In 1900, New Jersey Senator William M. Johnson began a rich legacy of giving when he donated land and funded the construction of the library in Hackensack. Since opening in 1901, the Johnson Public Library has been a vital resource to the people, schools, medical institutions, legal offices, and organizations of Hackensack and the surrounding communities. As a thriving and evolving public library, it has given countless adults and children opportunities and avenues to learn and grow.
Honor someone you care about with a book in the library's collection. With your donation, a book will be selected by one of our librarians, and a bookplate with the recipient's name will be placed in the book. A letter will be sent to the recipient (or recipient's family if a memorial) stating the title and shelf location of the book.
By purchasing a paver, you'll add to the library's distinguished entrance and create a lasting legacy for you and your family. You can memorialize a deceased loved one, honor someone special, remember a cherished friend, commemorate an anniversary or birthday, pay tribute to a veteran, congratulate someone for an accomplishment or any other occasion you want to dedicate for ever.