WPL Recommends
Bringing the library to you is important to us. Here are some of the highlights which include Mayor Mac's latest story time--and the best of social media.
It's  #MemorialDayWeekend ! Check out one of our many American military history e-books from Overdrive.
Click HERE for Tacky the Penguin and A Day with No Crayons read by Mayor McCormac.
Thanks to Susan Fichtelberg, Children's Librarian at the Iselin Branch, for these awesome spring stories! Check them out from Hoopla Digital by clicking HERE!
Teen Librarian Nicole offers her list--all awesome reads for adults, as well.
Our Children's Department has put together a super list of support for parents working with Children at home. Click HERE for the full WPL-Children's-Staff-Learning-at-Home list.
Online Resource of the Week:
Understanding Stress
WPL is pleased to offer Lynda.com, which has topical classes that offers critical skills for coping with stress. Check it out HERE with a library card.

Click HERE to learn more about Lynda. Click HERE to get started with your library card now.

More Social Media Reads!
Thanks to WPL staff members for a humorous list of reads and reviews. Click HERE for links to books available online from eLibraryNJ or Hoopla. Click HERE for assistance with our digital resources with our online information assistance librarians!
If you filled out a Census at home, on-line, you have just saved yourself the phone calls and in-person visits from Census workers. Click HERE for information about the WPL Census Support Center for the benefits of a complete count , data security , and how you can avoid scams in a Census year .
Annual Friends Book Sale Is Rescheduled
The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be rescheduled for September 25-27--with an opportunity to join the Friends and early entrance to Book Sale on September 24th.

Kindly store books that you intend to donate to WPL until after the fall. A generous year of donations has our dedicated Friends at capacity. Thanks to all for your consideration.
Public Programs have been suspended until further notice. Please visit the WPL home page for updates.
News from Friends
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 Avenel Arts Center logo for future performing arts events!
Best of the week from Middlesex Arts & History is a virtual outdoor art tour! Click HERE for a sample of county talent on a large scale.
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.
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.

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.
This e-mail newsletter is a service of Woodbridge Public Library.

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


May 24, 2020