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Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Up For the Reading Challenge

2016 seems to have become the year of the reading challenge. More and more it seems people are ditching reading for pleasure and instead reading for a challenge. What exactly is a reading challenge? What does a reading challenge do? Reading challenges are a great way to step outside of the box to discover new authors and genres that may never have crossed a persons path otherwise. These challenges are also a great way to break reading slumps, those times where a book just never really satisfy’s. Here is a list we’ve gathered of the most popular reading challenges available online! We’ve edited some of the tasks to make them a little more library friendly! Also we’ve included a blank document for printing so you can play along at home! Motley Reading Challenge: This is the perfect challenge for those looking to step outside their comfort zone. These 25 tasks help guide the reader to pick books that fit the description instead of just blindly picking books and hoping they are good. The best part? The challenges can be completed in any order. Here is a sample of the first 5 tasks to get the idea. A book with more than 500 pages A book that became a movie A book written by an actor A classic you never got…

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What we’re reading : Best of 2016!

Here are some of the books we couldn’t stop talking about this year:     Patrons could not get enough of both Moriarty and Whiteheads’ novels this year. Meanwhile, Cooper and his mother’s memoir and Junger’s text about humans stood out in non-fiction. All these great books are available at the library so place your hold today!   2016 also was a stand out year for Young Adult fiction! Some of our favorites include:     Whether it’s the anticipated sequel to a novel or a beloved author’s new series there was a lot of great novels for teens this year. There was also a lot of notable contemporary fiction that also held teens attention. These books as well are available at the library so place your hold today!

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Renovation Project

The Library is converting a magazine storage area into public space. Thanks to a bequest from Eli Sun we are able to create three small glass walled study rooms. Each room will accommodate  1 to 3 people. We are pleased to be able to offer this additional resource to Florham Park residents. There may be some noisy moments but it will be worth it!

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Rosetta Stone Library

This year the libraries through out the state began to provide Rosetta Stone Library.  As you know Rosetta Stone is a great online language learning tool.  Thirty different languages are available from Rosetta Stone Library. You may  improve your English or learn a new language on your phone. The app syncs automatically with computer progress so you can learn anytime, anywhere! Available on both Apple and Android devices. Apps for Children— Rosetta Stone offers two great apps for preschool children to practice reading skills and introduce another language at the same time. Both are available on Apple and Android devices under different names. Access this from our Learning Tab/Rosetta Stone Library.

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LIBRARY’S 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

50 YEARS!!! Join us for a Library Anniversary Celebration!!! Please join us for a weekend of events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Florham Park Public Library. On Friday, September 11th we will kick off the festivities with an open house at 6:30. There will be a short ceremony, a short musical performance by members of the Jerry Gibson Theater, and cake. For the children there will be a drop in story time with Miss Kate at 11:00 on Saturday, the 12th… The weekend will culminate with a concert by our local violin and cello duo, Synergismus. They will perform an anniversary themed concert to kick off the start of the Second Sunday @the Library series. Please stop by to see our display cases and learn about the Library’s history. Fifty years ago the Free Public Library of Florham Park was created by a referendum vote. It started life in the library room of the Ridgedale School, moving into its own rented space in September of 1965. It rapidly grew and, to fill the need for more space, moved into the old Fire House location. About a decade later the Borough decided to build a new library on the grounds of the municipal compound. That library opened for business in 1979 and forms the core for the big expansion…

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MUSIC from FREEGAL

Check out the latest music from FREEGAL, our downloadable and streaming music resource. Just click the link below: http://www.icontact-archive.com/rRNQRindhS7dymwqjcvUTbYUx0B6j15m?w=4

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David Baldacci weighs in on Libraries

     In the New York Times Book Review on November 30th, best-selling author David Baldacci weighed in on the side of the libraries.  When asked about his reading habits as a child, David responded: “I was a library rat. Libraries are the mainstays of democracy. The first thing dictators do when taking over a country is close all the libraries, because libraries are full of ideas and differences of opinion, all the things we say we want in a free and open society. So keep ’em, fund ’em, embrace and cherish ’em.”

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Price It! Antiques and Collectibles – Online Tool for FPPL Patrons

The Florham Park Public Library subscribes to the Price It! Antiques and Collectibles online resource; an identification, research and pricing tool for collectors, dealers, appraisers and anyone in between. This simple-to-use online resource is a ‘value maximizer’ that delivers more than 41 million actual prices paid for treasures that you may collect, buy and trade. Price It! Antiques & Collectibles can help you ascertain an item’s current realistic market value by aggregating data from WorthPoint’s own Worthopedia™ database, as well as established and reliable sources like eBay, TIAS.com and dozens of brick-and-mortar auction houses.  Also available is an information center with stories and articles from some of the best-known authors and authorities in the antiques and collectibles industry. Here you can read interesting and informative articles on a wide array of subjects including repair, restoration and conservation of antiques, hiring an appraiser and many specific areas of collecting.  You can also find a directory of over 6,000 collecting clubs covering collectibles in a wide range of categories.  Start using this tool today to check the potential value of your collectibles and how best to preserve them for the future.

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Bridge Winners

After 34 years in existence “The Friends of the Florham Park Library” announced the winners of the 2013-2014 season at the end of the year bridge party.The winners were: Singles 1st place – Julie Fogarty & Nickie McMahon Singles 2nd place – Judy Forbes & Joan Metro Couples 1st place – Liz & Bud Collins Couples 2nd place – Lois & Bryce Oxenrider Members of the group come from Madison, Chatham, Whippany, Mt. Arlington and Morristown as well as Florham Park. Play will resume in the fall.

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Rosetta Stone Library !

This year the libraries through out the state began to provide Rosetta Stone Library.  As you know Rosetta Stone is a great online language learning tool.  Thirty different languages are available from Rosetta Stone Library. You may  improve your English or learn a new language on your phone. The app syncs automatically with computer progress so you can learn anytime, anywhere! Available on both Apple and Android devices. Apps for Children— Rosetta Stone offers two great apps for preschool children to practice reading skills and introduce another language at the same time. Both are available on Apple and Android devices under different names. Access this from our Learning Tab/Rosetta Stone Library.  

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