MAIN Libraries Wins New Jersey Library Association AwardJune 15, 2022-“MAIN: Since the Pandemic Project” recognized by NJLA with Public Relations and Marketing Award Cedar Knolls, NJ: On June 2, 2020, the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) named MAIN the NJLA Public Relations and Marketing Award winner in the Category of Information Literature. The award recognizes the MAIN: Since the Pandemic Project, an online resource… Read more
New MAIN Libraries Catalog Has ArrivedJanuary 6, 2022-New MAIN Libraries Catalog Has Arrived Overhauled interface allows simpler searching of all library offerings Cedar Knolls, NJ – MAIN Libraries, a northern New Jersey shared services consortium of 49 public libraries, hasannounced the launch of a new catalog interface for library users that will empower the searching of physicalmaterials, digital content, and much more.… Read more
MAIN Libraries eBooks on the MoveDecember 21, 2021-MAIN Libraries eBooks on the Move Shared eBook, eAudio, eMagazine catalog now found on Libby app Cedar Knolls, NJ – MAIN Libraries, a northern New Jersey shared services consortium of 49 public libraries, has announced a new platform solution for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines: Libby. Starting January 3, 2022, library card holders at MAIN member… Read more
MAIN Welcomes Hunterdon County Library to its ConsortiumDecember 16, 2020-MAIN Welcomes Hunterdon County Library to its Consortium The addition offers a range of benefits to member libraries and the patrons they serve December 16, 2020 Cedar Knolls, NJ – Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN), a northern New Jersey shared services consortium of public libraries, announced plans to welcome Hunterdon County Library to its network… Read more
MAIN Libraries Launch SOLUS Mobile Library AppNovember 24, 2020-MAIN Libraries Launch SOLUS Mobile Library App Downloadable app gives patrons real-time access to vast pool of network’s resources November 24, 2020 Cedar Knolls, NJ – Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) Libraries, a northern New Jersey shared services consortium of public libraries, today announced the launch of the MAIN Mobile Library App to its network… Read more
MAIN Welcomes Bernardsville Public Library to its ConsortiumNovember 18, 2020-MAIN Libraries Welcomes Bernardsville Public Library to its Consortium As MAIN member, Bernardsville Public Library delivers more robust spectrum of high-quality shared services and resources to patrons. November 18, 2020 Cedar Knolls, NJ – Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) Libraries, a northern New Jersey shared services consortium of public libraries, recently announced the addition of… Read more
Ten MAIN Libraries to Participate in Free Tax Assistance ProgramFebruary 21, 2020-Ten MAIN Libraries to Participate in Free Tax Assistance Program Service offered in New Jersey Area Libraries across Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Union and Warren Counties February 20, 2020 Cedar Knolls, NJ – Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) Libraries, a northern New Jersey shared services consortium of 38 public libraries, recently announced that 10 of its… Read more
Summer Reading 2019February 10, 2020-Summer Reading 2019 A universe of stories May 29, 2019 Cedar Knolls, NJ – Ready for summer reading 2019? This year’s theme for summer reading is science. The slogan, “A Universe of Stories,” was chosen by library professionals to help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own… Read more
Getting Computer Savvy at the LibraryFebruary 10, 2020-Getting Computer Savvy at the Library Where learning is both enjoyable and empowering July 16, 2019 Cedar Knolls, NJ – At libraries, it is always a good time to learn how to use computers. Libraries offer a variety of computer classes from the beginner level up to intermediate functions. Beginner classes typically teach “the very… Read more
MAINquestApril 8, 2019-MAINquest Start your quest today April 8, 2019 Cedar Knolls, NJ – Celebrate MAINquest at your local public library April 6th through April 18th. MAINquest invites patrons to visit at most of MAIN’s member public libraries located in Morris, Somerset and Warren Counties and complete a task or solve a riddle that will lead them… Read more
More Features, More FunMarch 1, 2019-More Features, More Fun cloudLibrary is providing more features on their app March 1, 2019 Cedar Knolls, NJ – cloudLibrary by Bibliotheca has updated their eBook and eAudio platform to provide the best and most user friendly experience possible. The new update allows patrons to personalize their digital experience, use a virtual library card, add… Read more
