Happy 110th Birthday Pompton Lakes Library!

Happy 110th Birthday Pompton Lakes Library!

The Pompton Lakes Public Library began as a gift to the people of Pompton Lakes from Mrs. Emanuel Einstein in memory of her late husband, who passed in 1909.  Mr. and Mrs. Einstein were residents of New York City and spent their Summers in  Pompton Lakes.  Mrs. Einstein supplied the town with the plot, building, equipment, and a stock of books, which were all dedicated in April of 1912 when the library first opened to the public.  

As the library celebrates one hundred ten years of service to the community, it continues to offer a wide variety of books, fiction and non-fiction, as well as magazines, newspapers, and most recently, DVDs to the public.  The library also offers numerous programs for the entire community.  The Friends of the Pompton Lakes Library was established in 2016 to support and promote the library as a community resource.

Libby app to become primary app for Overdrive

As shared last August,  the legacy OverDrive app will be removed from app stores on February 23, 2022.

Libby offers many unique features, including easy onboarding to welcome new users, a unified bookshelf for all loans and holds, tags to track wish lists and favorite reads, push notifications, audiobook compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, direct in-app support, and much more.

Starting February 23, 2022:
• The OverDrive app will be removed from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Microsoft store. Download links for the legacy OverDrive desktop app for Windows and Mac will be removed from overdrive.com/apps.
• New users looking for the OverDrive app will be directed to Libby.
• Users who previously installed the OverDrive app (mobile or desktop) will still be able to use it without disruption.
• All users can continue to access your library’s OverDrive website.






Or, visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge (Chromium) browser.

Library use updates

Recently, the mask and social distancing mandates in New Jersey have, generally, been lifted, as per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 242.

  • The wearing of masks by vaccinated individuals is optional. 
  • Unvaccinated individuals and those under 12, who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated, should continue wearing masks.

The social distancing mandates have also been lifted, by the same executive order.  There are no longer be any restrictions on capacity. 

At this time, every other computer work station will continue to be made available.  In the event that those are all in use, the other computers may be brought into service.  Computer use time will be extended to 1 hour.  An additional hour may be granted, automatically, in 20-minute increments.

The table and seating configurations will remain the same on the first floor.  Both tables will be available to the public, but seating continues to be reduced.

Hand sanitizer and wipes will continue to be made available to the public.