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New Jersey Makers Day

Come join us at the Linden Public Library for New Jersey Makers Day, where you can make, learn and explore new ideas, plus have a lot of fun in the process. We will have two rooms of stations for this program.

  • What: New Jersey Makers Day with light refreshments and much more. This program will provide children with the opportunity to create, learn and explore new ideas. Activities will vary by age group.
  • Who and Where:
    • Ages 6 through 17 in the Columbia Bank Room at the Linden Public Library.
    • Ages 6 through 12 in the Bernice Bedrick Room at the Linden Public Library.
  • When: March 25, 2023 from 10am until 2pm.
  • How: Sign-up at the Children’s Librarian’s desk. The program for ages 6 through 12 will be limited to fifteen (15) children.

2022 Tax Information

Federal Forms

  • 1040 is the only form in use by IRS instruction booklets and 1040/1040 SR forms are available on the main floor specialized forms can be ordered Monday through Friday from 7am until 7pm by calling 1(800) 829-3676. Click here to print forms.

New Jersey State Forms

  • Taxpayers who filed a paper form last year should receive their tax booklet by mail. Anyone who didn’t get a booklet by mid February call 1(800) 323-4400 from 8am until 4pm from Monday until Friday, or 1(609) 292-6400. Click here to print forms.

AARP Taxpayer Assistance Available

  • Elizabeth Public Library, which is located at 11 South Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202. Please call (908) 354-6060 to schedule an appointment.
  • Rahway Senior Center, which is located at 1306 Esterbrook Avenue, Rahway, NJ 07065. Please call (732) 827-2016 to schedule an appointment.
  • Gregorio Center is unable to be a participant this year.

Click here to view and/or download the 2022 Tax Information flyer.

Special Welcome

Please join us in welcoming Lisa McClure as the new Director of the Linden Public Library.  A fierce advocate for public libraries, Ms. McClure brings with her a wealth of expertise in community engagement, innovative programming, and strategic planning.

Check back soon for an update, but in the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, she can be reached by email here.

Community Food Pantry

Please help stock our Community Food Pantry. Help feed our neighbors in need! Donations urgently needed.

  • What: Community Food Pantry donations and fundraiser.
  • How: Drop off cash, checks (made out to the Friends of the Linden Library), gift cards, and/or non-perishables to the Linden Public Library during business hours.
  • Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for the Community Food Pantry.


Navisun, a community solar farm owner and operator, delivers clean electricity into the PSE&G grid. Navisun supports the Linden Public Library through donations for each enrollment. Patrons of the library who reside in Linden and neighboring towns are guaranteed 10% savings on their electricity costs (15% savings if low-to-moderate income, or LMI) when they sign up for community solar.

Summer Reading

All students are encouraged to read over the summer. We have suggested books for grades 2 through 12.

  • Click here to access the 2022 Summer Reading List for grades 2 through 5.
  • Click here to access the 2022 Summer Reading List for grades 3 through 8.
  • Click here to access the 2022 Summer Reading List for grades 9 through 12.
  • Click here to access the Linden Public School District Summer Assignments and Instructions

Free Live Homework Help

Did you know all New Jersey Public Libraries offer free online homework help? All you need is your library card. Whether you are learning in-person or from a distance, free live online tutors are available to help you succeed. It’s easy to get free help with your homework in math, reading, writing, science, social studies, and more.

  • To access free help:
    • 1. Log on to HelpNow.
    • 2. Click “live Tutoring”.
    • 3. Select your subject and level.
    • 4. Click “Get Live Help”.

  • Writing a paper?

HelpNow has a Writing Lab! Send your paper to a tutor and receive constructive feedback to help you become a better writer. Or connect with a live tutor to get help with any stage of the writing process.

  • Preparing for a test?

Visit SkillSurfer to learn with lessons, videos, and practice tests. Take practice tests on the SAT, ACT, GED, and many more. You can also create your own flashcards and study games with Flashbulb.

  • Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for Free Live Homework Help.

Freegal Music

We are pleased to offer Freegal music with over 15 million songs, Music videos and Audiobooks.

You only need a Linden library card and you will have access to the database for streaming up to 3 hours a day and 3 downloads a week. If you need any additional help, then please email us here.

Freegal offers access to about 15 million+ songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000+ labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries. Click here to access Freegal Music.