We Are Accepting Donations!
We are now accepting donations of books at all library locations!

We welcome donations of books, DVDs, and CDs in good condition.

Many of the donated books go to our Friends of Libraries group who sell the materials in their annual book sale. The Friends of Woodbridge Libraries have tentatively scheduled their Annual Book Sale for September 24th, 25th and 26th 2021. All proceeds from the Friends of the Libraries go to the library to fund adult, teen and children's programs, equipment and services.
Programs for Adults
Learn something new this month!
Registration is required for adult programs.
Introducing Adult Book Boxes!

Book Boxes allow you the chance to read a library book you may not have picked yourself! For each month our librarians have selected a theme and will put books, across all genres, into these boxes that fit that theme.

Participants will still need to check out the book like they would any other library materials and loan periods still apply. No registration is required, first come first served. Book Boxes will be available at all locations--Main, Iselin, Fords, and Inman.

For May we have selected Mommy Dearest! This month's book boxes are all about moms! These fiction picks either feature moms or examine mother-child relationships across all genres.
Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a look at the TV shows that delighted generations. Presented by Donald Buzney, a former U.S. Marine officer and Vietnam combat veteran, and host of “The Veterans Corner” on Rutgers University Radio, WRSU - 88.7 FM 

Register here.
Meditation is being prescribed by many medical practitioners and has been widely recognized as a means to enhance one’s health and reduce stress. Throughout the nation meditation has become a positive force for health and wellbeing. Join Jim Rose, retired executive with Johnson& Johnson for this lively and engaging workshop. There will even be a chance to practice this technique. Presented by Jim Rose of Rutgers University.


Register here.
Learn how to manage your flower bed, shrubs, trees, lawn, and vegetable gardens with minimal, if any, use of synthetic chemical additives. By taking an inventory of your yard; analyzing its sunlight, soil, and water; and selecting native plants, you can transform your outside space into a healthy environment. Presented by Rutgers Master Gardener Pat Donahue.

Register here

Join us for a special Zoom talk with Woodbridge hometown hero and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Jack H. Jacobs. During this talk Colonel Jacobs will give us leadership and business advice which can be applied to all aspects of life.

Register here.
Kids and Families
Make sure to visit the Main Library or our branches for 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
Want to snag one of these rad DIY kits? Click here to register!
We've got a special edition of our Book Boxes for April! Head to any location to pick one up, an 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!
Click on the virtual art exhibit above for a gallery tour of non-professional submissions to the Barron Arts Center 41st Woodbridge Township Senior Citizens Art Exhibit. For more information please call the Barron Arts Center at (732) 634 - 0413.

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 libraries in person. 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 reading 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:

  • Notary services are available. We recommend calling the branch you would like to visit ahead.
  • 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 checking books after a 3-day quarantine, but no fees are during the 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, this would be a great time to like us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
 
Please do not hesitate to click HERE to fill out a survey to let us know if we have been able to provide you with library services while the buildings were closed.
 
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


May 2, 2021