Archive for September, 2008

Afterschool kids in the library enjoy our activities and our friendly atmosphere!

September 30, 2008

And we are busy with Fall schedules and the beginnings of the cooler weather.  While we are thrilled to have the kids here, we hope everyone realizes we are not able to attend to them.  Unattended children under the age of 8 are not allowed in the library.  Please help us adhere to our policies.


To help young children with their homework, we have an honors high school student on site every weekday after school.  Kids must sign up for her help and let her know the subjects they want help in that day.  Kids can register for any or all days – she is here to help!


We are starting a Teen Advisory Board to give our teens a time to gather their ideas on making the library the best place for them and their friends, parents, and world.

 We will also be starting an Elementary High Advisory Board for grades 5-8 to talk about the books they’re reading, school projects and their activities.  We’ll keep you posted!


Soon we will have computer classes for seniors.  We are working on a schedule that will be convenient for our teacher as well as for them.  We will keep you informed as this moves along.


We’ll see you here –

Palisades Park Public Library


Your library is freshly reorganized and easier for you to find the materials you want.

September 2, 2008

We’ve streamlined our layout, and added functionality to our services.


Thanks to our summer high school volunteers, ESL community service volunteers, and our terrific staff, we’ve successfully rearranged our materials so that you can access them better.  Come in and see the new arrangements.  Word has it that we’re much better organized than ever!


We now have two catalogs – one in the front of the library and one in the back.  We are happy to show you how to use the catalog to find the materials you are looking for.  Also available on the BCCLS website are databases that are wonderful resources for adults, students and professionals alike.  Stop by the reference desk for assistance!


Now that school is starting, we’ve got some great things going for you as well.  Our new children’s librarian, Lauren Frawley, is helping make our library the best it can be, and we are giving our children more activities and programs, and more materials that suit their needs better.


Our Children’s area now has some wonderful new art on the walls – come take a look at what our talented staff member, Steven Cavallo, has created!  Fairy tales come alive with his paints and brushes.


We are delighted that a kind donor has given us a grand piano.  To inaugurate it, Caroline Enger will be giving a piano concert on Thursday September 11th at 7:30 p.m.