October 11, 2016


October 18th is the last day to register for the November general election.

If you need to register, you can register in person or via mail.

To register in person, visit the City Clerk’s office in Bayonne CIty Hall. They are available 8:30 – 4. On the last day of registration, October 18th, they will have extended evening hours, until 9:00pm.

You can also pick up a paper application at the library, or print one out at…/elections/voting-information.html

You can also use this website to check your registration status.

Bayonne Public Library Book Sale

August 22, 2016

Come to the Bayonne Public Library Book Sale!!!

Friday, August 26, 2016 10am – 4pm

All books, CD’s, DVD’s and VHS : $1
All Children’s and YA Books : $.50
Special Selection of Paperbacks : $.50

Come around to the Library’s side entrance on 31st St, next to the driveway.

All proceeds benefit the Bayonne Public Library.

Please come out and support your Library!

Free screening of documentary, “Every day is a Holiday”

July 12, 2016
Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, July 13th at 7pm for a screening of Theresa Loong’s documentary “Every Day is a Holiday”, part of the Black Maria Film Festival. Admission is free.
Q&A with the filmmaker, Theresa Loong and Festival Director Jane Steuerwald to follow the screening.
Chinese-American filmmaker Theresa Loong knew little about her father’s past. One day, she discovered his secret diary, written when he was a POW in a Japanese work camp during World War II. He vowed to make “every day a holiday” if he survived. “Every Day is a Holiday” tells the life-affirming story of her father’s unlikely journey, from Chinese Malay teenager and Japanese POW, to merchant seaman, Veterans Affairs doctor and finally a naturalized citizen of the United States.

Summer Movies at the Library!

June 16, 2016

Summer Movies at the Bayonne Public Library

Wednesdays at 1:00:pm in the Gallery

June 8th Creed PG-13 2 Hrs. 13 Min.

June 15th Joy PG-13 2 Hrs. 4 Min.

June 22nd Star Wars: PG-13 135 Min.
The Force Awakens

June 29th The Big Short R 2 Hrs. 10 Min.

July 13th The Martian PG-13 2 Hrs. 24Min.

July 20th Brooklyn PG-13 1Hr. 51 Min.

July 27th Hotel PG 1 Hr. 29 Min.
Transylvania 2

Aug. 3rd Minions PG 1 Hr. 31 Min.

Aug. 10th The Peanuts G 1 Hr. 28 Min.

Aug. 17th Inside Out PG 95 Min.

Come out and enjoy the show!

Library Donations

June 16, 2016

The Bayonne Public Library is currently accepting donations of books, CD’s, VHS tapes and DVD’s. Donated items will be evaluated for possible addition to our collection. Donated items which are not suitable for our collection will be offered for sale in the library’s ongoing book sale, or in some cases, discarded.

• All items must be in good, usable condition. We cannot accept items which are water or fire damaged are missing pages or have loose bindings. If your books have been stored anywhere with an infestation problem (i.e. mice, bedbugs, roaches, etc.), please do not bring them to the library.
• We welcome the donation of textbooks, but only if they have been copyrighted within the past three (3) years.
• We do not accept encyclopedia sets.
• We do not accept audiocassettes.

If you have any questions about the suitability of your items for donation, please call the Library at 201-858-6970 or email

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)