Party like it’s “1999” with the artist formerly known as Prince, check out a CD (or 15!), and ring in 2022 with songs available from the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ).

The last two years have been filled with uncertainty, new norms, and changes as a result of the pandemic. In 2022, take a few notes from Idina Menzel as Elsa in Disney’s “Frozen” and “Let it Go,” leave the past where it belongs, “in the past” and welcome “Better Days” with pop-rockers the Goo Goo Dolls.  

Know that the Zombies had it right in 1968 when they sang “we’ve only just begun” in “This Will Be Our Year,” and celebrate “Dynamite” new beginnings with K-Pop sensation BTS.

It’s time to “break out of your shell” with the legendary Diana Ross; embrace your internal and external beauty with “Tapestry” weaver Carole King; and get “Happy” with the multi-talented producer, songwriter, and performer, Pharrell Williams.

When the clock strikes midnight, dance with somebody (or even yourself), sing the traditional tune “Auld Lang Syne” with India.Arie, and ring in the new year with music from your Library:

Connect with the music of yesterday and today with SCLSNJ:

Once you have explored the music at SCLSNJ, discover virtual programs you can enjoy from home this January, that focus on self-care and improvement in the new year. 

Discover programs:

Creating Good Habits: Turning Bad Ones Into Good Ones – And Making Them Stick

How to Deal with Change and Triumph Over Loss

January Organizing Jumpstart 

Tidy Up Your Digital Life 

For a complete list of programs, visit: