Hopewell Branch

Contact Us

Branch Manager: Andrea Merrick
Circulation Desk: 609-737-2610

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 the North
  1. Take Route 1 South to I-295 North to Exit 72, Route 31 North.
  2. Proceed North on Route 31 through one traffic light.
  3. Go around circle, staying on Route 31 North.
  4. Go straight through one blinking yellow traffic light and proceed to first working traffic light.
  5. At the light, make a left onto Pennington-Titusville Road.
  6. The 2nd drive on the right is the library.
From the North (alternative)
  1. Take Route 31 South to Pennington-Titusville Road.
  2. Make a right at the traffic light.
  3. The 2nd drive on the right is the library.
From the East
  1. Take I-95 West to I-295 North to I-295 South to Exit 72, Route 31 North.
  2. Proceed North on Route 31 through one traffic light.
  3. Go around circle, staying on Route 31 North.
  4. Go straight through one blinking yellow traffic light and proceed to first working traffic light.
  5. At the light, make a left onto Pennington-Titusville Road.
  6. The 2nd drive on the right is the library.
From the South
  1. Take I-295 North to I-295 South to Exit 72, Route 31 North.
  2. Proceed North on Route 31 through one traffic light.
  3. Go around circle, staying on Route 31 North.
  4. Go straight through one blinking yellow traffic light and proceed to first working traffic light.
  5. At the light, make a left on to Pennington-Titusville Road.
  6. The 2nd drive on the right is the library.
From the West
  1. Take I-295 North to Exit 72, Route 31 North.
  2. Proceed North on Route 31 through three traffic lights.
  3. Go around circle, staying on Route 31 North.
  4. Go straight through one blinking yellow traffic light and proceed to first working traffic light.
  5. At the light, make a left on to Pennington-Titusville Road.
  6. The 2nd drive on the right is the library.

Events

Check out the Hopewell Branch Library Featured Programs newsletter. You can also subscribe to the newsletter for information sent straight to your email monthly.

Friends of the Hopewell Branch Annual Book Sale

Peruse our selection of children, young adults, and adults to discover some fun finds, or bring home some old favorites. Proceeds go toward funding special library programs and services for patrons of all ages.

  • Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 2023, 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, January, 20, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

2021 By the Numbers


46,354 Visitors
2,540 Curbside Pickups


350 Library Cards

Created for MCLS


163,118

Items Checked Out
(Print, Media, Audio)


6,325

People Attended a
Program or Event


5,559

Inquiries Made to
Library Staff


1,502

PC Use Sessions


25

YouTube Videos Created


Countless

People Who Benefit
From Our Services

About the Branch

Welcome to the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library System!

My name is Andrea Merrick, Branch Manager at the Hopewell Branch Library.  Let me introduce you to the Branch staff – Bob, Janine, Kathy, Kelly, Pete, Robin, Shannon and Susan are all ready to assist you at the Circulation Desk.  At the Reference Desk, you will be helped by Anna, Dana, Jodi and Tom, or our Youth Services Librarians, Briana, Connie and Katie.

I have worked at the Hopewell Branch since 1990 and it was ‘my library’ long before that.  I fondly remember coming with my mom and checking out stacks of books that I started to read in the car on the way home!  I have seen many changes over the years – the branch expanded in 1996, new audio/visual formats and technologies, databases, our website, and now an app. The one constant is the staff’s commitment to serving our patrons.

I usually would post some quick facts and statistics here about the branch and our services – with the pandemic and the changes we are still going through, I’d like to instead encourage you to check this website often to get the most up-to-date changes in hours, services, virtual resources, and programming (virtual and outdoor).  Everything you love about the website is also available to you through our new app!

Don’t forget that, if the Hopewell Branch doesn’t own an item you want, you can request it from another branch.  If the Library System doesn’t own an item, it may be possible to get through the Interlibrary Loan service.

We are always happy to hear your suggestions – please feel free to talk to me or fill out a comment form.  If you would like us to consider purchasing a title, you may either tell us directly or use the Library System’s “Suggest for Purchase” form.

Hope to see you soon and often! 

Andrea


Friends of the Library Hopewell Branch