Saturday, May 31, 2014

THE MOORESTOWN LIBRARY IS NOW CLOSED while we relocate to our beautiful new building



The library will be closed for approximately three weeks.
While we are closed:

  •  Materials must be returned in the book drops.

  •  Materials can ONLY be renewed online, not by phone. 

  •  Library staff will NOT be available by phone while we are closed

  •  Interlibrary loan services will resume once we reopen in the new building

  •  Remote access to online services will be available except for when we need to move the computer network

Check back on this page for updates and  information as we get closer to our opening date!

May 30: Calling all "couponers"





The library closes to move on Saturday, May 31st at 1 p.m.  The coupon box with helpers busy at work will be elsewhere at Wegmans (Centerton Square) on the second floor cafe.  Come and visit on the following dates when the coupon lady and helpers will be there with the coupon box for you to look through:
Monday, June 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Friday, June 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday, June 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

May 29: The library will be closing on May 31 at 1 p.m.

 

Here’s what you need to know when we are closed:

  • The library will be closed for approximately three weeks while we move our collection
  • Materials may be checked out until the day we close.
  • Materials must be returned in the book drops.
  • Materials can ONLY be renewed online, not by phone. 
  • Library staff will NOT be available by phone while we are closed
  • Interlibrary loan services will resume once we reopen in the new building
  • Remote access to online services will be available except for when we need to move the computer network
To check your account and renew your items online, you will need to have a PIN to go with your library card. Please create one before the library closes to be sure that it works. If you already have one, but haven't used it recently, try using it here or at home to make sure that it works.  If the information that you've entered does not allow you access, please come into the library so that we can help you create a PIN that will work. 

Check back on this page for updates as we get closer to our opening date!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 27: Library is open . . .

We are open today, Tuesday, May 27th from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.  Please check back daily for updates.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

May 24: Happy Holiday Weekend!



The library will be closed on Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day and will reopen on Tuesday, May 27th at 9:00 a.m. 

If you're planning on firing up your grill, you might want to consult some of our barbecue cookbooks for some ideas.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May 21: Contacting the library while the phones are out

Since the library is still without phone service, there are three ways that you can contact us:

1. Come in to visit us!
2.  Email us!  You can reach us at the email addresses on our Contact Us page or at moorestownlibrary@gmail.com.
3.  Send us a message through our Facebook page.

Thank you for you patience. We apologize for the ongoing inconvenience and hope to have this resolved soon.

May 21: Albrecht Durer: Birth Anniversary



Born on this day in 1471 at Nuremberg, Germany, Albrecht Durer became one of the foremost painters and engravers of the Renaissance.  He died on April 6, 1528 at Nuremberg, Germany.

Click here for the library's holdings of books by and about Albrecht Durer and here to view the complete works of this famous German artist.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 20: Amelia Earhart Atlantic Crossing: Anniversary



On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart left Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, Canada at 7 p.m. and landed near Londonderry, Ireland.  The 2,026-mile flight took 13 hours and 30 minutes.  She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials about Amelia Earhart and here to visit the official Amelia Earhart Web site.

Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014: No phone service at the library

Please be advised that the library is currently without phone service or staff email.   We apologize for the inconvenience.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 17: National Learn to Swim Day



National Learn to Swim Day is a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim.  It takes place annually on the Saturday the week before the unofficial start of summer:  Memorial Day weekend.  Families nationwide are invited to participate by attending a local event, teaching their children to swim with at home instruction, visiting a community pool as a family or enrolling children in swim lessons at a local facility.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials about swimming.





Friday, May 16, 2014

May 16: Food for fines!




Every Friday 9 AM to 5 PM:  For each non-perishable food item you donate, the library will waive the overdue charges on one overdue item returned that day up to a maximum of $5.00 per item.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

May 15: Book group tonight!




