Edgewater Free Public Library

49 Hudson Avenue
Edgewater, NJ 07020


The Edgewater Free Public Library seeks to meet the informational, educational and recreational needs of the community.

The people of Edgewater established the Edgewater Free Public Library in 1910; its nucleus was the Edgewater Library Association. The current library was dedicated in February 1916, a gift from the Andrew Carnegie Corporation. The site was provided by the Borough's citizens.

Board of Trustees

The Edgewater Free Public Library is governed by a seven member board of Trustees, five of which are appointed by the Mayor of Edgewater. The Superintendent of Schools and the Mayor are also Board Members. They may each appoint an alternate if they wish.

The Board of Trustees establish library policy and recommend courses of action concerning the future development of the library. The Board meets once a month throughout the year. The meetings are held at 7:00 p.m., usually on the first Thursday of the month. The meetings are held at the library and the public is always welcome.

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