Happy Grandparents' Day!
Congress passed the legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents' Day in the U.S. and, on August 3, 1978, then-President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation.
Enjoy our weekly family Take & Make and
Grab & Go Craft Kits @ all WPL locations
on a first come first serve basis, while supplies last. 
Hours of Operation
Woodbridge Public Library will maintain the July and August hours of operation at this time during the public health emergency. Please stay safe & well.

It's not too late to complete your Census form online, or to send in the Census form by mail. "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.
WPL Resource of the Week :
WPL Online Newspaper Archive
Interested in Geneaology or local history? Visit our Online Newspaper Archive! Pictured above a snippet of the Woodbridge Independent from September 11, 1925.
Educational and Engaging Adult Programming
We've got a lot of great virtual programs coming up this month! Attend a library program from home. Click on the flyers or links below to register to receive the Zoom link to participate. Click HERE to see our calendar of events. Registration is required for adult programs.
September is the start of The Great Teen Read!
Register now for The Great Teen Read & Teen Book Boxes! Sign up, log your books, enter to win a monthly prize basket! (And maybe surprise prizes and challenges along the way..?)
Sign up for the Great Teen Read and unlock access to BOOK BOXES! These work like a subscription blind box, but with books!
Starting in September, we'll be doing monthly DIY kits for teens! Registration is one week before pickup begins. Check this schedule to see what's in store!⁠
Annual Friends Book Sale
The Friends of the Library Book Sale has been rescheduled for April 2021.

Kindly store books that you intend to donate to WPL until further notice. 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 opportunties for lifelong learning & recreation!
The Township's expanded concert series continues on the grounds of Woodbridge High School. The fields are set up for social distancing. Call the concert hotline for daily updates at 732-602-6045. NEW THIS YEAR! Stream live from home--visit the Township YouTube channel here for Live Streaming and recorded concerts HERE.
Woodbridge Garden Club News
For a beautiful summer garden walk, visit the Garden for the Blind and Handicapped next to the Iselin Branch Library any time of the year. The garden is maintained by the Woodbridge Garden Club (WGC).

The WGC hosts programs at the Iselin Branch Library that they often invite the public to attend.

More information about the WGC is available on their Facebook page.
Click on the Avenel Arts Center (APAC) logo for future performing arts events! Follow the Avenel Arts Center on Facebook for Facebook Live events such as Live from the APAC (Wednesdays at 3 pm) by clicking HERE!
Middlesex County Cultural Arts & History offer 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,

WPL welcomes you to visit our Main, Fords, Henry Inman and Iselin locations. Please click HERE for hours by location. At this time the library remains on summer hours. We will alert everyone in this eNews of a change in hours. Guidelines for your visit are on our home page, HERE.
The library staff has planned virtual programs 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 and CDC updates to guide your use of library resources and programs.

Here are some updates about new and continuing services:
  • Due dates that occurred during the closing for COVID-19 with the exception of Wi-Fi hot-spots have had due dates were extended until the Summer Loan period ends, September 11. Fines will accrue after this date.
  • WPL does not charge late fees for overdue materials while the libraries are closed.
  • Book drops are open 24/7 in the Fords, Henry Inman and Iselin Branch libraries should you wish to make sure the books are returned without entering. We are checking books after a 72 hour quarantine, but no fees are charged for the 72 hour hold period.
  • Librarians continue to staff a Chat Information service from 10 am - 8 pm, Monday through Thursday and 10 am - 6 pm on Fridays.
  • Library staff members are monitoring the Ask-A-Librarian e-mail service to update library cards and are happy to assist with digital resources.
  • Library staff members are creating and sharing informational and 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.
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 were closed.
On behalf of the Woodbridge Public Library Board and Library Staff, I wish you health and safety, and welcome you to visit the Woodbridge Libraries.
Stay well,
Monica Eppinger
This e-mail newsletter is a service of Woodbridge Public Library.

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

September 13, 2020