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Mendham, NJ 07945

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Starting at 8AM On Monday Dec. 5 the Library MAIN Catalog, Cloud Library (ebooks) and Zinio(digital magazines) will be unavailable for up to 48 hours. Please bring your library card with you to the library if you plan to check out any items.

Library Programs in December
Library Events December Calendar


Weather Closings and Delays

If  Mendham Borough Schools are on a delayed opening the Library will open at 11AM and morning programs will be canceled. Like us on Facebook to get the most up to date information on closings and delays.



Exploring Sessions: Science

Mondays, Dec. 5 & 12 at 3:15PM for grades K-3
Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15 &22 at 3:30PM for 4th-8th grades

Join our second session of our new series Exploring. Come explore the World of Science! We will make volcanoes, rockets and more. To register call the library or click HERE for grades K-3 or click HERE for grades 4-8.


Book Worms
Tuesdays, December 6, 13, & 20 at 3:15PM

Stop in today and pick up the book The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl and join the discussion. Open to 1st-4th graders. Contact the library to register or HERE to register online.


Chess Club
Thursday, Dec 1 at 6:30PM

Join chess instructor Marty Sobin and learn how to play chess and how to improve your game. This program is sponsored by the Municipal Alliance. Open to 3rd-8th graders. Contact the library to register or click HERE to register online.


Holly Trail Stop
Saturday, December 3 at 11AM-1PM

Come out of the cold and into the nice warm library while on the Holly Trail and warm up while decorating a cookie and making a holiday card.


Family Night: Gingerbread House Workshop
Monday, December 5 at 6:30PM
St. Mark's Parish Hall

Come as a family as we join Marianne Ciffer of Edible Arts in creating your very own gingerbread house! This event will be held at St. Mark's Parish Hall. Supplies will be provided by the library. Program is FULL. Contact the library to be placed on the waiting list.



Book Worms
Tuesdays, December 6, 13, & 20 at 3:15PM

Stop in today and pick up the book The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl and join the discussion. Open to 1st-4th graders. Contact the library to register or HERE to register online.



Knitting for Beginners
Friday, December 9 at 10:30AM

Join us to learn the basics of knitting. Our first project will be a knitted hat. This class will continue to meet the 2nd Friday of each month. Stop in the library to register and pick up your supply list.



Late Night @ The Library: Winter Carnival
Friday, December 9th at 7:00PM

Explore different winter holidays around the world, make your own hot chocolate mix and other fun winter activities! The program runs from 7-10PM. Open to those in 3rd-8th grades. Registration is required and space is limited. Contact the library to register or click HERE to register online.


Tween Advisory Board
Thursday, December 15 at 6:00PM
Ms. Amanda needs your help in planning fun programs for the library! Join Ms. Amanda for and help plan future library programs! Open to 5th-8th graders. Contact the library to register or click HERE to register online


Bagels and Books: Family Book Club
Saturday, December 17 at 10:30AM

Read Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater, as a family and come to the library for bagels and a fun discussion. Copies of the book are availabe at the library. All ages. Contact the library to register or click HERE to register online.



Lego Club
Friday, December 23 at 3:15PM

Come after school for an afternoon of Legos and FUN! All ages. No registration required.



EVERY Mondays at 10:30AM

Music program for our youngest patrons every Monday at 10:30AM. Open to ages birth to 5. Drop in no registration required.


Monthly Adult Services Groups

Bridge, Wednesdays at 10AM
Device Advice, Wednesdays 1PM-3PM
Canasta, Thursdays at 10AM
Morning Book Group Friday December 16 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie


You get 550 titles which include animated talking picture books, books in English, French and Spanish, read-alongs, non-fiction books and National Geographic Videos. Plus, school subscriptions receive access to educator resources such as lesson plans, quizzes and educational games and puzzles. Click HERE to start using this collection.


Rosetta Stone
Learn alanguage online with Rosetta Stone®, the world's best language-learning software. Learn to start speaking a new language today. Click HERE and enter your library card number.



Yoga at the Library
Tuesdays and/or Thursdays at 8:30AM

Our 1 hour Yoga classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30AM. The cost for the Tuesday session is $45, Thursday is $40. Drop-ins if room is available cost $8 per class.



Looking for family history information? Look no further! Mendham Borough Library cardholders now have access to My Heritage, the leading destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history. MyHeritage provides more than 5 billion historical records from all over the world, including more than a hundred million tombstone photos. Just click on the MyHeritage button, enter your library card number and start searching!

Museum Pass Program EXPANDED

FREE Museum Passes at the Library
Use your library card to get free museum passes! We currently offer museum passes to The Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue in New York City, Imagine That! in Florham Park, Intrepid Air and Space Museum on the waterfront in New York and Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ. Mendham Borough residents with a current Mendham Borough Library card may reserve museum passes up to 3 months in advance. Call the library today and reserve your pass!



1000 Books Before Kindergarten

2016 is the perfect time for your child to join our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. Encourage early literacy skills for kids from birth to kindergarten with this fun, easy library program. Stop by the library for details and to sign up your child. The Ducks are waiting! Click HERE to watch our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration that was broadcast on Mendham TV.



MAIN Cloud Library

We are excited to announce the launch of the new MAIN Cloud Library, our new e-book and downloadable audiobook product. Click here to download the App and get started. Make sure you pick Mendham Borough Library as your library!


Zinio For Libraries
Digital Magazines

Love reading the current issue of magazines? We are pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand to Mendham Borough Library card holders. Through our website, you will have unlimited multi-user access to complete 87 digital magazines titles, easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices.
You can access Zinio here. For more information on how to use this on iPad, Android or Kindle Fire click on your type of device. For the list of available titles click here.



Notary Service Offered at the Library

The library now has a staff member who is a Public Notary. The service is free but PLEASE CALL AHEAD 973-543-4152 for availability. For more information on this service please click here.


Borough Best Sellers Program

You've just heard that Nora Roberts or James Patterson has a new book out but don't have time to get the library to place it on hold. Now you won't have to worry - join the Borough Best Sellers and we'll do it for you automatically. All you need to do is fill a form letting us know your favorite authors. We will place holds for up to 10 of your favorite authors. Click HERE to print out a paper copy and return to the library.





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