WPL Health Resources and Healthier Middlesex County Programs
Woodbridge Public Library subscribes to resources that offer current information on health topics. Two of the databases with health information that can be searched with your library card free of charge from our catalog or through the Woodbridge Digital Public Library 24/7 are:
The American Psychology Association (APA) PsycArticles database offers full-text articles from more than 50 journals published by the American Psychological Association, covering 1985 to the present.
The Gale Health and Wellness database is a comprehensive consumer health resource with access to full-text medical journals, newspapers, reference works, multimedia, and much more.
In addtion to current health information, Healthier Middlesex, a collaborative organization of health services in Middlesex County, will send regular notice of virtual programs on topics for the "More Opportunities for Lifelong Learning" section of the WPL eNews.

Register for the Zoom program with the link below or scroll down to view flyers with more information:

Finding Reliable Mental Health Information: Monday, February 22, 3 pm

Cancer Resources for the Unemployed or Unisured: Wednesday, February 24, 3 pm

Programs for Adults
Learn something new this month!
Registration is required for adult programs.
Dr. Linda J. Caldwell Epps will discuss Ona Judge and Harriet Tubman's experiences.


Register here.

Join us virtually for a discussion of The Wives by Tarryn Fisher. Copies of the book are available at select branches and through the MURAL library system. 

Register here
Join us on Zoom as we discover the life and art of history's most famous painter, Vincent Van Gogh.

Register here.

Learn about the upcoming human space programs planned by the United States, China, Russia and four U.S. commercial companies!  Paul Cirillo of the New Jersey Astronomical Association will fill us in on what's in store for space stations and gateways, moon bases, a journey to Mars and even space tourism will be presented.

Register here.
Kids and Families
Stuff for Teens
Want to help make the library better and get some volunteer hours? Submit some book hours! Get 1 hour for every 100 pages you read. Find out more or submit your book reviews here!

Head to any branch during the month of January for New Year, New Book Boxes! No signup needed-- this month's Book Boxes have books that were published recently, along with some surprises!
News from Friends
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.
Click HERE for information about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Woodbridge Public Library.
More opportunities for
lifelong learning & recreation!

Be a patron of the arts at home this year with Discover Jersey Arts! For a list of virtual programming, click here!

Some of our top picks include...

Visit one of our locations!
Try our new all-in-one app, WPL on the Go!
Dear Library Friends and Patrons,

WPL welcomes you to visit our Main Library. Our Fords, Henry Inman and Iselin locations are now operating with curbside pickup. Please click HERE for hours by location. At this time the libraries remain on special hours. We will alert everyone in this eNews of a change in hours and library services. Guidelines for your visit are on our home page, HERE.
 
The library staff has planned virtual programs for your 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 have accrued 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 7 day quarantine, but no fees are charged for the 7 day 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


February 22, 2021