April 4-10 is National Library Week
The theme for National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021), “Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use their services. During the pandemic libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs.

Consider letting WPL know what we can do better to provide library services to you now, and thank you for your help in our efforts to serve. Click HERE for a brief survey.
Programs for Adults
Learn something new this month!
Registration is required for adult programs.
Learn treatment options to help you manage your arthritis with Dr. Craig Van Dien. Dr. Van Dien works with the Center for Sports and Spine Medicine at the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, and is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.

Register here.
From the IRS phone scam to lottery and sweepstakes scams, to the so-called grandparent scam, it appears that imposter frauds and other criminal scams are more active than ever — and are preying on potential victims in New Jersey through phone calls, emails, and other means.

Register here.
Join the Woodbridge Public Library, April 15 at 7PM, to get an introduction to hiking! President/Owner of Northeast Mountain Guiding Joey Vulpis will introduce us to the basics of hiking. This will include the 10 essentials of hiking, what equipment you should bring--backpacks, trekking poles, footwear, etc., first aid kit information, search & rescue considerations, and trail etiquette.

Register here

Join Bradley Baskir of Morgan Stanley as he talks about the challenges that students today and in the future are facing when it comes to paying for college; discuss several misperceptions that many people have today about college planning and present the different options available to fund a college education, while focusing on the features and benefits of one option in particular, the 529 Plan.

Register here



Starting April 26th (until supplies last), head to any library location to pick up a DIY Spring Bath Bomb Kit! Each kit contains everything you need to create two floral bath bombs for some spring relaxation.

No registration required, first come, first served. This DIY kit is available for teens and adults.
Kids and Families
Make sure to visit the Main Library (Monday - Friday, 10 am - 8 pm) or call your branch curbside pickup (Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4:30 pm) for our awesome, FREE children's grab & go and take & make kits.
Check out the WPL Playlists for YouTubes from some of our favorite readers by clicking HERE! To receive an alert to new library programs on YouTube, visit the library YouTube Channel and click on SUBSCRIBE.
Stuff for Teens
Need community service hours?
Sign up for our next Teen Advisory Group meeting here!
Our next DIY kit is for these sweet Astrology Coasters! Register here starting April 5th.
We've got a special edition of our Book Boxes for April! Head to any location to pick one up, and this month you get to keep the book!
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!
News from Friends
The Friends of the Library Book Sale has been rescheduled for September 24-26, 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 open to the public Monday through Friday. 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 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.
  • 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 now checking books in after a 3-day quarantine, but no fees are charged for the 3-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, you are invited to like us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
  • If you have missed our virtual programs, WPL now offers program recordings on YouTube. Subscribing to the WPL YouTube channel will help us grow and alert you to new recordings as they are added.
 
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


April 4, 2021