Woodbridge Public Library announces the 2019 Summer Reading Theme

Can't get to Space Center Houston, the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, the Smithsonian National Air and Space in Washington, D.C, or even Roswell, New Mexico for the annual U.F.O. Festival to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing in July?

“A Universe of Stories” is the theme of Woodbridge Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program. Explore the wonders of the universe and learn about the solar system close to home at Woodbridge Public Libraries or simply try something new: attend a program to learn new facts about space exploration, read a new book, e-book or audio book, try a new craft, take a computer class, meet new people, and much more!

Registration begins Monday, June 17, 2019. There will be amazing prizes and fun crafts and maker activities for children, teens and adults. The “Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program ends Friday, August 9, with a special celebration for children, for teens and for adults.  Scroll down for news of kick-off programs in the branches.

For more information, please stop in, call us at 732-634-4450 or visit our website at http://woodbridgelibrary.evanced.info/signup/ .

All programs are free of charge. Some programs require advanced registration. Registration, if required, can now be done online through the library’s website.
Fords Branch Business Tuesday
Network with a growing group of local business owners who are tackling the topic of matching social media tools with their businesses and non-profits.
News from Friends
Visit the Main Library for your next culture pass, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Most Museum Passes circulate like a book for five days. Check our new catalog for availability of passes.
Click HERE for information about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Woodbridge Public Library.
The Main Library offers Computer Classes in the Third Floor BEC. Click HERE to view the list and register for upcoming classes.
Craxy Rich Asians (2018)
Friday, June 7, 2:00 PM
Main Library Meeting Room

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

PG-13 | 2h | Comedy, Romance | 15 August 2018 (USA)

This program is offered with generous support from the Friends of Woodbridge Public Library.
Although marketed heavily for seniors, Fed Up is for anyone who manages a home computer. Please click on our flyer below to register.
Alternate Fridays, 3:45-4:45pm
Main Library BEC
Grades 8-12

Have something you want to talk about? An issue you want to see different sides of? Need advice about something? Itching to share your new favorite conspiracy theory? Just want to vent? Here's a supportive, safe, non-judgment space for you to do all of the above, and more.

Registration is not required.
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! 
Woodbridge Main Library and the Fords, Henry Inman and Iselin Branches have planned the best summer reading program ever! Parents—reading over the summer is crucial to maintain and improve your children’s reading skills between school years. The library’s summer reading challenge is a fun way to accomplish that goal. Our annual summer reading challenge theme is A Universe of Stories! and it begins on Monday, June 17 th at all library locations. Children preschool-age through grade 7 are invited to join the program. Stop in the Main Library or one of the branches to join and get a game board! Our summer reading challenge kick-off features an animal show from ZOOJersey on Wednesday and Thursday, June 26 and 27, funded by the Friends of the Libraries of Woodbridge.

In addition to the reading challenge there are many programs for children preschool-age through Grade 7. There are storytimes for ages 2-5 years, craft and activity programs for school-aged children, and movies for all ages! Be sure to check the library’s website, www.woodbridgelibrary.org, and click on the Children’s tab for dates, times and registration information. Registration, if required, can now be done online and through the library’s website. Registrants are invited to a special Roller Skating Party at the Woodbridge Community Center as well as a Summer Reading Party at the Main Library in August.
Programs for Teens (grades 8-12) this summer, June 17 th – August 9 th, includes the Teen Advisory Group for teens who need service hours, an Anime Club, DIY Galaxy Mugs, Egg Drop Engineering, DIY Constellation Necklace, DIY Mason Jar Lanterns and a chance to win some great Summer Reading program prizes.
Many of our programs do not require registration, but kindly click on the flyers and links to register for programs on-line. You are also welcome to call the library locations to ensure that space is available.
More opportunies for lifelong learning
Summer concerts begin in June
The Main Library will be closed on Monday nights at 6:00 PM to allow for concert parking. Monday nights are a good opportunity to visit the Fords, Henry Inman or Iselin Branch Libraries, all open until 9:00 PM
Woodbridge Libraries Are Now 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.
This e-mail newsletter is a service of Woodbridge Public Library.

Monica F. Eppinger 
Woodbridge Township, NJ
732-634-4450 x7099

June 9, 2019