Sesame Street is Now on Hoopla!


Enjoy your favorite iconic Sesame Street characters like Elmo, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster, on hoopla for free with your library card!

 These kid-approved Sesame Street stories are available in eBooks, TV, and comics and aim to help your kids through lessons in literacy & numeracy, health & wellness, and respect & understanding.


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Activate Kids Mode on your hoopla digital app and discover all of the great children’s content available to you and your families on hoopla!

Haven’t heard of hoopla?

hoopla is a digital media service provided to you, our patron, through which you may access and enjoy nearly 600,000 titles in six different formats—eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and television—all in one location from your computer, tablet, or Smartphone! Find out more here.


Sesame Workshop”®, “Sesame Street”®, and associated characters, trademarks, and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. © 2017 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.


Comic Book Literacy Workshop

The Paterson Free Public Library will host a literacy workshop for 20 young learners (ages 10 to 15) on the last Saturday of each month, from March through July. Comic books and art supplies will be provided for free to all who participate.


These four films celebrate the strength and determination of women. From 20th century America to 21st century Pakistan, these are the stories of activists who changed the world.

Alzheimer’s 101


This program provides a comprehensive overview for anyone who wants to learn about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and how to access community resources.

Teen Volunteers Needed!


Are you a high school student who enjoys Math, English, or Science? If so, we could use your help tutoring younger students. If interested, send   an email to Maddy at:


Zinio – Back by Popular Demand!

Back by popular demand – DIGITAL MAGAZINES!

Patrons have spoken, we have listened.

Click here for a list of the 60 titles.

Spring ESL Classes begin April 10th!

We’re happy to announce the Spring dates for our ESL Classes at the Southside Library.  



Career Connections Center Now Offering Walk-in Hours!

Looking for a job? Need a resume? We’re here to help! Visit our 77 Ellison Street Branch Monday through Thursday, between 1:00 pm and 4:45 pm.  Job and career assistance provided for FREE to all Paterson residents by the Paterson Library, and funded by a New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce.

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