Monthly Archives: January 2013

Chess Club and Game Lounge to resume after renovation.

chesseventThe library’s weekly Chess Club and Friday Game tournaments will resume their normal Monday/Friday schedule upon completion of the library’s Porch Stabilization project. The porch is slated to be finished by the beginning of February.

All events will be held in the library’s basement rooms, either the Jean Lee Meeting Room or the BHPL Community Room.

Magic the Gathering Club will also be meeting in the Jean Lee Meeting Room after construction is finished.

From the NY Times: Libraries See Opening as Bookstores Close

“Today’s libraries are reinventing themselves as vibrant town squares, showcasing the latest best sellers, lending Kindles loaded with e-books, and offering grass-roots technology training centers. Faced with the need to compete for shrinking municipal finances, libraries are determined to prove they can respond as quickly to the needs of the taxpayers as the police and fire department can.”

Check out the rest of the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/28/us/libraries-try-to-update-the-bookstore-model.html

A Mobile Device Kit is coming to our library!

Thanks to the New Jersey State Library, you can now stop by the Boonton Library and try out an iPad, Nook, Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire or a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!

The Mobile Device Discovery Kit contains 5 iPads, and one each of the following: B&N Nook, Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy Tablet. The kit is scheduled to arrive in February; a Mobile Discovery Day will be held at the Library shortly after.