Message from the Director: Happy 4th of July!

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Dear Livingston Library Community,

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

And so begins one of the most important documents in American history. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, the Declaration of Independence is “a rebuke and a stumbling-block to tyranny and oppression.” This Wednesday, before the picnics, the fireworks, and the parades, I encourage you to exhibit your patriotism by taking part in one of my favorite Livingston traditions –  the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by a brief discussion. This family friendly 18-year tradition is held on July 4th at the gazebo on the Oval and begins promptly at 11:30am.

If you can’t make the reading, please consider stopping by the Library to borrow a copy to read aloud with family and friends. This July 4th, may the words of our founding fathers leave you inspired to stand for the principles of freedom and equality.

All the best,
Amy

Message from the Director: Brain Health Awareness Month

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Dear Livingston Library Community,

June is Brain Health Awareness Month! Organizations throughout Livingston celebrated all month long. The town council declared the week of June 10th “Paint the Town Purple Week!” Here at the Library we are proud to stand alongside our fellow community organizations and help the Alzheimer’s Association promote this important issue. But why limit it to just one month? The Library has resources to keep your neurons firing all year long.

One of the top ways to keep your brain healthy is to keep it active and, as always, the Library is here to lend a helping hand (or book, or magazine, or CD!). Reading materials and music can help stimulate memory, as well as provide enjoyment and entertainment.

So swing by the library and pick up one of our recommended titles, sign up for a program, join a  book club, or browse our digital collections to stream some music and download your favorite magazine. While you here, why not take a stroll around the Oval – because a healthy body helps support a healthy mind.

All the best,
Amy