Learn something NEW this fall! Our Library of Things is available for lending!

The Library staff are always looking for ways for our patrons to learn new things and a new collection can help with that: our ‘Library of Things’!

The Library of Things’ collection offers Morristown and Morris Township residents an opportunity to explore a new hobby or try something new before purchasing the equipment, or otherwise wouldn’t have the space to keep.

Want to try a sewing project, or check for buried treasure in and around town? Invite friends over for an outdoor film screening, or perhaps challenge your family to Frisbee golf in the back yard, or study the planets and constellations through a telescope? Now you can borrow the gear to do this and more!

We obtained a series of ‘Things’ for patrons to borrow and hope to build upon it in the future.  We have a sewing machine, a telescope, a ukulele, binoculars, a mobile LED movie projector, a metal detector, a digital microscope and even a Frisbee golf set.

For each ‘Thing’, patrons borrow an entire kit to try out for themselves: often a device, any accessories and instructions all within a portable bag. The items can be borrowed for 14 days, but are not renewable and these items cannot be placed in the book drop.

To check out any of these new great offerings just visit the Circulation Desk, pick up something to expand your learning and return it to the Circ desk within 14 days. Our staff can provide any additional details and procedures. Discover a new hobby at the Library!

Kanopy is Here!

Morristown and Morris Township patrons can now access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly!

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

To sign up, visit jfpl.kanopy.com, or for more information check out our Media Page.

Free Assistive Technology Classes Available at the Library

If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology classes are now available to you in the library. This program is provided by The New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) as part of the Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) for New Jersey residents 55 and older who have experienced a change in vision. The Commission supports FREE iPad and computer training classes through Advancing Opportunities. The next session of classes will take place this March through June, at eight public libraries around the state, including the Morristown & Morris Township Library.

To register & for more information, please call Advancing Opportunities, Assistive Technology Services, 888-322-1918, extension 501 or send an email to jnigl@advopps.org.  At the phone number, you will receive voicemail. In your phone message or email, please leave your name, phone number and the best time to reach you. If you have a cellphone, leave that number as well. Please be aware that there is much interest in these classes, so the volume of calls and emails will be high. It may take several days for your message to be returned.  Due to limited seating for these classes, only registered participants will be able to attend.

You can see dates and class descriptions on our library’s Computer Calendar of Events.

The LEAP program is sponsored by the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired in partnership with Advancing Opportunities and the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center.

NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Advancing Opportunities

The New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center