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Roxbury Public Library October Gazette


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Pension Planning – Tuesday, October 7, 7 p.m.

Join us for a review of the pension planning process. The presentation will focus on the necessary components of an effective retirement income plan.  Presenter Jonathan LeVar, from the financial services company Edward Jones, will speak about the fundamentals of pensions, defined benefits, annuities and other related issues. Jonathan will discuss various pension and related issues and help you understand the importance of diversifying income streams throughout retirement. 
Learn the ins and outs of income planning through a lively discussion of the following topics:
• Sources of guaranteed retirement income
• Description of different types of annuities and their features
• Real-life scenarios
• Questions to consider as you establish an income plan
Registration is requested.  To register, call the library at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or e-mail


Estate Planning – Tuesday, October 14, 7 p.m.

Learn about the necessary components of an effective estate plan. On Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. Jonathan LeVar and Ms. Greenberg of the Law Office of Alyssa B. Greenberg, Esq. LLC will speak about the fundamentals of wills, probate court, living trusts, powers of attorney and other related topics. Learn the ins and outs of estate planning through a lively discussion of the following topics: learn about the fundamentals of wills, probate court, living trusts, powers of attorney and other related topics. Discover the ins and outs of estate planning through a lively discussion of the following topics:
• Purpose of estate planning
• Description of basic estate planning tools
• Review of the probate process and how it may affect your estate plan
• The impact of estate and inheritance taxes
A variety of estate planning issues will be discussed to help the audience to better understand the importance of planning for death and incapacity.  Registration is requested.  Call the library at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or e-mail to register.

Sneezes and Wheezes - Learn How to Prevent Flu Symptoms – Monday, October 20, 6 p.m.

Winter will be here before we know it and with it the flu season.   Join us at the Roxbury Public Library on Monday, October 20 at 6 p.m. when a medical professional from Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Respiratory Care Services department, will offer tips on how to prevent symptoms and avoid triggers during flu season. Registration is requested.  Call the library at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or e-mail to register.


Computer Classes in October

The Roxbury Public Library is accepting registrations for computer classes in October. Registration is required.  To register, call the library at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or e-mail  Classes are for Roxbury cardholders only.

Introduction to Facebook - Wednesday, October 1, 2 p.m.
Bring your email address and password. Mouse skills required.

Computers 101 - Thursday, October 2, 2 p.m.
An introduction to computers for complete beginners.

Computers 201 - Thursday, October 9, 2 p.m.
Expands on the information in Computers 101.

Introduction to Excel - Saturday, October 11, 11 a.m.

Introduction to Word 2013 - Thursday, October 16, 2 p.m.

Advanced Facebook - Saturday, October 18, 11 a.m.
Email your questions prior to the class, (the earlier the better), to comments@roxburylibrary.or

Intermediate Word 2013 - Thursday, October 23, 2 p.m.

How to Format Your Resume - Friday, October 31, 2 p.m.,
Bring your resume or a draft of your resume on a flash drive or your laptop.

Intermediate Excel – Saturday, November 1, 11 a.m.

Learn to Download our Digital Content – Individual help with downloading material from our electronic collections is available by appointment from 2:30 to 4 p.m. every Friday and on Sundays from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your device, sit down with us and get started accessing e-books, audiobooks or digital magazines. Registration is required.  To register for a half hour appointment, call the library at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or e-mail  Classes are for Roxbury cardholders only.

Pronunciator Now Available

Learn a new language with Pronunciator!Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages.

Register for free and start learning — at your own pace!

Access Pronunciator here.



World Vital Records Now Available

World Vital RecordsFind your family history with affordable access to over 4 billion names from the united states and around the world.

You can access World Vital Records here.



Zinio for Libraries
Digital Magazines

Zinio\In partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books we are pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand.

Through our website, you will have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices.

You can access Zinio here. For more information on how to use this service please click here.



eBooks and Audiobooks

One Click DigitalIn partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books we are pleased to announce the launch of OneClickdigital, an online service that allows patrons to check out eAudiobooks and eBooks, including best-sellers, Recorded Books exclusives, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more.

Access eAudio and eBooks at home, in the library, or on the go. OneClickdigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for the iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire. OneClickdigital features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation, fast downloads, and automatic software updates.

Details on how to access OneClickdigital may be found at here.


Never forget your library card again!

cardstarStore your library card number in your Smartphone with the CardStar App!

Directions for storing your library card can be found here.




Lego Duplo Free Play
Thursdays at 10:30AM

Drop in any time during this hour long program to let your children play with our Lego Duplos! During this free play time, kids will have a chance to socialize with other children their age and parents will have an opportunity to socialize with each other. 
*We are currently accepting donations of Lego Duplos Now Available in the Roxbury Library!

Ancestry.comThink you could be related to a famous person? Want to find out the truth behind the old family legend about your great Aunt Bertha’s exploration of the Wild West? Explore your family history with the powerful tools provided by Library Edition. Powered by, the world’s largest online family history resource, Ancestry Library Edition allows you to research U.S. birth, marriage, and death records, immigration records, Census records, family histories, court records, directories, photos, and military records. Start exploring your family here.

Ancestry Library Edition is only available INSIDE the library.


