The Morris Public Library is introducing Wowbrary,a digital subscription service that sends patrons FREE e-mail alerts about Library’s newest books, movies and other materials. The service also allows one to reserve the bestsellers instantly, provides the early notification about the newly added Library materials, and is completely private. To sign up for weekly emails: The service is sponsored by the Friends of the Morris Public Library.

For more information: 860-567-7440.

NEW OVERDRIVE APP for your phone or tablet- LIBBY

Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks?
You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.


Call 860-567-7440 to make an appointment with a librarian today!
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
3:00 PM – 3:30PM, 3:30PM-4:00 PM

Autumn Art Display by Gayle Terrill at the Morris Public Library

Gayle Terrill, a 20 year resident of Morris, CT, and an experienced artist, is featuring her artwork at the Morris Public Library in the month of October. The art display “Autumn, my favorite time of the year” presents landscapes done “Plein Air” and in oils and still life paintings.
Painting out of doors and from life are the artist’s greatest pleasure.  Dreams, memory, sketches and photo references are inspirational tools of Gayle’s craft.
“As you gaze upon these little pieces of me, I truly hope they make you smile,” says Gayle Terrill.
Details: 860-567-7440

After School Fun at the Morris Public Library

The Morris Public Library will offer a new program, “After School Stories and Craft”, for students in Grades K-2 on Fridays November 17, December 8, 2017, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. An engaging story and educational activities will be offered along with a craft and interaction time.

After school pick up by a librarian is available (JMS) - just send a note to school.
Details and registration: 860-567-7440.

 Story and Music Time at the Morris Public Library
The Morris Public Library is offering the Story and Music Time Program for the participants
ages 0-4 every Tuesday at 10 am.

Play games, sing songs, read a story, do a craft with our children’s coordinator Ms. G.

Registration is requested: 860-567-7440.

Trick-or-Treat Story and Music Time ,Tuesday, October 31, 10 am

Participants, ages 0-4, are welcome to come to our special Story Time wearing their Halloween costumes. They will enjoy a thematic story, sing songs, say rhymes, and go trick-or-treating with a librarian.

Details and registration: 860-567-7440.

E-book And Audiobook Workshop-Overdrive app
Friday, November 3rd @ 6:30 pm (5:30 – to install app)

Do you enjoy reading e-books or listening to audiobooks?
The Morris Public Library has an extensive collection of these digital materials to offer to all patrons that can be downloaded for FREE through our Overdrive app!
Join us for an informative session led by our very own Library Assistant and Technology Specialist, Heidi Duchaine, as she guides you
through the Overdrive app.  Feel free to bring your phone,
 tablet, e-reader, or laptop.  Patrons of all different
 technological backgrounds are welcome.  
Prerequisites: The Overdrive App Pre-Installed
If you need help installing the Overdrive App on your device,
please arrive around 5:30 for assistance before the class.
                                Only 8 Spots Are Available!

  Registration and Additional Information: 860-567-7440 

Puddn'heads: Childhood in Colonial America, with Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban,

Tuesday, October 14, 2017, at 6:30 pm

Join Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban for their new program Pudd’nheads: Childhood in Colonial America on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 6:30 pm (snow date – November 16) at the Morris Public Library.

Velya Jancz-Urban - author, teacher, and creator of The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife - has partnered with her herbalist daughter, Ehris Urban, on this unique presentation. Pudd’nheads: Childhood in Colonial America is similar to The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife in that it is funny, sad, sweet, and shocking. Dive deeper into our history. There was much more to childhood than hoop rolling and horn books!

Pudd’nheads: Childhood in Colonial America examines the unique aspects of childhood between the late sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries and explores themes including birthing and childrearing practices, parenting, children's health and education, naming, gender, play, and rites of passage.

 Providing fresh historical perspectives on key features of children's lives, this program offers compelling information on colonial children - as well as Native American and slave children, who are too often left out of conventional coverage.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Morris Public Library.

Details and registration: 860-567-7440

Our Mystery Book Club meets at the Library once a month on a Wednesday, at 6:30 PM. The next event is scheduled for November 8, 2017, at 6:30. The book to be discussed is "The Dead Cat Bounce" by Sarah Graves. To register: 860-567-7440

Our Fiction Book Club gathers at the Library monthly or bi-monthly at 7 PM. At the next meeting on October 24, the book for the discussion will be "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly. Call us to reserve your copy: 860-567-7440.


Our Adult Book Displaysthis season are: "October - Mystery Month", New to Morris Public Library Fiction and Nonfiction, fall reads.

The Children's Areapresents the "Fall Fun and Halloween" Book display featuring materials about fall activities, holidays and events; New Fiction and Nonfiction Materials and 2018 Nutmeg Nominees.

Our Glass Cabinet Display:Our glass cabinet display is titled "Ms. G.'s Puppets Halloween" Thank you, Bonnie Grzelak, for providing the amazing collection of the items for our display.


Children and Teens

The Morris Public Library offers many programs for children and teens.  Our children’s programs include: Lego Building, Arts and Crafts, Preschool Story Hour, Summer /Winter Reading Program. 

Programs & Services


The Morris Public Library offers a wide variety of programs for our patrons. If you have an idea for a program or/and area of special interest that you would like to explore through a library program, please contact and share your idea with a librarian.  Also, if you would like to do a program for us, please let us know.


Current Programs offered for the whole family include art shows, musical programs, cultural displays.  For adults, we offer lectures, book discussion groups, summer/winter reading programs, author book presentations and more!

4 North Street, Morris, CT 06763   (860) 567-7440  FAX:  (860) 567-7432


Morris Public Library

Morris Public Library

Fall 2017