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March 14th – Women’s History Month Movie

The 2018 National Theme for Women’s History Month is: NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women To honor this theme, we will have two showings of the hit movie Hidden Figures – an awe inspiring & incredible true story about three women at NASA whose tale embraces this 2018 theme. We want to give everyone an opportunity to see this movie, therefore there will be both an afternoon and evening program on March 14th: Afternoon showing:  1:30pm to 3:45pm Evening showing:      6:30pm to 8:45pm Sign up is required. For more information, contact the library at 908-454-3712. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Community, Diversity, Events, Movies, Outreach, Public Relations, Women's History Month

February 24 – International Game Day

  To honor International Games Week, Saturday, February 24th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm has been dedicated to recognize this annual games play event. Games will be held in the community room. Hosted by Ann Caroprese. Must be 18 years and older to participate. For more information, contact the library at 908-424-3712.   … Read entire article »

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February 28 – Black History Month Movie

In honor of Black History Month 2018, Friends will present, on Wednesday evening, February 28th from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm the film “Men of Honor” starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Robert De Niro. The film was inspired by the true story of Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear (Gooding), the first African American amputee master diver in the United States Navy.    … Read entire article »

Filed under: Black History Month, Community, Diversity, Events, Movies, Outreach, Public Relations

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 »

Filed under: Advocacy, Community, News, Outreach, Public Relations

IMPORTANT – Advovate Prescence Is Requested

The Freeholders voted on August 10th to proceed with their plan to purchase the building at 404 Route 519 in Greenwich for a new county library branch. The Town of Phillipsburg is in negotiations with the county for them to continue funding the library beyond July 2018. Therefore, to assist with this inducement, all library advocates should continue attending Freeholder meetings to show their support for a sustainable Phillipsburg Library. The next Freeholder meeting will be on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:30 p.m.. Please contact the library at 908-454-3712 to sign up. It is important that the library gets an accurate head count of attendees.          … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advocacy, Community, News, Outreach, Public Relations

Everyday Art 4 Caring Club Exhibition

The EA4CC has on display, in the library lobby, a collection of eclectic art works created through the coloring books for adults classes. The main focus of the classes is coloring, but other types of art medium are being explored and have been created. The display began August 1 and will remain until August 31. The collection changes each Wednesday. These art coloring classes are the brain child of instructor/trainor Rev. Judi Painter. With the popularity of coloring books for adults taking off, instructor Judi thought to hold classes at the library, where the community could gather to learn something new, meet each other, share ideas, decide what types of artwork is to be explore and simply just have fun. The class is wildly popular and so far, has touched on:  Coloring works Unique … 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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