HPL Suggested Activities
Suggestions from the HPL for reading activities and exploring around Hopewell Borough - including free e-books, book club lists, reading challenges, scavenger hunts, and more. Keep connected to the HPL community on Facebook and Instagram (just click here - no account or login required).
Earth Day 2020
Earth Day Activities
April 22 was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This day is remembered as the launch of the U.S. environmental movement in 1970, where public concern quickly led to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air Act (1970), Clean Water Act (1972) and Endangered Species Act (1973). The theme of Earth Day 2020 is Climate Action and while the planned large events will not take place this month, there are ways that each of us can make a difference.
Online access to e-books for reading on computers and mobile devices.
Preschool Story Time With Ms. Jennifer
Read-aloud books and activities to extend each story, for toddlers and preschoolers.
Book Club Suggestions and Reading Lists
Reading suggestions from our Book Club, covering contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction of all types. (Ignore upcoming meeting dates for now.)
Cookbook Book Club Recipes and Selections
Cookbook suggestions from our our Cookbook Book Club. Recipes have ranged from Julia Child to vegetarian to soul food and beyond. (Ignore upcoming meeting dates for now.)
Fun reading suggestions from our previous Summer Reading Challenges. (No prizes.) Or maybe create your own challenge!
Hopewell Borough Architecture Walking Tour
This is a self-guided version of the architectural walking tour from Hopewell Valley Heritage Weekend 2019, which was sponsored by the Hopewell Public Library and the Hopewell Borough Historic Preservation Commission. Now you can experience Hopewell's architectural history on your own schedule, exploring the range of architectural styles and finding examples “in the wild.”
Explore Historic Hopewell
It's great to see so many families out and about. Get to know our beautiful town!
Past HPL Scavenger Hunts
Explore Hopewell Borough by following HPL's annual summer Scavenger Hunts from previous years. Click for more information, and to download photos and answers. No prizes, no forms, just fun (and exercise!) on your own - although some features may no longer be visible.