LIBRARY NEWS

February 2024

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear West Orange Public Library Community,


It’s been a little over six weeks since we have opened at our new location. It’s been a pleasure hearing the feedback from everyone. It lets us know what we got right, and where we need some improvement. If you have comments, suggestions or recommendations, we want to hear from you. Please email us at admin@westorangelibrary.org.


As well as getting back into a full programming schedule, highlighted below, I have a couple other positive items to share with you. West Orange Public Library is now fine free for most items. The only fines that are paid are for lost and damaged books. Materials not returned after approximately 60 days after due date are considered lost. Click here for entire Schedule of Fines and Fees


West Orange Public Library now has self-checkout through a product called MeeScan which we are able to get for a discount through our membership in BCCLS. For your convenience we have three MeeScan kiosks throughout the library. If you prefer you can download the MeeScan app, sign up with your library card and check out your materials by scanning the library barcode from your phone and your receipt will be sent directly to your email it’s that easy. The app is geo-located and must be used within the library. If you have questions just call the library or email admin@westorangelibrary.org for further assistance.


As always, it is a pleasure to serve the community of West Orange. Please see below for exciting news about upcoming programming in the library.


Sincerely,


David Cubie, Library Director

 

QUILTS ON DISPLAY

FEBRUARY & MARCH


PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS


COMING IN MARCH


MARCH 4

6:30 PM

COMMUNITY ROOM


In anticipation of the solar eclipse on April 8th, David Baron, author of American Eclipse, returns to West Orange with a virtual presentation on his book about the 1878 total eclipse, where a young Thomas Edison travels to Wyoming to "catch the shadow of the moon".


Mr. Baron fondly remembers speaking at Thomas Edison National Historic Park upon the release of his book in 2017. A revised edition will be released on February 13th that includes his thoughts and reflections on eclipses.Both editions will be available for checkout.


An avid eclipse chaser whose TED Talk has been viewed more than two million times, Baron has witnessed eight total solar eclipses across five continents.


Eclipse glasses will be distributed at this event.

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

TEENS & TWEENS

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