• ‘Playhouse’: Monica Taylor’s New Book On Progressive Education

    Monica Taylor has just published her fourth book, but it’s not her usual academic work. Playhouse: Optimistic Stories of Real Hope for Families with Little Children tells the story of Playhouse, a progressive parent cooperative school in...

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  • The Great Library Road Trip

    PALS Plus, the library consortium of Passaic and select Essex County township libraries–including the Verona Public Library–invites everyone to visit their local library and pick up a copy of “The Great Library Road Trip Contest – Explore...

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  • Adult Summer Reading, Classes At Verona Public Library

    Don’t let the kids have all the fun! Adults are invited to participate in the Verona Public Library’s Summer Reading Club. This year’s Summer Reading theme of “Build a Better World” is especially timely as we’re currently...

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  • Summer Reading Club Starting At Verona Library

    The Verona Public Library will kick off its annual Summer Reading Club on Saturday, June 17. Children’s registration will begin at 9 a.m. Sign up for the program, then stay for an astonishing performance of Great Scott!...

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  • Library Open House At VCC Annex Friday

    On Friday, May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. the Verona Public Library will host a housewarming in its new temporary quarters in the annex building of the Verona Community Center. The Library’s selection of books and...

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  • The Painter Becomes An Author

    To write her novels, Virginia Woolf needed a room of her own. Marcia Gloster needs Verona’s trees. “The city gives you more electricity and energy,” says Gloster, who became a resident of Verona 20 years ago after...

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  • The Library’s Renovation PAL

    Yes, the Verona Public Library is going to have to operate out of the Verona Community Center Annex for 18 months while its building undergoes a thorough renovation. No, the library won’t be able to fit all...

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  • Library To Close, Relocate For Gut Renovation

    There are more than 35,000 books in the Verona Public Library‘s collection. Normally, many go from the library’s shelves to a Verona home and back, a quick round trip. Next month, they will all be going on...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Library Book Sale Starts December 1

    The Friends of the Verona Public Library are excited to announce that their 34th annual book sale will be from Thursday, December 1 through Monday, December 5. This extremely popular used book sale features thousands of books...

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  • Winning Books And Winning Teachers

    I recently finished a personal project where I read as many of the Pulitzer Prize winners for fiction as I could. Since 1918 there have been 89 winners (some years have gone without an award being given)...

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