February 2024 Newsletter

Programs & Events

Storytime with Miss Risa

Monday - February 5, 2024

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Join our new director, Miss Risa, for storytime! Open to children of all ages. Registration is encouraged.

Adult Craft: Painted Mandala Hearts

Monday - February 5, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

We'll be painting mandala patterns onto rocks! A calm and sweet art piece that can be made to decorate your home or a personal space. Registration is required.

Appy Hour: Drop-In Support

Tuesday - February 6, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Need some guidance on installing or how to use the BCCLS, Libby, or Hoopla apps? Then come on by for APPy Hour! We're here to help you get your hands on more books, magazines, movies, and more all free with your library card.

Not sure if you should stop by the drop-in support? Call us at 973-471-1692 or email Mariah at [email protected] with questions.

Community Event

Polish Book Club

Wednesday, February 7th at 7:00 PM at the Civic Center

Scrabble Club

Thursday - February 8, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Come to the library and test your vocabulary by playing Scrabble. 

Registration preferred.

Playdough Playtime

Friday - February 9, 2024

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come have fun playing with playdough at the library with your friends! Build lots of amazing sculptures and structures! 

Questions? Contact Jacqui at [email protected]

Reading to Rosie

Friday - February 9, 2024

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Children of all ages are invited to join us for a fun-filled afternoon of reading to our favorite friend, Rosie! Rosie is a therapy dog who loves getting read to! 

Heads up! Not only does Rosie love reading, but she also loves giving kisses and getting bellyrubs.

Children's Yoga Class

Friday - February 9, 2024

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us for some yoga fun and let's learn some moves together. Please be sure to bring a yoga mat or towel to the event. Bring a water bottle too, to stay hydrated!

Registration is required for this event.

Monday Afternoon Book Club

Monday - February 12, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For the month of February we'll be reading The Blossom Sisters by Fern Michaels. Join us for a great discussion! 

Copies of the book are available for pickup at our front desk (also available in large print!). Call or email us to reserve a copy today!

New members are always welcome!

Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2024

(Virtual Event)

Tuesday - February 13, 2024

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Stand Out for College, LLC is offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how the lingering effects from the pandemic have changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen. This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens. 

Click here to register.

Music with Miss Nita

Wednesday - February 14, 2024

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Join us to shake, wiggle, sing, and dance! This program is for babies and toddlers, ages 0 - 5, accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required and space is limited so sign up today for singing, dancing and more with Miss Nita!

Children's Pajama Storytime

Thursday - February 15, 2024

5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

Come in your pajamas, listen to a story, and then do a fun craft inspired by the story! 


Questions? Email [email protected]

Support Your Child's Future Education

Monday - February 19, 2024

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

College affordability will be an ongoing issue with the rising inflation. Understand current college costs and how to utilize student aid to support future education with this presentation brought to you by Connie Ding, MBA, CFP® Candidate, FINANCIAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL.

  • Average College Cost (Private, Out-state, In-state)
  • Trends in college enrollment rate
  • Education Funding Vehicle (i.e. Section 529)
  • The pros and cons of each vehicle
  • Trends in Student Aid
  • Average amount of student aid
  • How and when to apply student aid

Registration is required.

Color Yourself Calm: Coloring Therapy for Adults

Wednesday - February 21, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us for a chill time at the library: think calming tunes, tea/coffee/cocoa, and coloring pages + books ready for you to color with and zone out. Drop-in and out as you please and come to wind down. 

All supplies are provided, but feel free to bring your own if you like. 

BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug) to make things extra cozy.

No artistic ability needed, this is a judgment free, no-creative-expectation zone.

Registration is encouraged.

Beyond the Bookshelf Book Club

Thursday - February 22, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us this month as we discuss the riveting and intimate memoir Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner. Stop by the library to pick up a copy or check out Libby for a digital version. New members are always welcome!

Registration is encouraged.

Bright and Early Storytime

Friday - February 23, 2024

10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

Start your day off on the right foot by listening to a fun story and doing puzzles at the library!

Questions? Contact Jacqui at [email protected]

Keep Calm and Puzzle On

Monday - February 26, 2024

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Join us at Wallington Public Library for a cozy and relaxing puzzle event! Gather with friends and family to enjoy a laid-back atmosphere while solving puzzles and having a great time. Listen to an audiobook, some chill music, or chat with other puzzlers. 

Registration encouraged.

Children's Craft: Fingerprint Heart Tree

Wednesday - February 28, 2024

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Join us for this creative and loving children's craft! Make a heart tree using your fingerprints!

Registration is required.

Adult Craft: Egg Carton Flowers

Wednesday - February 28, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Craft a bouquet of flowers from egg cartons! We'll provide all the materials, but feel free to bring your own natural egg carton if you feel so inclined!

Registration is required.


Take Home

Craft Kits

A new craft the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month!!

Be sure to stop by on

February 2nd & February 16th

for this month's crafts!

Got questions about any of these events? Email us at [email protected]

Check Out Some New Releases Hitting Shelves in

February and Visit Us to Find Even More!

Grief is for People

by Sloane Crosley

Release Date: 2/27/2024

Genre: Non-Fiction

Age: Adult

Crosshairs: A Michael Bennet Thriller

by James Patterson and James O. Born

Release Date: 2/12/2024

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Age: Adult


by Ali Hazelwood

Release Date: 2/6/2024

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Age: Adult

Wild Places: The Life of Naturalist David Attenborough

by Hayley Rocco

Release Date: 2/27/2024

Genre: Non-Fiction

Picture Book

Age: Children

The School for Invisible Boys

by Shaun David Hutchinson

Release Date: 2/6/2024

Genre: Fantasy

Age: Middle Grade

A Tempest of Tea

by Hafsah Faizal

Release Date: 2/20/2024

Genre: Historical Fiction Fantasy

Age: Young Adult

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