2021 Annual Fundraising Appeal A Success!

Thank you! Your support has shaped the award-winning Montclair Public Library into one of the greatest assets of our community. Before the pandemic, the Library averaged 51 visitors for each hour it was open. And during lockdown demand for library cards skyrocketed so that people could access the e-books, music, virtual programs, and other online resources the Library continued to provide. It’s clear that the Montclair Public Library is a beloved and vital resource, and yet municipal funding has been dramatically cut in recent years. Your generosity helps ensure that programs like Adult School classes, the Open Book / Open Mind series, and robust children’s programming can continue in 2022 and beyond. If you would like to support the library, it’s never too late (or early!) to make your gift.

2020 Library Annual Report

We invite you to explore the Library’s 2020 Annual Report.¬†Within these pages you will read about dedicated Library staff who met the challenges of the pandemic with flexibility, creativity, and dedication, and how the Library pivoted to continue serving the community.



Open Book / Open Mind ONLINE

The Montclair Public Library announces the launch of Open Book / Open Mind ONLINE, a live, free webcast version of our popular, long-running literary conversation series with top writers and thinkers. After the discussions, the audience can participate in Q&A sessions with the authors.

More information is available on the Montclair Public Library website.

Thanks to our Open Book/Open Mind

Series SponsorInvestors Foundation

Books are available from program partner Watchung Booksellers

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