Located outside of the library doors
Superintendent's Rep Members:
2022 Holidays and Closings:
Saturday, January 1 - New Year's Day
Monday, January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 21 - Presidents' Day
Friday, April 15 - Good Friday
Saturday, April 6 - Easter Saturday
Friday, May 27 - Memorial Weekend (1:00pm closing)
Saturday, May 28 - Memorial Day Weekend
Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day (Observed)
Saturday, July 2 - Independence Day Weekend
Monday, July 4 - Independence Day (Observed)
Saturday, July 30 - Fireman's Car Show
Friday, September 2 - Labor Day Weekend (1:00pm closing)
Saturday, September 3 - Labor Day Weekend
Monday, September 5 - Labor Day
Friday, September 9 - Sloan Park Festival (2:00pm closing)
Saturday, September 24 - Pride Day programs
Monday, October 10 - Columbus Day (Observed)
Friday, November 11 - Veterans' Day
Wednesday, November 23 - Day before Thanksgiving (1:00 pm closing)
Thursday, November 24 - Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 25- Day after Thanksgiving
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
Monday, December 26 - Christmas Day (Observed)
Saturday, December 31 - New Year's Eve (1:00pm closing)
2022 Library Board of Trustees Meetings:
Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7:00PM No meeting in February, May, August & September.
Library Board of Trustees:
A Bloomingdale Free Public Library card in good standing brings the user the privileges of the Open Borrowing program, which has access to more than 10 million books, DVDs and CDs from over 150 public libraries in New Jersey.
To register for a library card you will need to show identification plus proof of residency, property ownership, school attendance or employment in Bloomingdale. Acceptable forms of ID include a New Jersery driving license, property deed or lease, car insurance, utility or tax bill. If you have questions about the type of identification required, please call the library at 973-838-0077.
Notary Public Service:
Free to Bloomingdale residents; $2.50 per seal for non-residents. Please call ahead to ensure notary public is available.
Libraries represent the memory of mankind and serve as irreplaceable repositories of human thought and action. As such, it is the mission of the BFPL to provide a well-rounded collection of resources and those services that contribute to the informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs of this community.
The library subscribes to the principles of the First Amendment to the US Constitution; the Library Bill of Rights of the American Library Association; the "Freedom to Read" statement and the "Policy of Confidentiality of Library Records" of the ALA.
The library is a vibrant center for community life and learning and reflects the pride the Borough takes in itself.
Brief History of the Library:
The first record of a library in Bloomingdale is a letter dated August 27, 1923. The letter was written to Emma A. Justice of New York City by the then Borough Clerk, Samuel D. Babcock, thanking her for a gift of 300 books. This was the foundation for Bloomingdale's public library.
Known for approximately two years as the Fred S. Justice Memorial Library, the library was reorganized in 1925 and named the
Bloomingdale Free Public Library. A Certificate of Incorporation was filed by the Library Association with the State of New Jersey on May 18, 1926.
From 1925 until 1958, the library was located in a small room on the second floor of the municipal building, then located at 15 Hamburg Turnpike. It was relocated in 1958 to a room in a one-story building adjacent to the municipal building.
In 1972, the library moved to the newly built municipal building at
101 Hamburg Turnpike. That same year, the voters of Bloomingdale passed a referendum establishing the library as a municipal library to be supported by municipal taxes effective January 1, 1973. Thereafter,
trustees have been appointed to serve on the Library Board of Trustees, as provided by the New Jersey Statutes governing the operation of municipal free public libraries.
Prominent events in the library's recent history include the computerization of all library functions, including catalog, circulation and financial reports in 1992. Membership in PALS Plus (the Computer Consortium of Passaic County Libraries) in 2002 allows our patrons access to library materials in all Passaic county libraries. In 2013, major renovations have updated the shelving, revamped the children's area, and re-organized the circulation desk. In
The library collection has grown to include: books, audio books, DVDs, music on CD, newspapers, online databases, and downloads such as E-books, music, movies, comics, and magazines. The library offers adult programs, book discussion groups, Film Festival and monthly Family movies, children's programs, English/Spanish classes, Adult Literacy Program, free Internet and WiFi access.
The Bloomingdale Free Public Library is a Stigma-Free Zone.