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Woodbridge Town Library May 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.

The Library Reopened April 5!  We look forward to welcoming you back!

The Woodbridge Town Library reopened to the public on Monday, April 5.  Our open hours will be Monday and Thursday: 3 pm to 6 pm, and Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am to 1 pm.  We ask that you continue to wear masks inside the building and to limit your visits to 30 minutes.  Computers will be available during these times for one hour per user first come, first served; no appointment needed.

Park & Pickup hours will remain unchanged: Monday and Thursday: 10 am to 7 pm, and Tuesday/ Wednesday/Friday: 10 am to 5 pm,

Library staff will continue to provide remote services via phone and email for those unable to come into the building.  Phones and emails are generally answered by staff Monday – Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.  Place holds, ask questions, find out information, and more.  If calling, you may need to leave a message—calls will be returned as soon as possible!

Department phones and emails:

Adult Services/Reference:  203-389-3434 wbrstaff@lioninc.org;

Children’s Department:  203-389-3439 childrensprograms@lioninc.org;

Circulation/General info: 203-389-3433 askus@woodbridgetownlibrary.org.

Recycle Your Books – Especially Children’s Books!

The Friends of the Woodbridge Library will be accepting book donations on Saturday, April 24 from 9 s:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  This donation day coincides with the Earth Day Celebration by the Town of Woodbridge.  We greatly need good quality children’s books, but we will accept adult books as well.  Please, only bring books in excellent condition.  Books that are dusty, musty, yellowed or smoke damaged, or that have been stored in a basement or garage, will have to be discarded in order to prevent harmful conditions from spreading through the collection.

In addition, we can only accept up to four boxes per household because of storage issues.  Books may be dropped off at the ramp on the side of the Library, near the small parking lot off Newton Road.  Masks must be worn.  Thank you for complying with all these guidelines, and thank you for your support of our Library!

Another way to support the Friends is to shop their Tiny Bookstore located in the meeting room next to Park & Pickup.  Books for all ages, puzzles, and more—all in excellent condition and fabulous prices.  Supporting the Friends supports the Library—thank you as always.

Save the Date for a Very Special Friends of the Library Event

Library programming is coming back!  Join us for a program dedicated to the memory of Barbara Rader, longtime member and a past president of the Friends of the Library.  Dr. Mark Schenker of Yale University will give a lecture on “Literature and Life” and how anyone reading for personal enjoyment can get more out of reading and see what makes literature art.  The program will be held outside, on Sunday, June 6 at 3:00 p.m.  A rain date of Sunday, June 13 is set.

From The Adult Services Department:

Creativebug Subscription Offers Video Instruction for Crafting and More!

Keep your hands active and your mind engaged with Creativebug—our crafting video database.  Find the link on our website, or visit https://www.creativebug.com/lib/woodbridgetown to get started.  You will need your library card, but after that, the possibilities are endless!

Update on Digital Magazines

The Library’s collection of 3,000 digital magazines has moved from RBDigital to OverDrive.  Up to three years of back issues are available, and all magazines are available for unlimited simultaneous access (a.k.a. NO HOLDS LISTS!).

You can search and check out the titles in our catalog, then download to a device or read in your browser.  If you have the Libby or the OverDrive apps, you’ll notice the new additions under “format.”  Don’t have the apps?  You can get them for Apple and Android devices; search your platform’s store for Libby, download the app, and set up an account with your Woodbridge Town Library card.  Need a library card?  Email askus@woodbridgetownlibrary.org.

From The Children’s Department:

All events meet outside at the picnic tables and require masks.  Registration required only where noted.  Programs canceled if raining.

When stopping by the Park & Pickup room, take a look at the Diversity Quilt created by patrons and staff.  Thanks to all who participated!!

PoetryCraft bag pick up for April on 4/29 in the Park & Pickup Room.

Weekly Animal Alley Craft Program begins Thursday, April 29 from 4 to 4:30 pm, at the picnic tables for ages 3 and up.  Make and take a different animal craft each week.  Please register online or by calling the Children’s Department.

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