January 2021
Happy New Year!

The Staff of Little Silver Library wishes everyone a happy and healthy New Year! While the library remains closed, we continue to provide front table service by calling 732-747-9649 or by using our online catalog found at See below for details.
We hope to see you all soon!

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Holiday Closing
Please note that the library will be closed on Friday, January 1st for New Year's Day and Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
Curbside Pickup Details
  • Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am – 1 pm
  • Patrons may call the library at 732-747-9649 to place holds for items or by using our online catalog
  • Holds are available for items owned by the Little Silver Library and the Monmouth County Library.
  • Patrons will receive a call when their item is available and will be held up to three days. 
  • Patrons are asked to call the library at 732-747-9649 to arrange for front table pickup.
  • All items must be returned in the bookdrop and shall be quarantined for 3 days for everyone’s safety. 
New Releases!
As always, we have a plethora of newly released books and DVDs for adults and children to borrow and enjoy!

Here are some of the latest additions to our collection! 
Book Review
The Guest List​ by Lucy Foley

4.5 out of 5 stars

Looking for a suspenseful novel to spice up your reading list? ​The Guest List​ by Lucy Foley is a great choice. Set on a secluded island off the coast of Ireland, the book follows the story of a handful of characters at an exclusive wedding.

Despite the meticulous planning and beautiful venue, the event turns out to be more of a nightmare than a dream wedding. The novel will keep you engrossed with its unpredictable twists and turns, similar to books by famous suspense writer Agatha Christie. Impressive character developments throughout the novel allow for a deeply interesting read. Overall, this is a fantastic book for anyone who wants to be thrilled!

Review written by Ellie Walsh, student volunteer from Red Bank Regional
Children's Books for the Winter Season
Here is a list of some great children’s books for the upcoming winter season! Check one out today at the Little Silver Library!

The Mitten by Jan Brett
Based on a Ukranian folk story, a little boy named Nicki gets a pair of beautiful white mittens. Read to see what creatures do when they encounter the mitten! Brett’s signature illustration style and retelling allows for a great winter story.

Outside by Deirdre Gill
A child’s imagination comes to life as he explores the wintry world around him. An adorable picture book both written and illustrated by Deirdre Gill.

The Snow Day by Komako Sakai
When snowfall prevents a young rabbit from having school, she and her mother discover the magic of fresh snow. 

A Whisper In the Snow by Kate Westerlund
A group of mice and rabbits find a lost teddy bear in the snow! With hard work and some determination, maybe they can help it find its way back home. 

Winter Is Here by Kevin Henkes
Henkes’s picture book describes the wonders of winter and how it changes everyday life. 

Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker
One sibling loves winter, one would rather stay home and snuggle in bed. Will she learn to appreciate the beauty of this season? 

Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends in Winter by Megan McDonald
For more advanced readers, this easy reading chapter book is the perfect tale of friendship during cold winter months. 

Winter Solstice by Ellen B. Jackson
Learn about the origins of winter traditions such as Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas!

Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser
A group of animals that have never before seen snow are determined to catch a glimpse at falling flakes. Join them in their journey of discovering snow. 

Kitten’s Winter by Eugenie Fernandes
Accompany Kitten as she emerges from her home and explores nature in winter. What will she discover and who will she meet?

List compiled by Red Bank Regional student volunteer, Ellie Walsh.
Children's Special Events
An Animal Adventure with Rizzo's Reptiles!
Saturday, January 9 from 10:00-10:45 am via Zoom

Do you want to know more about snakes, lizards, and turtles?
Join us on Zoom for an interactive LIVE look at how these animals change their appearance with the seasons!

Advance registration is required on Monmouth County Library’s Eventkeeper. The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants the day before the event.

Can't make it? No problem! The show will be available for on-demand viewing until January 16.
Adult Special Events
Wellness Series with Veronica Scanlon and Lisa Walsh

First Workshop: Friday, January 15th 11 am
In our first workshop of the series, Lisa will teach you the principles of Foundation Training so you can move better (and feel better) throughout your day. 

Our world is even more online and sedentary than ever, which can lead to imbalances in our bodies causing joint pain and injuries. Lisa will show you how to unwind your body and take the burden of supporting the body out of your joints and put it where it belongs; in your muscles. 

No matter your age or your fitness level, Foundation Training puts you on the path to wellness. Bad backs and cranky necks will be addressed! Also workstation set-ups for virtual learning and endless Zoom meetings!

To reserve your spot, please email the library at and the Zoom link will be sent to you.
Non-Fiction/History Book Club
The Non-Fiction/History Book Club will meet on Monday, January 25th at 7 pm via zoom and will discuss "A Woman of No Importance" by Sonia Purnell. Contact the library at 732-747-9649 to borrow a copy of the book!
Museum Partner Openings
Some of our museum partners have closed temporarily, but some are still open and welcoming visitors! See details below and always check the museum's websites for updated hours and possible closures.

Contact the Library at 732-747-9649 to take advantage of our memberships!

Here are the museums and their websites:

Intrepid Museum: Temporarily Closing on 1/4/21

American Museum of Natural History:

New-York Historical Society

Museum of the American Revolution: Temporarily Closed

Monmouth Museum (Nilson and Main Galleries Only): Temporarily Closing on 1/4/21
Online Resources
You can ALWAYS access the Digital Library via our website!
Children's Storytime and Craft
As always, we have lots of fun storytime activities for the kids from Ms. Danya, Ms. Robin and the Monmouth County Library. You can find them here!
Take 'N Make Crafts!

We've created "Take 'N Make Craft" kits for our littlest patrons to enjoy! They are available on the curbside pickup table in the library vestibule! Available while supplies last!
Book Drop
Our book drop is open if you want to return your books! Please only drop off library books. We cannot accept book donations at this time!
Free WiFi!
Our WiFi patio is always available for your use!
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Thank you and be well!
Little Silver Library 732-747-9649