What’s awesome about your library? Sure, it’s your go-to for the best reads, popular and obscure alike. Maybe your kids are obsessed with the LEGO club, or all about audiobooks at bedtime. We asked readers across the state to tell us about their favorite library. One thing’s clear: You guys love your books! Last summer alone, NJ kids and teens read more than 3 million titles, and more than 600,000 of those readers participated in library programs, according to the New Jersey Library Association. Find out NJ’s Favorite Libraries by seeing who topped our readers’ list, plus the perks you might be missing out on.

NJ’s Favorite Library Winner

“The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They’ll go out of their way to help you, and if they can’t do it themselves, they’ll bend over backwards to connect you to people who can.”

NJ’s Favorite Libraries by County

See our readers’ picks for every county from Atlantic to Warren. Did your local reading hub make the list?

Library Perks You Should Know About

“As a children’s librarian, I love seeing the look on a parent’s face when they realize they never have to stand in a checkout line with their toddlers again. The SCLSNJ app allows parents to self-checkout, pay fines and renew their items all with a tap of a finger, while their children are still having fun in the play area and before any meltdowns.”


See What Our Readers Are Saying