Boonton Holmes Public Library

Image of the facade of the library on Main Street


The mission of the Boonton Holmes Public Library is to make the library an inviting focal point for the community, encourage a love of reading and life-long learning, preserve Boonton’s local history and offer patrons technology that extends access to ideas and information.

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For a full list of library events, CLICK HERE or on the calendar icon and use the keyword "Library" to search the town calendar.

History of the Boonton Holmes Pubic Library

The Boonton Holmes Public Library’s historic building was willed to the people of Boonton by James Holmes for use as a public library. Our doors opened in 1894 and we have been proudly serving the town of Boonton ever since. Over the years the library has shared the building with the Boonton Times Newspaper, Heavenly Temptations, and even the local chapter of the Free Masons. After acquiring the rights to the entire building, the library underwent an entire renovation to expand and provide an even greater level of service.