Season's greetings to you and yours!
As 2020 draws to a close, we find ourselves looking forward to the promise of better days to come in the new year. It has been a year of seemingly insurmountable challenges. Throughout this time, Friends has remained committed to our mission to support the Millburn Library and strengthen its role within the community. 
We will continue along this path in 2021 by expanding our virtual programming, adding to our growing list of local merchant partners, providing funding for resources available through the library, and much more.    
From all the members of the Friends of the Millburn Library Board,
we wish you a happy and very healthy new year.
Introducing Our New Logo!
New Year: New Look

Friends of the Millburn Library is thrilled to reveal our new logo.
Based on a design by local resident Dionne Mascarenhas, our logo represents the values that Friends of the Millburn Library embodies of diversity, communion and growth as fostered through reading and libraries. Look for our new logo on social media, in our newsletters and flyers.

Upcoming Events
Winter Reading Challenge 2021

Winter Reading Challenge 2021

January 1 - January 31, 2021

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The annual Winter Reading Challenge is just around the corner!
We are excited to sponsor Winter Reading 2021.

Join the challenge and help the Millburn Library read 500 books this January!

For the second year in a row, Friends of the Millburn Library is proud to sponsor the prizes in the Winter Reading Challenge. Help the Millburn Library surpass its goal of reading 500 books again this year and be eligible to win one of three fantastic gift baskets featuring items from
The Book House.

The reading challenge is open to all age groups.

Register online.
Log the books you read.
Earn raffle tickets.

You will be automatically entered into the raffle for every book you log.
The more you read, the better your chances to win. 
3 winners will be chosen at the end of the month.
One for each category (1 Adult, 1 Teen and 1 Child).
Animals in Winter with the
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

Animals in Winter with the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 4:00 pm

ZOOM Program
Registration is limited and required to receive the ZOOM link

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT

Join us as we welcome an educator from the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and explore how animals adapt and survive during the winter months in NJ. In this interactive program, participants will learn about biofacts, such as fur and antlers, and how they help reveal secrets of animal life in winter. The program will also feature some guest animal visitors from the Arboretum.

Fireside Book Club
Fireside Book Club kicks off 2021 with a ZOOM discussion of Imani Perry’s critically acclaimed book Breathe:A Letter to My Sons on Monday, February 1 at 2:00 pm. The session will be moderated by Millburn Reference Librarian Jon Michaud.

The zoom link will be emailed closer to the date to all the registrants.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT

Copies of the book will be available at the reference desk and electronically in
early January. 
Member-Merchant Initiative

The Friends of the Millburn Library had a successful launch of the Member-Merchant Initiative! Members may now take advantage of the benefits by shopping and dining local! We thank our Members and our Merchant partners for making this initiative a success. We are constantly updating our merchants list, so check our website often.
Join Friends!

We thank you for being a Friend!

This holiday season, surprise your friends and family with
a gift that they will enjoy all year!

A Gift of Friends' Membership!

Membership in Friends of the Millburn Library, offers benefits recipients will enjoy throughout the year. Our new membership card entitles Friends to receive discounts at various participating local merchants in the Millburn/Short Hills community. Members also are given the opportunity for early registration at Friends events and advance entry to our book sale.
Past Events
Fall Museum Night
with NickDawes

On December 8, Friends of the Millburn Library held its first virtual Fall Museum Night. The program featured Chairman and CEO of the Salmagundi Arts Club and Milburn resident Nick Dawes, speaking about the illustrious history and current offerings of New York City's oldest art club. Nick's visually stunning presentation offered attendees an intimate glimpse into the carefully preserved and newly renovated interior spaces of the Salmagundi club and a sampling of some of the art treasures housed within.

Setting Your Table With Nature on Display
with Stephanie Murphy
Thank you to Stephanie Murphy of Greenwood Gardens for leading Friends of the Millburn Library and their registrants in a wonderful evening of nature, decor, and intimate beauty. Participants were given step-by-step guidance on how to take elements from nature and create exquisite centerpieces and decorative displays for the home.