All of our locations and departments are receiving a deep cleaning. Click HERE for WPL Children's Services recommended AT HOME LEARNING & ACTIVITIES resources for parents and caregivers while libraries are closed.
Library Services Update
Dear Library Friends and Patrons,

I couldn't be more proud to share with you that many Woodbridge Public Library services are available on-line even when our buildings are closed.

  • Librarians are staffing a new Chat Information service from 9-5, Monday through Friday.
  • Library staff members are monitoring the Ask-A-Librarian e-mail service to update library cards and assist with digital resources during the hours the chat service is not available.
  • Library staff members are creating and sharing positive, informational, educational social media posts. If you don't follow us yet, this would be a great time to like us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  • If your card was due to expire between now and June, it has been automatically renewed to encourage you to use online services that require a library card number.
  • WPL does not charge late fees for overdue materials while the libraries are closed.
  • All due dates that occur during the closing for COVID-19 have been extended until June 1, and will be adjusted for ten days after the libraries re-open if the date is later than May 20th.
  • Book drops are open in the Fords, Henry Inman and Iselin Branch libraries should you wish to make sure the books are returned.

We recommend visiting the library website at woodbridgelibrary.org for updates on library services. For regular updates on the Township response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, visit http://twp.woodbridge.nj.us/920/COVID-19-Information or sign up for Code Red alerts by text, e-mail or phone for daily updates.

On behalf of the Woodbridge Public Library Board and Library Staff, I wish you health and safety, and hope to see everyone at the library again soon.

Monica Eppinger, Library Director
Online Library Resource of the Week
LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, SAT, GED test prep, and more. Click HERE to explore LearningExpress.
Annual Book Donation Notice
Kindly store books that you intend to donate to WPL until after the week of April 25th. A generous year of donations has our dedicated Friends at capacity. Thanks to all for your consideration.
Public Programs have been suspended until April 20th. Please visit the WPL home page for updates.
Two New Book Clubs!
Meeting dates will be updated, but you can start reading!! Enjoy.
Volunteer opportunities...Play Station Tuesdays...Discussion Fridays......and more is happening in the libraries for teens. Click HERE for a Teen Services activities.
Volunteer Hours for
Young Adult Book Reviews

You asked, we listened. For those in need of more community service hours, you now have another option! Here’s how it works:

  • You read a book at least 100 pages in length.
  • You fill out the form we provide in the library, which includes information about the book, and a 1.5-page review (I.e., Half of the front and the entire back of the page) of the book. 
  • Turn the form in--with a week for us to process your entry--we can we give you one hour of community service for every 100 pages read. So if you read a 374-page book, you get three hours.


That’s it. It’s easy! 
News from Friends
Visit the Main Library for your next culture pass, courtesy of the Friends of the Library--there are many more to visit. Most Museum Passes circulate like a book for five days. Check our online catalog for availability of passes.
Click HERE for information about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Woodbridge Public Library.
More opportunies for lifelong learning
Woodbridge Township offers a variety of cultural arts experiences and educational programs in addition to support for library opportunities. Sign up for weekly Township e-News by clicking HERE .
Click on the Avanel Arts Center logo for the latest in performing arts events.
Woodbridge Libraries are members of
reciprocal borrowing group MURAL
Woodbridge Township library cards are accepted in nearly fifty Middlesex and Union County libraries to borrow materials. Municipal libraries are generally open to public use, but through the  MUtual Reciprocity Among Libraries Agreement (MURAL), a Woodbridge Township Library card will be welcomed for lending and additional services determined by each library.  More details and contact information are available on the WPL home page.

Click HERE for a list of local library websites and closings.
This e-mail newsletter is a service of Woodbridge Public Library.

Monica F. Eppinger 
Woodbridge, NJ
732-634-4450 x-7099

March 29, 2020