Join us for the 10th Annual Hoboken Library Festival!

Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 11 am – 3 pm
Hoboken Public Library | 500 Park Ave

Due to the forecast of rain, this year’s festival will take place indoors! Join us on all floors of the Main Library for a day of fun for all ages.

The 2023 Library Festival is generously sponsored in part by the Hoboken Public Library Friends & Foundation.


3rd Floor – Ribbon Cutting

  • 11 am: Join us on the 3rd floor to celebrate our exciting renovation and see our brand new Maker Space!

3rd Floor – Story Time Room

  • 12 pm: Story Time with Ms. Val and Ms. Noura
  • 1 pm: Diwali Celebration with Enjoy Explore India

3rd Floor – Children’s Room

  • 12 pm: Fall Craft with Ms. Jessa
  • 1 pm: Wood Coloring with Ms. Melissa
  • 2 pm: Bookmark Making with Ms. Michelle

3rd Floor – Teen Room

  • 12 pm: Affirmation Program with Crystal Terry
  • 1 pm: Henna with Naiha Khan
  • 2 pm: Donut Making with Ms. Brenda

Lower Level – Small Program Room

  • 12 pm: Cooking Empanadas with Ms. Nicole and Ms. Alex

Lower Level – Large Program Room

  • Author Talks, Readings, and Book Signings
    • 11 am: Annamaria Alfieri · Arlene Stein
    • 12 pm: Cynthia Chris · Gianna Improta · Jeff Markowitz · Linda Vann-Dupree
    • 1 pm: Nate Schweber · Regina Marchi · Victoria Weisfeld · Raakhee Mirchandani


1st Floor – Friends & Foundation Room

  • Book Sale
    • The Hoboken Public Library Friends & Foundation have an extraordinarily wide and varied selection of gently used books in all genres, for all ages! Each purchase directly supports your local library.

1st Floor – Martha Stevens Room

  • Typewriter Poetry
    • QWERT Poetry will be crafting free typewriter poems just for you!
  • Face Painting
    • Show your Library Love with our special face paint stencils!
  • Popcorn
    • Pick up some free, fresh popcorn.

2nd Floor

  • Community Partners
    • Amazing Truth Society Karate Program
    • Community Food Bank of New Jersey
    • Hoboken Rainbow Family
    • St Matthew Trinity Lunchtime Ministry


Video Game Truck

  • 11am – 1pm: Step inside and play your favorite games with friends! Parked on 5th Street.

Food Truck

  • 11am – 3pm: El Chilango Taqueria will be parked across the street from the library! Buy a tasty taco after your visit to the festival.


Updated 10/12/2023 – AB

All Hoboken Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.