The Morris Public Library Children’s Summer Reading Program ‘Build a Better World’ Finale Drawing Winners

The Big Drawing of prizes took place on August 18, 2017. The winners of the $15.00 Hickory Stick Bookshop gift certificates are Quentin Meyer, Kieran Thompson, Maddie Jeanfavre. Timmy Blasko, Makayla Barone, Brooke Langevin won $10.00 Silly Sprout gift certificates. "Build a Better World" T-shirt was won by Nila Sessions.

The Morris Public Library Teen and Adult Summer Reading Challenges are taking place from June 20, 2017 through August 29, 2017 and are providing engaging reading incentives and enticing rewards. The Drawing of three big prizes will happen on August 30, 2017.

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

Talk about Detoxing, Tuesday, September 12, at 6:30 PM, with Margie Groht.

The everyday nutritional statistics are alarming: 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese, 80% of a child’s fruit intake comes from juice and the number one veggie for youngsters is French Fries. An average child consumes more than three times the recommended daily amount of sugar a day which weakens the immune system.
Many of these statistics are also true for adults who are the strongest motivation for the younger generation.

Join Margie Groht, a Morris resident and a nutritional guru, at the Morris Public Library, on Tuesday, September 12, at 6:30 PM, for an informational session about how our food choices can adversely or positively affect our body and health.  Learn about key food types that we should avoid to detox our body and become a better, healthier person.  Details and registration:860-567-7440.

E-book And Audioboook Workshop, Friday, September 15th, at 6:30 pm
Are you an avid e-book reader and/or audiobook listener?  Would you like to have access to thousands of
E-books and Audiobooks without having to spend a dime?  Join us for an informative evening led by our very own Library Assistant and Technology Specialist, Heidi Duchaine, as she guides you through the Overdrive and Libby app.  Feel free to bring your phone, tablet or laptop.  Patrons of all different technological backgrounds are welcome. 
 Registration and Additional Information: 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 during the summer months.

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

Registration is requested: 860-567-7440.

Our Mystery Book Club meets at the Library once a month, at 6:30PM. The next event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, at 6:30 PM. The book for the discussion is "Burn Marks" by Sara Paretsky. Multiple copies are available.

Our Fiction Book Club gathers at the Library monthly or bi-monthly. The next meeting of the Club is on Tuesday, September 26, at 6:30 PM. We will discuss your favorite Summer Book!


Our Adult Book Displaysthis season are: "Summer", New to Morris Public Library Fiction and Nonfiction, "It's Travel Time."

The Children's Area presents multiple books and DVDs about summer fun, magic family time, Governor Summer Reading Challenge Materials and 2018 Nutmeg Nominees.

Our Glass Cabinet Display: Our glass cabinet display in the month of July and August is titled "Cats Meow." Thank you, Denis and Ginny Williamson, 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!

Record circulation statistics increase at the Morris Public Library

– Thank you!

 The Morris Public Library has enjoyed the steady and consistent increase in circulation statistics and a number of patrons visiting our Library over the past 8 months. Our FY 2015-2016 yearly circulation figure of 12,612 yearly circulated items has been greatly outnumbered by the FY 16-17 16,741 yearly circulated items which represents a 25% increase. A more dramatic increase has been witnessed over the past 8 months: November 2016 through June 2017 were the months with the highest circulation numbers in the Morris Public Library history, featuring a 36% increase over the numbers during these months in the past year (10,508 items vs. 7,708 items). The month of June 2017, has peaked with the highest circulation number for the year, so far: 1799 materials borrowed by patrons in one month.

The Morris Public Library has 965 active users, out of which 207 are children. 9,341patrons visited the library during FY 16-17.

We are looking forward to continuing to provide outstanding services and access to abundant information resources to our community.

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Morris Public Library

Morris Public Library

Summer 2017