The Rockaway Township Library, the heart of our community, offers an innovative and engaging public environment as well as resources to support the cultural, intellectual, and lifelong learning needs of the Rockaway Township community.
Morris Automated Information Network Libraries Launch SOLUS Mobile Library App
Downloadable app gives patrons real-time access to vast pool of network’s resources
Cedar Knolls, NJ – Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) Libraries, a northern New Jersey shared services consortium of public libraries, today announced the launch of the SOLUS Mobile Library App to its network of 38 libraries across Morris, Somerset and Warren Counties. Available to patrons now, the app offers an ‘anytime, anywhere, everywhere’ library experience from a user’s Apple iOS or Android device.
Delivering advanced functionality, the SOLUS Mobile Library App gives patrons access to the diverse shared collection of resources, plus a digital library card with linkable accounts, downloadable electronic resources, full-catalog searching with the ability to place holds, multi-language support, curbside pickup, self-check-out and more.
“In the age of COVID and social distancing, remote access has become more important than ever,” said Phillip Berg, Executive Director, MAIN Libraries. “We are excited to deliver the Solus Library App to the MAIN libraries and its patrons, offering convenient remote access to the network’s vast pool of resources from anywhere at any time.”
Patrons can download the app from the Apple and Google Play App stores by searching “MAIN Libraries.” Once downloaded, the app will guide users through a one-time login, then take them directly to their local library environment from that point on.
Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) is a consortium of 38 public libraries located in Morris, Somerset and Warren Counties. MAIN’s mission is to lead and encourage collaboration, resource sharing, staff development and innovation by providing high-quality, cost-effective shared services to member libraries for their communities. MAIN aspires to help member libraries and the communities they serve readily access a rich spectrum of resources.
Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation seeks new Members.
If there is one thing the Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation would like residents to know, it's this: Tax dollars cannot support all of the needs and upgrades the Library desires.
"Public funding covers the costs of books, materials and operations that make our library good, but it's with the help of the Foundation that we can become great," Scott Davan, the Library's Director said.
The Foundation was created nearly 10 years ago, and runs an annual fundraising campaign focusing on the capital improvement needs of the Library.
Among the many projects the Foundation has helped finance include the Quiet Study Room, media renovations to the meeting room, new furniture for the Adult Department, and assistance with the Children's Room Renovation.
Library Director Scott Davan said "many of the recent upgrades to the Library would not be possible without the group's support."
As a nonprofit organization the Foundation can solicit and accept tax-free donations and then pass them on to the library. The donor gets a tax break, and the public then gets whatever it is the money buys for them and their children.
The Foundation is presently seeking new members to sit on its Board and committees to help reinvigorate its pursuits now that the restrictions of Covid-19 are lifting. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation please contact the Library's Director, Scott Davan at 973-627-2344 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation please visit https://www.rtlibrary.org/foundation.
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The Rockaway Township Public Library is proud to announce that we offer museum passes.
Passes allow access for families to visit a wide variety of passes to museums near and far.
Passes can be checked out for three (3)- five (5) days.
Reservations will be taken up to three months in advance of the desired date, subject to availability on a first come-first served basis. Only one pass will be signed out per household address at a time. Reservations may be made in person or by phone, as long as the person reserving is a Rockaway Township resident borrower in good standing, 18 years of age or over, and is able to produce their library card.
The Montclair Art Museum pass allows 2 adults 2 children to attend.
The Morris Museum pass allows 2 adults and 2 children to attend.
The Intrepid Museum pass allows 2 adults and 2 children to attend. RENEWED
The Museum of the American Revolution pass allows 2 adults and 4 children to attend. NEW
Battleship New Jersey pass allows 2 adults and 3 children. NEW
Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park pass allows up to 4 guests, children 5 and under are free. NEW
Eastern State Penitentiary. NEW - Coming Soon!
For more information or to make a reservation please call the Library at 973-627-2344.