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Woodbridge Town Library News and Upcoming Events July 31, 2020

The Library staff is in the building, available by phone and email to assist residents with digital resources, research, and other questions.  Phones and emails are answered Monday-Friday, 10 am 5 pm. Reach us at 203-389-3433 or email askus@woodbridgetownlibrary.org.  Stay informed by visiting woodbridgetownlibrary.org, signing up for weekly eblast newsletters and following us on Facebook and Instagram.

Please save your donations for the Friends of the Library until the fall.  Donations left outside the Library will be destroyed due to limited space to safely quarantine items.

We hope you are enjoying Park & Pickup that began last month.  Thank you for your patience!  Park & Pickup is our contactless, curbside pickup for library materials.  Call, email or place holds on your online account.  Messages in your online account or texts from the Shoutbomb service are not always accurate—PLEASE wait until you receive a call or an email from the Library saying your order is ready for pickup.

The book drop is OPEN!  Items checked out before the shelter-in-place were extended through July 1, 2020.  Items will not be extended further.  No late fines will be charged—thank you in advance for returning your items!  We are temporarily suspending the accrual of late fines for anything checked out after July 1.  (Patrons will still be responsible for the replacement costs of lost or severely damaged items.)  Items will be quarantined 72 hours before being checked in and removed from your account.

The Library, in partnership with the Woodbridge Center/Human Services Department, has expanded their delivery services to provide library materials for Woodbridge residents who are confined to their homes by an illness, injury, disability, or compromised immune system, or are without a vehicle, whether temporary or long term, and are therefore unable to travel to the library.  This expansion is due to the Covid-19 public health crisis.

You may place items on hold on your account yourself, or you may call the library and staff will assist you with selecting library materials, including books (regular and large print), DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs.  Requests for materials will be filled and delivered to your home by the Woodbridge Center’s transportation program drivers for a three-week loan period.  We can also select items for you based on your reading interests and preferences.  At the end of the loan period, the drivers will retrieve your items for return to the library.  No late fines will be charged on these materials.

This service is free, but delivery is based on the drivers’ availability.  For additional information, please contact Jennifer Sullivan, Head of Adult Services, 203-389-3487, or jsullivan@woodbridgetownlibrary.org.

Join us for the following events…

Adults: Savoring Summer with Robin Glowa

Wednesday, August 12 at 7 pm, via Zoom

At the height of summer there is nothing more delicious than local fruits and vegetables.  Join Robin Glowa, The Conscious Cook, for seasonally inspired recipes celebrating farm fresh goodness.  Registration required, so that the Zoom link can be sent to you.  Link will be provided a day or two prior to the program.

All ages: Imagine Your Dragon Story Challenge

Write a story about dragons and turn it in to the library for a prize! Booklets and information are available outside the library.  Challenge ends Friday, August 14.

Children: End of Summer Reading Celebration with Bubble-ology

The Secret Science of Soap! Monday, August 17 at 2 pm.

This in-person program will be OUTSIDE with activities and prizes to follow the program—bring your summer reading logs and a chair or blanket!  Registration is required and will be limited due to social distancing guidelines.

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