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The library book drop: always here for you


In urban planning the various objects and equipment installed on streets and sidewalks are collectively called “street furniture.” These objects include things like mailboxes, benches, traffic lights, bus stops, and street signs. This public library and most others long ago added some useful furniture to the mix: book drops. The humble book drop serves one […]

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Community partner spotlight: Professional Services Group


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with many of the municipal, non-profit, and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month, the Professional Service Group of Mercer County (PSG) is in the spotlight and we spoke with David Schuchman, Executive Chair and Leader of the group, to learn more about […]

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PPL’s Scientist in Residence: Robert Vanderbei


As part of our summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories,” Robert Vanderbei is the library’s Scientist in Residence. Professionally, Vanderbei  is a professor in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University. He previously worked at Bell Labs. Personally, Vanderbei has been interested in astronomy and the universe since he was a […]

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July top 5 for under 5


Check out this month’s recommendations for upcoming events at the library and around town, and new picture books for children ages five years old and younger and their families, curated by the Youth Services department.  Zoom To the Moon! “Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, we’re going to the Moon!” On Wednesday, July 3, at 10:30 a.m., preschoolers […]

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When you’ve got the Creativebug…


I’m sure we can all agree that life can quickly become busy and overwhelming. Between wedding planning and graduate school, any extra money I have lately is spoken for, which makes trying to personalize and decorate my new home a bit challenging. Thankfully, the library has just begun to offer free access to Creativebug, a […]

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Testing the waters


Our Summer Reading program for adults has begun!  This year, we’re challenging you to read in a variety of genres and formats. Most readers already know what they like, and what they really don’t like, but it’s the stuff in between that poses the problem. You know people who read romance, fantasy, or poetry, for […]


Community partner spotlight: Princeton Police Department


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with many of the municipal, non-profit, and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month, the Princeton Police Department is in the spotlight. When working with the PPD, the library usually collaborates with the Safe Neighborhoods Bureau.  We’ve always known that Princeton police officers […]

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Spend the summer reading A Universe of Stories


Beginning June 14, join us as we launch “A Universe of Stories,” this year’s summer reading program for all ages, with challenges and prizes that are sure to appeal to all of our community members. Adults can expect to explore unfamiliar terrain with A Universe of Stories by reading through at least four phases of […]

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June top 5 for under 5


Check out this month’s recommendations for upcoming events at the library and around town, and new picture books for children ages 5 younger and their families, curated by the Youth Services department. Summer Reading Program Sign up for the library’s annual Summer Reading Program and take the 20/20 Challenge! Read with your child for at […]

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