Getting Computer Savvy at the Library

Where Learning is Both Enjoyable and Empowering Cedar Knolls, NJ – At libraries, it is always a good time to learn how to use computers. Libraries offer a variety of computer classes from the beginner level up to intermediate functions. Beginner classes typically teach “the very basics, starting with how…

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Summer Reading 2019

A Universe of Stories Cedar Knolls, NJ – Ready for summer reading 2019? This year’s theme for summer reading is science. The slogan, “A Universe of Stories,” was chosen by library professionals to help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story….

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MAINquest

Start Your Quest Today Cedar Knolls, NJ – Celebrate MAINquest at your local public library April 6th through April 18th. MAINquest invites patrons to visit at most of MAIN’s member public libraries located in Morris, Somerset and Warren Counties and complete a task or solve a riddle that will lead…

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More Features, More Fun

cloudLibrary is Providing More Features on their App Cedar Knolls, NJ – cloudLibrary by Bibliotheca has updated their eBook and eAudio platform to provide the best and most user friendly experience possible. The new update allows patrons to personalize their digital experience, use a virtual library card, add multiple accounts…

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eComics Announcement

eComics available on the RBdigital Platform Cedar Knolls, NJ – Prepare to enter comics and graphic novels paradise – MAIN libraries are now offering library card holders 90 different titles encompassing over 500 issues of comic books through the RBdigital app and platform. There are no limits per person, but…

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Health Tote Bags

Partnership with MAIN Libraries and Atlantic Health Systems Libraries Morristown, NJ – Getting vetted, reliable, and current information on a health topic is often not easy. Searching the Internet for material on a health topic can leave a patient overwhelmed by the amount of information and not in the position…

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Improving Accessibility at the Library

Online Accessibility Tool Now Available on Libraries’ Online Catalog Morristown, NJ – MAIN member public libraries recently launched a new service, Browsealoud, on their online catalog to help patrons who may find it difficult to read text online, have literacy problems, or for those whom English is a secondary language….

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Start Your Business with a Library Card

Business Plan Creation with New Online Service   Morristown, NJ – Ever have a fantastic idea for a new business? Need to expand a current one? A business plan  can  organize  those  aspirations,  and  a  new  online  service  provided  by  MAIN  member  public  libraries  in  collaboration with the Morris County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and local SCORE chapter are here  to help.  Library card holders now have access to Gale Small Business Builder (https://www.mainlib.org/gsbb/), a step‐by‐ step  online  planning  tool  for  starting,  managing  and  optimizing  a  business  or  nonprofit  organization.  The  program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration in order to develop a business plan  focused on long‐term success. Areas include entrepreneur profiles, business ideation, break‐even analysis and  financial projections. The service can be accessed remotely or from within a library.  Meghan Hunscher, Executive Director at the EDC is excited for the opportunities that Gale Small Business Builder can create. “The Morris County EDC is proud to support this initiative by MAIN libraries to provide vital resources  to the business and entrepreneurial community,” stated Ms. Hunscher. “Morris County is home to over 25,000  businesses, many of which are small to mid‐sized. This is exactly the kind of tool that can help businesses succeed  and expand.”  Users  stuck  on  a  particular …

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Family History Month at the Library

Access Genealogy Resources with Your Library Card to Start Researching Morristown, NJ – October is Family History Month and users of MAIN libraries are encouraged to celebrate their heritage by researching their ancestors. Library cards from any MAIN library can be used to access a digital genealogical service from the…

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Back to School and the Library

Children’s eBooks, Teacher Library Cards and Library Card Signup Month Morristown, NJ – Schools are back in session, but public libraries too are gearing up for the September rush. All MAIN consortium library card holders may use the TumbleBooks Library to access digital children’s story books, read along eBooks, videos,…

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