News from the Cranford Public Library
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Upcoming Changes to Services in 2021
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Dear Patrons of the Cranford Public Library,

It is hard to believe that it has been exactly one year to the day that this library first closed to the public due to the rising threat of COVID-19. Services have changed dramatically over the past year, but even with our doors closed, we have been able to get thousands of books into the hands of Cranford residents and residents of surrounding towns. Now, with luck, we are nearing the home stretch.

We'd like to take a moment to assure you that virtual programming, while it will continue, will not replace our in-person talks, storytimes and performances; that browsing library shelves will soon be available, but Grab and Go service will continue as well; that computing and printing will soon be restored, but we will continue to lend mobile options. The world around us is changing; every day, statistics for new COVID cases are eclipsed by the number of people newly immunized. Each day is a step towards normalcy, and we're looking forward to a return to familiar days here.

We deeply appreciate the support and dedication provided by all of our library patrons, throughout this challenging time. We are pleased to inform you that limited browsing of the library’s new collections, and in-person requests of all items in the library’s collection, is currently scheduled to resume with a target date of April 15, 2021, with phasing in of additional services and accessible areas to follow soon after. In the meantime, Grab and Go service will be available from 11am-9pm Monday through Thursday, 11am-5pm Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday.

A reminder that Cranford Public Library cardholders can still call to reserve and pick up our Mobile Lending Kits, each of which includes a tablet, and a mobile hotspot to connect the tablet (or your own device) to the internet from anywhere. Our staff remains available to field your questions via phone, chat or email, and we will continue to process and add new materials to the collection, plan remote programs for all ages, and provide access to our expanding digital collections. In the meantime, please stay safe. We look forward to seeing you in April!

Thank you, and hope all’s well,

Michael Maziekien, Library Director
Cranford Public Library
www.cranfordlibrary.org
Virtual Programs and Grab and Go Craft Kits!
Click on the virtual programs below to attend, register or learn more. The dates next to Grab and Go Kits show when they will become available at the Library’s Walnut Avenue entrance. Please arrive early while supplies last – They move quickly!

MARCH 2021
Saturday, March 13 at 10:15am – Literary Café

Saturday, March 13 at 2:00pm – Live Play Reading from the Theater Project

Tuesday, March 16 at 11:00am – Children’s Grab and Go Craft Kit Available (Four Leaf Clover)


Wednesday, March 17 at 11:00am – Adult Grab and Go Craft Kit Available (Necklace)

Thursday, March 18 at 4:00pm – Geronimo Stilton Book Club for Grades 2 and 3

Thursday, March 18 at 7:00pm – Friends of the Cranford Public Library Meeting

Monday, March 22 at 9:30am – Boogie Woogie Babies

Tuesday, March 23 at 11:00am – Children’s Grab and Go Craft Kit Available (Pick ‘Em Ups)

Tuesday, March 23 at 4:30pm – Women's History Month Storytime: Dr. Mae Jemison

Thursday, March 25 at 7:00pm – Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Friday, March 26 at 11:00am – Teen Grab and Go Craft Kit Available (Plant Grab N' G(r)o(w)

Monday, March 29 at 7:00pm – Readers Forum Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, March 30 at 11:00am – Children’s Grab and Go Craft Kit Available (Spring Bouquet)

APRIL 2021
Saturday, April 10 at 10:15am – Literary Café

Saturday, April 10 at 10:00am – Children’s Grab and Go Craft Kit Available (Butterflies)

Saturday, April 10 at 2:00pm – Live Play Reading from the Theater Project


Thursday, April 15 at 4:00pm – Geronimo Stilton Book Club for Grades 2 and 3

Thursday, April 15 at 7:00pm – Friends of the Cranford Public Library Meeting

Saturday, April 17 at 10:00am – Children’s Grab and Go Craft Kit Available (Bird’s Nests)

Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00pm – American Historical Theater Presents: P.T. Barnum

Thursday, April 22 at 7:00pm – Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Saturday, April 24 at 10:00am - Children’s Grab and Go Craft Kit Available (Baseball Teddy Bear)

Monday, April 26 at 7:00pm – Readers Forum Book Discussion Group
Cranford Public Library | 224 Walnut Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016