Pburg Free

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Monday, December 18, 2006

New Year, New Goodies

Happy New Year from the Library Board and Staff, reminding you:
Who else gives you goodies after the holidays are all over? Some of the free goodies you can choose from...
Goodie #1: CABIN FEVER FIGHTERS (Call 908-454-3712 to register)

  • Storytimes for one, two, and three-four year olds.
  • Teen Movie and Game Days
  • Sea Hunt 2007 -- Library Scavenger Hunt for 6th and 7th graders, 1:30-3:00 on "No Football Sunday", Jan. 28th. This is no lie. There really is no football! All you need are sharp wits and a sharp pencil -- and we provide the pencil. All who complete the challenge win prizes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Goodie #2: MP3 PLAYERS

  • Ever wanted to try one? We now lend the super-simple pocket size Zen Nano. It comes with a little cord you can plug right into a stereo or boombox, and zap the music right onto the Player without a computer! It's also great for listening to an ENTIRE audiobook, without the annoying juggling of the next disk or tape. It even saves your place when you turn it off. Copy CD audiobooks onto the Player, or download audiobooks to it by clicking this link: http://www.listennj.com/. $20 cash deposit is fully and immediately refunded upon return. Use your own headphones, or purchase disposable earbuds for $1.00.


  • If your New Years resolutions included getting started on that Family Tree project, the easiest way to start is with a quick trip to the library for a how-to book like Family History 101 by Marcia Melnyk.
  • Next, click on this link: to print out Census records and more from Ancestry and Heritage Quest--two costly databases that cost you nothing, with your library card.
  • Finally, check out our scrapbooking resources for a creative presentation of your Family Tree. It's a great indoor project.

See you next year!