Third Annual Family Winter Reading Challenge!
The WPL Children's Department has issued the Third Annual Winter Family Reading Challenge! The purpose of the program is to provide a fun and easy way to encourage the habit of reading. Reading as a family is a great way of spending quality time together. Your family can share stories of all kinds--mystery, fantasy (Harry Potter anyone?) and so much more! You can use books to craft together, cook together, learn together, be together. Also, it not just books, check out Hoopla and eLibraryNJ for digital books, audio books and more!

Take the challenge--see how many activities your family can complete and color in those boxes. Create activities and memories of your own.

Join us this winter and warm up with family reading time.
Save the Dates: Founding Era Programs at WPL
We are pleased to announce that Woodbridge Public Library has been awarded a Revisiting the Founding Era Grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Library Association to implement public programming and community conversations that explore America’s founding and its enduring themes.

The Main Library offers more variety than ever in Computer Classes on the Third Floor BEC. Click HERE to view the list and register for upcoming classes.
Click HERE for a calendar of WPL Library programs for adults at all locations. Click on the calendar links for details and to register.
Two New Book Clubs!
“Cinderella Man: is a 1977 release from Canadian band RUSH’s album  A Farewell to Kings. Also, “Cinderella Man” is a track on  Recovery, seventh studio album by American rapper Eminem. 
Cinderella Man (2005)
Friday, January 24, 2:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

PG-13 | 2h 24min | Biography, Drama, History 

Movies are provided with support from The Friends of Woodbridge Libraries.
Movies are provided with support from The Friends of the Libraries of Woodbridge.
Volunteer opportunities...Play Station Tuesdays...Discussion Fridays......and more is happening in the libraries for teens. Click HERE for a Teen Services activities.

Click HERE for a list of teen staff-recommended sites to search for your next great read.
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! 
Programs offered by the Children's Department are intended for children in grades K - 7 with an accompanying adult for children under 9 years.
Many of our programs do not require registration, but kindly click on calendar links or the flyers posted to the eNews below for registration information.
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 .
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.
The Friends of the Library have added The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park to the cultural opportunities available with your library card. Call the Main Library Circulation Desk, 732-634-4450, or check museum pass availability online by clicking HERE .

Science and museums enthusiast of all ages are encouraged to bring WPL library cards to Liberty Science Center to save $3 on each ticket. There is no museum requirement for this discount.
Click HERE for information about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Woodbridge Public Library.
Foundation launches annual appeal
The Woodbridge Public Library Foundation has launched its first annual appeal under the leadership of Sabriena Tarboush, Foundation President. Development of the Foundation is one of the objectives of the strategic plan for 2017-2022, Opening the Doors: Reimagining the Woodbridge Public Library . A letter will be arriving to residents of the Township to begin work on securing support for new initiatives.

Thank you for considering support for the libraries through the Woodbridge Public Library Foundation. Donations are accepted on-line through the Foundation's website, .
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.
This e-mail newsletter is a service of Woodbridge Public Library.

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

January 26, 2020