The purpose of the Haddonfield Public Library is to serve the people of Haddonfield by providing ready access to information and ideas. Building on a tradition begun in 1803, the Library is a center for lifelong learning, welcoming people of all ages, backgrounds and interests. The Library’s collections and services are dynamic and designed to meet the informational, educational and cultural needs of the community.
Take Exit 32 from I-295. Follow the sign to Haddonfield. Continue for just more than 1 mile. As you enter Haddonfield, there are baseball fields to your right. Bear left to the traffic light. Go through this light; at the next light turn left onto Kings Highway. Turn right onto Tanner Street at the next light. (The Library will be on your right in less than two blocks). Turn right onto Haddon Avenue, just before the traffic light. There is street parking on Haddon Avenue and on nearby streets.
Technical Services Supervisor
Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
Emerging Technology & Teen Services Librarian
Emerging Technology Technician
Library Board President
These policies refer to the philosophy, rules, and regulations under which the library operates. The Library Board decides on policy. The implementation of policy through the use of procedures is the duty of the Library Director and staff. Policies are reviewed periodically for timeliness, relevance, and accuracy. The policies relating to Public Services are contained in this section of the website.
Library Card Requirements
Library Code of Conduct
Library Materials Selection Policies
The Library Board of Trustees
The Library Board of Trustees is an autonomous body charged in NJ Statutes Annotated 40:54-9 to oversee the operation, use, and governance of NJ public libraries. The Board may consist of from seven to nine members, one of whom shall be the mayor or other chief executive officer of the municipality as well as the superintendent of schools. The Board shall hold in trust and manage all property of the library. It may make rules and regulations for the government of the library, and do all things necessary for the maintenance of the free public library. Its meeting schedule is below.
Amy Goodworth President (term expires 12/21)
Janet Hallahan Vice-President (term expires 12/22)
Patty Lynn Secretary (term expires 12/24)
Louise Senopoulos (term expires 12/25)
Matt Smith (term expires 12/23)
Peter Blau (term expires 12/23)
Mayor Colleen Bianco Bezich
Superintendent of Schools
Board minutes and by-laws can be found here.
Our Strategic Plan
The Library and the Board of Trustees are happy to present our strategic plan for 2020 through 2023. The plan and the research that contributed directly to the development of the plan is linked here on this page.
Our thanks go to those who made this process successful including:
The Board of Trustees Strategic Planning Committee: Matt Smith, co-chair; Janet Hallahan, co-chair; Brian Stafford; Amy Goodworth; Eric Zino, technical advisor and library director
Aleksandra Brittain, Focus Group Facilitator
The many residents of Haddonfield who participated in one of our 9 Focus Groups
The staff of the Library who also contributed ideas and quickly began executing the goals and objectives expressed in the plan
The plan has been produced as a concise presentation of our goals and objectives for the next three years. At the conclusion of each calendar year, an annual report will be produced that will summarize our progress on each goal as well as the service metrics from that year.
Summary of 2019 Focus Group Sessions In November 2019, the Library conducted nine focus group sessions. This document summarizes the comments and observations, many of which contributed directly to one of the goals or objectives in the plan.
To ensure that the Library considers the current population when developing services, we acquired a detailed market segmentation report that goes beyond the census demographic report.