¡La Aventura Comienza en Su Biblioteca!

¡La Aventura Comienza en Su Biblioteca!

“Lectura de Verano” para Adultos 2024

Click aquí para regístrese en el concurso de lectura de verano para adultos de la Biblioteca de Morristown y Morris Township en cualquier momento entre el 21 de junio y el 3 de septiembre. El programa es gratuito y todos los titulares de tarjetas de la red de bibliotecas en Main de 18 años o más están invitados a participar.

Por cada libro que usted complete, llene un boleto de lotería con su información de contacto y el título del libro y colóquelo en la caja del concurso de lectura de verano (Summer Reading Contest). Premios son otorgados cada semana.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita una sugerencia de lectura, pregunte por el personal de “Readers Advisors” (segundo piso) o de Referencia (primer piso) ¡Nos complace ayudarlo a encontrar su próxima buena lectura!

 

2024 Adult Summer Reading

Adventure Begins at Your Library!

2024 Adult Summer Reading

Click here to sign up for the Morristown & Morris Township Library Adult Summer Reading anytime between June 21 and September 3. The program is free and all Main library card holders 18 and older are invited to participate.

For each book you complete, fill out a lottery ticket with your contact information and the book’s title and place it in the Summer Reading Contest box.  Prizes are awarded every week.

If you have any questions or need a reading or listening suggestion, ask at the Readers Advisory or Reference desks. We’re happy to help you find your next good read!

Records from the Andrew Bell Cobb Family and the Howell Family now open to researchers

Two collections of papers related to longtime Morris County families were recently processed are now open to researchers. The Andrew Bell Cobb Family Papers concern the business and social affairs of a well-known Morris County family. Andrew B. Cobb (1804-1873) was an iron manufacturer, farmer, politician, and judge who maintained the family’s substantial farm in Parsippany. The papers date from 1791-1961 and include personal correspondence and photographs from his family, as well as the diary of Lemuel Cobb (1762-1831) which details his purchase and operation of the Split Rock iron mine and forge, and his role as a slaveholder.
Photograph of the Split Rock Mine in Rockaway from the Cobb Collection, ca.1890.
The Howell Family Papers, 1770-1948, document several members of the prominent Morris County family and their lives in Littleton Village (near modern-day Routes 10 and 202). Among the records are journals and correspondence that refer to life on the family farm, the Morristown Baptist Church, studying to become a teacher at the State Normal School in Trenton, discussions around slavery, and visits to the New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum. Finding aids to both collections are available on our website, and the papers are open to researchers in the History Center’s reading room.

Acceso total al New York Times

¡La biblioteca de Morristown y Morris Township ahora ofrece acceso total al New York Times!

¿Qué quiere decir esto? Como usuario de la biblioteca pública, tiene acceso gratuito a todo lo que The New York Times tiene para ofrecer, incluidos noticias, juegos, cocina, Wirecutter y The Athletic.
Haga clic aquí para más información.

New York Times All Access

The Morristown & Morris Township Library now offers the New York Times All Access!

What does this mean? As a Public Library patron, you have free access to everything The New York Times has to offer, including News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic!

Click here for more information.

MMT Library has a new logo!

 

Over the past few weeks, the Library has begun using our new logo which appears on our website and social media and will pop up soon in other locations.  The Board of Trustees, the Staff Marketing Committee and Aviate Creative LLC worked hard on creating a new emblem that relates to our historic building, but with modern flair.  It was modeled after the stained glass windows in the 1917 wing of the Library that face South Street.  While our new logo depicts the Library’s initials, MMT, the windows depict the initials of the famous American authors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, William Cullen Bryant, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., and John Greenleaf Whittier.  They were all pallbearers at the funeral of Nathaniel Parker Willis, the grandfather of Grinnell Willis who donated the funds to build the 1917 Library.  The windows honor Willis’s grandfather, a famous mid-19th century poet and essayist.  We’re excited to be honoring our past with this beautiful new contemporary design.

Limited access to Vertical File collection

A portion of the History Center’s Vertical Files are currently in offsite storage and inaccessible while we await the installation of new shelving. Our most frequently used files — Family Surnames, Morris County, Morris Township, and Morristown — remain available to researchers.

Please contact a member of our staff with any questions regarding this collection, and to ensure that requested materials will be accessible on the day of your visit.