West Caldwell Public Library
WCPL News & Events
January 2021
The West Caldwell Public Library is open!

The library is now opened to the public! Patrons are free to come into the building with a few guidelines to keep in mind. We are allowing 30 minutes visits, computer access is available, remote printing, and offering curbside pickup.

Our hours and guidelines are subject to change, so be sure to call the Library at 973-226-5441 or visit our website before planning your visit.

If you would like to stay updated with the COVID-19 vaccines, visit our website HERE.

Good news! The Ridgewood Library recently announced that they are offering remote access to their Newspaper Archives database for all BCCLS cardholders. It includes access to historical newspapers from 12 different countries dating back to 1607. This link has more information.

We are no longer participating in the Essex County Reciprocal Borrowing Program (ReBL).
If you work, own property, or tenants in West Caldwell, you can borrow material from WCPL!

Library Hours

Monday 10-4
Tuesday 10-4
Wednesday 10-7
Thursday 10-4
Friday 10-4
Saturday 9-12

Chat with us!
LiveChat available
Our Librarians are available 9am-5pm through LiveChat on our website!

Other ways to contact us:
Give us a ring at 973-226-5441
Email wcalref@westcaldwell.bccls.org
Support the Library

To learn more about what the Friends do for the library and how to become a member

Book Sale and Book Donations

All items in the book sale are on sale for $0.25! We are accepting donations of 3 bags per patron.

Upcoming Adult Events
Virtual Concert

Francine Joel presents 'An Irish Song Celebration"
Saturday March 20th 2pm

Treat your audience with Music, Movement and Mirth this St. Patrick’s Day. Songs such as “Danny Boy”, “The Wearing Of The Green”, “Harrigan” and many more! St. Patrick’s Day humor and a wee bit o’ step dancing! Francine and Joel perform your Irish favorites in the lively, engaging style that they do best.

Medicare 101

Wednesday, March 10th at 6pm
*This is a virtual event through zoom.

Join WCPL and Jim Farnham to learn about eligibility of Medicare, how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you.

To register, email richelle.defrank@westcaldwell.bccls.org
Book Clubs

Night Time Read
March 9 at 6:30pm
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
Join Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 818 0075 7365
To reserve a copy from the catalog, click here

Murder, Mystery and Mayhem
March 17 at 12pm
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
Join Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 868 8776 2703
To reserve a copy from the catalog, click here

ESL Classes

WCPL will be hosting ESL virtually every Saturday at 2pm. To register, email richelle.defrank@westcaldwell.bccls.org
Upcoming Children Events
Little Listeners Program
Facebook Live
Mondays at 10:30
February 1, 8 and 15

Join us on Facebook Live with your little one for songs, rhymes, stories and activity ideas.
Storytime to Go!

West Caldwell Cardholders Only
To reserve a storytime please send an email to wcaljuv@westcaldwell.bccls.org

Each storytime will contain 3 books, a craft and a list of songs and rhymes. Please let us know if you have a certain theme in mind.
Miss Michelle's Musical Story Times on ZOOM

Wednesdays at 4:00 pm
Saturdays at 10:30 am

Children of all ages can join Miss Michelle for her fun Story Times featuring stories and songs with craft & activity ideas!

To register and receive the ZOOM login info., email michelle.petrasek@westcaldwell. bccls.org

Patrons are able to check out their own items through our MeeScan tablet or on their phone with the MeeScan app! MeeScan is a contactless service. Check out our youtube channel for a video on how to use MeeScan.

Library Resources
Brainfuse engages patrons of all ages through online homework help, writing lab assistance, test prep, video lessons, and study tools.
To access Brainfuse click the link below:
eBooks and downloadable audio books
Streaming TV and movies