About Emerson Public Library in Emerson, NJ

The Emerson Public Library was founded by a small group of dedicated residents in 1957 as a private Library, charging one dollar per year dues. The size of the collection on opening day, November 1, 1958, was only 5,000 books. Initially, the Library was open ten hours a week and contributed to the quality of life for residents by hosting an annual art show, author talks and a yearly dinner dance. In 1962, the Library joined the Mid Bergen Federation of Public Libraries. This allowed residents to borrow books as well as framed paintings, sculpture replicas, and record players from nearby towns. Within the Federation, Emerson became known for its American Art books.

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What kind of kids we support

  • Coed
  • Preschool
  • Kids
  • Tweens


  • Handicap accessible
  • Library

Programs at Emerson Public Library in Emerson, NJ

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Through play, activities, crafts & storytimes, the Emerson Public Library offers a variety of programs for young children & their families.

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Join the Knitters Circle for an afternoon of knitting and crochet. All levels of experience are welcome. Basic materials will be provided, or bring your own.

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Location and contact information

20 Palisade Ave, Emerson, NJ, 07630