Join us at 7 PM this evening in the Library Meeting Room to discuss 
Salt:  a World History by Mark Kurlansky
Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May 13: Joe Louis: 100th Birth Anniversary





World heavyweight boxing champion, 1937-49, nicknamed the "Brown Bomber," Joseph Louis Barrow was born on this day near Lafayette, Alabama.  He died on April 12, 1981 at Las Vegas, Nevada. His burial at Arlington National Cemetery, by presidential waiver, was the 39th exception ever for the eligibility rules for burial there.

Click here for the library's holdings of books about Joe Louis.

Monday, May 12, 2014

May 12: Limerick Day




Limerick Day is observed on the birth anniversary of one of its champions, Edward Lear.  The limerick, which dates from the early 18th century, gained its greatest popularity following the publication of Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense (and its sequels).  Example:  There was a young poet named Lear/ Who said, it is just as I fear/ Five lines are enough/ For this kind of stuff/ Make a limerick each day of the year.

Click here for the library's holdings of limericks.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May 10: Letter Carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive




Every year since 1993, on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam collect nonperishable food items left by mailboxes and in post offices from their postal customers.  The National Association of Letter Carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. 

For more information, click here to visit the Web site for the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Friday, May 9, 2014

May 9: Food for fines!


Every Friday 9 AM to 5 PM:  For each non-perishable food item you donate, the library will waive the overdue charges on one overdue item returned that day up to a maximum of $5.00 per item.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

May 8: Harry S. Truman: Birth Anniversary



Born on this day at Lamar, Missouri, Harry Truman became the 33rd president of the U.S.  He succeeded to the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 12, 1945 and served until January 20, 1953.  Truman was the last of the nine U.S. presidents who did not attend college.  His admirers affectionately nicknamed him "Give 'em Hell Harry."  He died at Kansas City, Missouri on December 26, 1972.  His birthday is a holiday in Missouri.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials about Harry Truman and here to visit the Harry S. Truman online resource guide created by the Library of Congress.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May 7: Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky: Birth Anniversary



Born at Vatkinsk, Russia on this day in 1840, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky became one of the outstanding composers of all time.  Among his favorite works are the symphony Pathetique; the opera Eugene Onegin; and the ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.  He was the first to turn ballet into a sustained dramatic expression.  Tchaikovsky died of cholera during an epidemic at St. Petersburg on November 6, 1893. 

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials by and about Tchaikovsky.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6: National Teacher Day



Local communities and organizations are encouraged by the National Education Association to pay tribute today to American educators.  Teacher Day falls during the National PTA's Teacher Appreciation Week to honor those who influence and inspire the next generation through their work.  Annually, the Tuesday of the first week in May. 

For more information, visit the National Education Association's Web site.  To access the library's databases offering curriculum-related handouts as well as journal articles to assist professional educators, click here.

Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5: Bonza Bottler Day!



Celebrate when the number of the day is the same as the number of the month.  Bonza Bottler Day is an excuse to have a party at least once a month!  For party and entertaining ideas in our  collection, click here.  To learn about the origins of Bonza Bottler Day and how others celebrate it, visit the Bonza Bottler Website.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

May 3: Join Hands Day


Today is designated as a national day of volunteering by America's Fraternal Benefit Societies to bring youths and adults together to improve their own communities.  It is held annually on the first Saturday in May.

Click here to view the library's holdings of materials on voluntarism.

Friday, May 2, 2014

May 2: Food for fines!

Every Friday 9 AM to 5 PM:  For each non-perishable food item you donate, the library will waive the overdue charges on one overdue item returned that day up to a maximum of $5.00 per item


Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 1-31: Gardening for wildlife month



Any outdoor space can accommodate a garden that attracts beautiful wildlife.  By providing food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young, you not only help wildlife, but your property can also qualify to become an official Certified Wildlife Habitat.

During May, visit the National Wildlife Federation's Web site to learn ways to create havens for wildlife in your own backyard and click here to view our vast collection of materials on gardening.