Morris Public Library

Serving Our Community for over 100 Years

 

 

Welcome to the Morris Public Library

CLICK HERE for details and to register to receive a link to join!

WE ARE OPEN!!
We accept your book/DVD returns, outside book drop only - just place them in our book drop. We will be emptying the drop every other day (to allow the 24-hour material quarantine time, per CDC) and will also clean the materials afterwards, as always.
The Morris Public Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
We are OPEN regular hours the rest of the week,
Tuesday-Wednesday 10 am to 8pm,
Thursday-Friday, 1 pm to 8 pm
The Morris Public Library is open to the public with the following restrictions and temporary guidelines:

We request patrons observe the following temporary guidelines:

  • Wear a face mask in the building
  • Use a hand sanitizer upon entering the library (provided)
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet
  • Maximum number of patrons at the library - 5 (five)
  • Limit your Library visit to 30 minutes, 1 per day
  • Materials checkout - place the materials on the folding table, a staff member will check them out and place them back on the table
  • Materials return - return in the book drop outside only
  • Only one computer will be available for use (30-minute limit), copies can be made/printed, 1 visit per day
  • No extended stays are permitted, no meeting in the library or the Reading Room
  • No technology assistance sessions will be offered at the time
  • Programming remains digital. Exception - small group book clubs held in the Morris Community Room (starting July 28), COVID state recommendations observed.

Please use the front entrance at 4 North Street to access the library.

If you need the elevator, please ring the bell on the Community Room door, and a staff member will be right down to assist you.

Thank you!

 

Library Online Resources

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Library Hours

Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM | Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM | Thursday: 1 PM - 8 PM

Friday: 1 PM - 8 PM | Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM | Closed Sunday & Monday

Upcoming Events

NEW LINK! ON TUESDAYS, Facebook Live – Story Time Online! LINKS for Videos!

Join us on Facebook Live for Story Time Online on Tuesdays, at 10 am.We will sing songs, say rhymes, read amazing books! Our next Story and Music Time Online is on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 10 am. Mark that you are going - and you will receive reminders for the event.We are going LIVE promptly at 10 am, on Tuesdays!Morris Public Library’s Facebook Page – CLICK HERE. Video Link to Story Time Online on July 21: https://www.facebook.com/morris.library.ct/videos/2712267099087424
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“Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Program for all ages, June 23 – August 12, 2020, Governor’s Reading Lists for grade students

The Morris Public Library offers “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading program for all ages and reading levels from June 23 to August 12, 2020. In “Imagine Your Story,” each level will have their own activity card. Young students (Grade PreK) will devour their imaginative stories by completing various activities, students (Grades K-12) and adults will curiously enjoy reading as many creative titles as they can image! The participants will be able to enter to win one of our main prizes ...
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Mystery Book Club, Wednesday, August 12, at 6:30 pm

Join the Mystery Book Club at the Morris Town Hall Community Room with the Morris Public Library on Wednesday, August 12, at 6:30 pm as we discuss "The Black Echo" by Michael Connelly. An LAPD homicide detective must choose between justice and vengeance as he teams up with the FBI in the first novel of the "thrilling" Harry Bosch seriesFor maverick LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. ...
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Nappy’s Puppets at the Morris Public Library’s Summer Reading Finale Online, Wednesday, August 12, at 4 p.m.

Join us for a shadow puppet theater show with Nappy’s Puppets (Jim Napolitano), at the Morris Public Library Online, on Wednesday, August 12, at 4 PM, in celebration of the Summer Reading Finale. The featured show, Father Goose, is a modern retelling of nursery rhymes, stories and children's songs that will entertain the whole family. Mother Goose has taken the day off and Father Goose must do all her chores, including the storytelling! Try as he might, Father Goose just ...
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Popular Book Club, Tuesday, August 25, at 7 pm

The Popular Book Club will take place at the Morris Community Room with the Morris Public Library on Tuesday, August 25, at 7 pm. The group will discuss "Educated: A Memoir" by Tara Westover. An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityBorn to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. ...
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Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program, September 2020

Morris Public Library participates in Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program, September 2020 Visit the Morris Public Library during the month of September as we participate in the Connecticut Library Association Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program. Patrons can obtain their Library Passport here at our Library and begin their journey to multiple participating CT Libraries. Each Library will stamp their visitors’ passport and give each visitor a small gift! At the end of the program, the Connecticut Library Association will be ...
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“Cut the Cord to Cable,” Morris Public Library Online, Wednesday, September 16, at 6:30 pm

Join Morris Public Library’s Online event “Cut the Cord to Cable” with guest technology librarian Ron Fairchild on Zoom, Wednesday, September 16, at 6:30 pm. Register to receive a link to join: https://morrispubliclibrary.net/library-calendar-event-registration/ This is an exciting time for “cord cutting” – dropping cable or satellite TV service in favor of online video sources. Options are expanding, with companies implementing online services and features. Additionally, internet only channels like Disney, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime are increasingly incorporating their own ...
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Detective Who Arrested Louis The Coin And Journalist Who Co-Authored Coin’s Memoir To Present at Morris Public Library Online, Oct. 6, 2020, at 6:30 pm

Connecticut State Police Detective Sergeant (Retired) Jerry Longo and journalist Andy Thibault will discuss the career and memoir of Louis the Coin Colavecchio Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Morris Public Library Online, Morris, CT Colavecchio, had pleaded guilty to creating counterfeit $100 bills at his apartment in Pawtucket, RI. Longo had arrested Colavecchio in a prior case in which The Coin had manufactured and used undetectable $100 slot machine tokens at casinos in Connecticut, New Jersey ...
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Museum Passes

The Library offers Museum or Park Passes for Free or Reduced Admission to Many Connecticut Museums & Parks. Contact us for more information. 

Computer Access

We have computers available to the public and

now we have WiFi service, so bring your laptop and go online anywhere in the library.

InterLibrary Loan

You can request materials from other Connecticut Libraries from home or at the Library. One of our Librarians will assist you. Return any books borrowed from other libraries here in Morris.