Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS RSS Feed Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:15:46 GMT Friends of the Library seek Volunteers <strong>Book lovers</strong>, your help is needed at <em><a href="" target="_blank">The Friends of the Morristown & Morris Township Library</a></em> 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<p>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.</p> <p>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: or contact <a href="">Marian Glarum</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMT Holiday Hours The Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT 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 <strong>A Universe of Stories</strong>. 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.<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Life in Miniature: Fisher-Price “Little People” and Toy Sets that Mimic Real Life <strong>Exhibit in second level F.M. Kirby Gallery, June 16–August 25, 2019</strong></p><p> Fisher-Price has long produced toys for which many children (and later adults) remember fondly from their childhood. One of the most iconic production lines ever produced by the company though is “Little People”—though not officially called that until decades later—miniaturized play sets that mimicked life on a farm, in a school or in a town that became popular toys for four generations of children. The line of toys was so popular that certain play sets—the farm, the family house, the castle—have been reissued several times and Fisher-Price had competition from several other similar toy sets from rival companies. These playthings and more will be displayed in a Library exhibit this summer in our second level F.M. Kirby Gallery.<p>Follow the trajectory of these popular toys and their cultural significance to the lives of millions of children from the 1950s to the present day.&nbsp; It is sure to make you nostalgic for playing with &ldquo;Little People&rdquo; as a child and have you pondering how those little bits of wood and plastic influenced your worldview.&nbsp; The exhibit was created and curated by staff of the Library and is on display from June 16 through August 25.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/userfiles/image/lacing%20shoe%20with%20play%20family2.jpg" style="height:222px; width:250px" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/userfiles/image/sesame%20street.JPG" style="height:199px; width:250px" /></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Memorial Day Weekend Hours In honor of Memorial Day the Library will be closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday May 25th, 26th, and 27th. Fri, 24 May 2019 04:00:00 GMT