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The Christmas when I was 12, my uncle gave my mother the audiobook tapes of “Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt as a gift in our family exchange. She may have listened to the first tape once, but otherwise I don’t think she ever heard them, because I stole them away almost immediately. I began listening […]


August top 5 for under 5


We invite you to check out this month’s Youth Services recommendations for activities and resources for children ages birth to five years old and their families. Now that the library’s print collection is available for check out again (hooray!), a few recently published picture book recommendations are also included. La Hora de Cuentos / Spanish […]


Down the rabbit hole


Almost everyone is guilty of falling into an online rabbit hole at some point or another. Over the past few months, I’ve noticed my online behavior going from entering rabbit holes to carving out full rabbit burrows. Instead of a few hours following a trail, I’ve started to spend days or weeks linking one idea […]


Stay cool and tune into virtual summer reading programs


We are more than half way through 2020 and a good part of the way through the summer. As some activities and businesses slowly open up, remember that you can continue to connect virtually with the librarians at Princeton Public Library through upcoming adult summer reading programming. If you haven’t yet participated in any of […]


Community partner spotlight: Arts Council of Princeton


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with many municipal, non-profit and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town.  This month Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) is in the spotlight.  I have observed many things during this time of quarantine that surprised me, but perhaps the most surprising is how attached I […]

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The handwritten word


I’ve always considered myself an introvert, placing value in my time alone. But during our new norm consisting of self-isolation and social distancing, I’ve found myself reaching out to others, craving conversation and social interaction. We are lucky today because we have so many formats in which we can talk to or even see our […]

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July top 5 for under 5


We invite you to check out this month’s recommendations for activities and resources for children ages birth to five years old and their families. Even though the library’s physical building remains temporarily unavailable, and all in-person gatherings and events are cancelled until further notice, we still have plenty of suggestions to fill your days.  Super […]


Sounds of music


For the last three months, we’ve lived through adjusting to confinement and social distancing. In the new normal brought by New Jersey’s COVID-19 restrictions, sharing music has brought some light and relief to many of our days. We’re missing local music scenes and professional concerts, but the silver lining could well be all of the […]

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Becoming anti-racist


To the Princeton Community: As outrage grew over the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the murder of Ahmaud Arbery,  Princeton Public Library issued a pledge: we would redouble our efforts around racial literacy. Now that we’ve had additional time to mourn and reflect, and witness the police killing of Rayshard Brooks, we […]


Act now with summer reading


The end of the school year is typically a time marked by graduations and new beginnings; promises of a better future than what came before. While this year feels starkly different than any we’ve previously encountered, there are some things that, thankfully, remain the same. At the core of the library is the belief that […]

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