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Why do you love the Johnson Public Library?

February is Library Lovers Month! To celebrate, we are inviting you to reach out to Hackensack’s elected officials to share a library memory, and to encourage them to continue to generously support JPL going forward.

All participating library lovers will be entered to win a special raffle prize, which includes a JPL canvas bag donated by the Friends of the Johnson Public Library, an Echo Dot donated by Greater Alliance FCU, a selection of books, and more!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the library with the Hackensack City Council.

Connected with you when and how you need it most

2020 was a year of unprecedented experiences and changes. Through it all, we here at JPL focused on prioritizing the services you need the most while protecting the health and well-being of the public and staff alike. As a result, 2020 has been the most innovative year to date for JPL - and even more great things are still to come!

27,000+ digital items checked out

JPL offers a robust digital

collection of eBooks,

eAudiobooks, eMagazines,

movies, music, TV shows and

comics through two platforms: OverDrive and Hoopla. Any title that can't be obtained in person is often available through one of these constantly growing digital collections.

98,000+ views on our social media programs

Even when the library closed its physical doors during the height of the pandemic, our virtual doors stayed open and we continued to offer programs online. Many community favorites such as Story Time with Ms. Mari, Bilingual Story Time with Ms. Gladys and Crafternoon with Mr. Gavin transitioned to an online format and are still being enjoyed today. On Facebook alone, over 26,000 people viewed over 13,000 minutes of our digital programming!

1,200 craft kits used with virtual programs

In order to make our online programs more engaging and interactive, we provided grab-and-go kits that included the supplies needed to follow along with our virtual events

to make a variety of artistic craft projects, experiment with educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities,

and try out some

interesting new

cooking recipes.

600+ New Library Users

While the pandemic made

us limit some of our in-person

offerings, we expanded

access to virtual services

and digital collections to

provide even more support

and high-quality content

to all the new library

users at home.

273 attendees at our

physically distant programs

The fair temperatures of the late summer allowed us to offer in-person programs safely outdoors. This change of scenery was very much appreciated by all who attended, and gave participants a chance to connect and interact with others in a physical space again.

Johnson Public Library • 274 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

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