There are many who live in townships bordering Princeton who have a Princeton address due to the clever marketing of realtors. Some think they’re eligible for Princeton benefits, but unfortunately can’t take advantage of certain opportunities. I have tried to get friends into the library’s story times for pre-schoolers years back without luck due to its popularity with residents, and limited capacity. The library isn’t the only place with restrictions, but it might be the most popular.
Princeton residents get a free card to the award winning Princeton Public Library. If you are a non-resident property owner, a teacher employed by a Princeton school, a business CEO in town, or NJ librarian, you are also eligible for a free card. While non-members can still use the facilities, services and most programs are limited to members.
There is a phenomenal Community Auditing Program (CAP) at Princeton University allowing only borough and township residents to audit or sit in select lectures. For a mere $125 Princeton residents over 18 can be a part of the ivy league experience on a non-credit basis. What a great way to sharpen skills, or broaden your knowledge base.
Princeton Borough and Township share the Joseph H. Maher Ecological Center with Lawrence Township, which offers free leaf mulch and wood chips to residents. These is not premium products, but they’re free. You must transport it yourself, so I recommend bringing lots of trash and/or recycling bins to fill up.
The Princeton Recreation Department offers numerous choices for our sporty community at reasonable rates, including summer camps, classes, and leagues.
While the Carnegie Lake Rowing Association does not restrict applications, it teaches to only a maximum of 48 adults who are committed to the sport and are physically fit to row. It is located in Princeton, so word of mouth travels faster within town.
I hope you’re taking advantage of some of the services and programs listed above. If you can think of anything else, please write it in the comment section below.