Hightstown Memorial Library Branch

Contact Us

Branch Manager: Emily Frey
Circulation Desk: 609-448-1474

Hours

Monday:  9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Tuesday:  9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Wednesday:  9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Thursday:  9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Friday:  9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday:  9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday:  Closed

Location

Directions

From Route 130 South
  1. Take Route 130 North and bear right at the sign for “Route 33 East, Hightstown.”
  2. Take Route 33 (Mercer Street) into Hightstown.
  3. You can park after the second traffic light, in the municipal lot next to the Tavern on the Lake on the right).
  4. The library is the brick building past the parking lot and next to Peddie Lake. There is also street parking around the corner at the front of the library.
From Route 130 North
  1. Take Route 130 South and make a left (from left-most lane) onto 571 (Stockton St.).
  2. Take 571 to Main St.–a “T” intersection with a traffic light which will be directly across from the Tavern on the Lake.
  3. Make a left at the light (Main St.) and an immediate right into the municipal lot next to the Tavern on the Lake.
  4. The library is the brick building past the parking lot and next to Peddie Lake. There is also street parking around the corner at the front of the library.
From Route 571
  1. Continue on 571 to Main St.–a “T” intersection with a traffic light which will be directly across from the Tavern on the Lake.
  2. Make a left at the light (Main St.) and an immediate right into the municipal lot next to the Tavern on the Lake.
  3. The library is the brick building past the parking lot and next to Peddie Lake. There is also street parking around the corner at the front of the library.
From Twin Rivers
  1. Head west on Route 33 into Hightstown.
  2. The library is on the left, past Maxwell Ave. and just before Main St. There is no designated parking lot, but street parking is available nearby.

Events

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Warm & Handmade for Others: Donation Drive

Do you knit, crochet or sew? Help make the winter a little nicer for those in need! We’re collecting newly handmade by you: Hats, Scarves, Cowls, Mittens & Gloves, Socks also Sweaters and Blankets.

  • Sizes? All sizes – children to adults
  • Colors? Any colors (dark colors for adults are always needed.)
  • If using animal fibers (like wool) the item must be labeled with the fiber name and care instructions.

We will accept items through the end of December 2022 to be donated locally for January 2023 distribution to those in need in our community. Finished items will be displayed at the library front desk through the end of December.

About the Branch

The Hightstown Memorial Branch is a unique member of the Library System because of its history, location and resources.

The Hightstown Memorial Branch began as a small municipal library in 1921. The present building was constructed in 1954 and was dedicated as a war memorial to veterans of our community. The library then became a branch of the Mercer County Library in 1969 and has been expanded in 1975 and 1997.

The Hightstown Memorial Branch is the only branch that hosts an attractive reading room that overlooks the tranquil waters of Peddie Lake. We are also the only branch in the system that has a fireplace in the main room.

We have ten computers available to the public for word processing and Internet searching. In addition to our books, magazines, newspapers, and local newspapers on microfilm, we have a large collection of DVDs—with a special emphasis on children’s educational videos. We also have music CDs, CD-ROMs, and books on CD. Our Spanish collection also makes us a unique member of the Library System.

We specialize in quality children’s programming, bestsellers for our patrons, and computer instruction. We are very grateful for the new laptop computers recently donated by friends of our library through the Hightstown Library Association.

Come visit our location today and enjoy our relaxed cozy atmosphere.

Hightstown Gazette/Windsor-Hights Herald Digital Archive

This Archive is provided with the combined resources of the Hightstown Library Association and the Hightstown—East Windsor Historical Society, both 501c3 non‐profit groups.


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