Hours & Locations

Main Library

449 Halsey Rd
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Monday - Thursday9:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Friday - Saturday9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Sunday1:00 PM — 5:00 PM

The Main Library is open Sundays from the week after Labor Day weekend to the week before Memorial Day weekend. 

Lake Hiawatha

68 Nokomis Ave
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034

Monday - Thursday10:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Friday - Saturday10:00 AM — 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Mount Tabor

26 Simpson Ave
Tabor, NJ 07878

TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Monday - SundayClosed

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The concept is simple: read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That's more than 1000 in 3 years!
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Library of Things
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Beanstack is the place to go to log in for Summer Reading and other library-sponsored reading challenges and initiatives. Use Beanstack to track titles you have read, submit reviews, and learn about library activities!
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Children's Events at the Main Library
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Teen Events at the Main Library
Teen Events at the Lake Hiawatha

Contact the children’s department for any reason!

Main library: (973) 887-5150

Lake Hiawatha: (973) 335-0952

Do you have a school, class, or children’s group interested in visiting the library to learn about what we do and go behind the scenes? Contact us to schedule a visit.

Teachers can request classroom support such as materials for special projects, use of library makerspace equipment, and more. Contact us here and we’ll do our best to support you!

We offer Preschool Kits, which consist of serval books and a puppet, CD, or DVD.  Themes include Fire Safety, Food and Nutrition, Community Helpers, and More!
 
Blue Busy Bags contain an assortment of toys so children can imagine and play and learn at home or on the go!
 
Lake Hiawatha Branch offers Early Literacy Kits for preschoolers that include books, toys, puzzles, games, and other activities on a variety of early childhood topics.  We offer Discovery Kits for Kindergarten & Up that allow children to delve deeper into subjects like forensics, money, mindfulness and more. Want to try birdwatching or explore states and capitals? Stop by The Lake Hiawatha Branch to see what is available!

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    The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs by America's Test Kitchen Kids
    Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison
    Little Legends: Exceptional Men In Black History by Vashti Harrison With Kwesi Johnson
    Two Degrees by Alan Gratz
    Odder by Katherine Applegate
    The Door of No Return by Kwame Alexander
    A Rover's Story by Jasmine Warga
    Amari and the Great Game by B. B. Alston
    Little Blue Truck's Valentine by Alice Schertle
    How to Catch A Loveosaurus by Alice Walstead
    The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
    Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Grumpy Monkey Valentine Gross-Out by Suzanne Lang
    Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
    The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
    In My Heart by Jo Witek
    The Sour Grape by Jory John and Pete Oswald
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    Homework Help

    Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia
    Category: Research, Students and Teachers
    Access available: In Library, Remote
    Recommended audience: Kids
    Primary Search
    Category: Research, Students and Teachers
    Access available: In Library, Remote
    Recommended audience: Kids
    NoveList K-8
    Category: Reading
    Access available: In Library, Remote
    Recommended audience: Kids, Teens

    Read, Listen, Watch

    Kanopy Kids
    Category: Movies & TV Shows
    Recommended audience: Kids
    Tumblebooks
    Category: eBooks
    Recommended audience: Kids
    Libby Feature
    Category: Audiobooks, eBooks, Graphic Novels, Magazines
    Recommended audience: Adults, Kids, Teens