Visit Fords Branch Library for a display of the work of the Middlesex County Arts High School--super talented students.
Woodbridge Library public programs will be postponed until April 20th--visit the WPL website for updates.
Top Ten Cool Things to Do From Home with
WPL Services

  1. Take a free career preference test with Job & Career Accelerator. With your library card you have access to tools to change careers, improve your resume and skill sets Click HERE for more career resources.
  2. Check out Learning Express Library for opportunities for all ages by clicking HERE.
  3. Download your favorite eBook or audio book to your computer, smart phone, tablet or laptop with Overdrive or Hoopla. Hoopla offers videos, comics, manga and music, too.
  4. Check out the WPL library catalog for reviews. "Downloadable" and print books can now be searched from one, convenient place. Click HERE.
  5. Pay a fine--no fun, but if your card is blocked you can log in with your card number and pin to pay your fine online.
  6. Click HERE for the latest in your favorite reads! Library Aware publishes monthly newsletters in your favorite genre--click HERE to try it! No need to sign up even though that is a good way to keep up. If you click on a list and then "View latest issue." Books are linked to our catalog, which includes books you can download right now, or join the waiting list.
  7. Read a Book Club Book (scroll down for two new clubs!) and mark your calendars for upcoming Book Club dates. We would like to support new Book Club! Librarians in all of our libraries would be delighted to share WPL resources for anyone interested in becoming a book club leaders.
  8. Download a library app! Click HERE for the catalog, HERE for Flipster, HERE for EBSCObooks and HERE for Overdrive audio and eBooks, and HERE for Hoopla.
  9. Follow WPL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on the library status.
  10. Click HERE to learn about the history of Woodbridge Township through personal stories!
Kindly store books that you intend to donate to WPL until after the week of April 25th. A generous year of donations has our dedicated Friends at capacity. Thanks to all for your consideration.
Want to get out but don’t want to go with the crowd? Go to Flipster instead! Get tips on starting that garden with Fine Gardening; or with the warmer weather coming plan for some hiking with Backpacking. Grilling your passion? Consult Cooking Light, Eating Well or Food Network for some great tips. Worried about your investments with the market downturn? Consult Kiplinger’s.
Have a young child at home because the school or day care is closed? Little ones love Zoobooks, Zoobies and Zootles. Or for older children Ranger Rick and Ranger Rick Jr.
Visit Flipster on the Woodbridge Library website HERE to see a complete list of our Flipster titles!
If you have your card handy, enter your library card number HERE to see the great wealth of offerings.
Public Programs have been suspended until April 20th. Please visit the WPL home page for updates.
Two New Book Clubs!
Meeting dates will be updated, but you can start reading!! Enjoy.
Volunteer opportunities...Play Station Tuesdays...Discussion Fridays......and more is happening in the libraries for teens. Click HERE for a Teen Services activities.
Volunteer Hours for
Young Adult Book Reviews

You asked, we listened. For those in need of more community service hours, you now have another option! Here’s how it works:

  • You read a book at least 100 pages in length.
  • You fill out the form we provide in the library, which includes information about the book, and a 1.5-page review (I.e., Half of the front and the entire back of the page) of the book. 
  • Turn the form in--with a week for us to process your entry--we can we give you one hour of community service for every 100 pages read. So if you read a 374-page book, you get three hours.

That’s it. It’s easy! 
Public Programs will be rescheduled to begin again on April 20th. Visit our website
News from Friends
Visit the Main Library for your next culture pass, courtesy of the Friends of the Library--there are many more to visit. Most Museum Passes circulate like a book for five days. Check our online catalog for availability of passes.
Click HERE for information about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Woodbridge Public Library.
More opportunies for lifelong learning
Woodbridge Township offers a variety of cultural arts experiences and educational programs in addition to support for library opportunities. Sign up for weekly Township e-News by clicking HERE .
Click on the Avanel Arts Center logo for the latest in performing arts events.
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.
This e-mail newsletter is a service of Woodbridge Public Library.

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

March 15, 2020