The Leonia Public Library will be hosting events to honor several significant anniversaries occurring this October.

Look below for library-specific events as well as upcoming town-wide happenings.

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In honor of the 50th birthday of Leonia Public Library’s building we are asking the community to come up with the artwork for new library cards! (Ages 12 & up)


In addition to a library card design, Leonia Public Library is hosting a second contest where we asking the children of Leonia to design a bookmark! (Ages 11 & under)


Leonia library fine forgiveness month

Are old library fines keeping you from using the library and taking advantage of all the many free resources it has to offer? Now is your chance for a fresh start. Starting on Tuesday, October 1st through Thursday October 31st, The Leonia Public Library will hold Fine-Forgiveness Month, allowing library users to return long-overdue and lost items without any fines. Existing Leonia Library fines on previously returned items will also be waived for Leonia Library cardholders.

Please note:

  • This special amnesty applies to Leonia Public Library materials only. The library cannot waive fines for other libraries.  All books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials returned must be in good and usable condition, able to be returned to the library’s collection for others to enjoy.

  • In order to have existing Leonia Library fines waived, Leonia cardholders must visit the Leonia Library from October 1 to October 31, 2019 with their library card and speak to a staff member at the Main or Children’s Room Desk.

  • Please be aware that, as per BCCLS policy, having 10 or more overdue items on a library card or having any item that is 60 days or more overdue will result in the suspension of borrowing privileges until the items are returned.

  • Fines will not be waived for Museum Passes and Sphero Kits

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town-wide SCAVENGER hunt

Earn Leonia Public Library swag by completing a town-wide scavenger hunt! To do so, fill out the question sheet (below/at the library main desk) with the correct answers. The answers can be found on historical landmarks and plaques around Leonia, the LPL website, or in the QR Code (on site)!

The scavenger hunt ends November 1st, and you may collect your prizes starting then.

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Leonia arts weekend - sPARK YOUR CREATIVITY!

Leonia Arts, a non-profit community based organization founded in 2005, supports Leonia’s artists and arts organizations by promoting events, encouraging collaborations, and connecting with art enthusiasts. Leonia Arts Council has been working with the Leonia Public Library in preparation for this event. Please come by the library to see Spark the Dragon after his grand reveal during Leonia Arts Weekend!


Art Exhibit, 12-4PM

Current artworks • All Leonians • Be inspired

Awaken the Dragon

See a community art project come to life

Davidson Hall, All Saints Episcopal Church
(150 Park Ave, Leonia, NJ )

Visit LeoniaArts.org for more details


Artisan & Crafts Fair, 12-4PM

Handmade creations • Local makers • Great for gifts

Taste of Leonia, 1-3PM

A fundraiser for Sculpture for Leonia

Special Guest: the Dragon

American Legion / Leonia Sculpture Garden
( 399 Broad Ave, Leonia, NJ )

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Leonia Public library, in conjunction with the Players Guild of Leonia, will be hosting a theatrical themed trivia night October 10 at 6:30 P.M.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:00-6:00 pm (starting at Leonia Public Library)

All these significant Leonia anniversaries fall out at the same time, and the Leonia Historic Preservation Commission invites you to join in their celebration:

  • 125 years of the Borough of Leonia (incorporated in 1894);

  • 100 years of the Players Guild of Leonia (oldest community theater in the State of NJ);

  • 100 years of American Legion Post #1 (first in the State of NJ);

  • 75 years of the Community Chest of Leonia;

  • 50 years (to the day!) of the Leonia Public Library's opening in its present home.

Gather at 1pm at the Library for brief words of welcome, followed by a visual presentation about Leonia history. Then board a bus for a guided tour of the town's historical highlights, or stay at the Library to view two exhibits: one about the Library's history and another featuring artwork by celebrated Leonians of yore and that depict Leonia sites past and present. End the afternoon with a visit to the American Legion Hall for Leonia-themed refreshments and musical entertainment while viewing an exhibit of Post #1's history.