Category: Press

Main Library Alliance Welcomes Mountainside Public Library

April 26, 2024, Cedar Knolls, NJ: Main Library Alliance (Main) is pleased to welcome Mountainside Public Library (MPL) to its shared services network, effective on or before May 1, 2024. MPL represents the 40th member library and 52nd physical location.   The addition underscores Main’s continued commitment to providing high-quality, cost-effective shared services to its member libraries, located in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Union, and Warren Counties. With access to Main’s diverse and innovative selection of enriching, entertaining and informative resources, MPL will be more firmly positioned to meet the Mountainside community’s evolving needs; and realize its vision to inspire a…
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Main Library Alliance Welcomes Raritan Public Library

December 13, 2023, Cedar Knolls, NJ: Main Library Alliance (Main) is pleased to welcome Raritan Public Library (RPL) to its shared services network, effective on or before February 14, 2024. RPL represents the 39th member library and 51st physical location.   The addition underscores Main’s continued commitment to providing high-quality, cost-effective shared services to its member libraries, located in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Union, and Warren Counties. With access to Main’s diverse and innovative selection of enriching, entertaining and informative resources, RPL will be more firmly positioned to meet the Raritan community’s evolving needs; and realize its vision to inspire a…
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Main Library Alliance is pleased to welcome New Providence Memorial Library to its network

October 27, 2023, Cedar Knolls, NJ: Main Library Alliance (Main) is pleased to welcome New Providence Memorial Library (NPML) to its network, effective on or before December 7, 2023. NPML represents the 38th member library and 50th physical location.   The addition underscores Main’s continued commitment to providing high-quality, cost-effective shared services to its member libraries. With the addition of NPML, Main expands its reach from Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, and Warren Counties into now Union County. With access to Main’s diverse and innovative selection of enriching, entertaining and informative resources, NPML will be more firmly positioned to meet the New…
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Main Library Alliance Announces Thomas Dinneny, Director of Information Technology

March 2, 2023, Cedar Knolls, NJ: Main Library Alliance (Main) is pleased to announce Thomas Dinneny as Director of Information Technology. Tom began work on March 1st.  Dinneny comes to Main after successful stints at Thomson Reuters, JPMorgan, and Bear Stearns. Most recently, he led Mundo Communication Services LLC, where he was CEO and Co-founder. His extensive experience delivering innovative technology solutions to businesses and nonprofits aligns directly with Main’s role as the nonprofit technology hub for 49 public libraries across Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, and Warren counties. “We are excited to bring aboard a professional like Tom to continue Main’s long…
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Mango Languages Now Available through Main Libraries

Exclusive access to personalized, adaptive language-learning experience October 3, 2022, Cedar Knolls, NJ: Main Library Alliance (Main) announced a new language learning service today with the launch of Mango Languages. Mango Languages is an award-winning language-learning platform available to Main member library patrons throughout 49 branches in the Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, and Warren Counties. Main’s Executive Director Phillip Berg shared, “We are excited to provide the latest in adaptive and intelligent language learning technology to Main patrons through Mango Languages. After discussing options with our librarians, all felt that Mango was the best in class. Gone are the days of writing…
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MAIN is now Main Library Alliance, Marking a New Chapter in the Local Library Partnership’s Evolution

July 12, 2022, Cedar Knolls, NJ: Main Library Alliance is the new name for MAIN (Morris Automated Information Network). The Main Library Alliance is a nonprofit network of local libraries that collaborates and shares services among 49 branches in the area. Since its founding in 1979 as a service for Morris County libraries, Main Library Alliance has expanded into Hunterdon, Somerset, and Warren counties allowing over 650,000 residents of all ages to access over 3.1 million items. The new Main Library Alliance name aligns with its objective, to offer its members cost-sharing, collaborative opportunities, and technical service and support. There…
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MAIN Libraries Wins New Jersey Library Association Award

“MAIN: Since the Pandemic Project” recognized by NJLA with Public Relations and Marketing Award Cedar Knolls, NJ: On June 2, 2020, the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) named MAIN the NJLA Public Relations and Marketing Award winner in the Category of Information Literature. The award recognizes the MAIN: Since the Pandemic Project, an online resource and education tool for consortium members.  “Much has transpired since the world changed in March 2020, including how we serve our MAIN library patrons. We are proud of the MAIN: Since the Pandemic Project. It communicates how we optimized the MAIN library patron experience clearly…
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New MAIN Libraries Catalog Has Arrived

New MAIN Libraries Catalog Has Arrived Overhauled interface allows simpler searching of all library offerings Cedar Knolls, NJ – MAIN Libraries, a northern New Jersey shared services consortium of 49 public libraries, hasannounced the launch of a new catalog interface for library users that will empower the searching of physicalmaterials, digital content, and much more. Starting January 10, 2022, library card holders at MAIN member libraries will discover a new catalog websiteusing a product called Aspen by a company named ByWater Solutions. “The new catalog was designed to blend the online shopping experience we’ve become accustomed to withdiscovering all the…
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MAIN Libraries eBooks on the Move

MAIN Libraries eBooks on the Move Shared eBook, eAudio, eMagazine catalog now found on Libby app Cedar Knolls, NJ  –  MAIN Libraries, a northern New Jersey shared services consortium of 49 public libraries, has announced a new platform solution for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines: Libby. Starting January 3, 2022, library card holders at MAIN member libraries can download and use their library card to access thousands of digital titles shared between all 49 libraries. “Offering one app – Libby – to access all three types of content is going to be much more convenient for library users than accessing multiple…
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MAIN Libraries Partners with County College of Morris to Offer Online Guide for Businesses

MAIN Libraries Partners with County College of Morris to Offer Online Guide for Businesses Free business resource designed to help local businesses prosper August 25, 2021 Cedar Knolls, NJ  –  Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) Libraries, a northern New Jersey shared services consortium of 49 public libraries, has just announced the launch of the Business Development Resources Toolkit in collaboration with the County College of Morris (CCM).  Hosted on the CCM Library website, the toolkit is a one-stop-shop knowledge sharing center designed to give business owners, professionals, nonprofits, business students and others easy access to research tools and curated content…
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