Thursday, May 15, 2014 • 12:00am
Do you do a lot of shopping at Amazon? Did you know that you can help the South Plainfield Public Library when you shop there? It is very simple and is for a great cause. All you have to do is designate the Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library as your charity and shop on! You go to smile.amazon.com (it’s exactly the same as amazon.com, but this is the charity site) and in the pick your own charitable organization box type in Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library and click “Search”. Select the Friends as your designated organization and shop away. The Friends of the Library will receive 0.5% from every eligible purchase you make through the Amazon Smile program. If there’s any questions, stop by the library and pick up a flyer.
Missed a movie you wanted to see in the theaters and don’t want to pay for the DVD? Come to “Monday Night Movies” at the library. It’s all the fun of a movie theater but none of the cost. We are showing brand new releases every Monday night and we will be providing popcorn for all who attend. This week’s movie is the adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s book Labor Day and stars Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet. It centers on teenager Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of the house and care for his reclusive mother Adele. On a shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man who is intimidating and also needs their help. He convinces them to take him back to their house and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will have a lasting effect on the rest of their lives. There is no registration required. You can call the library for title information or stop by and pick up a schedule of all the upcoming movies.
We are expanding our collection to now include e-magazines. Our new Zinio for Libraries Digital Magazine service gives you full digital access to some of your favorite magazines! Right now we have a limited number of magazines in our collection. You can view the magazines on your computer, or on a wide variety of desktop and mobile apps. When you first use Zinio for Libraries, you will need to create an account with your name, email, and a password, after you have logged in through the library website with your library card. Once you are logged in to Zinio for Libraries and choose your first magazine, you will have to CREATE ANOTHER ACCOUNT on Zinio.com to view magazines. We recommend using the same email address and password to set up the Zinio.com account. Once this account is created, you can use it to view any of the magazines you want to read. If you already have a Zinio account for your personal magazines, a second Zinio account will have to be created for the free access which the library is providing. You will have to download and install the appropriate app for your computer or digital device. You will be required to go to our Zinio for Libraries site to select every issue. Once you select an issue there, it will automatically be available in the app for your iPad, Kindle Fire, or other device, but the next month's issue will not automatically download. If there is any questions, stop by the library and pick up a handout that has more information.
We will be following our regular schedule for the children’s programs. The Storytime program for 2s & 3s is held Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30. Storytime for ages 3 and up is held Tuesday mornings at 10:30, Wednesday night at 6:30, and Thursday afternoon at 1:15. Please try to get to the Storytime programs on time because it can get very disruptive for Miss Linda and Miss Mija and the children if people come in the middle of the program. These programs do not require registration.
There is going to be a new Babytime schedule going forward. We want to make sure everyone has an enjoyable and positive experience, so we are trying something new. Our The Babytime program has become so popular that it has become necessary for us to have 2 sessions; one for walkers (more active babies) and non-walkers. Non-walkers will be first on Fridays from 10:15am-11am. There will be 20-25 minutes of songs and rhymes followed by 20-25 minutes of play. Walkers will follow from 11:15am-12:15pm. There will be 25-30 minutes of songs, rhymes and finger plays followed by 25-30 minutes of play. If you have both a non-walker and walker, please use your judgment and pick the session that you think would be most appropriate.
To find out more, or if there are any questions, visit our Facebook page, call (908) 754-7885 or visit us on the web at www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us
See you next week!!