Happy 2017! New Year’s resolutions can sometimes feel overwhelming, but not when we’ve put together a list of things you can do at the library to improve your life in the New Year. The library is a fantastic resource to help you accomplish your 2017 goals, so why not consider these 17 New Year’s resolutions in 2017?
1. Attend library events
The library is a great place to explore new ventures, develop a new hobby, find entertainment, or learn anything new. From DIY to crafts to book clubs to meditation to gardening to history to wellness… we provide many adult events every month. To discover more, visit the Adult Events section of our website. Have an idea for an adult event or program you’d like to see at the library? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Take the library with you
If you have an eReader, smartphone, or tablet, you can download thousands of eBooks right to your device. In addition to popular titles, we also have eBooks for kids and young adults, as well. Start reading by heading to cloudLibrary.
3. Tune in
The library has an established collection of audiobooks for adults, young adults, and children. Whether you have a long commute or are traveling, be sure to stop in for a book to listen to on CD. We also have a large array of music CDs. Plus, you can access our cloudLibrary app to listen to hundreds of audiobooks right on your device. For children we also offer Tumblebooks: a free online collection of animated, talking picture books.
4. Read all your favorite magazines for free
Are you a fan of magazines? If you have a smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can read and download hundreds of digital magazines from our website. Try Zinio and you’ll always have your favorite issues ready for reading—wherever you are.
5. Make it a movie night, any night
There’s no need to pay a monthly service fee to see all the movies you love. The library has hundreds of free DVDs and TV shows available for rent. You can check out 5 DVDs at a time, all for a 7-day rental period. Our newest DVDs are $1 to rent, and are available for check out for 2 days.
6. Access technology
Whether you simply need access to a scanner or printer or would like to learn how to set up and send email, or create a social media account, we have your technology needs covered. We have several public access computers and a reference librarian on staff for assistance. Plus, you can schedule one-on-one appointments for a personalized look at your technology/device needs. Adult Reference: 973-835-7460 ext. 5.
7. Get to the root of your family tree
Unlock your ancestral past with sophisticated genealogy resources we offer through MyHeritage. You can dig deeper into your family history and learn more about your roots right from the comfort of your home computer.
8. Your township has a past, too
Have you ever wondered about the history of Pequannock Township? Our library has a local history repository containing the history of early settlements and settlers of Pompton, Pequannock, and Pompton Plains (1881) and a collection of several hundred books on state and local history. Stop by to browse our collection.
9. Discover the Landsberger Holocaust Collection
The Pequannock Library’s Landsberger Collection is a collection that was curated and donated by Kurt Landsberger, a humanitarian and Austrian immigrant who served in the United States military as an interpreter during World War II. The collection boasts several hundred important written works and first person accounts about the Holocaust. This is a great collection for researchers and anyone with interest in reading about this time period in world history.
10. Get young minds ready for a lifetime of learning
Storytime isn’t just reading–your child will be introduced to songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and stories. Storytime provides an opportunity for children to interact with one another, to develop print motivation and awareness, to master concepts, vocabulary, literacy, and narrative skills. Check the Kid’s Storytime section on our website for a listing of Storytimes we offer for babies through first grade.
11. Sign your kids up for exciting events, classes, and clubs
From weekly LEGO Labs, to therapy dog programs, to music events, book clubs, and more, the Children’s Department has your kids covered. We offer several children’s events, clubs, and classes each month for birth-grade 8. Check out all of our events in our most recent newsletter. Have an idea for a children’s event or program you’d like to see at the library? Email email@example.com.
12. Young Adult Involvement
Stop by the library’s Young Adult (YA) space any time to browse YA fiction & audio books and use the study area. We also have a YA (grades 9-12) book club, writer’s group, and monthly events. Looking to volunteer? We have a Teen Advisory Board that meets once a month, which can help young adults to gain volunteer hours, develop new programs, and assist the library throughout the school year. Have an idea for a Young Adult event or program you’d like to see at the library? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out all of our YA information on our website.
13. Learn a new language
Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone Library Solution. All Pequannock Library cardholders can access this language learning software where you have the opportunity to learn up to 30 different languages.
14. Discover a new favorite
We always order extra copies of best sellers, so head over to our bestsellers cart, where we keep non-holdable copies of many current bestselling fiction and non-fiction. All of our new items are marked with green dots, so browse what’s new, and unplug and wander through our stacks. Whether you’re aiming to eat healthier, lose weight, get a better education, find a job, learn a new language, manage your finances, take a trip, manage stress, or simply read more in the New Year, we’ve got plenty of books for you! Browse and reserve your titles and pick them up at the library through our catalog: http://catalog.mainlib.org/?ctx=27.
15. Invest wisely
We offer free access to Morningstar Investment Research Center, which provides comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds through the link on our website.
16. Display your artwork
Do you have photography or artwork you’d like to showcase? Place it on display for a month at the Pequannock Township Public Library. We’re looking for artists and/or photographers to display their artwork in our public meeting room space. Email email@example.com.
17. Support the Library
Join our active Friends of the Library group as we welcome the New Year with new members. The Friends of the Pequannock Township Library supports the endeavors of the Library in the delivery of special programs and services that will inspire all of our residents throughout the year. The first meeting for 2017 is on Tuesday, January 3 at 7:30 pm. See more information on our website.