Jul
24
Sun
2016
Cranford Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program @ Cranford Public Library
Jul 24 all-day

Why should kids have all the fun? The Cranford Public Library is pleased to announce its seventh annual adult summer reading program. The program is open to Cranford Public Library card holders and MURAL patrons 18 years and older. The program will run from June 16 to August 10. There will be random drawings for weekly prizes, as well as for three grand prizes, which will be awarded at the end of the program. Weekly prizes include gift certificates to Breadsmith, the Cranford Dramatic Club, the Cranford Hotel, Il Gabbiano, Kilkenny House, the Old City Café & Grill, Pairings, Perrotti’s, the Thirsty Turtle, Trader Joe’s, and more. Grand prizes include $75 gift certificates to A Toute Heure, Dreyer Farms, and the River and Rail Cantina, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Whether you read a little or a lot, stop by the library and join the fun. Registration is not required. Just turn in the titles of books you have read or listened to.

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Jul
25
Mon
2016
Cranford Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program @ Cranford Public Library
Jul 25 all-day

Why should kids have all the fun? The Cranford Public Library is pleased to announce its seventh annual adult summer reading program. The program is open to Cranford Public Library card holders and MURAL patrons 18 years and older. The program will run from June 16 to August 10. There will be random drawings for weekly prizes, as well as for three grand prizes, which will be awarded at the end of the program. Weekly prizes include gift certificates to Breadsmith, the Cranford Dramatic Club, the Cranford Hotel, Il Gabbiano, Kilkenny House, the Old City Café & Grill, Pairings, Perrotti’s, the Thirsty Turtle, Trader Joe’s, and more. Grand prizes include $75 gift certificates to A Toute Heure, Dreyer Farms, and the River and Rail Cantina, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Whether you read a little or a lot, stop by the library and join the fun. Registration is not required. Just turn in the titles of books you have read or listened to.

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Library Olympics, ages 3-5 @ Cranford Public Library
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Library Olympics, ages 3-5 @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Our preschool-aged friends and their caregivers are invited to compete in the “Library Olympics!” We’ll have a new challenge each week: paint with magnets, construct the tallest tower, repurpose cardboard into something new, and plenty more!

Please be aware: children and grownups will be having fun together, this is not a drop off program. No registration required.

Gotcha! Snapshots that Made History @ Cranford Community Center
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite the public to join photojournalist Jim DelGiudice for a program entitled “Gotcha! Snapshots that Made History.” Mr. DelGiudice will look at some of the accidentally historic photographs that not only changed history, but have become the icons by which we remember certain great events. Mr. DelGiudice is a three-time winner of New Jersey’s Historic Preservation Award. He is an adjunct assistant professor at County College of Morris and also lectures frequently at Drew and Columbia Universities, as well as to adult and professional groups around the metropolitan area. Most recently, he served as photo editor for A Lifetime with Shakespeare, published by McFarland & Company. Admission to the program is free and all are welcome.

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Jul
26
Tue
2016
Cranford Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program @ Cranford Public Library
Jul 26 all-day

Why should kids have all the fun? The Cranford Public Library is pleased to announce its seventh annual adult summer reading program. The program is open to Cranford Public Library card holders and MURAL patrons 18 years and older. The program will run from June 16 to August 10. There will be random drawings for weekly prizes, as well as for three grand prizes, which will be awarded at the end of the program. Weekly prizes include gift certificates to Breadsmith, the Cranford Dramatic Club, the Cranford Hotel, Il Gabbiano, Kilkenny House, the Old City Café & Grill, Pairings, Perrotti’s, the Thirsty Turtle, Trader Joe’s, and more. Grand prizes include $75 gift certificates to A Toute Heure, Dreyer Farms, and the River and Rail Cantina, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Whether you read a little or a lot, stop by the library and join the fun. Registration is not required. Just turn in the titles of books you have read or listened to.

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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?

    A. Click here for a full list of materials and services provided by the library.

  • 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?

    A. Yes.  Faxes can be sent for $1.00 per page.
  • 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.

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