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Registration for our programs can be done via the library calendar accessible through  or by calling the library at 973.736.0198.

 Stop by the library on Saturday May 6th to pick up a free comic book to keep!  Comic books provided courtesy of Time Warp Comics and Games in Cedar Grove New Jersey.
May Programs for Children

We have so much to offer Children and their families this May! Plus, mark your calendars for our Family Summer Reading Kick-Off party scheduled for Monday June 26th at 6:30pm!

Check It-Out Mate: The West Orange Public Library's Chess Club hosted by Eric Greenebaum returns this May! Thursdays May 18-June 22, 4pm to 5pm.

Creature Comfort: Children practice reading to a trained therapy dog. Coloring pages and other activities provided while children wait for their turn to read.  Monday May 1, 4:30pm-5:15pm.

Middle School Art Reception: Monday May 1 at 5:30pm.

Lego Club: Children build and create with legos! Plus Duplo blocks for little ones.  Tuesday May 2, 4pm-5pm.

Cinco de Mayo Storytime: Bilingual Spanish and English storytime and craft for all ages hosted by our new librarian Ms. Isabel! Friday May 5th at 4pm.  

Planting a Garden Storytime: Stories, games, and crafts presented by the High School's ESL Club.  Saturday May 6, 1pm-3pm.

Downtime with Disney: Spend a Saturday afternoon at the library and watch The BFG! Saturday May 20 at 2pm.

S.T.E.A.M. Club: Children ages 8-12 have fun with hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering, art & math. Tue. May 30, 4pm-5:15pm.

Speaking of Stories Book Club: 4th and 5th Grade Book Club: May's Book is George by Alex Gino. Meeting on  Tue. May 9 from 4:30pm-5:15pm. 

* Yakety-Yak Book Club: 2nd and 3rd Grade Book Club: May's Book is The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner. Meeting  Tue. May 16, 4:30pm-5:15pm.


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May Programs for Teens!
Each Wednesday offers a different program for teens! Click Here to learn more about any of the programs listed below.


Teen Advisory Group Meeting: Wednesday May 3, 7pm-8:30pm (Grades 10+)


Creative Writing Club: Wednesday May 10, 7pm-8:15pm (Grades 6-12)


Game Night: Wednesday May 17, 7pm-8:30pm (Grades 6-12)


Anime Club: Wednesday May 24, 7pm-8:30pm (Grades 6-12)


Dungeons and Dragons: Wednesdays May 3 - May 31, 4pm-6:30pm, Space is Limited, Registration Required (Grades 10+)



Book Reviewers Needed:  Are you in grades 6-12? Do you love to read YA books? Do you want to share your opinion about what you read? Then become a book reviewer for the library! Your reviews will be posted on our website and on our Tumbr account! How cool is that! To get involved contact Kris, the teen librarian, at

May Programs for Adults

May brings book discussions, movies, art, poetry, and computer classes to the adults of West Orange! 

May Adult Book Discussion:  May's book is My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.  Monday May 1, 1:30pm-2:30pm.

Biz 2.0 Workshop: Generating Qualified Leads: May 4, 7pm-8:30pm

Film & Dessert: Friday Afternoon movies at the library!
  • Friday May 5 at 2pm: The Meddler
  •  Friday May 19 at 2pm: Fences
Kathryn Sorkin Art Reception: Monday May 8, 4pm-8:30pm

Poetry Workshop with Peggy Vassallo: Saturday May 13, 9:30am-11:30am

Basic Computer and Technology Class: Topic: Borrowing Digital Materials: 3D Cloud Library: Thursday May 18, 7pm-8:30pm


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West Orange Public Library                   Hours: M, W, Th 10-9
46 Mt. Pleasant Ave.                                        Tu, Fri 10-5:30
West Orange, NJ 07052                                    Sat 9-5
973-736-0198                                                    Sun 1-5*                                        
*Closed Sundays from the last Sunday in May through the Sunday after Labor Day.
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