Morris Public Library

Serving Our Community for over 100 Years

 

 

Welcome to the Morris Public Library

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 day (to allow the 24-hour material quarantine time, per CDC), quarantine materials for another 2 days and will also clean the materials afterwards, as always.
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 covering 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! 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 September 22: https://www.facebook.com/morris.library.ct/videos/436300043998050/
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Recording is now available – “Cut the Cord to Cable,” Morris Public Library Online, Wednesday, September 16, at 6:30 pm

Here is the presentation recording:https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/rqjaq4TxjTL4wWtrmxfD87_b-BELoeziuQSbN480gvupbaF23F3Z-8fhms8YPZ9I.nK9pKExgTI2V0e5h Cut the Cord to Cable via Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm6Uqh4VTtw
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The Popular Book Club, Tuesday, September 29, at 7 pm

The Popular Book Club will take place at the Morris Community Room with the Morris Public Library on Tuesday, September 29, at 7 pm.The group will discuss "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah.Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.Cora will do anything ...
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UPDATED, NEW SPEAKERS – 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, journalist Andy Thibault, poet and writer Franz Douskey, reporter (Retired) Karen Ziner, and reporter Karen Florin 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 Musical opening via Rick Reyes Music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k7B-8qlfNs&feature=youtu.be CLICK HERE to register for the event and receive a link to join or fill out the registration form at https://morrispubliclibrary.net/library-calendar-event-registration/ Colavecchio had ...
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Mystery Book Club, Wednesday, October 14, at 6:30 pm

Join the Mystery Book Club at the Morris Community Room, with the Morris Public Library, on Wednesday, October 14, at 6:30 pm as we discuss "Harbour Street" by Ann Cleeves.As the snow falls thickly on Newcastle, the shouts and laughter of Christmas revellers break the muffled silence. Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie are swept along in the jostling crowd onto the Metro. But when the train is stopped due to the bad weather, and the other passengers fade ...
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Virtual Pajama Story Time, Wednesdays, October 21 and November 4, at 6:30 pm – the videos will be HERE!

Pajama Story Time, Morris Public Library Online (website and Facebook Watch), on Wednesdays, October 21 and November 4, at 6:30 pm Join us virtually for the Pajama Story Time, Fall Session (Grades K-3), on Wednesdays, October 21 and November 4, at 6:30 p.m. We will enjoy cozy evening stories virtually in our pajamas with the families and librarians. Watch the video on morrispubliclibrary.net (will be posted here on the day of the event!!) or Facebook Watch @morris.library.ct. No registration is ...
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“Degrees of Success” with author and coach Claudia Fox, Zoom, Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 pm

"Degrees of Success" with author and coach Claudia Fox, Zoom, Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 pm. Author and international coach Claudia Fox will speak about her book “Degrees of Success, Inspiring Stories & Secrets of Success” on Zoom, with Morris Public Library Online, Tuesday, November 10, at 6:30 pm. Do you want to be successful even when you don’t have a college degree? Learn how you can be in charge of your own life. Are you afraid that you can’t have ...
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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.