15 Minute Child Break: Wed November 19 at 7pm
Substance Abuse Prevention Parenting Program Coming to Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield
The Northfield Library will be hosting the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) 15 Minute Child Break program on Wednesday, November 19, 7pm.
The 15 Minute Child Break is a one-hour multi-media presentation offered by the PDFNJ, according to Angelo Valente, Executive Director of the PDFNJ. He explained that information on the importance of the parent or caregiver’s role on substance abuse prevention will be discussed; as well as how to talk to children about drugs, signs of use and abuse to look for, current terminology, and trends of use. He noted that the presentation is based on New Jersey specific research conducted by the PDFNJ’s Center for Prevention Research.
“This presentation is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to come out and find out the role they play and the power they have in preventing their children from abusing drugs and alcohol,” Valente explained.
The PDFNJ offers a variety of free programs, services and materials. For additional information visit www.drugfreenj.org.
B.Y.O.B. at the Library, Fridays 11 a.m.
Beginning Friday, October 10, the library starts a weekly Bring Your Own Baby program. Care givers are encouraged to bring infants 18 months and younger to join us in song, nursery rhyme, puppetry and more in this untraditional story time. Babies will be sitting on their adult’s lap on the floor during this program. The ½ hour will include a song & instrument time, to encourage stretching and rhythm. There will be a short book read to the babies with tactile experience to compliment the story.
Research has shown us that it’s never too early to start reading to your children. Not only will newborns benefit from fresh vocabulary & a change of scenery but those caregivers tending to infants will find support from each other in this weekly group.
FYI: The new bathroom in our meeting room now has a changing table.
Unemployment to Re-Employment
The Northfield Public Library is committed to doing all that we can to help those residents who have lost or will be losing their jobs. Come in, get a library card, get yourself aquainted with our free, public computers and let us help you get started with the next step on your journey.
On Tuesdays at 10am our meeting room will be transformed into a computer lab. Staff will be available to assist residents with creating email accounts, filing for unemployment, resumes, online applications and more. Click here to FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT
Jobs4Jersey is a website designed by the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Developement to assist employees as well as employers to get back on their feet.
The Small Business Reference Center is accessible through Jersey Clicks. Look for the fourth link down on the left and click on it. When you are asked to enter your library card enter your 13 digit library card number. If you have an old library card, call the circulation desk to get your 13 digit card number.
At the Small Business Resource Center you will have access to all sorts of materials, including full-text of NOLO legal guides to guide you in your business endeavors. You will find business plans, star-up kits, industry information, videos and much more.
Job & Career Accelerator is also available through the Jersey Clicks website. Find it in the middle of the page, just under the link for Small Business Reference Center. Again, enter your full 13 digit library card number to access this database. This resource is designed to help you explore careers, find jobs, prepare resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews and more.