Library Hours:

Mon.-Thurs. 9:30am-9:00pm
Fri. 9:30am-5:00pm
Sat. 10:00am-4:00pm
Sun. 1:00pm-4:00pm


107 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932


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50 YEARS!!! Join us for a Library Anniversary Celebration!!! Please join us for a weekend of events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Florham Park Public Library. On Friday, September 11th we will kick off the festivities with an open house at 6:30. There will be a short ceremony, a short musical performance by members of the Jerry Gibson Theater, and cake. For the children there will be a drop in story time with Miss Kate at 11:00 on Saturday, the 12th… The weekend will culminate with a concert by our local violin and cello duo, Synergismus. They will perform an anniversary themed concert to kick off the start of the Second Sunday @the Library series. Please stop by to see our display cases and learn about the Library’s history. Fifty years ago the Free Public Library of Florham Park was created by a referendum vote. It started life in the library room of the Ridgedale School, moving into its own rented space in September of 1965. It rapidly grew and, to fill the need for more space, moved into the old Fire House location. About a decade later the Borough decided to build a new library on the grounds of the municipal compound. That library opened for business in 1979 and forms the core for the big expansion…

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Check out the latest music from FREEGAL, our downloadable and streaming music resource. Just click the link below:

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David Baldacci weighs in on Libraries

     In the New York Times Book Review on November 30th, best-selling author David Baldacci weighed in on the side of the libraries.  When asked about his reading habits as a child, David responded: “I was a library rat. Libraries are the mainstays of democracy. The first thing dictators do when taking over a country is close all the libraries, because libraries are full of ideas and differences of opinion, all the things we say we want in a free and open society. So keep ’em, fund ’em, embrace and cherish ’em.”

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Price It! Antiques and Collectibles – Online Tool for FPPL Patrons

The Florham Park Public Library subscribes to the Price It! Antiques and Collectibles online resource; an identification, research and pricing tool for collectors, dealers, appraisers and anyone in between. This simple-to-use online resource is a ‘value maximizer’ that delivers more than 41 million actual prices paid for treasures that you may collect, buy and trade. Price It! Antiques & Collectibles can help you ascertain an item’s current realistic market value by aggregating data from WorthPoint’s own Worthopedia™ database, as well as established and reliable sources like eBay, and dozens of brick-and-mortar auction houses.  Also available is an information center with stories and articles from some of the best-known authors and authorities in the antiques and collectibles industry. Here you can read interesting and informative articles on a wide array of subjects including repair, restoration and conservation of antiques, hiring an appraiser and many specific areas of collecting.  You can also find a directory of over 6,000 collecting clubs covering collectibles in a wide range of categories.  Start using this tool today to check the potential value of your collectibles and how best to preserve them for the future.

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Bridge Winners

After 34 years in existence “The Friends of the Florham Park Library” announced the winners of the 2013-2014 season at the end of the year bridge party.The winners were: Singles 1st place – Julie Fogarty & Nickie McMahon Singles 2nd place – Judy Forbes & Joan Metro Couples 1st place – Liz & Bud Collins Couples 2nd place – Lois & Bryce Oxenrider Members of the group come from Madison, Chatham, Whippany, Mt. Arlington and Morristown as well as Florham Park. Play will resume in the fall.

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Rosetta Stone Library !

This year the libraries through out the state began to provide Rosetta Stone Library.  As you know Rosetta Stone is a great online language learning tool.  Thirty different languages are available from Rosetta Stone Library. You may  improve your English or learn a new language on your phone. The app syncs automatically with computer progress so you can learn anytime, anywhere! Available on both Apple and Android devices. Apps for Children— Rosetta Stone offers two great apps for preschool children to practice reading skills and introduce another language at the same time. Both are available on Apple and Android devices under different names. Access this from our Learning Tab/Rosetta Stone Library.  

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Magazines on your Tablet or Phone

“Thumbing” through a magazine on your electronic device is free, easy and available through the Florham Park Public Library. You will certainly want to try out this feature and take advantage of one the many electronic services provided by your library. We now offer access to 50 magazines which you can download to your electronic device or PC for your reading pleasure.  There are popular magazines which will appeal to a wide range of interests from: sports to science; fashion to finance; cooking to current events; business to beauty; home decorating to health; travel to technology; health to hot topics!   Learn more about how to get started at our Zinio webpage.

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A Day at the Library

  Florham Park Public Library – 2013 As I write this I look around the Library. Let me tell you what I see.  Five people are using the library PCs, one person is using library wireless on his laptop, a gentleman is studying for a nursing exam, a mother and children are checking out books. If I walk away from my desk I can see more.  People reading and using laptops in the reading lounge, three people reading newspapers in the periodical area and another working in a workbook, two young people chatting as they use PCs in the YA area, a grandmother and child working on homework together, children playing educational games on the children’s PCs and a table set up for the afternoon drop-in craft. In the lobby a lady is having a snack while she talks on her cell phone and uses her laptop.  In the NJ Room the local AARP is meeting.  At the check -out desk a staffer is looking up the latest John Grisham title for someone while another staff member tracks down a Consumer Report review of snow blowers. This is a typical day at the Florham Park Public Library, where residents of all ages from infant to octogenarian find a library that fills their needs for books, PCs, newspapers, information, study space,…

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“Where were you?” Moments on Display

Be sure to leave a few extra minutes when you visit the library during November so you can view our display cases featuring a Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Assassination of JFK along with other Unforgettable Moments in Living History.  Share your experience on a sticky note located in the lobby and add it to our memory collection on the display cases. 

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Fall Happenings

This fall we have several programs for adults. You may attend the Second Sunday Series which is featuring lectures, Burial Rites and Wrongs; Avoiding the Undead, History of the Jersey Shore,  and a  Celtic Harp performance. Movies will be shown on the last Tuesday of the month. In October we will show Quartet staring Maggie Smith. Don’t forget – we have eBooks, Magazines and music that you can access with your own devices – just ask us and we will help you get started. If you are preparing for the SATs or want to brush up your other skills with practice tests try out the Learning Express link from our Digital Tab!  

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