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BOOK SALE – BOOK SALE – BOOK SALE – May 4th thru May 6th

  Annual Spring Book Sale Information ********************************** Date Thursday, May 4, 2017 Hours: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Preview & Sale - $10.00 admission   Friends members in-good-standing:    free admission     Friday, May 5, 2017 Hours: 9:45 am – 4:30 pm   Saturday, May 6, 2017 Hours: 9:45 am – 4:30 pm   Location Phillipsburg Free Public Library 200 Broubalow Way Phillipsburg, New Jersey   Donations wanted Hardbacks and Paperbacks Children’s books Books on CD DVD’s Music: CD’s, and Video Games   Donations will be accepted at the front desk only until  April 28th     Donations we cannot accept NO Tapes (incl Video Cassettes Music Cassettes, Books                  on Tape) NO Video cassettes NO Music cassettes NO Badly worn, soiled, torn, or mildewed books NO Readers Digest Condensed Books NO Discarded Library Books NO Time/Life sets NO Textbooks or catalogs NO Encyclopedias NO Outdated computer, business, self-help or travel                         books NO Magazines, including National Geographic … Read entire article »

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May 10, 2017 Program – The Beatles…The Solo Years

  The Beatles Next … The Solo Years – Presenter Vincent Bruno Love the Beatles? Join us to listen to this presentation that will focus on the highlights of the solo post-Beatles careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo.    This lecture will continue in the footsteps of the Beatles story we presented last year. It will focus on the highlights of the “solo” post-Beatles careers and will explore the aftermath of The Beatles legacy and how they established themselves as solo artists.      Mr. Vincent Bruno is a rock historian with a focus on The Beatles and the Sixties  As a Beatles scholar and storyteller he looks to both embrace not just their legacy but to present an entertaining, interactive and informative session for both the casual listener as well as the hard core … Read entire article »

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April 12, 2017 Presentation – Coming to America: The Great Waves – Program from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Coming to America: The Great Waves: The history of immigration to America from the first Colonial wave through the second mid-1800s wave of frontier expansion, culminating with the third Great Wave that passed through Ellis Island Immigration Station in the late 19th and 20th centuries. These immigrants brought their culture and traditions and blended into the melting pot of America. Presenter: Walter Choroszewski. Click link to view website. Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm Walter Choroszewski has been a leading advocate of Jersey pride since 1980 when he was commissioned to photograph the state for a book project. NEW JERSEY A Scenic Discovery, which launched his photographic career and link to the Garden State. He has since published 18 photographic books. Choroszewski’s photographs were the inspiration for creating the iconic state tourism campaign: “NEW JERSEY & You: Perfect Together!”  Click here to … Read entire article »

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Our Library needs Friends

Our Library needs Friends now, more than ever Our Library is a vital part of our community. It serves a crucial purpose within the community that provides access to information that allows people of all ages to be able to: read books, use the computers, listen to stories, enjoy programs, attend events and much more. The Library has also embraced the electronic age by having an online presence that enables you to download books, magazines, take educational courses and so much more. The biggest advantage to the community is that it is all free. As Friends, we believe in the importance of the Library as the social and intellectual HUB of our community and we support its mission and policies. We serve as the ‘connecting link’ between the Library and the community … Read entire article »

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Update: Final Vote on County Funding of Phillipsburg Library

Dear Friends of PFPL,   Your presence, on behalf of our Phillipsburg Library,  is needed at the final vote on the Warren County plan to pull 100% of its funding as of July 1, 2018, and to demand the relinquishment of up to $350,000 worth of library books and other materials. This plan will cut the overall library budget by 50% and will eliminate service to residents of Lopatcong, Pohatcong and Greenwich Townships.   The Freeholders will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10 at the Warren County Technical School.     The public is encouraged to attend.  NOTE: Because of the community interest in this issue, the venue for the meeting has been moved to the school theater at the Warren County Technical School, 1500 Route 57, Washington, NJ 07882.    If you cannot attend the meeting but want to share … Read entire article »

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Summer Reading @ PFPL

Summer has just gotten a whole lot more fun, thanks to Phillipsburg Free Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs*.  Read books for a chance to win prizes!   Children’s Summer Reading Teens/Young Adults Program Adult Summer Reading Every summer reader is a winner!  According to a three-year study at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, children who do not read in the summer lose two to three months of reading development. The study also showed that students who read during the summer showed a significantly higher level of reading achievement. Summer reading isn’t just for kids.  Reading helps everyone write better, spell better and increases our vocabulary.  Need some reading recommendations? Choose from the Library’s selection of print and digital books, join the book clubs or pick up a free copy of BookPage for great reading suggestions. Please visit the Library in June to learn … Read entire article »

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Children’s Department @ PFPL

Libraries are one of the best places for children to get acquainted with the world of books, knowledge and information literacy. The Children’s department at Phillipsburg Free Public Library offers several free programs and activities such as story times with brightly colored picture books, songs, games, art and craft, that help to stimulate a child’s language skills.  Computers are available for children to do homework or play educational games on the Early Literacy Stations.  Each Early Literacy Station features more than 60 educational software titles spanning seven curricular areas and is a dynamic all-in-one digital learning solution for children ages 2-8.  These fun and engaging games will help children build early learning skills in math, reading and science.  Young children can follow their own interests and learn at their own pace.  Bring your children in to the Library and get them started on the road to lifelong … Read entire article »

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Got a Question? Ask a Librarian!

The reference staff is waiting to hear from you and eager to connect you with the answers you seek.  We answer quick questions, such as “What is the pH of grapes?” or “How do I register a boat in New Jersey?” to more complex ones, such as “What do I need to know about divorce in New Jersey?” Need driving directions?   Need tax forms from previous years?  Need help locating a book that we don’t have?  Think Phillipsburg Free Public Library Reference! In addition to the reference staff available during regular library hours, our website has a wealth of resources to connect you to reliable information. For most of these links, all you need is Internet access. Our subscription databases also require a current PFPL library card to access.  What kind of information can … Read entire article »

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School Supplies Drive: Jan 18 – Jan 23

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. Literacy is one of the most important skills needed to succeed in our society. Regardless of where you live, access to books or the materials needed to learn is a challenge for some children. Providing access to books and school supplies for under served children helps to reduce a major barrier to learning. To honor Dr. King’s legacy, the Friends of PFPL will sponsor a multi-day school supplies drive. Please bring your donation … Read entire article »

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Thank you for supporting the Holiday BOOK-tique!

Thank you for supporting the Holiday BOOK-tique! Your support allows us to sponsor free library programs such as Summer Reading Programs, Steiner Learning Series, Friendly Games, Family Story Time, and other worthy projects. Many special thanks to our local authors who participated, signed books and answered questions. We appreciate everyone’s continued support. Many of the free programs at the library exist today because of our community’s commitment to educational and cultural enrichment.   from left to right: Anthony Piperata –  Remembering the Berry Gregory P. Bullock –  Algebra in Words: A Guide of Hints, Strategies and Simple Explanations, and Grades, Money, Health: The Book Every College Student Should Read Dave Leone –  Welcome to the Pit: Phillipsburg Wrestling – A Timeless Traditionnot pictured William Suchowacki –  The Adventures of Maggie and Mikey, and Crazy the … Read entire article »

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