What's Happening @ the Library
Welcome to our monthly newsletter.  We wanted to provide an update on how to access our services.  Due to the rising infection rates, we are requesting all patrons wear a mask in the building.  There are wipes and gloves available as well. We want you to use the library, but we want you to be safe, too. We are allowing patrons to reserve our study rooms (up to 3 days in advance) and we have tables out for use.  Patrons may use the computers (2hr maximum) and copier, browse for books, or have something notarized. The door is now unlocked, so you no longer need to ring the doorbell for enterance.  Our hours are as follows:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-6pm, Wednesdays 10am-8pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm. 
Contact-less Pickup is another great option for patrons who don't feel comfortable coming into the building, but who would still like to use our collection. If we don't have what you're looking for, you can go to our online catalog and search for what you're looking for and place it on hold from one of the libraries in our system.  If you're looking for some recommendations, check out our booklists for adults created by the librarians in a variety of genres. There are also Google forms to fill out to request books if you don’t have specific titles in mind. All the information is on our website (southplainfield.lib.nj.us/curbside.htm), and there are also written and video tutorials to help guide you in this process. All items can be picked up Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 AM to 6 PM, Wednesday 10:00 AM to 8 PM and Saturday 11 AM to 3 PM. Staff will contact you when your items are ready to be picked up.                       

The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont Recitatif by Toni Morrison
A Game of Fear by Charles Todd Steal by James Patterson
The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm C, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation by Anna Malaika Tubbs The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
Abandoned in Death by J.D. Robb Diablo Mesa by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley Carmel Pecan Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke

This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel

Julian Bond's Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement by Julian Bond
The Power of Regret by Daniel Pink

Super Gut by William Davis

One Night on the Island by Josie Silver

The Other Family by Wendi Corsi Staub
Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality by Tomiko Brown-Nagin Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies by Laura Thompson

If you would like to put any of these books on hold, please visit our library catalog and log into your account with your library barcode and PIN number




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February is National Library Lover's Month

The entire month of February is dedicated to the people who love whole buildings devoted to the reading, housing, organizing, categorizing, finding, studying and otherwise loving books.  It’s National Library Lover’s Month! Libraries provide so much more than a place for us to enjoy great novels or to discover amazing adventures and untold history.  We love all of our patrons who use our library and services!

Other things happening in February:
National Tater Tot Day is February 2
Sometimes they're paired with eggs, wrapped in crispy bacon, or smothered in melted nacho toppings. Whether they're homemade or store-bought, tater tots always make one hot and crispy bite. Make your favorite tater tot dish to celebrate National Tater Tot Day.
Susan B. Anthony Day is February 15
Celebrate Susan B. Anthony's birthday by learning about this legendary women's rights activist. She was a key player in the suffrage movement of the 1800s. Her contributions to women's rights helped give women the right to vote and build society as we know it today.  
National Tortilla Chip Day is February 24
Tortilla chips became popular during the 1940s when a Los Angeles deli owner decided to fry misshapen tortillas and sell them as snacks to cut down on the waste. The creation was an immediate hit. Buy some or make some to crunch on for National Tortilla Chip Day. Enjoy them straight out of the bag, dipped into guacamole, or covered in cheese and toppings for a dish of tasty nachos.

To find your next great read check out our:

Database of the Month

Looking for your next great read or are in the mood to try something new?  Check out Novelist Reader's Advisory which is an online tool that can help you find your next book based on books or authors that you've read and liked in the past.  You can also browse genres and recommended reading lists.  Anyone at any age can find something with Novelist! 

Click here to view the Youtube video on how to use Novelist