Nutley Library Updates: COVID Precautions, Events, Services

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NUTLEY, NJ – The Nutley Public Library is open during its regular hours and visitors are welcome – as long as they adhere to coronavirus precautions, according to administrators.

On Monday, library staff provided updates on programs, policies and events, including pandemic safety. According to a press release:

“The health and safety of our customers, staff and the community at large is our top priority during this difficult time. The library is open full hours with many social distancing programs in place, as well as computer use, printing, photocopying, scanning documentation, notary service, iPads and the hour room. tale. Wearing a mask is compulsory to enter the library. Pandemic guidelines are subject to change based on recommendations from the CDC, the state of New Jersey, and local recommendations. For more information visit: nutleypubliclibrary.org, call the reference at 973-667-0405, ext. 2604, or drop by the library. “

Meanwhile, events like the Fall Book Sale continue to be a hit, library staff added:

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“The Friends of the Nutley Public Library had an extremely successful fall book sale. A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped plan the sale, worked on the installation, selling the books and breaking down afterwards. And, SPECIAL THANKS to all of the community members who donated books. We were overwhelmed by the number of donations this year; our room was packed thanks to your generosity! And, finally, thank you to everyone who has financially supported our programs by purchasing books. Due to the success of the sale, we have just approved a budget for an additional three months of enrichment for children and teens at the Nutley Library. If you would like to join and / or get more involved in this dynamic organization, please contact [email protected] The next Friends of Nutley Public Library reunion will be on February 3, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. in the library. All members of the Friends of Nutley are welcome to attend.

EVENTS / SERVICES

Nutley Library staff have posted the following list of upcoming events and services.

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Kanopy – Kanopy is a video streaming platform that offers a diverse collection of over 30,000 rewarding movies for all ages, available to stream anytime, anywhere. With Kanopy, customers have instant access to critically-acclaimed films, inspirational documentaries, educational videos, award-winning global and independent films, as well as the Great Courses Library collection. Kanopy is available on cell phones, tablets and computers. Customers can view six titles per month by accessing Kanopy using their Nutley Public Library card. For more information and to get started, visit nutleypubliclibrary.kanopy.com.

hoopla BingePass is here! – In addition to hoopla access to thousands of music, movies, TV shows, e-books and e-audiobooks, Nutley Public Library is thrilled to introduce BingePass hoopla to our digital media collection ! hoopla BingePass provides access to hoopla magazines and the Great Courses library collection. With just one loan, you’ll have 7 days of unlimited streaming to over 50 popular magazines and over 600 in-depth classes taught by some of the world’s greatest teachers. Hoopla is available on cell phones, tablets and computers. Customers can use five loans per month by accessing the hoopla using their Nutley Public Library card. For more information, please visit nutleypubliclibrary.org/hoopla/, call Reference at 973-667-0405 Ext. 2604, or stop by the library.

Saturday January 1-31 – Winter 2022 Reading Challenge – Join our annual challenge and read at least 620 minutes in January 2022 for a chance to win a prize! All children and adolescents who complete the program will receive a certificate and a gift bag. Open to all ages: from babies to adults. Sponsored by the Friends of Nutley Public Library. Register at nutleypubliclibrary.beanstack.org.

Wednesday 5 January at 3.15 p.m. – (In Person Program) Manga & Anime Club – Try Japanese snacks, watch cartoons, chat manga and talk about other pop culture media with friends! For grades 6-12. No registration required!

Saturday January 8, 15, 22, 29 – (In-person program) – Drop-in Craft Saturdays – Stop by the children’s room to make a craft to take home. No registration required! For all ages. While stocks last.

Wednesday January 12 at 3.15 p.m. – (In Person Program) – Video Game Club – Play popular Switch games with friends on the big screen! All skill levels are welcome. No registration required!

Thursday January 13 at 7:00 p.m. – (In Person Program) – DIY Making a Pearl Necklace – Enjoy a fun and creative workshop and make a cute glass pearl necklace. All equipment is provided, but you must bring flat nose pliers. Online registration is mandatory and limited to 20 Nutley Adults.

Tuesday January 18-February 15 at 10:30 am – (Virtual) – Babygarten – Babies and caregivers enjoy books, nursery rhymes, songs and bounces in the comfort of their own homes during our weekly virtual story time! For children 23 months and under. Registration is compulsory. Register at youthservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org. Participants will receive a Zoom connection after registration.

Wednesday January 19 – February 16 at 10:30 am – (Virtual) – Preschool Story Time – Kids ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, songs, crafts and yoga in our Virtual Story Time! Craft kits will be provided for follow-up activities. Registration is compulsory. Register at youthservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org. Participants will receive a Zoom connection after registration. Sponsored by the Friends of Nutley Public Library.

Thursday January 20 at 3:45 p.m. – (In-Person Program) – Meet LEGO fans and take on a building challenge! For classes K-5. Registration is required and limited to holders of a Nutley Public Library card. Register at youthservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org.

Friday January 21 – February 18 at 10:30 am – (Virtual) – Story Time for Two Year Olds – Join us for a weekly virtual story hour featuring stories, nursery rhymes, music and crafts for 2 year olds only! Craft kits will be provided for follow-up activities. Registration is compulsory. Register at youthservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org. Participants will receive a Zoom connection after registration. Sponsored by the Friends of Nutley Public Library.

Friday January 21 at 3:30 p.m. (Program in person) – Origami Fridays – Meet in the children’s room for free origami lessons from teacher Nobuko Okabe! No registration required. All supplies provided. For all ages (children under 10 must be supervised by an adult).

Saturday January 22 at 10:30 am. (Virtual) – STEAM Story Time – Join us for a virtual story hour featuring stories and activities highlighting science, technology, engineering, art and math! For 2-6 year olds. Please register at youthservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org to receive the Zoom connection and project instructions.

Monday January 24 at 6.30 p.m. – (In-Person Program) Book Addicted Book Club – Discuss a Book, Play Games & Spend Time in our Virtual Meeting! For students in grades 4 to 6. We will read The Beast and Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips. Please read the book before attending the meeting. Register at: youthservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org

Wednesday January 26 (Take-out kit) – Teen Maker’s Club – Do you like art, technology and all that is smart? Join us and create a special project with friends or work on your own personal project! For grades 6-12. No registration required!

Friday January 28 at 3:45 p.m. – (In-Person Program) – Techsplorers Club – Explore Technology and STEM Subjects with ML Open to Grades 3-6 students. Registration is compulsory. Register starting January 7 at 10 a.m. at youthservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org. Sponsored by the Friends of Nutley Public Library.

Saturday January 29 at 11:00 am – (In Person Program) – Free Play Video Games – Calling All Players! Join us for some video game fun! Go ahead and play Switch games on the big screen! Open to all skill levels. No registration required.

Monday February 7 at 7:00 p.m. – (Program in person) – DISH! The Monday Night Cookbook Club. Members will choose, prepare at home, and present a PLATE of soup or stew! We’ll then meet in person to discuss each other’s recipes, your cooking techniques, and share the shops and culture. To register and for more information on monthly meeting dates, visit: nutleypubliclibrary.org/dish-cookbook-club. Sponsored by the Friends of Nutley Public Library.

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