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June 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.  Summer […]


Job seeking tools for uncertain times


Looking for a new job, or thinking about a career change, can be both exciting and terrifying. About three and a half years ago, I was in the middle of deciding if I should change careers and go back to school to become a librarian. Once the decision was made and school was underway, it […]

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Brighter days are beyond the stacks


The stay-at-home orders have been in place for close to two months and, in a way, it feels like it is only the beginning of a new reality. I worry about my health and safety of those close to me. I’m nervous to go to the grocery store and wonder if they will even have […]

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Held together with thread


vintage sewing patterns and a Singer sewing machine from 1950s

Many of us now have the opportunity to explore new hobbies or get back in touch with old ones. Sewing clothes has been a creative and tactile outlet for me for quite some time. There’s complex thinking and problem solving involved when coaxing one piece into the correct position with another, and then getting everything […]


May top 5 for under 5


Our “Top 5 for Under 5” monthly blog post typically includes highlights of upcoming events at the library and around town, as well as new picture books that have just arrived in the library, all recommended for children ages birth to five years old and their families. Even though the library’s physical book collection is […]


Your voice matters


We are all living through a strange and uncertain time. Most things about our lives have completely changed, from work routines to grocery store trips to family life. Are you keeping track of these changes by keeping a journal or photo-documenting? Each of our experiences of this time are unique and important. What was it […]

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Making the most of our digital collections


It’s clear that one of the things that keeps us connected in this time of quarantine and distancing is our love of, and reliance on, stories. It’s often books, but it’s also TV and movies, podcasts and comics, and those funny short videos that pop up on social media about the excuses you can make […]

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Library works


Virtual Princeton Public Library is open. While our building is off-limits for the community and staff, the business of the library moves along, with staff planning online events, curating digital collections, providing research assistance, and recommending reads. We aim to stay connected. In these homebound days, work is done on time we carve out of […]


April top 5 for under 5


Our “Top 5 for Under 5” monthly blog post typically includes highlights of upcoming events at the library and around town, as well as new picture books that have just arrived in the library, all recommended for children ages birth to five years old and their families. Even though the library’s physical book collection is […]


Processing time


We watched from a distance. Wuhan, China. Italy. Nearly impossible for most Americans to imagine unless you were paying attention. Attention to the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s. Attention, even, to plot lines from particular novels – “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel, “Severance” by Ling Ma, or “The Stand” by Stephen King. […]

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