The Bridgeton Public Library is NOT accepting any used book donations at this time.

The Bridgeton Public Library will have a limited reopening beginning on Tuesday July 7, 2020. This is the 3rd Step in a careful phased approach to restarting services at the library. The library hours will be: Tuesday – Friday 10am -5pm; Saturday from 9am-4pm. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday.

The following safety protocols will be strictly followed:

  • Patrons MUST wear masks.
  • Patrons must physically distance from staff and other patrons.
  • Patrons must respect/adhere to capacity limits inside the library (25 maximum).
  • At this time bathrooms will not be available for public use.
  • Patrons must respect the 1 hour maximum time limit per visit and leave the library as soon as their hour is up.
  • Computer time hour time limit will be followed. Time will not be extended.
  • Patrons will have their temperature taken upon entering the library. If patron is found to have an above normal temperature (above 100.4) the patron will be asked to leave the library immediately.
  • All returned items will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours before being recirculated, as per guidelines from public health officials.
  • In-person programming will not be available during this Step of reopening.
  • No Food or drink allowed into the library
  • Museum visits by appointment only and are limited to 4 people at a time.

The Bridgeton Public Library staff is working on virtual programming, a summer reading program, craft kits that can be picked up and completed at home and other fun activities. Keep checking the library website and Facebook page for updates.

Thank you for your support!

UPDATE 6/27/20

The Bridgeton Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting scheduled 4:45 PM Thursday July 9, 2020 has been rescheduled to Thursday July 2, 2020 at 4:45 PM. The meeting will be held at the library at 150 E, Commerce Street, Bridgeton, NJ. The public is welcomed to attend. Masks are required and all social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please enter the library on the side (Bank Street) entrance where the ramp is and ring the doorbell for admittance. The library will be open for the Trustee meeting only. No library services will be available at that time.

UPDATE 6/17/20

Governor Murphy has allowed libraries to start curbside pickups starting this week. The Bridgeton Library is NOT open to the public at this time but if you would like to use our curbside pickup please call the library and leave a message on our answering machine. 856-451-2620. Please leave a clear message of your name, phone number and what items you would like to check out of our library. We will return your call as soon as possible to make arrangement for pickup.

UPDATE 6/10/20

The Bridgeton Public Library Board of Trustees will be holding their monthly meeting virtually on Thursday June 11, 2020 @ 4:45pm. Discussions concerning the library will be held.

If you are interested in "attending" this virtual meeting, please contact us at lindamc@bridgetonlibrary.org and we will send you the login information the day of the meeting.

UPDATE 5/9/20

The Board of Trustees Meeting scheduled for Thursday May 14th, 2020 has been canceled.

UPDATE 4/7/20

The Board of Trustees Meeting scheduled for Thursday April 9, 2020 has been canceled.

UPDATE 3/16/20

The Bridgeton Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice, beginning tomorrow, March 17, 2020.

During the closure all fines for materials due while we are closed will be waived. Pre-existing fines will not be waived.

If you have questions, please call the library at 856-451-2620 to leave a message. We will respond as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your understanding during these changing times. Stay safe.

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the Coronavirus and based on the increasing amount of guidance discouraging public gatherings, the City of Bridgeton Administration has decided to cancel all programs and events scheduled at the Bridgeton Free Public Library.

At the present time the library remains open and you can still come into the library to make copies, fax, check out books, read the newspaper and use the computers, etc. As always, staff will be available to help you.

Questions related to the Coronavirus are being handled by health experts at the the New Jersey Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222

NJ Makers Day has been postponed and will be rescheduled in the future.

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Bridgeton Free Public Library
150 E. Commerce St.
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Business hours on Thursday
10AM - 5PM
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Monday Closed
Tuesday 10AM 5PM
Wednesday 10AM 5PM
Thursday 10AM 5PM
Friday 10AM 5PM
Saturday 9AM 4PM
Sunday Closed