The Morris Area Youth Services Group (MAYS) presents:

stepintostory Program Begins April 1st, 2017!

Each participating M.A.I.N. library  has decorated a section of their children’s space to represent a favorite children’s story. Patrons will have the opportunity to visit such stories as “The Rainbow Fish” at the Library of the Chathams, visit the town of “Chew-and-swallow” at the Florham Park Public Library, and laugh along with the Pigeon at the Parsippany Public Library!  At each participating library patrons can enter to win a fun prize. The more libraries you visit, the better your chances of winning!

To see the fantastic decorations at each of the participating libraries click on the following link: Step Into A Story Photos


Rules & Regulations

To be eligible to enter, Patrons must meet the following regulations:

      1. Must be 18 years old or younger.

      2. Reside in a locality served by a M.A.I.N. library, as outlined www.mainlib.org/locations

               (Courtesy Card holders and Open Borrowers are NOT permitted to enter.)

       3. Must possess or have a parent who possesses an active, unexpired, M.A.I.N. library card (sibling cards do not qualify)

       4. Have a library account in good standing, with no fines or fees in excess of $5.00.

For a complete list of Rules and Regulations click here.


 Participating Libraries

Boonton Library – Eric Carle

Butler Library – The Giving Tree– Shel Silverstein

Chatham Library –The Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister

Chester Library – Pete the Cat – James Dean

Dover Library – I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 – Lauren Trashis

East Hanover Public Library – If  You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Laura Numeroff

Florham Park Library – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Judi Barrett

Lake Hiawatha Branch Library (Parsippany) – Where’s Waldo – Martin Handford

Lincoln Park Library – Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney

Madison Public Library – Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling

Mendham Borough Library – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

Mendham Township Library – The Wizard of Oz – Frank Baum

Morris County Library – Olivia – Ian Falconer

Morris Plains Library – Strega Nona – Tomie DePaola

Morristown Library – The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Mount Olive Library – Froggy – Jonathan London

Mount Tabor Library (Parsippany) – Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Mountain Lakes Library – The Lorax – Dr. Seuss

Parisppany Public Library (Main Branch) – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus – Mo Willems

Pequannock Library – Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie

Wharton Public Library – Horton Hears a Who! – Dr. Seuss

*Participating libraries do not own the stories, characters, illustrations, etc. used in library decoration or publicity. All rights belong to the authors, publishers, illustrators, etc.*