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Winter 2022 Newsletter

It's a winter wonderland!  Holiday decorations are tucked away for another year, and new year's resolutions are still fresh.  Head to the library to start your year with new inspiration, kick your new wellness regimen into gear, or make plans for new goals and adventures in 2022.

The Friends spent a busy fall and winter beautifying the grounds at the library and paying tribute to our tireless library staff.  We're easing into the new year with adult coloring activities, and flipping through the latest edition of Book Page to find our next favorite book!

Adult Coloring at the Library
Alternating Fridays at 1P, starting 1/21/22 
Starting in January 2022, come spend a relaxing hour or two at the Library, we'll provide the materials, you provide the fun.  It will take place on the first and third Fridays of the month, starting Friday, January 21st from 1-3pm.  Crossword, word search and other puzzles will also be available.
The Friends of the Library have successfully won a grant to digitize the Pompton Lakes High School Yearbooks, dating back to 1936.  When complete, digital copies will be available in the library and can be searched by name.  However we need to raise a small amount of match funding.  Contact us if you'd like to make a donation.
This project is funded, in part, by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College through a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
A Blooming Beautiful Spring
Members of The Friends spent time planting bulbs to brighten up the library grounds this upcoming spring.  Look for splashes of color as spring flowers surround the entryway to the Library once the weather warms up!

Paying Tribute to our Library Team

The Friends gathered in December to pay tribute to our intrepid library workers for their tireless hours.  We appreciate everything they do to keep our library open and running for all our residents and visitors and they're bravely dealing with construction works at the rear of the building to provide a new breezeway and accessible restroom.  Well done guys!
Our Mahjong Club has resumed!

Join our players for a fun, casual afternoon, learn the rules and enjoy the game.
1st and 3rd
Thursdays of the Month
Don't forget, when shopping at Amazon this Holiday, use and 0.5% of the value of your eligible purchases will go to the Friends of Pompton Lakes Library.
Go ahead, treat yourself, and treat us too!
Join us alternate Thursdays at 11am for the Pompton Lakes Library Book Club. 
We'll share suggestions & new-reads and talk about what's inspiring us this week.
For more details on how you can participate in the Zoom online discussion, call the library for more details on (973) 835-0482 or email
Discover your next great book!
Our subscription to BookPage provides inspiration, reviews and author interviews to help you make the most of your reading time. Preview the latest edition by clicking on the image below.
Can You Help The Friends of the Library? 
Now that things are picking up again, we're looking for additional help from people who are interested in event planning, communication, fund raising, and help organizing our book sales.  All ideas are welcome.  Email us at
Digital Resources Available from Home
Although the library is open for browsing and borrowing, don't forget the following resources can be accessed online for free as part of your Pompton Lakes library membership.  Some of these resources will prompt you to register yourself, others may require you to input your library card identification number.  Magazines can now be found on the Libby app.
Additional links to educational, reading, career, and business resources and databases can be found on the Pompton Lakes Library website.
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