A History of Service.
Since April 5, 1897, the Library building at 500 Park Avenue has been serving Hoboken’s diverse and ever-changing community. But a Library built in the 19th Century is not equal to the needs of a 21st Century community. And that is why the Trustees of the Hoboken Public Library approved a staged renovation of the building.
Read what the Jersey Journal
wrote about the renovation, and view the photo gallery
Newly renovated Third Floor of Hoboken Public Library’s Historic Main Building Unveiled
Here are photos from our ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the $7 million third floor historic restoration and HVAC improvement project. With grant support from the New Jersey Historic Trust, the project delivered a gorgeously restored children’s room, a large, dedicated teen room, a new story time/ program room, Hoboken’s inaugural free, public MakerSpace, and whole building HVAC upgrades.
Founded by Martha Bayard Stevens over 130 years ago as a dual-mission manual training school and library, the Hoboken Public Library has grown and evolved to meet the needs of a changing urban population but with a firm foundation on its formative history of education and public service. One thing remains constant and unchanged: that we are free, open and welcome to all.
Check out the recording of all remarks and photos on Hoboken Public Library‘s Facebook page, and at Clarke Caton Hintz. Local coverage of the ribbon cutting: https://www.tapinto.net/…/newly-renovated-third-floor…