Category: Press

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 to determine which sites contain trustworthy information. To address the problem of finding reliable and current information, the Atlantic Health Systems Libraries in Morris and Union Counties are pleased to announce their partnership with MAIN public libraries in making reliable and up-to-date information on mental health topics available to local…
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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. It includes text‐to‐speech screen reading, text magnification, screen masking, and translation for 99 languages (40 of which Browsealoud can also speak). These tools will allow the library to extend services to patrons experiencing a variety of access challenges such as low literacy, vision impairment, language barriers, and attention and focus…
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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 comfort of their own home or by visiting their local MAIN library. This service is called MyHeritage, and can be accessed remotely by visiting a library’s website or by going to: Karen Vaias, Reference Librarian at Bernards Township Library regularly uses MyHeritage with library patrons. “MyHeritage is a valuable tool…
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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, games and more. In order to help grant access to services like Tumblebooks, K‐12 teachers are now eligible for a public library card this year. Local libraries will also be celebrating National Library Card Signup Month in September. Library users may access TumbleBooks by visiting a participating library’s website or…
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Use a Library Card – Access Rosetta Stone

Patrons Have Access to Learning Languages via MAIN Public Libraries Morristown, NJ – Summer is here for a few more weeks, so why not learn a new language at home or in a library with Rosetta Stone? Prepare for a vacation overseas or simply seek to learn at your own pace, courtesy of your library card. MAIN libraries, in partnership with the New Jersey State Library and Rosetta Stone, Inc. offers this critically acclaimed language learning product to anyone with a library card. Lotte Newlin, Director of the Kemmerer Library in Harding Township is an enthusiastic supporter of Rosetta Stone in libraries. “Speaking a foreign language – even if it’s just…
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Digital Magazines at a Library Near You

Patrons Have Access via MAIN Public Libraries Morristown, NJ – MAIN libraries, in partnership with Recorded Books, Inc. offers the digital magazine service RBdigital. RBdigital features full-color, digital magazines for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming, and mobile-app download. With this service, patrons can add new and back issues to personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits to the number of magazines checked out and downloaded. And with personal notifications for favorite magazines, patrons never miss an issue. Lesley Karczewski, Director of the Chester Library, has enjoyed digital magazines alongside her patrons for some time now:…
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eBooks Abound at the Library

Patrons Have Access to Thousands at MAIN Public Libraries Morristown, NJ – Exercise your mind this summer with thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks by cloudLibrary Bibliotheca, brought to you by your local public library. cloudLibrary by Bibliotheca is designed to specifically meet the evolving needs for communities like those in northern New Jersey. Energize your summer activities at the shore, on the porch and on the go with top new releases, best sellers, and many more that are sure to surprise users with both the collections’ variety and ease of use to seamlessly access materials. Will  Porter,  MAIN  Digital  Services …
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Expanding Access in Local Libraries

MAIN’s Two New Policies Aim to Enable Access MAIN-Wide Morristown, NJ – Access to the 38 member libraries of the Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) will increase thanks to two recently enacted policies. Any K-12 student attending school in a town serviced by one of the local libraries that are part of MAIN may now enjoy full borrowing privileges for both physical and digital materials, regardless of their home address. Additionally, patrons living anywhere outside of the MAIN service area may purchase, on an annual basis, a library card that may be used throughout MAIN without any service restrictions. MAIN…
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Morris County Freeholders Are Library Champions

NJ Librarians Bestow Prestigious Award to Freeholders Morristown, NJ – Morris County’s Board of Chosen Freeholders will be honored with the 2016 New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) Library Champion Award in Atlantic City on May 17th at the annual NJLA Conference Awards Ceremony. The NJLA’s Library Champion award is given annually in recognition of an exceptional contribution to a New Jersey library, group of libraries, or to a New Jersey Library community. Morris County Freeholders were cited to have, “stepped  up  to  the  plate  and  helped  to  supply  the  logistics  and  finances  needed”  to  ensure  a  smooth  organizational restructuring by the Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN),…
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“Step Into a Story” Children’s Program Returns

MAIN Youth Services Committee Leads the Charge for Fourth Year in Row Morristown, NJ – “Step Into a Story” is back for another April in Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) libraries. The Morris Area Youth Services (MAYS) Committee brings young patrons a month-long program where participants can visit libraries around MAIN and “step” into favorite children’s books. Participating libraries each facilitate the program by choosing to decorate portions of their library to represent a different children’s book or series. Visitors can travel to Hogwarts from Harry Potter at the Madison Public Library, travel to Oz with Dorothy and friends at…
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