Introducing Niche Academy!

The Morristown & Morris Township Library (MMT) offers many digital resources, such as Libby, Pressreader, Kanopy, as well as a number of databases that include Morningstar and NoveList.

Do you need help navigating these resources? Do you need a refresher course? Luckily, Niche Academy is a free tutorial resource for MMT patrons.

With Niche Academy, you can access tutorials that will walk you through how to use:

You can get a preview of what Niche Academy is like below. Clicking on the button will open the interactive tutorial right in the same page! No need to worry about pop-up blockers or getting lost in new tabs.

                                                         

“The Lighthouse Exhibit” on Display Sept. 30 – Dec. 15

“The Lighthouse: The Morris Merger, Integration and NJ’s Historic Supreme Court Decision tells the story of eight plaintiffs who bravely placed their names on a lawsuit (Jenkins v. The Township of Morris School District and Board of Education) to help prevent segregated schools from being a permanent fixture in American society.

Beatrice Jenkins, Cliff Burton, Charles C. “Moose” Jamison, Jr., Theodore King, Valerie Kowalski, Lloyd Newberry, Inge Nierenberg, and Ernestine Ritchie uplifted the goals of the landmark decision Brown v. Board of Education. The exhibit highlights what came before the merger as it is just as important as what came after. As the Jenkins decision notes, true integration that begins in schools has reverberating effects that help displace racial intolerance and the polarization of political attitudes.” – The Lighthouse

In the Croy Media Wing, the Lighthouse Exhibit will be on display between September 30th and December 15th. To learn more about this historic feat, please visit us, and also visit The Morris Merger website.

Mango Languages: Available NOW!

We are happy to announce that access is currently available to Mango Languages. This language learning database not only features over 70 world language courses, but it also provides English courses for English learners, accommodating over 20 source languages.

Mango is accessible on the web and as an app. You have to first create your account on the website. You can continue to use the service on the desktop. If you prefer to use a mobile device, you can download it for your iOS Device on the App Store or for your Android Device on the Play Store.

If you need help setting up your account, or if you have any additional questions, please give the Reference Desk a call at 973-593-6161 or email us at info@jfpl.org.

Adult Summer Reading 2022: Oceans of Possibilities

 

The Morristown & Morris Township Library is offering a free, no-stress Summer Reading Contest for adults! Sign up at any of our service desks. You’ll receive a gift just for signing up!

For any book you read or listen to this summer, fill out a raffle ticket and drop it in the box at the library, either near the front entrance or the Readers Advisory desk on the second floor. There will be a weekly drawing for a prize.

At the end of the summer, all participants will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE drawing!

Any MAIN cardholder age 18+ may participate. The contest runs through September 2, 2022.

Friends of Foote’s Pond Wood Won the Morris Park Alliance Environmental/Conservation Award!

Adjacent to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is the 24-acre Foote’s Pond Wood park. The Friends of Foote’s Pond Wood (FoFPW) is ” a welcoming, grassroots group dedicated to the care and preservation of Foote’s Pond Wood.”

Recently, the FoFPW was granted the 2022 Community Recognition Award from the Morris Park Alliance. The award is currently on display right here at the Morristown & Morris Township Library! Stop in when you get a chance to check it out.

To learn more about the FoFPW and their mission, be sure to check out their website.

Ongoing Libby Server Maintenance

Between May 3 and July 28, 2022, Libby will perform server upgrades to enhance the performance and security of the systems used to access the digital collection.

These upgrades will be completed between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays only during the period noted above. Your Libby service will be impacted only once for approximately 60 minutes or less.

Patrons will still be able to sign in to the digital collection and browse or read titles, but may encounter errors when attempting to borrow, place a hold, or return titles during your maintenance period.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Trending Events

The events listed in the newsletter, as well as great, upcoming ones that couldn’t fit, are below!

Chess Club

Looking to practice your chess skills? Looking for some friendly competition? Then come to the Morristown & Morris Township Library's Chess Club! Meetings will be held the 3rd Thursday of every month in the upstairs Gallery. Please note this is