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Library Announcements – October 2021

All information accurate at press time.  Be sure to check our website or call us before your visit for any changes to our hours or events.

From the Circulation Department:  Changes to Park & Pickup

On September 13, Park & Pickup became request-only and automatic email holds notices returned.  Do not reply to the automated email notification as it comes from an account that is not checked.  You will receive automated emails when your holds are ready, and then you will have approximately one week to pick them up from inside the library.  (If you normally receive phone calls from the library about your holds, you will still receive a call from us when your request is ready.)

All items that are ready for pick up will be put on the self-service holds shelf next to the Circulation Desk, as they were prior to June 2020.  Please come inside, pick up your items, then go to the Circulation Desk to check them out.  We also have a self-checkout machine for your convenience.

If your email address has changed, or you’d like to get emails instead of phone calls (or vice versa), please let us know.

Every time you get a notification email and you would like to continue to use our Park & Pickup service to obtain your items, you will have to specifically request this by calling the Circulation Desk at 203-389-3433.  After letting us know that you would like to get your items via Park & Pickup, they will be checked out to you and brought to the Meeting Room within 15 minutes.

Thank you for all of your support and feedback over the last year and a half, regarding Park & Pickup and other library matters.  We are happy to be slowly returning to our usual library services and we look forward to seeing you back inside the building!

New Library Hours Begin October 4 and Saturday Hours Return

We look forward to seeing everyone during our expanded hours—our new schedule will be:  Monday, 1-7 pm; Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday, 10 am-5 pm; Thursday, 10 am-7 pm; Saturday 10 am-5 pm.  The Library will be closed Monday, October 11 in observance of Columbus Day.

Library Information

Visit the Library website 24/7 to access digital resources – woodbridgetownlibrary.org.  What’s available:

  • In-person browsing: come see all of the new books, audiobooks, and DVDs!;
  • Computers – one hour per user; no appointment needed;
  • Printing, copying, faxing, and scanning;
  • Periodicals: recent newspapers, plus catch up on the past year’s magazines!; and
  • Reference help, including getting started/troubleshooting our digital library services (hoopla, Kanopy, Libby)

At this time, the Woodbridge Room is closed, however staff can retrieve items shelved there (magazines, poetry, plays, etc.).  The study room is available for one-hour reservations; please call the reference desk to book your time.  The meeting room cannot be used for any events or programs.  Seating throughout the Library is extremely limited and no puzzles or children’s toys are in use.

Not ready to come inside?  Call or email to place holds, ask questions, find out information, and more.  Due to current staffing levels, you may need to leave a message if calling.  Please leave a message, we WILL call you back!

Department Phones and Emails

Library Events

Programs require registration either online or via phone.

Unstuck Mini

Wednesday, October 14 at 7 pm

A Virtual Program

Has your lifestyle or the pandemic left you feeling depleted and stuck?  You’re not alone!  Join Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Cindy Kane, and Professional Organizer, Lauren Hass, as they provide tips and tricks, along with accountability to change your mindset and motivate you toward overall health and wellness.  This virtual, interactive program will include an exercise to build awareness toward greater balance and well-being in your life.  Registration is required and is EXTREMELY LIMITED to adults only.  A Zoom link will be provided prior to the program.

From Jazz to Soul: Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio

Saturday, October 23 at 2 pm

Meet at the Gazebo on the Green

Featuring jazz to soul; songs from the 30s through the 70s.  A musical journey from the era when the “First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald graced the stage to when the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin ruled the airways.  This showcase pays tribute to Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Etta James, Martha & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, and Gladys Knight.  Please register; all ages welcome.

Trick or Treating in the Library

Thursday, October 28, 4 to 7 pm

Meet at the Library

Wear your costume, bring a trick or treat bag, and visit every department of the library for a prize or a treat!  Make a craft at our craft table in the YA section on the 2nd floor.  Grown-ups invited to dress up too!  Non-costume face masks required for ages 3+.

Ongoing Children’s Programs

Outdoor Storytime Continues!  Every Wednesday, 10:30 – 11 am.  Meet at the picnic tables; no registration required.  Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket.  Suitable for babies through Pre-K.  We’ll meet until it is too cold (below 50*).  Rain cancels.

Fall Drop-In Crafts:  Thursdays between 3-4 pm.  Outside in front of the library.  Now through October 14.  Ages 3 and up.  No registration required!  Rain cancels.

More programs to come—please check our website frequently for updates and sign up for eblasts from the library to find out the latest news!

News From The Friends Of The Library

The Friends of the Library thank the community for all of their donations throughout the summer into September.  They ask that you please hold off on future donations as they prepare to clean and organize the items for upcoming sale events.  Donation days will be announced when they are ready to accept them again.

You can shop the Friends Bookstore Alley anytime the library is open—inventory and displays are constantly changing.  You can also lend support by shopping on Amazon via Amazon Smile, and selecting Friends of the Woodbridge Library as your designated charity.  The Friends also accept donations via PayPal.

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