Holiday closing: Memorial Day

The Paterson Free Public Library and all branches will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. We return to our regular hours on Tuesday, May 30th.

Internet Safety Workshops

Tips and tools to stay safe online! We are offering two free workshops on May 19th and May 27th. Bring your questions about online privacy, scams, and more.

Jersey Job Club Workshops

Join us every month for Jersey Job Club Workshops! Held at the Career Connections Center at 77 Ellison Street, these free workshops focus on the job search and resume writing. Questions? Contact Rachel Paulus at (973) 782-6977 or

Free Tai Chi Classes

Join us every other Tuesday for Tai Chi classes taught by local certified instructor, Imani O’Blige! Free to all. Questions? Contact

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 now through August. Comic books and art supplies will be provided for free to all who participate!

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.

Career Connections Center Now Offering Walk-in Hours!

Looking for a job? Need a resume? We’re here to help! 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 Development Grant. Call (973) 782-6977 for more information.

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