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Bogota, New Jersey is a town in Bergen County in the northeast portion of the state. At only .813 square miles in size, the small area houses a little over 8,000 people. The name comes from the Bogert family, which was the first to settle in the area in the late nineteenth century. If you are looking to travel by car, living in Bogota is easy, with easy access to Interstate 80 and Route 4. From these roads, you can reach the Garden State Parkway, the George Washington Bridge, and the New Jersey Turnpike. You can also visit Hackensack by crossing the Hackensack River via the Court Street Bridge. Those commuting to New York City can reach the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 155 and 168 routes of the New Jersey Transit service. If you need to reach the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, the 182 line is for you. To visit surrounding towns in New Jersey, those living in Bogota can utilize 83, 751, and 755. Bogota reached the big screen in 2005 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. Anytown, USA was screened there on April 9th, and won the award for Best Documentary. The film follows the town's mayoral race in 2003, featuring Fred Pesce (democrat), Steve Lonegan (republican), and Dave Musikant (independent). Living in Bogota, New Jersey gives access to the Bogota Public Library. Located on Larch Avenue, the Public Library is open Monday through Saturday starting at 10AM (September June). Special programming is held for Friends of the Bogota Library. These programs include things like Family Movie Nite, Wood Turner's Pen Making Workship, Food for Thought Book Club, and The Nintendo Gamer's Club. In addition to the special programs, there are Weekly Happenings at the Bogota Public Library. Reading Buddies, held Mondays through Thursdays, invites children under grade three for reading and homework help. Chess lovers of every playing skill level can visit the library every Friday for strategic fun. After school programs are hosted by the Bogota Recreation Department. They provide year-round entertainment and activities for the youth of the town. Sports include Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading and Baton Twirling. Summer Camp is available for all children, and includes trips, special events, and a long list of regular activities like Capture the Flag and Cupcake Wars. If you love the water, join the Bogota Swim Club. Seasonal memberships are available, but there are also walk-in rates. Swim Lessons can be taken. Families can book Swim Parties at the club as well.

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