The Morris Area Youth Services Group (MAYS) presents:

stepintostoryProgram has ended!

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 “Chewandswallow” 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!





Susan Calantone, Library Director presents prize to Haley p. winner of Step Into A Story contest at Morris County Library.





Chatham Library’s winner Mariam Schedlbauer, age 6.





Mt. Olive Winner Maisy Flynn!









Congratulations to Patrick B., winner of the Morris Plains Step Into A Story contest.









Florham Park’s Winner Joshua Ho.






Chester Library’s Winner is Christopher, age 7!

Mendham Boro Library’s Winner is Alex Doyle!

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

               (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.*