Municipal Messenger Monthly / April
COVID-19 Update Page
Our Community
Morris Township neighborhoods did not disappoint when they made some noise for all our frontline workers! View all "Clap Because We Care" videos & pictures here and don't forget to share yours.

... and since we cannot thank them enough, thank you all essential workers, especially healthcare workers and our very own first responders. You are true heroes every day but now more than ever.
How You Can Help
Mental Health Resources
  • SAMHSA Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks [English] [Spanish]
  • SAMHSA Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak [English] [Spanish]
  • SAMHSA Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks [English] [Spanish]
The NJ Dept. of Human Services operates a toll free "warm line" which is a resource for people seeking mental health services.

The "warm line" is available 24 hrs. and has language access: (877)294-HELP(4357).

Note: The "warm line" does not replace 911 and is not used to report emergencies.
  • Mental Health Hotline: 866-202-4357
  • NJ Hopeline (Peer Support & Suicide Prevention Hotline): 1-855-654-6735
  • @NJVET@VET: 1-866-838-7654
Other NJ Hotline:
  • Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline:
  • 1-877-NJ-ABUSE (1-877-652-2873)
  • Domestic Violence Hotline:
  • 1-800-572-SAFE (1-800-572-7233)
  • Family Helpline:
  • 1-800-THE-KIDS (1-800-843-5437)
🚨 Morris Township Police 🚔 & Fire Department  🚒 are teaming up with Morristown Police and Fire Departments to give you a gift. 
Kids with birthdays or other milestones are unable to celebrate with friends and family in person so our Police & Fire Dept. in conjunction with Morristown's Police & Fire Dept. would like to step in (if they can) and bring your kid a little happiness with a public safety mini parade. A few police cars and firetrucks will swing by with sirens going(without annoying the neighbors) to brighten up their day.

If you are intrested in their social-distance approved happiness offer, please contact the mini-parade coordinator, Lt. Heather Glogolich via email, hglogolich@mtpd1422.com or call the Community Policing Unit at (973) 326-7450.

Our Police & Fire Dept. will do their best in getting back to you as quickly as possible and will try to accommodate your request. They obviously have to handle all emergency calls first, so there’s no specific time guarantee but they would love a chance to brighten up someones day.
Yoga
Morris Township's Parks & Rec Dept. is proud to offer Virtual Yoga starting the week of April 6th. Mondays at 11:00 AM and Thursdays at 4:30 PM. Virtual Yoga will run until the "Stay at Home" order is lifted.

We are offering this at no fee but ask that you register on Community Pass . Once registered you will be emailed access via Zoom. If you need help please contact Alexis Voli, avoli@morristwp.com or 973- 407- 1938.
The Library From Your Couch: Remote Programs and More
A Message from your Library...
Our first remote program will be our regular  Book Lovers Circle meeting, on Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00 PM .
If you are interested in joining the remote Book Club, we will be using GoToMeeting. You can download GoToMeeting to your computer from their website , or by searching for GoToMeeting in your device's app store, it works on phones and tablets, too!
You can also join the meeting by dialing in from your phone, no app required!
The meeting will require an access code , which you can receive by emailing our wonderful Book Club Lovers meeting leader, Sue . In your email requesting the code, please include your full name and town of residence.
We are working to bring you even more remote programming, so please keep an eye on our website for that! 
You may already be aware that we subscribe to  Kanopy , an online and app based streaming service. Kanopy includes feature films, TV shows, documentaries, and collections for kids. You can sign up with your library card and get started right from home. Our patrons receive 6 “play credits” a month, but right now, to help us all stay entertained during these difficult times, Kanopy is offering  a playlist of videos  that will not deduct from your play credits. Kanopy can be used from a web browser, or as an app on a device or most smart TVs.
Infobase has also made many of their resources free to our patrons through 6/30/20, including  another  video streaming service ! Infobase also has a specific page for children's videos . For Infobase resources, you do not need your library card number, but you do need to login. To login, use the Username and Password "MAINlib". MAINlib is both the username and the password.
Subscribe here (bottom left) to receive Library emails. If you just can't wait for our next email, we are also regularly updating this blog post  when new resources become available, so please check it out if you're looking for a new book, article, magazine, or movie to watch (or subject to research)! All the resources we list on that post will be fully accessible from the comfort of your own home, with nothing more than your library card (and some don't even require that!)
You can also check our Kids and Teens  Resource pages for updates on at-home resources for children and teens, both scholarly and for entertainment. There is also a Resources for Educators (and parents who recently find themselves in that position) post.