About Us

Board of Trustees

  • Patricia Pettigrew, President
  • Doreen Couch, Vice President
  • Constance McDonough
  • Maureen Gilmore
  • Kimberly Woods
  • Concetta Gregory
  • Maureen Kroog, Board of Ed. Liaison
  • Honorable Mayor James A. Fife
  • Paul Zarbetski

Board of Trustees Meetings

All meetings are held at the library, at 4:30 PM.

  • Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Thursday, March 23, 2023
  • Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Thursday, May 25, 2023
  • Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023
  1. Getting a Library Card
  2. renewal
  3. Rules, Loan periods and Fines


Harrison residents may obtain Library cards free of charge.

Out of Town residents pay a fee of $25.00 per year.

Adult East Newark residents and children up to the 8th grade, are charge $5.00 per card, per year which is paid for by the Borough of East Newark.

Out of Town residents who work for the Town of Harrison or the Board of Ed are charged $10.00 per year with proper identification, i.e. driver’s license and proof of employment.

Adults residing in Harrison must present a picture Id, and a proof of residency in the form of a PSE& G bill; telephone bill; bank statement etc. Post Office Box numbers are not accepted.

When all information on the application is verified, a postcard is sent to the address listed on the application. When the postcard is received, it must be returned personally, in order to have a Library card issued.

Juveniles must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who will sign the application in their behalf.

Lost cards

A lost card should be reported to the Library as soon as possible. A fee of $5.00 will be charged to cover the cost of the replacement.


All delinquent material is subject to a fine of 10c per day per book and/or $1.00 per day per video. If the item is returned, the maximum fine is $5.00 per book and/or $10.00 per video.