Family Pass Now Available

Morris MuseumThanks to the Friends of the Roxbury Library you are now able to borrow a family pass to the Morris Museum. The Museum pass is available for loan to any adult Roxbury Library Cardholder and can be reserved up to 1 month in advance.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Roxbury Library




Hours of Operation

Monday -Thursday


Labor Day-Memorial Day: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Memorial Day-Labor Day: 10:00AM-1:00PM

Labor Day-Memorial Day: 2:00PM-5:00PM
Memorial Day-Labor Day: Closed

  2014 Holiday Hours

Wednesday 1/1/14

New Year's Day


Monday 1/20/14

Martin Luther King Day


Monday 2/17/14

President's Day


Friday 4/18/14

Good Friday


Sunday 4/20/14



Sunday 5/11/14

Mother's Day


Saturday 5/24/14

Memorial Day Weekend


Sunday 5/25/14

Memorial Day Weekend


Monday 5/26/14

Memorial Day


Friday 7/4/14

Independence Day


Saturday 8/30/14

Labor Day Weekend


Sunday 8/31/14

Labor Day Weekend


Monday 9/1/14

Labor Day


Monday 10/13/14

Columbus Day


Tuesday 11/11/14

Veteran's Day


Wednesday 11/26/14

Thanksgiving Eve

Open 10:00AM-5:00PM

Thursday 11/27/14



Friday 11/28/14

Thanksgiving Friday


Wednesday 12/24/14

Christmas Eve


Thursday 12/25/14



Wednesday 12/31/14

New Year's Eve

Open 10:00AM-1:00PM

Thursday 1/1/15

New Year's Day





Driving Directions


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From the South:

Route 287 North to Route 206 North. Route 206 North to Route 46 East at the Netcong Circle.
Route 46 East to Route 10 East at the Ledgewood Interchange.
Left at the second traffic light (Hillside Avenue).
First right onto Main Street. Library is the second building on the left.

From the West:

Route 46 East to Route 10 East at the Ledgewood Interchange. Left at the second traffic light (Hillside Avenue). First right onto Main Street. Library is the second building on the left.

From the North and Northeast:

Route 80 West to Exit 30 (Howard Boulevard). Left onto Howard Boulevard.. Cross over Route 46. Make a left at the stop sign onto Main Street . Library is just past light on left side.

From the Southeast:

Route 10 West OR Sussex Turnpike West to Route 10. Right at Eyland Avenue. Left onto Main Street. Library is on the right, just beyond the churches.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a Roxbury Library Card?

Library cards are available at no charge to residents of Roxbury Township over the age of five, business owners who own or rent property, students not living in Morris County but attending Roxbury schools, and Roxbury Township employees.

At the time of registration, either a driver's license or Morris County Identification card must be provided as proof of residency. For more details, click here.

How do I find out if the library has a book, movie or CD that I want?

You can search the library catalog. For help using the library catalog, click here. To login to the catalog enter your library card number and your pin. You pin is usually the last 4 digits of you phone number. If you are unsure of your pin or have trouble logging in, please call the library at 973-584-2400.

The item that I want is in the catalog but is not in the Roxbury Public Library or it is checked out. How do I get it?

Your Roxbury Public Library card is accepted at all libraries that are part of the Morris Automated Information Network (M.A.I.N.). This gives you access to 2.5 million items in 37 municipal libraries and the Morris County Library. You can go to any of these libraries and check out your item.

If you do not wish to travel to another library or the item is checked out, you can request that the item be sent to the Roxbury Public Library by placing a request. You can place request online from the library catalog. Directions are here. Call the Roxbury Public Library at 973-584-2400 if you have problems with the catalog or are unsure of your PIN.

If you can't locate what you want in our catalog, give us a call or come in and we will try to find the item in a library outside of Morris County. A $3.50 per item fee will be charged to the patrons account on items that were not located within the NJ library network. If you are concerned about any possible fee, please call the library before placing any items on hold using Jersey Cat.

How do I reserve my favorite author's newest books?

Join the I.Queue Reserves Program.

I'm interested in joining a book discussion group. Do you have one at your library?

Both daytime and evening groups for adults meet monthly for stimulating discussion. Contact Adult Services at 973-584-2400 ext. 501 or email for more information.

Do you have photocopiers?

Black and white copiers are available. Copies cost $.15 per page for black and white. Students are entitled to 4 free copies from Reference Books.

Do you have computers for use by the public?

Computers are available for public use. In addition to Internet access, they also have MS Office, Photoshop and Adobe Reader available. Wireless Internet access is available for those who want to use their own laptops. Printing from our computers is available for a charge of $.15 per page for black and white copies and $1.00 for color.

Click here for more information about our computers and our computer classes.

Do you provide notary services?

There are notaries on staff at the library but their schedule varies. Please call 973-584-2400 to see when they are available. There is no charge for notary service. Click here for more information about notary service.

I would like to remember a loved on by donating a book or other item to the library in his or her name.

The library has a Memorial and Gift Program if you would like to give a special gift for a variety of occasions. Contact Susan Collins at 973-584-2400 ext. 502 for further details.

I would like to help support the library. How can I do so?

The Friends of the Roxbury Public Library (FRTPL) provide financial support to the Library and sponsor the semi-annual book sale. Membership applications are available at the Friends web site or at the Library front desk. Contact the Friends at 973-584-2400 ext. 401 for more details.