Recent news releases by and about Hoboken Public Library:

Hudson County opens cooling center for the unhoused in South Kearny (The Observer)
July 12, 2024
Assemblyman Allen lauds $23.67M allocated to LD-32 from latest N.J. budget (Hudson County View)
July 5, 2024
ALA 2024: Librarians Showcase Creativity (Publishers Weekly)
July 2, 2024
Freedom to Read Champion and Hoboken Library Director Jennie Pu named 2024 Librarian of the Year (Insider NJ) (New Jersey Stage)
June 14, 2024
Hoboken’s Jennie Pu Named ‘Librarian Of Year’ By Statewide Group (Patch)
June 14, 2024
City of Hoboken Honored With Library Champion Award by New Jersey Library Association (TAPInto)
June 13, 2024
City of Hoboken wins Library Champion Award (Hoboken NJ Website)
June 12, 2024
Hoboken Wins Library Champion Award; Director Jennie Pu named NJLA Librarian of the Year (Hudson TV)
June 12, 2024
Hoboken receives Library Champion Award, director named Librarian of the Year (Hudson County View)
June 12, 2024
Public library delivers state-first with remote 24/7 locker (EIN Presswire)
June 11, 2024
Hoboken, N.J. becomes a book sanctuary city, essentially banning book bans (CBS News)
June 2, 2024
Bhalla Defends Hoboken’s Pride Celebrations Against ‘Libs of TikTok’ Criticism (TAPInto)
May 31, 2024
Hoboken Business Alliance launches inaugural 22-member community advisory board (Hudson County View)
May 30, 2024
Ohio Advances Law to Criminalize Librarians for Materials Deemed “Obscene” (School Library Journal)
May 30, 2024
17 Librarian-Approved Beach Books To Add To Your TBR Pile (Evie Magazine)
May 30, 2024
Where to Vote in Hoboken: Your Guide to Polling Locations (Hoboken Girl)
May 29, 2024
Celebrate Hoboken’s LGBTQIA+ Pride Month with Exciting Events (Hudson Reporter)
May 29, 2024
Hoboken has events all month long for Pride Month (
May 29, 2024
News Video: Hoboken Public Library Uptown Book Lockers Ribbon Cutting (WMBC-TV)
May 28, 2024
Jersey City Woman Fights Book Bans and Threat at Hoboken Library (Jersey City Times)
May 27, 2024
Hoboken Announces Events to Celebrate LGBTQ+ Community this Pride Month (TAPInto)
May 25, 2024
Hoboken Memorial Day Parade Honors America’s Fallen Troops (TAPInto)
May 23, 2024
Hoboken library director named as a 2024 National Mover & Shaker (
May 23, 2024
Art, Health, Community: Libraries Support Bicycling During Bike Month and Beyond (Library Journal)
May 21, 2024
Printing and Paper Shredding Services in Hoboken + Jersey City (Hoboken Girl)
May 20, 2024
Pic Page: See the latest from PSE&G, Seton Hall Law, the Cooper Foundation, Cognizant, Berkeley College and Hoboken Public Library (NJ Biz)
May 20, 2024
Uptown Hoboken Public Library Locker Unveiled Outside Historical Museum (TapInto)
May 19, 2024
A salute to books — and those making them more accessible (ROI-NJ)
May 17, 2024
CCDI Awardee Hoboken Public Library Explores the Puerto Rican Experience in America (Library Of Congress Blogs)
May 15, 2024
Greenboken Mural Unveiled at Hoboken Public Library (TapInto)
May 15, 2024
Meet Niki, A ‘Beacon Of Positivity In Hoboken’ (Patch)
May 13, 2024
Hoboken Public Library Director Honored Nationally for Supporting Freedom to Read (TapInto)
May 10, 2024
2024 Core PR Xchange Award Winners Announced (ALA News)
May 9, 2024
Movers & Shakers 2024 — Jennie Pu | Ban Battlers (Library Journal)
May 1, 2024
Practical Tips for Starting a Book Club (AARP)
April 24, 2024
Minnesota and other Democratic-led states lead pushback on censorship (Boston Globe)
April 23, 2024
Hoboken (NJ) Public Library and Independence (KS) Public Library Awarded ALA’s Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant (ALA News)
April 15, 2024
Hoboken Public Library’s BookBike to Return Next Thursday (TapInto)
April 13, 2024
Jennie Pu to receive Ernest A. DiMattia Award (ALA News)
April 8, 2024
Affirm the right to read in NJ, the fastest growing book sanctuary state in the nation | Opinion (
April 8, 2024
Report: LGBTQ content drove book banning efforts in 2023 (ABC News) (ABC7NY)
April 8, 2024
NJ Now: Making Hoboken a book sanctuary city (MY9NJ)
April 7, 2024
What to Read in April and Other Book News (AARP)
April 1, 2024
On Libraries, Books, and Bans: An Interview with Library Director Jennie Pu (Gay League)
March 22, 2024
Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla delivers fifth State of the City address (Hoboken NJ Website)
March 21, 2024
Stud finder, boom box, pans: This NJ library has a whole lot more than books (NBC New York)
March 18, 2024
Attitudes! Ep 643 Sandra Day O’Connor Statue, Sanctuary Libraries, Bernadette Peters and Kramer’s Song
March 14, 2024 – Segment starts at 37:45
Haters attacked an inclusive public library. So its director made the whole city a book sanctuary. (LGBTQ Nation)
March 6, 2024
Newsline with Brigitte Quinn – Live Interview Featuring Jennie Pu (WCBS Newsradio 880)
March 1, 2024 – Segment starts at 11:34:34am
Book bans? Make that “intellectual freedom challenges (AXIOS)
March 1, 2024
Libraries can be so much more than books (Trentonian)
March 1, 2024
New Jersey Libraries Redefine Borrowing: From OG Sega to Snowshoes (BNN Breaking)
February 28, 2024
‘Freedom to Read Act’ aims to protect New Jersey public school librarians (News 12 New Jersey)
February 27, 2024
Some NJ libraries now offer a ‘library of things.’ You can even check out tools (NJ Spotlight News)
February 27, 2024
New Library of Things in Hoboken Lets Members Take Out So Much More than Books (TapInto)
February 26, 2024
Hoboken Library Debuts Library of Things (The Hoboken Girl)
February 25, 2024
Hoboken Library Rents Out Household Items to the Community (News 12 New Jersey) (News 12 Bronx) (NewsBreak)
February 23, 2024
Hoboken Public Library now offers more than just books for cardholders to check out (ABC7NY)
February 21, 2024
Congressman Rob Menendez Announces Federal Grant for Hoboken Public Library
February 20, 2024
Book Sanctuary Movement Grows (Poets & Writers Magazine)
February 14, 2024
Hoboken’s Librarian on Establishing Book Sanctuaries and Combatting Book Bans (106.7 Lite FM)
February 12, 2024
ALA Announces New Members of the Unite Against Book Bans Cadre for Proactive Advocacy Opposing Book Banning
February 9, 2024
Issues and Ideas with Chris DeBello featuring Jennie Pu
January 29, 2024
Hoboken Inspires Nationwide Book Movement (ABC7NY)
January 17, 2024
Hoboken LGBTQ+ members and allies remain steadfast, despite recent threats against the community (
November 7, 2023
Hoboken to become a sanctuary city for books (NJ Spotlight News)
September 7, 2023
A Chat with Hoboken Library’s Director, Jennie Pu (The Hoboken Girl)
August 30, 2023
Hoboken Public Library Celebrates Families, Love, Diversity (TapInto)
June 17, 2023
Mayor Bhalla secures space for new uptown library branch, affordable housing, and $3.2 million through new Redevelopment Agreement
May 18, 2023, Nixle message from the City of Hoboken
Hoboken Public Library’s BookBike is Back! (TapInto)  The BookBike is back, better than ever!
April 27, 2023
Celebrate National Library Week with the Hoboken Public Library, April 23 – 29
April 19, 2023
Hoboken Library Hosts Two Important Events to Mark National Social Work Month
March 21, 2023
Library Social Work: Making a Difference in my Hometown
by Emily Dalton, HPL Community Service Worker
From NASW-NJ FOCUS Magazine
March 2023

