January 2022 Newsletter
Programs & Events
Teen Mental Health Mondays
Starting January 3, 2022
4:00PM to 5:00PM
Teens grades 6-12, do you have a lot going on? Do you just need a moment to collect your thoughts? Enjoy a break from the week with a short mental health reading, therapeutic coloring, journaling, and puzzles. It’s a free one hour just for yourself. We’ll provide the journals and color pencils. 

Coloring Club for Adults
Tuesday - January 4, 2022
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
We'll supply the coloring books, colored pencils, snacks, drinks, and relaxing environment! All you need to do is come ready to color away some stress and maybe do some light chatting!
The Club meets the 1st Tuesday of every month!

​New members are always welcome!

"A New Chapter":
Teen New Years Party
Wednesday - January 5, 2022
6:00PM to 7:30PM
Teens grades 6-12, celebrate with us the end of a chapter and the beginning of a new one! We’ll eat pizza from Angelo’s, blast some music, and play games. There’s no better way to start fresh than with friends. Who are you bringing along to the New Year?

Monday Afternoon Book Club
January 10, 2022
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Join us as we kick off the New Year by sharing our favorite books with each other! Bring a book that you really enjoy and think the group would like to read together to our January meeting. Be ready to "sell us your book"! 

Interested? For questions or to register please email susan.kowalski@wallington.bccls.org.
Tuesday Night Book Club
January 18, 2022
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Join us for our NEW Tuesday Night Book Club! For our 1st meeting we will meet to discuss what the group would like to read as a whole at our following meeting(s). There will be some snacks and drinks to help the process along! Registration is required and space is limited.

Teen Board Game Night
Starting January 19, 2022
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Teens grades 6-12, would you consider yourself competitive? Do you love strategy? Or are you looking for a relaxing time? The Teen Game Night at the Wallington Library has something for everyone. Come play classics, or explore new game titles, every other Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm.

Children's Storytime
Thursday - January 20, 2022
3:30PM to 4:30PM
Join us as we read fun books, and discover new worlds! Promoting literacy has never been more important. Building a community around reading and storytelling is a great way to help students excel.

Reading to Rosie
Friday - January 21, 2022
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
All children ages 3 and up are invited to come to the Library to read to our friend Rosie! Rosie is a therapy dog who loves being read to! Click here to register.

Rosie visits the Library the 3rd Friday of every month!

Questions?
Did You Know?!
The Library applied for and received a grant through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 Grants for New Jersey Libraries. The Library was awarded $24,525.25 which allowed us to invest in four database subscriptions for patrons to use both in the Library and remotely in their homes. It also allowed the Library to replace our outdated laptop computers with 6 brand new laptops. These machines are available for patrons to use in the Library and provide access to all of our digital services, databases, Word Suite, internet, and more. Check our website for more information about our award!
A Groundbreaking Ceremony took place on Thursday, November 11, 2021 to mark the beginning of the demolition of the existing structures on the 125 Main Ave property. Once demolition is completed, construction on the New Library Building will take place. Look for a lot of activity at 125 Main Ave as we start the New Year! Check out our website for more information and updates about our new home!
Check Out Some New Releases Hitting Shelves in January! & Visit Us to Find Even More!
by Nita Prose
Release Date: 01/04/2022
Genre: Mystery
Age: Adult
by Sue Lynn Tan
Release Date: 01/11/2022
Genre: Fantasy
Age: Adult
by Colleen Hoover
Release Date: 01/18/2022
Genre: Romance
Age: Adult
by Marieke Nijkamp
Release Date: 01/25/2022
Genre: Adventure/Survival
Age: Teen
by Jake Burt
Release Date: 01/25/2022
Genre: Thriller
Age: Middle Grade
by Edwina Wyatt
Release Date: 01/04/2022
Genre: Picture Book
Age: Children
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