In honor of the 110th anniversary of the opening of Pompton Lakes Library in 1912, The Friends of the Library have produced a commemorative calendar with images of the library over the years and facts about its use.  Purchase your copy of this 18 month calendar (beginning in July 2022) at the Pompton Lakes Library for $10.

Reflections on the Pandemic – Now Available!
For many of us, COVID was our first experience living through a global pandemic.  It affected our lives in many different ways.  The Friends of the Library reached out to our community to gather together a collection of personal thoughts and experiences, now available at the Pompton Lakes Library in a limited edition published book “Reflections on the Pandemic”.  For a $5 donation, you can pick up your copy of this collection, only available at the Pompton Lakes Library.


2022 Summer Film Series on the Library Lawn
Fridays at 7:30pm

This summer the Friends of the Pompton Lakes Library are pleased to present its Summer Film Series featuring films tied to the local area.  Admission is free, so join us on the library lawn for movies under the stars!

Friday, August 26th (Rain date Sat Aug 27th)
‘In and Out’ (1997) – Filmed in Pompton Lakes, starring Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds
Friday, September 2nd (Rain date Sat Sept 3rd)
‘The Naughty Nineties’ (1945) Featuring Bud Abbott and Paterson’s own Lou Costello, including their favorite sketch ‘Who’s on First’
Friday, September 9th (Rain date Sat Sept 10th)
‘Lad, A Dog’ (1962) – Based closely on the novel by Pompton Lakes resident and renowned author Albert Payson Terhune
Friday, September 16th (Rain date Sat Sept 17th) – Double Feature!

‘Simpler Times’ (2014) – Directed by local actor Steve Monarque and featuring Jerry Stiller, the film features locations in and around Pompton Lakes
‘Pompton Lakes, Our Home Town’ (1956) – Found discarded behind the Colonial Theater and now transferred from reel to digital, a depiction of post-war America
This program is made possible, in part, by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Adult Coloring – New Location
Alternating Fridays at 1 p.m., Pompton Reformed Church
beginning Friday, May 6th 
Starting Friday,  May 6, 2022, adult coloring sessions will be held at the Pompton Reformed Church, located at 59 Hamburg Turnpike, Pompton Lakes, NJ.  The sessions will take place on the first and third Fridays of the month from 1-3 p.m.
Come spend a relaxing hour or two, we’ll provide the materials, you provide the fun.   Crossword, word search and other puzzles will also be available.


Friends Membership Application

The Friends of the Pompton Lakes Library is an independent non-profit volunteer organization working to further the educational and informational needs of the community through its support of the Emanuel Einstein Memorial Library, also known as The Pompton Lakes Library.

Friends’ Benefits

  • Quarterly email newsletter with information on activities, events, programs & promotions
  • 10% discount off Library events and Friends’ booksales
  •  Businesses – join and we’ll include your details in our newsletters and promotions

We are proud of our library and its importance to our community and we’re committed to helping the library in as many ways as we can.

We welcome other library lovers to join us in supporting The Pompton Lakes Library.

All members of the community, regardless of residence, are welcome to become a Friend of the Library upon payment of annual membership dues.

Donations are also appreciated!

The Friends of the Pompton Lakes Library is a not for profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Contributions are tax deductible and we will provide you with a receipt if requested.Are you eligible for charitable donation matching?  Check with your Employer.

For more information, contact:
The Pompton Lakes Library

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c/o 333 Wanaque Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ  07442

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