377 ELKWOOD AVENUE | NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
COLLEEN BYRNE, LIBRARY DIRECTOR

908-665-0311

Hours of Operation

Monday

9 am – 9 pm

Tuesday

9 am – 9 pm

Wednesday

9 am – 5 pm

Thursday

9 am – 9 pm

Friday

9 am – 5 pm

Saturday

9 am – 5 pm

Sunday

closed in the       summer

 

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Donations and Gifts

The Library welcomes monetary gifts made out to The New Providence Memorial Library. The Library makes every effort to keep up with the current technology. In early 2014, the Internet and wi-fi technology was substantially upgraded, even though the Library's budget has gone down for the last five years. A monetary gift for a book is a lovely way to honor someone's accomplishments, or to honor the memory of a loved one. Thank your for thinking of the library for your gift.

Books and Lightly Used Other Donations

The library will gratefully accept lightly used books in excellent condition. Many of them will be sold through the Friends of the Library ongoing book sale. Selected items may be added to the library's collection. All proceeds from the Friends book sale are used to enhance the programs and collections of the New Providence Memorial Library.

Sorry, but due to space and storage limitations, the library cannot accept the following types of materials:

  • Magazines
  • Textbooks
  • Old Encyclopedia Sets
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • Books that are more than ten years old (except local history)
  • Books previously discarded from libraries
  • Items that are tattered, yellowed, musty, stained
  • Items that are highlighted, written in, or that have loose pages
  • Paperbacks that are obviously worn
  • Computer software and computer manuals
  • Videos that have been viewed more than a few times

Materials that are most welcome include:

  • Anything about New Providence or New Jersey history
  • Recent fiction/nonfiction books in excellent condition
  • Paperbacks that are like new
  • Children's books in excellent condition
  • Recent best sellers in excellent condition
  • Audio, DVDs and video cassettes in excellent condition

Your items will be accepted at the Circulation Desk.

The Library will not affix a value for income tax purposes to any gift accepted; this is the responsibility of the donor. The Library will, however, on request, provide a form to record the number of books, videos/DVDs, and audiobooks for the donor’s records.