M-Thu: 8am-4pm
F: 8am-1pm


15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069


Mon-Thu: 8am-4pm
Fri: 8am-1pm
 15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069

Library Advisory Committee

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Watchung Branch Temporarily Closed For Renovations

The Watchung Library is temporarily closed for renovations as of Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Beginning May 1, 2024, all Watchung branch holds will be available for pickup at the Warren Twp. branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren, until Watchung’s temporary location opens in early June. Customers may change holds pickup location at any time by accessing SCLSNJ’s online catalog at catalog.sclsnj.org. If you require personalized assistance to complete a holds pickup location change, email [email protected].

The temporary branch located at 20 Stirling Road in Watchung will be open with limited hours of operation beginning Wednesday, June 5, 2024. The temporary branch hours will be as follows:

  • Mondays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Tuesdays through Thursdays: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For additional assistance or questions, email [email protected].

Library Renovations

The Watchung Library has been serving the community for over 60 years. It has provided a warm and safe place for programs to enrich our community. However, the current facility fails to meet State building codes in many areas.

The borough has worked out a plan to rehabilitate the library. Additional information can be found under the Library Renovations page.

General Information

Authority: Code 2-42

Members: Mayor or Mayor’s Designee, Borough’s School Superintendent or Designee, 1 Member of Borough Council for term of 1-year, 6 Members for term of 3-years. Appointed by Mayor with Council consent; Library Director, ex-officio member.


Email: [email protected]
*These are volunteer organizations and emails are checked by Borough Volunteers

Catherine Leigh, Chair
Ending 12/31/2026

Marianne Candiloros, Secretary
Ending 12/31/2025

Tamara Benc
Ending 12/31/2024

Margaret Ellis
Ending 12/31/2024

Ann Koufomihalis
Ending 12/31/2025

Maria Dahl
Ending 12/31/2026

Paul Fischer, Council Member
Ending 12/31/2024

School Superintendent
Term of Office

Watchung Library Sponsor a Fish program information. Click to open an OCR scanned PDF version.