The Main Library and Kennedy Branch will be closed on November 23rd & 24th in observance of Thanksgiving. 

Kennedy Branch Dec. 13th @ 4:00 pm & Main Branch, Dec.15th @ 4:00 pm

Main - 3rd Wednesday of every month @ 6:30 PM.

The Library presents Conversational ESL. Contact us today for an appointment!

Main Branch-Saturdays,1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

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Programs & Events

Nov 22
Zumba Classes - Main
Zumba Classes - Main

Dance and get fit! The Main Library located at 8411 Bergenline Ave., is offering a FREE Zumba Class on Wednesday, November 22nd at 6:30 PM.

11/22/2017 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM View Flyer
Dec 06
Well-Being Wednesdays - Main Library
Well-Being Wednesdays - Main Library

Join us on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm for an important presentation on Dealing WIth Grief. Grief has a way of presenting itself during the holiday season.Join us to learn about the definition and stages of grief, coping mechanisms and how to care for grieving persons.

Bus transportation will be provided from the Kennedy Branch the day of the event. Registration is required for transportation. Please contact the library to put your name on the list. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.

This event is brought to you by Hackensack Meridian Health and the North Bergen Free Public Library.

12/6/2017 6:00 PM View Flyer
Dec 13
Holiday Celebration - Kennedy Branch
Holiday Celebration - Kennedy Branch

Join us for our 4th Annual Holiday Celebration at the Kennedy Branch featuring Santa! The event will take place on Wednesday, December 13th @ 4:00 PM. 

12/13/2017 4:00 PM View Flyer
Dec 13
Retirement Benefit Workshop - Main Library
Retirement Benefit Workshop - Main Library


Learn about:

  • my Social Security Benefits & Online Enrollment
  • Entitlement for Retirement, Survivors, Spouse and Children Benefits
  • How Retirement affects Disability
  • Earnings
  • Answering General Questions!
12/13/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM View Flyer
Dec 14
Senior Citizen Movie Matinee - Main
Senior Citizen Movie Matinee - Main

Join us for a screening of "The Glass Castle" A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Refreshments will be provided.

12/14/2017 1:00 PM View Flyer

Career Connections

NJ Career Connections
With New Jersey Career Connections you can now visit the library for all your career development needs! Featuring open hours for one-on-one assistance, databases, job fairs, career workshops, public-access career laptops, mock interviews, and much more! Please click on the links within the text to find out more about these services.

Day Book Club

Latest Feature: Sisters In Law Schedule: 2nd Wednesday Monthly: 2-3pm Next Meeting: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Author: Linda Hirshman

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Becoming a Member of the NBPL

Anyone who lives, goes to school, owns property, or is employed in North Bergen or Guttenberg, is entitled to a library card from the North Bergen Public Library.

A library card will be issued free of charge upon the presentation of two (2) acceptable forms of identification (driver's license, phone/electric bill, lease etc.) with a proof of residency.

A signature of a parent or guardian is required for children. The North Bergen library card will be honored in all Hudson County and BCCLS libraries for North Bergen residents however Guttenberg residents will have borrowing privileges in Hudson County libraries only.