The Batsto Village Library was started in the early days of the Batsto Citizens Committee and was expanded in 2004-2005. The Village was a natural place for collecting books relating to South Jersey history, iron making, glass production, and the Pine Barrens.

Beatrice Stuckert managed the library for many years, with plans to eventually open it to researchers. The library was renamed in 1974 to honor Mr. Joseph Truncer, for his invaluable assistance to the committee and to Batsto while holding various positions in the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.

Today’s library and archives vault are part of the Visitors Center expansion of the early 1980s.