eComics AnnouncementJanuary 7, 2019-eComics Announcement eComics available on the RBdigital platform January 7, 2019 Cedar Knolls, NJ – Prepare to enter comics and graphic novels paradise – MAIN libraries are now offering library card holders 90 different titles encompassing over 500 issues of comic books through the RBdigital app and platform. There are no limits per person, but… Read more
Health Tote BagsNovember 9, 2018-Partnership with MAIN Libraries and Atlantic Health Systems Libraries Morristown, NJ – Getting vetted, reliable, and current information on a health topic is often not easy. Searching the Internet for material on a health topic can leave a patient overwhelmed by the amount of information and not in the position to determine which sites contain… Read more
Improving Accessibility at the LibraryMarch 15, 2018-Online Accessibility Tool Now Available on Libraries’ Online Catalog Morristown, NJ – MAIN member public libraries recently launched a new service, Browsealoud, on their online catalog to help patrons who may find it difficult to read text online, have literacy problems, or for those whom English is a secondary language. It includes text‐to‐speech screen reading,… Read more
Family History Month at the LibraryOctober 2, 2017-Access Genealogy Resources with Your Library Card to Start Researching Morristown, NJ – October is Family History Month and users of MAIN libraries are encouraged to celebrate their heritage by researching their ancestors. Library cards from any MAIN library can be used to access a digital genealogical service from the comfort of their own home… Read more
Back to School and the LibrarySeptember 12, 2017-Children’s eBooks, Teacher Library Cards and Library Card Signup Month Morristown, NJ – Schools are back in session, but public libraries too are gearing up for the September rush. All MAIN consortium library card holders may use the TumbleBooks Library to access digital children’s story books, read along eBooks, videos, games and more. In order… Read more
Use a Library Card – Access Rosetta StoneAugust 17, 2017-Patrons Have Access to Learning Languages via MAIN Public Libraries Morristown, NJ – Summer is here for a few more weeks, so why not learn a new language at home or in a library with Rosetta Stone? Prepare for a vacation overseas or simply seek to learn at your own pace, courtesy of your library card. MAIN libraries, in partnership with the New Jersey State… Read more
Digital Magazines at a Library Near YouJuly 24, 2017-Patrons Have Access via MAIN Public Libraries Morristown, NJ – MAIN libraries, in partnership with Recorded Books, Inc. offers the digital magazine service RBdigital. RBdigital features full-color, digital magazines for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming, and mobile-app download. With this service, patrons can add new and back issues to personal reading libraries with no holds,… Read more
eBooks Abound at the LibraryJune 27, 2017-Patrons Have Access to Thousands at MAIN Public Libraries Morristown, NJ – Exercise your mind this summer with thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks by cloudLibrary Bibliotheca, brought to you by your local public library. cloudLibrary by Bibliotheca is designed to specifically meet the evolving needs for communities like those in northern New Jersey. Energize your… Read more
Expanding Access in Local LibrariesMay 10, 2017-MAIN’s Two New Policies Aim to Enable Access MAIN-Wide Morristown, NJ – Access to the 38 member libraries of the Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) will increase thanks to two recently enacted policies. Any K-12 student attending school in a town serviced by one of the local libraries that are part of MAIN may now… Read more
Morris County Freeholders Are Library ChampionsApril 18, 2017-NJ Librarians Bestow Prestigious Award to Freeholders Morristown, NJ – Morris County’s Board of Chosen Freeholders will be honored with the 2016 New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) Library Champion Award in Atlantic City on May 17th at the annual NJLA Conference Awards Ceremony. The NJLA’s Library Champion award is given annually in recognition of an exceptional contribution to a New Jersey… Read more
“Step Into a Story” Children’s Program ReturnsApril 18, 2017-MAIN Youth Services Committee Leads the Charge for Fourth Year in Row Morristown, NJ – “Step Into a Story” is back for another April in Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) libraries. The Morris Area Youth Services (MAYS) Committee brings young patrons a month-long program where participants can visit libraries around MAIN and “step” into favorite… Read more
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