Demystifying the Magic of Technology

Dear Livingston Library Community,

AmyAs the famous Science Fiction author Arthur C. Clarke once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.” Here at the Livingston Public Library, we aim to take away the “magic” and make technology as accessible to our patrons as possible.  That’s why we are introducing a new Tech Help Drop-In Program, starting on September 4th.

The program will run from 10:30-11:30 AM on the first Tuesday of each month, and offer patrons the ability to “drop in” and get help on a myriad of topics.  If you’re still not quite sure how to make the change to Libby, we have you covered!  Simply bring in your reading device (such as a smartphone, Kindle or iPad) and get assistance on searching, borrowing and lending ebooks.  We’re also offering support for Hoopla and RBDigital, for the movie and magazine lovers in our community.

Whether you need assistance with email, navigating your smart device, help with Google Drive, social media and more, our knowledgeable team of Librarians are ready and willing to help!

At the Livingston Library, we bring the world of technology (and understanding it) to you.
All the best,
Amy

Be the Difference

Dear Livingston Library Community,

Amy“Whoever Saves a Life Saves the World” ~Talmud

Every 2.5 seconds someone needs blood – it could be a friend, a family member, or maybe even you.  The need is real and with only a small amount of your time, you can make the difference between life and death.

On Thursday, August 23, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM, the Livingston Public Library, in cooperation with Community Blood Services NJ, will open its Program Room to members of the community who wish to donate blood.  Any healthy individual (16 and 17 with parental permission) and weighing at least 110 pounds can donate blood.  Donors should eat a moderate meal before donating and must bring identification showing signature.

Call 201-251-3703 for an appointment or schedule online.
All the best,
Amy

Summer Reading is Rocking @ the Livingston Library

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Dear Livingston Library Community,

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”
― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

This summer our young readers certainly proved the truth of this quote.  Since the Summer Reading Challenge began on June 25, children in Livingston have read a total 201,248 minutes and our teens have read 354 books!  I am especially proud of the 15% of our young readers who have already completed all four levels of the Summer Reading Challenge.  If you’re not done yet, don’t worry – there is still one week left to complete the challenge and earn prizes!

Summer also brought a lot of exciting programs to the Library.  We dug for dinosaur bones, read books to teen volunteers, built Lego cities, solved mysteries, danced with Guitar Joe, created beautiful works of art, and learned about coding.  But summer is not quite over yet and we plan to keep the fun going as long as we can.  Join us tomorrow at 10:30 AM (Ages 4+) for a unique story time experience with Librarian Miss Anna and a special guest miniature horse!

We hope to see you there!

All the best,
Amy

All the News That’s Fit to Print Digitally

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Dear Livingston Library Community,

Do you ever wish that you could read the New York Times digital edition, on the go or from the comfort of your own home – without a paid subscription?  Your dream is now a reality, thanks to our new digital subscription, accessible through the Newspapers & Magazines link on our homepage!  The world-famous New York Times, receiver of 125 Pulitzer Prizes (more than any other newspaper) and widely considered as the country’s leading “newspaper of record” is now available to read on your desktop, tablet, or phone through the New York Times app.  This online access will give you the ability to browse the New York Times archive from 1851 through the present, with more than 25 sections including World, Business, Sports and more.  An added bonus? It’s available in not only English but in Spanish and Chinese (only recent issues) as well.

Keep up with current events, discover your next best read, plan a trip, or find a new recipe.  All available to you 24/7.

Because here at the Livingston Public Library we bring the world and “all the news that’s fit to print” to you.

 

All the best,
Amy