The Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library's services to the community began when the Ho-Ho-Kus Free Public Library Association was formed in 1924. It was municipalized in 1927 and has had several locations, including an unused jail cell, a building on East Franklin Turnpike, and its current home at the corner of North Franklin Turnpike and Warren Avenue. The present building was donated to the Borough by Caroline Mildreth Worth-Pinkham and dedicated in 1988.
Today, the library houses modern collections of books, magazines, and media for children, teens, and adults. Other amenities include three public access, Internet-connected PCs; free wi-fi; a photocopier; and a collection of local history artifacts. Community programs are held throughout the year.
It is the mission of the Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library to provide and promote open and equal access to the resources and services of the library in order to meet the informational, educational, and cultural needs of the community. The Library seeks to encourage reading and the use of current technology for life-long learning and the enhancement of the individual's quality of life.
Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library will be the center of the Ho-Ho-Kus community, providing free access to information, entertainment, and collaboration for all segments of the population. We will connect our users to their neighbors through dynamic spaces, collections, and programming, making our community a more accessible and enjoyable place to live.
Accessibility - The library is committed to accessibility of all types: a welcoming environment, a physically accessible space for all abilities, free access to information, and 21st-century technology.
Community - Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library strives to be the center of the Ho-Ho-Kus community, uniting all residents and providing a forum for them to come together as they choose.
Freedom of Information - The library deeply values free, unrestricted access to reliable and timely information, through both print and digital forums.
Innovation - Through timely, forward-thinking programs, collection development, and technology, the library strives to provide access to the future while recognizing the importance of the past.
Lifelong Learning - Through its physical and digital collections and year-round cultural programming, the library is committed to promoting lifelong learning in its users, from birth through the end of life.