What's Happening @ the Library
Welcome to our monthly newsletter.  We wanted to provide an update on how to access our services.  We have masks, wipes and gloves available for patrons who request them. 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 and copier, browse for materials, or have something notarized. The door is 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. The Library will be closed Friday April 15 in observance of Good Friday
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 Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth Sister Stardust by Jane Green
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel Dream Town by David Baldacci
The Candy House by Jennifer Egan Three Debts Paid by Anne Perry
Witness for the Persecution by E.J. Copperman Lost and Found in Paris by Lian Dolan
Bitter Roots by Ellen Crosby Left on Tenth by Delia Ephron
His Name is George Floyd by Robert Samuels All Fired Up by Dylan Newton
Beautiful by Danielle Steel

The Investigator by John Sandford

Find Me by Viola Davis

The Good Left Undone by Adriana Trigiani
Brighter by the Day by Robin Roberts Fool Me Once by Ashley Winstead
Death by Chocolate Chip Cupcake by Sarah Graves Crimson Summer by Heather Graham

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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April is National Autism Awareness Month

Every April Autism Speaks celebrates World Autism Month, beginning with United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Throughout the month, focus on sharing stories and providing opportunities to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism.  In April 2021 Autism Speaks is inviting the community to #LightUpWithKindness.  The Light It Up Blue initiative was created by Autism Speaks in 2010. Since that time, joined by the international autism community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world light blue on World Autism Awareness Day (April 2) in recognition of people with autism. For more information, visit Autism Speaks


Other things happening in April:
National Caramel Day is April 5
On this day we celebrate a classic chewy candy: caramel. The form of chewy caramel we now love dates back to the 18th century. Caramel is formed by heating a mixture of various types of sugar until the molecules break down to form a new compound—a process known as "caramelization." Try your cooking skills at making your own caramel today to celebrate. 
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is April 11

Whether we're talking about a simple slice of American cheese on white bread or aged brie on sourdough, grilled cheese always makes for an awesome meal. Whip up your favorite grilled cheese sandwich for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to celebrate today. 

Earth Day is April 22
April 22, 1970, was the first Earth Day, and the date has been observed every year since as the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Our Mother Earth may only officially get one day a year, but we should try to take care of our planet every day. Today's the day to learn some ways you can help protect the environment. 


Database of the Month
Kanopy Streaming

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and kids favorites. Kanopy partners with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more to bring your library access to thoughtful entertainment. You can search for specific titles, or browse the collection by subjects and genres. You can stream Kanopy on your favorite devices! Kanopy offers mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Fire Stick, and Samsung.

Visit kanopy.com and select the 'Add Library Card' button on the lower left. Enter your library card barcode. Create an account using your preferred email. Begin streaming!