April 2021 Newsletter
Programs & Events
Virtual Book Club
Monday - April 26, 2021
2:00pm
Join us for a virtual discussion of The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.

Copies of the book are available for pickup at our circulation desk. Call or email us to reserve a copy today!

Interested? To register please email susan.kowalski@wallington.bccls.org
A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants.
Virtual Poetry Reading
Tuesday - April 27, 2021
6:30pm
April is Poetry Month! Join us for a poetry reading in honor of the month. Share your favorite poets and their poetry or share your own work! Open to all ages 16 and up!

Interested? To register please email susanna.beck@wallington.bccls.org
A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants.
Virtual Storytime
Every Monday at 1:30 PM
Children up to age 7 and parents join us every Monday for virtual storytime! Ms. Marlene will share wonderful stories, songs, and more with you!

Interested? To register please email marlene.dunsheath@wallington.bccls.org
A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants.
Young Readers Book Club
Every Wednesday at 3:00 PM
Readers in grades 4-8 are welcome to drop in and discuss what they're reading with fellow book lovers, every Wednesday at 3:00pm.

Interested? To register please email marlene.dunsheath@wallington.bccls.org
A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants.
Let's Draw! Cartoons & Doodles for Kids!
Tuesday - April 13, 2021
3:30pm
Doodle through the afternoon with fun, easy, guided drawing! All you need is a pencil and paper! Open to children ages 5 to 8!

Interested? To register please email marlene.dunsheath@wallington.bccls.org
A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants.
Earth Day with Meadowlands Environmental Center
Thursday - April 22, 2021
4:00pm
Celebrate Earth Day with the awesome educators from the Meadowlands Environmental Center (and their real, live turtle friends)! Learn about local animal habitats and the nature in our neighborhood.
Open to kids and families of all ages!

Interested? To register please email marlene.dunsheath@wallington.bccls.org
A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants.
YA Reading Challenge Meeting
Thursday - April 29, 2021
4:00pm
Read a book that matches our monthly theme, submit a virtual reading log, and enter to win prizes! Join in on our book chat to talk about your favorite books!
Open to all teens!

Interested? For more information and to register please email marlene.dunsheath@wallington.bccls.org
A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants.
A new take & make craft released every other Friday!!!
Stop in on April 9th & April 23th to pick up your own!
Check Out Some New Releases Hitting Shelves in April!
& Visit Us to Find Even More!
by Jenny Lawson
Release Date: 4/6/2021
Genre: Memoir/Humor
Age: Adult
by JoAnne Tompkins
Release Date: 4/13/2021
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Age: Adult
by Jesse Q Sutanto
Release Date: 4/27/2021
Genre: Contemporary/ Romance
Age: Adult
by Erin Bowman
Release Date: 4/20/2021
Genre: Science Fiction
Age: Teen
by Leah Cypess
Release Date: 4/6/2021
Genre: Fantasy
Age: Middle Grade
by Jacob Grant
Release Date: 4/27/2021
Genre: Humor
Age: Children's
CHECK OUT OUR NEW SELF-CHECKOUT SERVICE!
INTRODUCING MeeScan!
Don't want to wait in that long line at the circulation desk to check out all of the great stuff you found in the Library? Now you don't have to! Our new self-checkout kiosk is fast and easy to use!

The MeeScan Kiosk is conveniently located centrally in the library, opposite the main entrance when you walk in. In a few simply steps your items will be checked out and you'll be on your way.

Instructions are right by the kiosk, but we would be more than happy to help any first time users!

(Psst! Worried that there might be a long line at the kiosk too? Don't be! You can also download the MeeScan app for your phone!)
DID YOU KNOW?
We Have Wireless Hotspots You Can Check Out!
You might already know that the Library has free Wi Fi (you did, right?), but did you also know that we have wireless hotspots that are available for you to take home?

Patrons 18 and older can checkout 1 of our 10 hotspots. For more information about checking out a hotspot from the Library call, email, or stop by!
We Offer Free Notary Service!
We have a Notary on staff (she's super nice). Give us a call before you drop by to make sure that she is available to help (appointments aren't a bad idea either).

Check our website before you come for a list of things to be sure of before you arrive.

Notary service is free of charge, however, anyone using the service is always welcome to make a donation to the Library.
You Can Copy, Scan, or Fax at the Library!
Copies are $0.10 per b&w page & $0.25 per color page. Letter & legal size copies are possible.

Scanning is FREE! You can scan to a usb drive or email your scan directly from the machine.

Faxing is $1.00 per page. You will receive a fax confirmation once the fax is received.

Currently due to Covid-19 procedures we just ask that you allow our staff to copy, scan, or fax on your behalf.
National Library Week
Starts April 4th!
Stop into the Library during National Library Week and you'll be able to take out all kinds of free stuff (although that is pretty standard for a FREE public library) but we'll throw in a fun bookmark to celebrate the week!
Wallington's JFK Memorial Library
P: (973) 471-1692 | F: (973) 471-1387