Emily Dalton was honored with a Proclamation from the City of Hoboken for her social work efforts.  Click the picture below to watch the video.

Supporting their library.  Inspiring their community.
The Hoboken Public Library Friends & Foundation officially announced their new organization
February 2, 2023
Bringing the Library to the People … on a BookBike
by Valerie Coughlin, HPL Youth Services Librarian
From Public Libraries magazine
November 2022
Come to Coffee with Cohen, with Hoboken Public Library
Tuesday, October 18, 8 am – 9:30 am, at bwè kafe

October 14, 2022
Watch the Video: Library’s “Community Listening Session” on proposed Uptown Library Branch
received widespread enthusiasm and support.

April 5, 2022
Hoboken Public Library among 200 libraries nationwide to receive American Rescue Plan humanities funding 
February 17, 2022
Hoboken Library Goes “Fine Free!”
December 9, 2021
On CBS Sunday Mornings, “Skipper the Seal” Children’s Author Admiral William McRaven reads his book to children at the Hoboken Public Library.
November 21, 2021
Hoboken Library Main Building Renovation Mandates Four-Week Close
June 29, 2021
Board Appoints New Director to Lead the Hoboken Library
June 23, 2021
Hoboken Public Library Receives Women’s Suffrage Award
January 13, 2021

Reaching back for a seminal event…

HPL’s “Ideas Festival” was a Real Eye-Opener
November 2018


Updated 5/13/2024 -SS