Earth Day: Inspiring Tales to Save Our Planet

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Earth Day, first celebrated in 1970, is a day when we honor our planet and remind ourselves of the importance of protecting and healing it now and for all the generations to come. Here is a selection of children’s and young adult books that share powerful messages about saving our environment. Find these and many […]

Blossoming a Love of Reading with Storytime

Little Listeners from ages 2-5 celebrated the blossoming spring flowers at the most recent session of storytime. Near the shade of the spring cherry tree, Amanda shared stories about slowing down and enjoying the beautiful spring blossoms in the company of family and friends. Here are some flower blossom stories to enjoy at home: When […]

Make Every Day Maker Day

We hope that everyone had a blast at our Maker Day 2023 celebration this weekend! From our amazing local exhibitors to hands-on stations to fun take-home S.T.E.A.M. crafts for all ages, there was so much to be inspired by on Saturday. Keep the Maker Day fun going as long as you want with these great […]

“Snow” Much Fun at Winter Play & Learn

Toddlers and their caregivers had a wonderful time at the Winter Play & Learn Program on Tuesday, January 31. Activity stations designed for toddlers to strengthen their motor skills were set up around the room to explore while socializing with other children. Toddlers loved being able to move around the different activities at their own […]

Get Set For a Fresh Start: Great Self-Help Reads of 2022

Self-help books  can inspire positive change in different aspects of readers’ lives. These books can offer a new perspective and ways to explore habit building, emotional or personality growth, or gain a deeper understanding of the world.    Here are some popular and noteworthy books in that category from 2022, that can help you get in […]

January Staff Picks

Check out what the staff of the Livingston Public Library is reading / listening to this month with our January staff picks… Melanie:  The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna, and We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story by Simu Liu Sharon: The Deepest of Secrets by Kelley Armstrong, Sacre Bleu by Christopher […]

New January Releases

New year, new reads! Start the new year off right with these reads coming to our Library’s shelves this January. Which new title releases are you most looking forward to?  Note: descriptions are taken from the publisher. Spare by Prince Harry | January 10th  It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth […]

Small Measures: Paintings by Contemporary Artist Joan Gantz

The Livingston Public Library opens the New Year with an exhibit of vibrantly hued abstract works by contemporary artist Joan Gantz. Joan is a native New Jersey artist who works primarily in acrylics with the addition of graphite, marker and collage. She divides her time between Essex County and Ocean County and receives great inspiration […]

Tapping Into Your Intuition: A Program and Books

What do Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, and Thomas Edison have in common? They all credit using their “intuition” as a key factor in their success. In fact, some of the most successful people will tell you that they rely on their intuition to make some of their biggest decisions, and their daily practices […]