Message From The Director: Gratitude is the Sign of Noble Souls

Amy Director

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” ~ Randy Pausch

Thanksgiving may look different this year, but it is still an important opportunity to take a moment and reflect on all the blessings in our lives. Here at the Livingston Library, we are thankful for our many patrons, supporters, and readers that continue to make the library part of their everyday lives. Whether you use our curbside pickup service, come in to browse and borrow, access our resources online, or participate in our virtual programs, we are so glad to be a part of your community. 

On a more personal note, I must take a moment to express my overwhelming gratitude to the entire library staff. They have bravely and calmly done the work necessary to keep our organization relevant and functional throughout the pandemic. On many days a warm smile or kind word from one of my colleagues has given me the encouragement I needed to keep going. The next time you visit the library please join me in thanking the team for all of their hard work. 

The entire Livingston Library community is truly something to be grateful for. 

Stay safe, 


Message From the Director: Does New Jersey Have the Best Food in the Country?

Amy Director

Livingston Library Community,

The holiday season is a time to express gratitude, to be with loved ones, and of course to enjoy our favorite festive meals and comfort foods.  I don’t know about you, but I think New Jersey may have the best food in the country, complete with diverse flavors, traditions, and dishes.  On Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 PM, award winning journalist, John Holl, will be joining the Livingston Public Library on Zoom to take us on a culinary journey across the state as inspired by his book “Dishing Up New Jersey: 150 Recipies from the Garden State.”  

In preparation for writing this book, Holl traveled across the state, exploring all 21 counties for the most scrumptious and mouth watering recipes New Jersey has to offer. In his talk, Holl will be exploring the diverse recipes that make New Jersey a melting pot of delicious flavors and traditions such as those of Italian, Puerto Rican, Polish, Chinese, and Indian cuisine.  Holl will also be featuring dishes made with local and fresh Jersey produce such as cranberries, tomatoes, corn, apples, and blueberries which helped to give the Garden State it’s nickname. After a perfectly ripe Jersey tomato there’s nothing like walking the boardwalk down the shore for funnel cake and ice cream or stopping by your local diner.  These sweet treats and more will be discussed! 

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling hungry! Registration is required for this program and can be found on the Library’s event calendar.  I look forward to “seeing” you there!

Amy, Director