Programs and Services
Adults and General Audience
We are pleased to announce that Bibliomation's Acorn Catalog app is now available on Google Play (Android) and the App Store (iOS)! With the Acorn Catalog app, you can search for items, place holds, see what you have checked out, and renew items (in your home Library and other Bibliomation Libraries.)
We'd love to receive any feedback from you - enjoy!
MORRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY ADDS FILM STREAMING SERVICE, KANOPY
With Kanopy, Morris Public Library Patrons Will Have Access to more than 30,000 Films, For FREE
The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at the Morris Public Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films on instantly by visiting https://morrispubliclibrary.kanopy.com
Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.
Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.
Featuring a subdivision Kanopy Kids, the service gives access to a collection of high quality children’s programs to help young viewers develop empathy, mindfulness and critical thinking.
Kanopy is sponsored by the Friends of the Morris Public Library.
To access Kanopy at the Morris Public Library: https://morrispubliclibrary.kanopy.com;
Help with Kanopy: https://help.kanopy.com/hc/en-us
Information: 860-567-7440 or https://morrispubliclibrary.net
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
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.
Mystery and Fiction Book Clubs
The Holiday Mystery Book Club will take place on Wednesday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Pick a Christmas or any holiday time - themed mystery novel or short story, and talk about it a bit.
To register for the Club: 860-567-7440 or https://morrispubliclibrary.net/library-calendar-event-registration/
The Fiction Book Club will meet at the Morris Public Library on Tuesday, January 28, at 7 p.m. and discuss "Olive Kitteridge," the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Elizabeth Strout. - NEW DATE!
The main character of the book Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town, Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounging musician haunted by his past, her own sensitive child, the loyal town pharmacist Henry.
The New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout brings out the essence of the whole world, and narrates about the lives that are filled with all of the grand human drama–desire, despair, jealousy, hope, and love.
To register for the club and borrow your book copy: 860-567-7440 or https://morrispubliclibrary.net/library-calendar-event-registration/
Our Glass Cabinet Display is adorned with a cultural variety of Santas from all over the world!
"Here Comes Santa Claus" features the beautiful items from the collection of Maureen and Michael Doyle, of Morris.
The December Center Shelf Book Display is titled “Tidings of Comfort & Joy,” and features a variety of holiday books and seasonal stories for the festive celebrations.
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
"Season's Readings" is our December Holiday book and bulletin board display in the Children's Area. Read into the season with the furry tree full of cheerful stories and sparkling decorations.