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Woodbridge Town Library News – December 2021

Woodbridge Town Library News – December 2021

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

LIBRARY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Hours and Holiday Closings

The Library will be closed Friday, December 25; Saturday, December 26; Friday, December 31; and Saturday, January 1 for the Christmas and New Year Holidays.

Our weekly schedule is:  Monday, 1-7 pm; Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday, 10 am-5 pm; Thursday, 10 am-7 pm; Saturday 10 am-5 pm.

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;
  • Reference help: including getting started/troubleshooting our digital library services (hoopla, Kanopy, Libby, Creativebug).

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.  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

Adult Services/Reference:  203-389-3434; reference@woodbridgetownlibrary.org

Children’s Department:  203-389-3439; childrens@woodbridgetownlibrary.org

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

Not sure who you need?  Email askus@woodbridgetownlibrary.org.

Socialize with us!

Facebook: @woodbridge.town.library

Instagram: @woodbridgetownlibrary

TikTok: @woodbridge_town_library

LIBRARY EVENTS

Art Exhibits are returning to the Library’s Meeting Room in 2022!  We will be featuring a different artist every month; stop by and check out these talented artists.  Interested in having your artwork displayed?  Fill out the form here:  https://woodbridge.lioninc.org/events/art-exhibits/.  Contact Kira Edic at kedic@woodbridgetownlibrary.org for more information.

FROM ADULT SERVICES

Ancestry at Home Ending – Ancestry has made the difficult decision to end remote access for Ancestry Library Edition at the end of 2021; the library will be deleting the link that enabled you to use the service from a non-library computer.  Patrons are welcome to return to the library to access Ancestry Library Edition through our computers provided by the library or within the building with your own laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.

Adult Winter Reading is going to be chill this year!  Read books and complete challenges to earn tickets between January 10 and February 28, which can then be exchanged for prizes.  For more information, call or email the Reference Desk.

Mindless to Mindful Eating Makeover – January 20, 2022 at 7 pm – Are your eating habits weighing you down?  Start the new year by learning about the stress eating cycle, personal triggers, and how to create a life with greater balance.  You will leave this program with insight toward healthier behaviors and how to create goals for improved personal habits.  Registration required; look on our website or call the Reference Desk.

Tech help is available to Woodbridge residents, including troubleshooting smartphones, tablets, and laptops; setting up an email account; learning to attach documents to emails; and more.  Appointments are required.  To book a half hour session with a librarian, please call or email the Reference Desk.  (We can always answer quick tech questions on a walk-in basis, but to have one-on-one dedicated help, appointments must be made.)

FROM THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

Thursday Craft Time is now Monday and Thursday Craft Time!  Two sessions will continue through the winter from 4 to 4:30 in the children’s department.  Suitable for ages 3+, online registration is required so that we have enough supplies for your children.

A new STEAM Take-Home Activity began December 13!  Register to pick up a fun STEAM-themed activity kit at the children’s desk!  Kits will be available every other week until February.  Online registration required.  Suitable for ages 5+.

NEWS FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

The Friends give back!  The Friends of the Woodbridge Town Library recently revived a long-time tradition of gifting books to families in need.  The gift books were culled, cleaned and sorted into age categories from generous donations the Friends received from the public.  They’ll be given to families who have been identified by Woodbridge Human Services as in need.  Thank you to everyone for your donations which made these gifts possible.

Think of the Friends for some of your gifting—we’ll be making book pairing suggestions for you to help you get started!  The Friends Bookstore Alley is open anytime the library is.  We can’t wait to see you!

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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