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Giving thanks


With Thanksgiving on the horizon, I can’t help but count my blessings. As I consider what I am most thankful for this holiday season, my family and friends first come to mind. I’m also grateful to be surrounded by books and fellow bibliophiles every day at the library. I loved to read as a child […]

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November 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.  People Share With People by Lisa Wheeler and Molly Idle Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal the importance of sharing […]


Borrowed time


Watch face- borrowed time

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is, “Can you show me how to download a book?” The library’s ebook collection has proven to be incredibly popular, as evidenced by the steadily increasing number of items borrowed each month. To many people, electronic copies of books feel magical. It can be hard to […]


Departures and arrivals


As the end of October nears, and the air takes a crisp turn, the feeling of something coming to a close has fallen upon us. A new year looms; the expected holiday shuffle. Where will we spend the holidays? Who will cook? Who will visit? Who will join us at the table? The staff of […]

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Community partner spotlight: Princeton Public Schools


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, Princeton Public Schools are in the spotlight and we spoke with with members of the PPS leadership team including Superintendent Steve Cochrane and Assistant Superintendent Annie Gonzalez Kosek to learn more […]

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Every two minutes


Every two minutes, someone is forcibly displaced. This staggering statistic was shared by husband and wife photojournalist team Daniel Farber Huang and Theresa Menders during the Sept. 22 discussion of their photographic project, “The Power of Faces,” which is currently on exhibit in the library. The figure comes from statistics compiled by UNHCR, the U.N. […]

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October top 5 for under 5


Check out this month’s recommendations from the Youth Services Department for upcoming events at the library and around town, and new picture books, for children 5 years old and younger and their families. Preschool Fair at the library Independent Princeton-area schools offering Preschool and Pre-K programs will be in attendance at this annual event at […]


Challenge yourself to read banned books


September 22-28, 2019 is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Its purpose is to draw attention to banned books and the issue of censorship. This year’s theme is “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark” and we should “Keep the Light On.” The top books that were challenged in the previous […]

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Community partner spotlight: Civil Rights Commission


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 Civil Rights Commission (CRC) of Princeton is in the spotlight and we spoke with Thomas A. Parker, Commission Chair  to learn more about this partnership. The library has […]

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Books to make you smile


The world we live in can be a scary one, filled with what can seem like endless trauma and fear. This is just one of the many reasons why books are so important. There is a certain power that comes with reading. The simple act can instill knowledge, create and change emotions, and immerse us […]

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