"The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch if from our neighbors, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all."    

Voltaire (1694-1778)


Library Hours

Monday          9am-5pm

Tuesday          9am-5pm

Wednesday    9am-5pm

Thursday        1pm-8pm

Friday              9am-5pm

Saturday         10am-1pm*


*Closed on Saturdays

    June-July-August




Fair Haven Public Library        

748 River Road

Fair Haven, NJ

07704

732-747-5031 x220

It sifts from Leaden Sieves -

It powders all the Wood.
It fills with Alabaster Wool
The Wrinkles of the Road -

It makes an Even Face
Of Mountain, and of Plain -
Unbroken Forehead from the East
Unto the East again -

It reaches to the Fence -
It wraps it Rail by Rail
Till it is lost in Fleeces -
It deals Celestial Vail

To Stump, and Stack - and Stem -
A Summer’s empty Room -
Acres of Joints, where Harvests were,
Record less, but for them -

It Ruffles Wrists of Posts
As Ankles of a Queen -
Then stills its Artisans - like Ghosts -
Denying they have been -



Emily Dickinson  1830-1886

Born in 1830 in Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson lived in almost total physical isolation from the outside world and is now considered, along with Walt Whitman, the founder of a uniquely American poetic voice.