Family Math, Engineering, and Science Saturday (Family M.E.S.S.) @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 13 @ 10:15 am
Family Math, Engineering, and Science Saturday (Family M.E.S.S.) @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

It’s time for another installment of Family Math, Engineering, and Science Saturday! Families will attempt hands-on experiments, solve problems, and have fun at this educational program. Registration is required and space is limited, call or stop by the Children’s Department to reserve a spot.

Play Reading by the Theater Project – ‘To the Day of Decision’ by Tylie Shider @ Cranford Community Center
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm

The Theater Project will be present a staged reading of To the Day of Decision, a new play by Tylie Shider. In To the Day of Decision, Ishmael abandons his family’s faith as the result of irreconcilable differences with his deceased father, while his mother will go to seemingly any lengths to continue her husband’s legacy. Tylie Shider is a rising New Jersey playwright. He is the winner of the Theater Project‘s 2015 Think Fast Short Play Competition (Josiah’s Kidd), and he recently premiered his new Web series, The Miseducation of a First Generation College Student, on his YouTube channel. The Theater Project is an acclaimed, New Jersey-based professional theater group and the winner of two New Jersey Tony Awards. Following the reading, the play will be discussed by the audience, the director, the actors, and Mr. Shider. Admission is free and all are welcome. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.

3-4-5 Story Time @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 16 @ 10:15 am
3-4-5 Story Time @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Our preschool-aged friends are invited to join us as we share stories and songs! No registration required, just drop in!

Lego Club @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm
Lego Club @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Lego Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. We have about 45 minutes to free-build, and then we share our work with our peers. This program is for children in grades K-6, no registration required.



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  • Q. How do I get a library card?

    A. If you live, own property or pay taxes in Cranford, attend school full time or work full time in Cranford, you may apply for a library card. Go to the main desk with proof of one of the above.

  • Q. What is available and what can I borrow from the library?

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  • Q. Does the library provide Internet access?

    A. Yes.  The library has ten public Internet computers in the reference area and two Internet computers in the children’s room.  Wi-fi access is also available.  The library also provides two word processing computers for public use.

  • Q. What online services are available from the library?

    A. The library provides dozens of reference databases and online services, including the Cranford Archive, eLibraryNJ (free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks), interlibrary loan, and the library catalog. Click here for a full list of online services.

  • Q. Doe the library lend eBook readers?

    A. Yes, the library has six Nook Color devices and one Nook Touch device.
  • Q. Does the library lend museum passes?

    A. Yes, the library lends museum passes. For a list of museums, click here.

  • Q. Can I use my Cranford Public Library card at any other libraries?

    A. Yes.  The library is a participating member of MURAL (Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries).  Click here for the list of MURAL libraries.
  • Q. Does the library provide fax service?

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  • Q. Does the library have a notary public?

    A. Yes. It is best to call ahead (908-709-7272) see if the notary will be available when you plan to visit.
  • Q. Does the library accept donations of books and other materials?

    A. Yes, the library accepts book donations.  However, the following will not be accepted: multi-volume sets, text books, manuals, Reader’s Digest abridged books, and any books that are dirty, moldy, or in poor condition.  The library also accepts DVDs and CDs, but does not accept videotapes.  Donations can be brought to the main desk.

  • Q. How is the library funded?

    A. The library is primarily supported by local tax dollars. Other funding sources include the Friends of the Cranford Public Library, overdue fines, annual per capita state aid, grants, donations, fees (printing and faxing), and the library’s ongoing used book sale.

  • Q. Is there a Friends of the Library group?

    A. Yes. Membership is $10 annually, $5 for senior citizens and students. Applications are available at the main desk and online. Click here for an online application and to learn more about Friends of the Cranford Library.