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Library curbside pickup resumes in Hunterdon County

Non-contact materials pickup at Hunterdon County’s Main and North Branch libraries resumed June 15, after a New Jersey attorney general ruling halted the program earlier this month, Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren reported at the June 16 Freeholder meeting.

Van Doren joined other elected officials and library directors around the state, as well as library patrons, in appealing to Gov. Murphy for a reversal of the AG’s ruling on library pickups.

“Initially the public responded well to curbside pickup, with over 300 pickups weekly, so it was gratifying to see the decision this past weekend that allowed library materials available once again for pickup. As I have previously stated while library buildings may be closed to the public, books should not be closed to the public,” Van Doren said.

Curbside pickup of hold items is available at both the main library County Complex at Route 12 and North County branch. Holds can be placed online and a staff member will be in contact when the item is available and will schedule a pickup time. Summer reading books for children are available. Summer Reading Clubs for children, teens, and adults begins on June 20. The library also offers virtual programs, story times, and more. Visit the library’s website at for details on these and other programs.