You can now access events happening all around Cranbury on our new Cranbury Community Calendar! The calendar is accessible from the drop-down menu on our website under Events, you can also access from the image in the sidebar as you scroll down on the homepage of the website. If you’d like to subscribe to the calendar on Burbio.com, you can sign up and then follow the community calendar as well as many more area calendars that are listed on Burbio. This would allow you to receive e-mail notices when new events are added and you can follow other calendars of interest, such as our library calendar and the Cranbury School calendar, also accessible through Burbio. If you have a community organization or event that you would like to post on the Cranbury Community Calendar, call us at the library and we can add it.
CPL member Wei-Hong Wang was one of the many people in the library parking lot watching the All American Eclipse unfold. He sent us these pictures of the event to share. All America Eclipse.
From the Director’s Desk… Historic Cranbury Press and Photo Archive The library has a new resource that I am pleased to share with all of you – the Historic Cranbury Press and Photo Archive. Maybe you already knew that the library has all the back issues of the Cranbury Press digitized and available for researchers. Our files cover the years from 1886 to 2014. Previously, it would take a long time to search through the archive for a specific name or place. Now, with our new online service, the search comes back quickly with the results. Once you’ve found the article you were searching for, you can print, copy or save it. The Photo Archive is brand new! The Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society (CHPS) received a grant from the Middlesex County Cultural Heritage Commission to digitize and make all their photos available at the library. Now you can easily browse, search and view each of the photos in the archive. A note of caution though; The photos are owned by CHPS and are copyright protected. You can use this resource, with proper attribution, for educational and other non-commercial uses. For reproduction, publication, or commercial use contact CHPS to obtain permission. The Cranbury Press is also copyright protected – but only from 1923 to the present. That means the early issues of the press (1886 to 1922) are accessible to you from your home computer or tablet. These issues contain more than just the local news of who is visiting friends or family in Cranbury. They have news blurbs from around the world, humorous anecdotes, and interesting advertisements. To access the entire archive come into the library and use one of our computers. You’ll find the link to the archive on our Website at CranburyPublicLibrary.org, Just click on the red box on the left side bar that says “Historic Cranbury Press and Photo Archive”. Marilynn Mullen
Book-a-Librarian! Are you in need of computer or digital device instruction? Do you want to learn how to use a particular computer program or app? Would you like help with a research project? Are you looking for books that are “just right” for your child? Do you want to learn how to download e-books or audiobooks from the library’s collection? Then Book-a-Librarian! Call 655-0555 to schedule an appointment for one-on-one help for up to 30 minutes. Let one of our librarians help you with your technology, research, or literary needs! We’ll be happy to help! Joanne Dera
Shop at Amazon Smile and Amazon will make a donation to the Cranbury Library Foundation Click here to start shopping and raise funds for the Foundation! What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support. How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. How much of my purchase does Amazon donate? The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details. Cranbury Library Foundation Inc For more information go to About Amazon Smile
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! In addition to Cranbury residents, did you know that employees of Cranbury businesses are eligible for borrowing privileges at Cranbury Public Library at no cost? Just bring in current, valid proof of employment and valid personal identification to obtain a library card. Cranbury resident cards are valid for 2 years, employees of Cranbury businesses cards are valid for 1 year. Library cards may be renewed by presenting valid identification and valid current proof of resident, taxpayer, or employee status. Non-Cranbury residents may purchase a paid membership card for a $25 yearly fee. Holders of paid membership cards have all the privileges of regular Cranbury cardholders.