National Library week is April 10-16

March 31, 2016

Join us at the Bayonne Public Library for a week of great library events!

Monday, April 11th: Children’s Scavenger Hunt
This will take place in the Children’s Room of the library from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Registration will be held on March 28, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. There will be two groups. One group will be for children in grades 1-3 and another for children in grades 4-7. We will register twenty children for each group on a first come first serve basis. Prizes will be awarded to the first three children in each group who complete the challenge.

Tuesday, April 12th: National Library Worker’s Day
Come in and meet the staff as they can offer many suggestions on interesting books to read and help you learn the many benefits of using your library. You can also bring a friend to register for a new library card. Mention to the staff “Refer a Friend” so you and your friend will receive a gift.

Wednesday, April 13th: Winners will be announced for our bookmark contest. (Rules for the bookmarks can be found on our website and at the desk in front of Circulation, Children’s Room and Art & Music. The deadline to hand in your bookmark is March 28th.) We will be raffling of sets of books for appropriate age groups – Children’s, Young Adults and Adults. You can put your raffle in beginning March 28th up until 3:30 p.m. on April 13th. Winners will be announced around 3:30 p.m. If you are not present we will call you with the good news.

Thursday, April 14th: Canned food: Please help us support our local food pantry and bring in a canned food item for your overdue books and or material instead of paying the fine. Feel free in supporting the food pantry even if you do not have an overdue book. Any donation is welcome.

Friday, April 15th. No charge replacement card: Happy Tax Day! You might have to pay your taxes, but today if you lost your library card we want to welcome you back and receive a free library card.

Saturday, April 16th. AMNESTY DAY
It is time for spring cleaning. We understand times can be hard so the library is offering an Amnesty Day where you can bring back all materials whether it is book, book on CD, DVD, or CD with no questions asked. Your fine will be automatically removed. We feel this is super important and are willing to extend it to Sunday. Before you start your morning errands drive by the library and put your books in our drop box. (Drop box can only be used for books. DVD’s and CD’s cannot be dropped in the box due to the fact that they break if a heavy book falls on them, they must to be returned inside on Saturday).

Throughout the month of April we will have many library displays for you to come and enjoy.

Thank you for your continued support of the Bayonne Public Library!

ATTENTION – NJ-1040 Tax Forms

February 8, 2016

The Bayonne Public Library would like to remind anyone who may have received an NJ-1040 form printed by the Library that they must consult the NJ-1040 instruction book when filling in all fields of the printed form. It has come to our attention that the NJ-1040 form printed from the internet contains some pre-filled fields which may be inappropriate for your particular tax situation.

Free Financial Expo for Women

July 30, 2015

WomenRising, in collaboration with the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women is offering a free Financial Empowerment Expo at the Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street in Jersey City on Thursday August 6th from 11 AM to 3 PM. Refreshments, free raffles and free prizes will be provided. Some participating community partners include: Rising Tide Capital, Garden State Bank, Suits for Success, TD Bank, Strong Foundations, Primerica, Project Career Path, PNC Bank, Community Partnership in Hotel Employment, Job Bank & Resource, and more!!!!
At the expo, women will be able to gain information about the following topics: finance a college education, start a successful business, budgeting, first time home buyers programs, how to improve your credit score, starting over financially, job readiness, and other economic topics. Women will be able to sign up for additional free courses on financial management which will be held throughout Hudson County through September 2015.
For more information or to RSVP please contact Blanca Santana at: Phone: 201-333-5700 ext. 516, E-mail:
This expo and the accompanying financial empowerment course was made possible by a grant from the Allstate Foundation.

Summer Reading Program at the Library

June 25, 2015

Movies at the Library, Summer 2015, Wednesdays at 1:00pm in the 2nd Floor Gallery

June 24, 2015

June 10 – Ocean’s 11  (127 minutes)

June 17 – The Theory of Everything  (PG-13, 123 minutes)

June 24 – High Society   (111 minutes)

July 8 – McFarlane USA   (PG, 129 minutes)

July 15 – Birdman  (R, 119 minutes)

July 22 – The Manchurian Candidate   (126 minutes)

July 29 – Big Hero 6    (PG, 102 minutes)

August 5 – Cinderella   (PG, 105 minutes)

August 12 – How to Train Your Dragon 2   (PG, 102 minutes)

August 19 – Frozen  (PG, 102 minutes)

Magician Mark Zakaria to Do Show at Bayonne Public Library on June 30

June 24, 2015

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that magician Mark Zakaria will perform at the Bayonne Public Library on Tuesday, June 30 at 10:00 am, in the second floor gallery. Mr. Zakaria will present a show entitled Get Fired Up With Reading. The show will include astonishing magic tricks, a kazoo orchestra, and audience participation. The show is open to all ages. Mayor Davis said, “Reading is extremely important. I hope that this special show at the library will get children excited about reading some great books over the summer.”
After the program, please come into the Children’s Room and sign up for the Summer Reading Club. The club is open to children from Grades Pre-K to 7. The library will register up to 200 children for the club. Participants set a goal of books to read at the beginning of the summer. They must come in each week to fill out a book log that lists the books they have read. Prizes will be presented at the end of the reading program in August.
The magic show and the Summer Reading Club are open to children of Bayonne residents. Mark Zakaria presents magic shows at libraries, corporate meetings, and other special events throughout the metropolitan area. He has also done a show at the New York State Senate in Albany. Mr. Zakaria has been entertaining audiences for more than twenty years, and has taught other performers at magic conventions.

Free lecture and discussion tonight, January 22nd, on “Heart Disease and Stroke”

January 22, 2015

Come to a free lecture and discussion tonight at 7pm in the 2nd floor gallery of the Library, presented by AstraHealth Centers. The topic will be “Heart Disease and Stroke”.

Free Seminar at the Library : Starting a Home-Based Business, Thursday, June 19th at 7pm

June 11, 2014

Interested in starting a home-based business? Come to a free seminar at the Library on Thursday June 19th at 7pm entitled “Starting a Home-Based Business”. The seminar will cover the pros and cons of a home business, what aspiring entrepreneurs need to know to get started, and what a business plan should address.

Registration for the seminar is recommended, but not required. To register, call the library at (201) 858-6980 or email

The seminar is presented by SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives.

Ancestry Library Edition is now available at Bayonne Public Library!

May 15, 2014

Bayonne Public Library is now subscribed to Ancestry Library Edition. Ancestry Library Edition, powered by, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Bayonne Public Library patrons now have access to an unprecedented amount of genealogical materials through the world’s most popular online genealogy resource.

The database is available on all computers used inside the library, but will not be available for remote access. Visit the library and check it out!

eBooks now available at the Bayonne Public Library!

March 3, 2014

Mayor Mark Smith and Mrs. Sneh Bains, director of the Bayonne Public Library, are announcing that the library will be adding eBooks to the collection. The library is joining Baker and Taylor’s Axis 360 eBook program that will enable library patrons to download current and best seller books to their tablets, smartphones, laptops, computers and e-readers. Mrs. Bains wishes to thank the Estate of Samuel J. Lashinsky, Attorney-at-law, of Bayonne, for the remembrance of the library through his thoughtful bequest that has made this program possible.

To begin using eBooks, please visit our website – and click the link that says Axis360 eBooks.


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