Bridgeton Public Library


Welcome To The Bridgeton Free Public Library




Built in 1816 as the
Cumberland National Bank, this was the city's library from 1901 to 1967.


Constructed in 1967,
this is the newer section
that now serves as the
main entrance.

Free Public

Courtenay Reece


150 East Commerce Street

Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302

Telephone - (856) 451-2620



Tues. - Thurs. 10 to 8

Friday 9 to 5

Saturday 9 to 4

Saturday Summer Hours,

A new service has been added for holders of Bridgeton Library cards and Clues Cards for downloading audio books. Click on the graphic below to go to our download page.



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Our library provides services for adults and children. To explore, use these links: Adults Children

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Summer Reading Program Ends!



Tuesday, August 5 – Friday, August 8

will be the final days of our program

Get your reading logs in and be Counted!


The Bridgeton Public Library invites people of all ages to participate

in its independent summer reading program!

“Wee Readers”, for babies and toddlers ages 0-4, is a program which encourages parents and children to complete activities that help develop early literacy skills.  There is a Reading Log in Spanish and English.

The “Fizz! Boom! Read!” program features story hours, crafts, book discussions and special events for young people ages 5-11. Read about all the exciting activities available in English and Spanish.

“Spark a Reaction” is a program for teens ages 12- 18, and features weekly activities, a tubing trip, book discussions and more. All the events are listed here.

“Literary Elements” is a relatively new adult reading program that invites those over eighteen to join in the fun, as well. Read about the program details.

Participants can register for the reading program beginning Tuesday, June 17 by visiting the library in person or online at




The Woodruff Museum of Indian Artifacts is open Wednesdays from 1 - 4 PM with a knowledgeable guide to assist visitors. Other times may be scheduled in advance. School tours and members of the public are encouraged to view these artifacts of local Lenni Lenape History.

Library Card Options at the Bridgeton Public Library


Library card options:

Cumberland County residents — Free card for Cumberland County Library
Bridgeton residents — Free card for use in Bridgeton, Millville and Vineland Libraries
Township residents — Free card for Cumberland County Library
For township residents who would like to use city libraries:

Bridgeton Library only — $15 per year
Millville Library only — $30 per year
Bridgeton, Millville and Vineland Libraries — $50 per year

Click Here to read a press release about our new library group.


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AUGUST All Month Children & Families



6/28 - 8/10/14   All Ages

Home Town Teams Exhibit Reception:  June 28 through August 10: Sports fans of all ages are invited to visit the exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.
Hometown Teams has been made possible in New Jersey by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and is part of the Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils across the country. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

8/1/14 10:30 AM
Ages 6-23 months

Baby Time! Fridays, Babies, ages 6 to 23 months, and their parents or a caregiver are invited to Baby Story Time where we will share simple stories, nursery rhymes and songs. No registration is necessary.

8/5/14 10:30 AM
Ages 2-6

Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays: Children and a caregiver are invited for stories, songs, finger plays, crafts and a snack. Story time is free and does not require registration.

8/5/14 10:30 AM
Ages 7 and up

Story and Craft: Tuesdays: Kids are invited to share stories, activities and crafts. This program will take place at the same time as our Preschool Story Time and is perfect for older siblings! Please register.

8/13/14 6 PM Adults 19 and up 

Poetry Workshop. Robert Evans, published poet and Creative Writing teacher at Cumberland Regional High School, will present two poetry workshops. Ages 18 and up. Please register.

8/17/14 3 PM All ages

Sunday, August 17 at 3 PM:  An Afternoon of Jazz with THE LORI BENTON-JANETTA AND ERNIE TRIONFO DUO Together Lori and Ernie will pay tribute to their many musical inspirations, honoring jazz artists and jazz-influenced artists in a performance at the Bridgeton Free Public Library. Come and enjoy the sweet sounds of jazz as we visit and travel through decades of music expressing the spirit, joy, pathos and wonder of jazz - a truly original American art form.

Tickets: $15 each/$25 FOR TWO

8/16/14 10am -6 pm All ages Please support the library's Stop-n-Drop event at WalMart to raise awareness of library services.
8/19/14 7 PM Adults 19 and up  Friends of the Library Meeting: Tuesday, June 17 at 7pm: The Friends of the Library provide the entire book budget for the library, as well as fund many programs for children. Please come out and learn how you can help!
8/23/14 9 am - 4 pm Adults 19 and up  Saturday, August 23, 2014: From 9 am—4 pm
The Bridgeton Public Library is offering a course in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Students who complete this course and pass the written and physical exams will receive an American Red Cross CPR/AED card valid for two years. The fee is $85 and includes all materials. The course will be taught by American Red Cross Certified Instructor, Courtenay Reece. Proceeds will benefit the Bridgeton Public Library.
8/28/14 4:30 PM Adults 19 and up  The Meeting of the Bridgeton Free Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for 4:30 pm on Thursday, August 28, 2014. The public is welcome to attend.
8/30/14   Library Closed The library will be closed in observance of Labor Day
9/6/14 10 am - 2 pm All ages RALLY FOR READING! Join us in the many activities including library card registrations, the Friends Book Sale, an author reading, crafts and our local representatives who will speak as we celebrate the Library in a

Rally for Reading.


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The popular Woodruff Museum of Indian Artifacts is located in the lower level of our building at 150 E. Commerce Street. Use the link to explore an Indian artifacts exhibit.

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A rich history of library service in Bridgeton dates back to 1811. Use the Our History link to learn more about our history.

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Read about the facilities in the two levels of the Bridgeton Library, our activities room, a conference room and our library space. Use the Our Facilities link to learn more about our facilities.

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A non-profit organization, the Friends of the Bridgeton Library is a group wishing to financially support the library with equipment and programs. Use the Our Friends link to get more information.

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