Programs and Services
The Morris Public Library offers a variety of programs and services to the members of our community.
We have a wide variety of books and magazines available for our patrons, digitally and in hard copies; DVDs and Audio Books, rotating and permanent collections; museum passes, newspapers, games are also offered at the Library. Multiple online resources, e-books, audiobooks, research databases for all ages are an essential part of our collection and can be accessed through our website on your device or through a computer at our Library. One-one-one technology assistance is also offered to interested patrons, at a convenient appointment time.
We have expanded our programming efforts following the requests of the community. We offer Summer and Winter Reading Programs for every age and interest group, have enhanced our Early Literacy programming (Story and Music Time, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten), have introduced a variety of programs for school age children (Pajama Story Time, After School Stories and Crafts and more!)
Adult/General Audience events at the Library draw participants of different interests and backgrounds.
Adults and General Audience
Morris Public Library is now on Burbio
We are excited to announce that our events are now on burbio.com and Amazon Alexa.
Join Burbio - for FREE - to follow our calendar and get email updates on upcoming events!
You can also enable the Burbio Skill to ask Alexa about our upcoming events.
The Morris Public Library is introducing Wowbrary
Wowbrary, a digital subscription service that sends patrons FREE e-mail alerts about Library’s newest books, movies and other materials. The service also allows one to reserve the bestsellers instantly, provides the early notification about the newly added Library materials, and is completely private. To sign up for weekly emails: www.wowbrary.org. The service is sponsored by the Friends of the Morris Public Library.
For more information: 860-567-7440.
One-On-One Technology Assistance
The Morris Public Library offers one-on-one Technology Assistance in half hour tech class sessions on Tuesdays (3 pm- 4pm) and Fridays (3:30 pm-6 pm) by appointment. Learn to use a computer, a smart phone or a tablet, find out about how to download library ebooks and audiobooks to your device and use our online catalog to request materials independently. To register: call 860-567-7440 or visit the circulation desk
Mystery and Fiction Book Clubs
The Mystery Book Club will meet at the Morris Public Library on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. The club will discuss "The Rose Rent" by Ellis Peters.
The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book, The Rose Rent takes the reader into the late spring of 1142 at the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The young widow Perle must receive one white rose as rent for the house she has given to benefit the abbey and a pious monk is send to pay the rent—and now he is found murdered beside the hacked rosebush.
To register for the club and reserve your copy of the book: 860-567-7440 or https://morrispubliclibrary.net/library-calendar-event-registration/
Our Fiction Book Club gathers at the Library monthly or bi-monthly at 7 PM.
The next meeting of the Club is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, at 7 pm. The group will discuss "A Spark of Light" by Jodi Picoult.
Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, is at the women’s reproductive health services clinic after a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire in the clinic, taking all inside hostage. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters. A daring and enthralling narrative, the story traces its way back to what has brought all these fascinating people together on this fateful day.
To register and reserve a copy of your book: 860-567-7440 or https://morrispubliclibrary.net/library-calendar-event-registration/
"Holgate - an American Toy Story" is our new glass cabinet display featuring antique toys telling us their unique stories starting with Cornelius Holgate's original woodworking shop story that evolved into toy making business.
The items are from the collection of Sandy Booth, of Bethlehem.
Happy Memorial Day book display is located on our Center Shelf.
Choose a true story or a fact-based fiction book from the choices offered.
Frances Clem Studios' artists are happy to share some of their creative journeying with the Morris Public Library in May 2019. The young artists explore, experiment and celebrate mistakes as an opportunity to learn something new. Working in a variety of mediums is an "artventure!”
Frances Clem Studios’ is a proud participant of the Global Art Project for Peace and The Memory Project.
Children and Teens
Story and Music Time at the Morris Public Library
The Morris Public Library offers the Story and Music Time Program for the participants’ ages 0-4 every Tuesday at 10 am.
Play games, sing songs, read a story, do a craft with our children’s coordinator Ms. G.
Registration is requested: 860-567-7440.
The Morris Public Library supports the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Beginning October 1, 2018, families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Morris Public Library.
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.
The program is available to all families with children (ages 0-5).
The Children's Area
"Hungry for a Good Book" with the Hungry Caterpillar is our new display in the Children's Area.
Devour a crunchy plot or dig into the green spring story with your favorite characters!
Find a fresh Start Your Garden or Mother's Day read among our various book selections.
"Happy Father's Day" display offers various #fathersday picture and chapter books in the Children's Corner. Celebrate with your Dad and read a story together!