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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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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 »

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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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Dynamics of Mental Health in the Family

  1 in 5 adults experiences a mental health condition every year. 1 in 20 lives with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. In addition to the person directly experiencing mental illness, family, friends and communities are also affected. Living with mental illness can put family members under unusual stress. It is important that the family find sources of information that help them to understand how the illness affects their loved one. It is also imperative that the family finds sources of support for themselves. NAMI Warren County presented, “Dynamics of Mental Health in the Family,” at the Phillipsburg Free Public Library. The program covered elements on how to manage stress, families learned how to identify resources that can help with relieving the stress and some helpful methods on … 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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Friends of PFPL Announces New Board Member

The Friends of PFPL elected its newest Executive Board member, Gayle Rogers, at the Friends annual meeting on October 8, 2015. “We are thrilled to have Gayle join the Friends,” said incoming Friends of PFPL President Allison Knabb. “With her professional and volunteer experience, Gayle will help the Friends fulfill its mission of stewarding and supporting the library.” A Warren County resident since 2001, Gayle attended Essex County College and other institutes for diverse educational courses and certification programs. In 2013 she retired from a 39 year career in the insurance industry that spanned from underwriting to I/T system analysis and development of business requirements to branch operations process analysis/requirements and training. Prior to retirement, Gayle served as a member of the Diversity Cultural and Inclusion Board which sponsored many nationally … Read entire article »

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Spring Cleaning Tips

The Phillipsburg Free Public Library is a wonderful resource for Spring Cleaning tips.  Search the Library’s catalog for how-to books on organizing, or the Library’s digital magazine collection for Spring Cleaning Do’s & Don’ts, such as Good Housekeeping’s “7 Spring Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid”    Of course, the best way to de-clutter is by donating your gently used books, DVDs, CDs, videotapes and audiobooks to the Friends Spring Book Sale!  All proceeds from the book sale support educational and cultural enrichment programs at the library. The Library cannot accept toys, damaged books, encyclopedias or outdated reference books. Please bring your book donations to the front desk.  Do not leave donations outside the library – if they get wet they will have to be discarded.  Please do not put donations in the curbside book drop … Read entire article »

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Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way – FREE SEMINAR Wed Mar 12

WED MARCH 12, 2014 1:00PM – 3:00PM … Read entire article »

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