New Test Practice Database

Mometrix eLibrary

We have a new database, Mometrix, that allows our patrons to prep and practice for a variety of tests, including GED, GRE, Praxis, ACT, SAT, and many more!

Mometrix can be accessed at any time from our Research Databases list, under the subject “Education & Scholarship”. In order to access the database, choose your home library from the list, and on the next screen when it asks for your “password” enter your library barcode number (located on the back of your card, beneath the barcode). You can then choose “Practice Tests” from the left-hand menu to view all available tests. 

F.M. Kirby Gallery Exhibit Maya Tillman: Woman – Her Story

Exhibit Opening: January 11th 2020. Reception January 23rd 2020. Exhibit closing February 28th, 2020.

Maya Tillman is a 22 year old artist from Morris County. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she currently attends Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University, Her major areas of focus are media studies and graphic design. For the past two years her ongoing research has been focused on understanding and creating enlightenment around the female psyche (mind, body and soul) and how it is affected by society. This exhibit presents her evolving level of appreciation for the WOMAN. She invites you to sojourn with her on this exploration of empowerment and liberation.

Exhibition runs January 11th-February 28th. There will be a reception on January 23rd.

Access Consumer Reports Online

We’re pleased to announce our patrons now have access to Consumer Reports online! Anyone familiar with the magazines will find all they’re familiar with and more on the web-based version of Consumer Reports. Looking for a new fridge, car, humidifier, or mattress?  You can find ratings, specifications, articles, and more to help guide you through the decision making process on Consumer Reports online. You can access it on our website through our Recommended Websites page or our Research Databases page, or by clicking here.

If accessing from home, you will need your Morristown & Morris Township Library card to login. 

Christmas & New Years Hours

The library will be closed December 24th & 25th, and reopen on December 26th.

We will also close early on December 31st, at 3PM, and remain closed through January 1st, reopening with regular hours on January 2nd.

Our New Site

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Welcome to our new website!

With recent changes in website software construction and the need for better connectivity with mobile devices, we decided that an effort to improve and redesign our site was in order. Our new look included everything we’ve had before, and more! Our Research Databases, Resources, and Recommended websites are now browseable by subject, and searchable by keyword. Our Book Blog has gotten a makeover, and a sibling page called “Book Lists” in order to bring you MORE exciting book news more often!

Our new website will also allow you to browse more easily on a variety of devices, all the way from a phone or tablet to your desktop. There is also now a site-wide search function, which you can find at the top right of the site. This search has two tabs, the default is set to “Search our Catalog” and the secondary tab allows you to search directly on the website. This can be helpful if you’re not sure where to find your favorite resource from our old website, or just to explore what we have on our new website!

If you cannot find something, please feel free to give us a call at 973-538-2592 or send us a comment in the form below. We hope you enjoy our new look!

Fall Exhibition Depicts the Mid-Century Rise of Morris County

Poster of a country scene that says "Morris County" "The county of the future"

 Our new exhibit, The Changing Landscape of Morris County is now on view in the F.M. Kirby Gallery on the second floor through the end of 2019. Visitors will see Morris County’s rapid growth during the 20th century as residential suburban developments and corporate parks arose from the harsh economic realities of the Great Depression and sacrifices of World War II.

 

As the federal government and private banks worked to make affordable housing and college education available to returning veterans, Morris County quickly evolved from the pastoral summer retreat of New York City’s elites to one of the state’s most affluent middle class enclaves. Abundant undeveloped land, easy access to multiple transportation networks, and proximity to major Mid-Atlantic metropolises spurred extraordinary residential and commercial development within the region. 

 

The exhibit traces the changing prospects of downtown businesses as consumers followed retailers to modern shopping malls, as well as the massive investment in transportation infrastructure that connected neighboring markets and cities from the 1950s through the 1970s. Visitors will also see how some Gilded Age estates found a second life as businesses and schools, and how fears of overdevelopment led community members to oppose the destruction of both historic sites and natural resources. 

 

Volunteer with Friends of the Library!

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Book lovers, your help is needed at The Friends of the Morristown & Morris Township Library book sales. Sales are held Tuesdays 10 AM – 2 PM (No sales on the last two Tuesdays of December) And most 1st and 3rd Saturdays of months from September – June 10 AM – 2 PM

Volunteers may choose either mornings (10-12) or afternoon shifts (12 to 2:15). All proceeds go to the Library for lectures, instructional classes, showings of foreign films and other special events during the year, all free to the public.

For more information or to sign up, please leave your contact information at the Circulation Desk c/o Friends of the Library or email us at: morristownlib.booksale@gmail.com or contact Marian Glarum.

Adult Summer Reading Club: July 1st – August 31st

Why should kids have all the fun? Sign up for the library’s Adult Summer Reading Club and earn entry to weekly prize drawings. You’ll get a gift just for joining! The only requirement is to read or listen to books of any kind – that’s it! Fill out a slip for every book you read or listen to and you will be entered into our weekly prize drawing. Enter to win lots of great prizes all summer long. This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories. There will be puzzles and word searches and book recommendations all about the universe. Sign up begins on Monday, July 1 at the Circulation or Reader’s Advisor desks.