From the Director — February 2023

This entry has been published on February 2, 2023 and may be out of date.

Happy 2023! I hope that the end of 2022 brought you rest, relaxation, and quality time with your loved ones. There is something refreshing about the notion of a new year – it offers a particular moment to reset, recommit, and reprioritize. This year, I would like to extend to you all an invitation to use the Library as a source to help fulfill your resolutions! Here are a few ideas to take full advantage of the resources and services the Library has to offer:

Read a new genre – a resolution to “read more” or “read something new” is one that we heartily endorse at the Library. If you are in need of ideas, our reference staff can help you with recommendations, even if you don’t know what you’re looking for yet. You can also try NoveList, an online, comprehensive readers’ advisory tool for fiction lovers, which connects you to material based on your favorite authors, genres, titles, and interests.

Try out different reading formats – like audiobooks, magazines, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more. Find the format that is the best fit for your current situation. On your commute? An audiobook or an eBook can help pass the time. Have some down time at home? Enjoy flipping the pages of a paperback.

Stay engaged – with current events, social issues, history, culture, and other topics by attending the Library’s great variety of programs for all ages. Check out our full calendar of events to discover ways to learn, discover, and grow!

Learn something new – on your own time, at your own pace, even while at home. Try LinkedIn Learning for courses on commercial software, creative skills and business skills. CreativeBug offers access to online art and craft classes that include crafting recipes, templates, and patterns. Mango Languages offers courses in over 70 world languages and dialects.

Support the Library – We’re grateful for your patronage and for your support. We are dedicated to providing our community with essential materials, resources, and programs. If you are interested in joining other local residents who support our programs and services, we invite you to get involved by becoming a Friend of the Library.

As always, if there is anything that we are the Library can do to better meet your needs, please feel free to contact me at or (908) 277-9455.


Amy Behr-Shields