Message From the Director: Cookbook Club Returns!

“Every once in a while a cookbook comes along that simply knocks me out.” 

– Ina Garten

Livingston Library Community,

The Livingston Public Library has some exciting news! On Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm, those who enjoy experimenting with new recipes, sharing kitchen tips, and tasting yummy food are invited to join us in the Library’s program room for our first Cookbook Club meeting since 2020! 

For the May meeting, participants will be selecting and creating recipes from Nothing Fancy: Unfancy Food For Having People Over by Alison Roman. Registration is required for Cookbook Club and recipe selections are due by May 23rd. 

You can register for the Cookbook Club through the Library’s website, here. Once you choose a recipe please email Melissa Brisbin before May 23rd  at  

Then, create your dish and join us on the 25th to discuss and share with others!  Dishes, utensils, and water will be provided. 

We hope to see you at this first meeting!


Amy Babcock, Director  

Please note: 

The Library is not responsible for dishes that may conflict with an individual’s food allergies. The Library will provide a copy of each recipe, along with the list of ingredients for each dish as provided by participants.

Message from the Director: Get “Green” at the Livingston Library

Livingston Library Community, 

On May 4th, New Jersey’s Plastic Bag Law went into effect. This law bans the distribution of single use plastic bags in most settings.  You can learn more about “Get Past Plastic” law, here. 

To help with the transition into a plastic bag free life, we will be giving out reusable “Livingston Public Library” tote bags! Tote bags are available by request and while supplies last at the Patron Services desk. These tote bags are perfect to help you carry your library books out to the car, your groceries home from the store, and anything else you may need to use a bag for! 

As we continue to make environmentally friendly progress, the Livingston Library is also pleased to announce the installation of two new water fountains with water bottle refill stations. These new water fountains give you the option to refill reusable water bottles with filtered water and can be found in the Library’s lobby as well as outside the Library’s program room. 

We hope you find these new “green” services useful at your next trip to the Library. 


Amy Babcock, Director