Library Services Update
Dear Library Friends and Patrons,
WPL will host virtual programs and have planned virtual activities for summer reading enjoyment and enrichment. We encourage you to continue to monitor Woodbridge Township Health Department news via the Mayor's Code Red announcements as we do and CDC updates to guide your use of library resources and programs. Here are some reminders with library services updates:
  • All due dates that occur during the closing for COVID-19 have been extended until July 16th
  • WPL does not charge late fees for overdue materials while the libraries are closed.
  • Book drops are open in the Fords, Henry Inman and Iselin Branch libraries should you wish to make sure the books are returned. We are checking books in now and will be contacting library patrons who had books on hold when the libraries were closed to the public.
  • Phone services and curbside pickup have begun--new orders are best placed by phone 10 am - 5 pm weekdays, or by e-mail to Ask-A-Librarian at this time.
  • Librarians continue to staff a 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.
  • Library cards that were requested on-line will be mailed out this week and can be renewed online until the libraries are open.
  • 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 August, it has been automatically renewed to encourage you to use online services that require a library card number.
Please do not hesitate to click HERE to fill out a survey to let us know if we have been able to provide you with library services while the buildings have been closed.
On behalf of the Woodbridge Public Library Board and Library Staff, I wish you health and safety, and look forward to seeing everyone at our libraries again soon.
Stay well,
Monica Eppinger
Mind and Body Virtual Program
Register by clicking on the flyer below!
Let the Summer Reading Challenges Begin!
Teen Reading Challenge
Next Week: Children's Summer Reading Special!
More exciting programs for kids at WPL have been inspired by Mayor Mac's Reads to Kids. Information about summer reading programs for children is coming soon.
Mayor Mac Reads to Kids: "How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad?" & "Nothing to Do." More Story Times with Mayor Mac are available by clicking HERE .
It is not too late to fill out a Census at home, on-line. "Be counted in the Best Town Around!" Click HERE for information about the WPL Census Support Center, for the importance 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.
News from Friends
Click HERE for information about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Woodbridge Public Library.
More opportunies for lifelong learning
Vegetable Plant Giveaway!
The Woodbridge Garden Club (WGC) will be giving away more than 100 vegetable plants on Saturday, June 27 between 1:00 and 2:00 pm in the Garden for the Blind and Handicapped. Park in the Iselin Branch parking lot, and while there, enjoy the garden that the WGC maintains for the community.

More information about the WGC is available on their Facebook page.
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.
This e-mail newsletter is a service of Woodbridge Public Library.

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

June 22, 2020