The library may seem quiet at our current location with only curbside service, but a lot is happening inside and out. First, we have literally broken ground on the new library as shown by the photo above. And I know, from all the emails that come through my inbox, materials are being approved and ordered every day. We have installed a time lapse camera at the site so when things really start happening look for pictures on the library website.
In June, Jay Oliver resigned as the library’s Technology Librarian. I know Jay enjoyed working with Cranbury Library members and assisting them with technical issues. Many of you told me how helpful he was. His assistance and that of our other staff members is an integral part of our library services. That is why I’m happy to announce our new Community Outreach and Technology Librarian, Dean Klimek.
Dean comes to Cranbury from the Piscataway Public Library where he worked at the reference desk and as the Teen Services Librarian. He has a Master of Information degree from Rutgers University with concentrations in both Data Science and Technology Information Management. He has experience assisting library users with technology issues, leading classes, answering members’ questions, recommending books and developing websites. As an added bonus he is an Ultimate Frisbee player. It will be fun to see how we can put that skill to use at the new library.
Dean has already been assisting library members via phone.
He can help with questions about our new online catalog and the digital content we now offer - Hoopla, eLibraryNJ and Digital Magazines. He is helping to manage and update our events calendar and library website. Look for new programming and technology classes, at first online and eventually inside our pocket library. When we can finally open our door to the public, I hope you will stop in to welcome Dean to Cranbury.
Summer Enrichment 2021- Tails and Tales
Summer Enrichment has begun!Register at http://cranburypl.readsquared.com to begin your journey into Tails and Tales. Earn points by reading, completing missions, and attending a special on-demand event, “Unicorns: Break the Cage!” where you’ll learn about all sorts of incredible animals and explore the science behind what makes them unique. With every 100 points you earn, up to a total of 1000, you’ll win a prize to be picked up curbside at the library. And you’ll automatically be entered in the GRRRand Prize drawing for a Giant Stuffed Tiger to be awarded once Summer Enrichment is complete on September 3rd. For ages 0-17.
Don’t paws to think about it – register now and read with porpoise.
You’ll have a whale of a time, we’re not lion!
Online Classes for Kids
Outside and in person!
Join us every Wednesday morning at 11:00 for a live, outdoor Storytime (weather permitting) on the library steps. There will be stories, songs, finger-plays, and fun for everyone! Please wear a mask and stay at least three feet apart. Register here.
Chess Club 2.0 For Kids and Teens!
Mondays at at 3:30 p.m.
Learn to play chess, or improve your chess game! Meetings are led by a guest instructor. Check out ourEvents Calendarto see club meeting dates, further information and to register. Online registration including an email address is required. Ages 8 - 19.
Online Classes for Adults
Online Meditation Live!
Thursday, August 19 at 6:00 p.m.
This mediation class is a live program presented by the meditation leader, Anjali Joshi. This meditation session is for everyone – beginner or pro. Register here.
Learn how to use our online catalog, download digital materials, and more! Call the library (609-722-6992) and ask for Dean. Click here for help with Zoom.
Listen to Cranbury Podcasts
Cranbury residents Heather Keltz Scott & Gale Scott want to help you know your neighbors. Sure, you know your neighbors. But how much do you really know about your neighbors? On Know Thy Neighbors, we'll be getting to know people in Cranbury, NJ. Listen here!
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