News from the Cranford Public Library
At the Cranford Public Library, we're working to provide services to our library users as the navigate the constantly changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, and encourage and model safe and healthy practices. Please continue reading for information regarding our services.

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We welcome your feedback and suggestions, and look forward to returning to full service as soon as we can. In the meantime, please address your questions and concerns to
Changes to Policy Regarding Face Coverings
Effective July 30, 2021 and remaining in place until further notice, masks or face coverings are required in all Cranford municipal buildings and Township of Cranford facilities. This includes the Cranford Public Library. This decision is based on recommendations from the Township of Cranford's Health Officer/Epidemiologist in response to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the state of New Jersey.

According to Township Administrator Jamie Cryan:

"This week, the CDC made changes in its recommendations for masking in areas of the country with “high” or “substantial” transmission in an effort to slow the spread of the Delta variant. Union County is considered an area of substantial transmission. Yesterday, Governor Murphy and NJDOH Commissioner Persichilli announced that all people in New Jersey, regardless of vaccination status, are ”strongly recommended” to wear masks in indoor settings when there is increased risk, such as indoor settings involving activities with close contact with others who may not be fully vaccinated and indoor settings where the vaccine status of other individuals in the setting is unknown... We are all in this together and it is clear that our collective actions to abide by all Executive Orders and safety protocols has no doubt kept us safe. Requiring visitors and employees to mask up as the numbers rise ensures our shared safety and hopefully is a temporary measure until the numbers come down."

We appreciate your cooperation, patience and consideration of others as we continue to adjust our policies and procedures, and work to ensure your safety and health.
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale
Looking for some good reading at bargain prices? The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite you to visit their Used Book Sale in the Cranford Public Library’s Friendly Book Cellar from Thursday, August 12 through Saturday, August 14, 2021. Browse through thousands of books at low prices. This sale is open to all, and registration is required.

Attendees are invited to sign up for a one hour session, starting on the hour. Please click here to register!

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION ONLY; reservations for multiple sessions will be canceled except for the first session booked.

For the safety of attendees and volunteers, masks must be worn at all times.
Upcoming Events: Check Out Our Calendar
Please keep an eye on our calendar of events for more virtual, outdoor and indoor programs for all ages this year. Our Book Clubs and evening Summer Reading programs have been a great success, and we are looking forward to much more to come.

Thank you, and hope all’s well,

Michael Maziekien, Library Director
Cranford Public Library
Cranford Public Library | 224 Walnut Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016