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Woodbridge Town Library News for November 2021

Woodbridge Town Library News for November 2021

Library Announcements

We have extended our hours, including Saturdays!

We’ve enjoyed welcoming you back and hope to see more of you soon.  Our new schedule is:  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 Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The Library WILL be open Saturday, November 27 from 10 am to 5 pm.

A note from the Circulation Department about items on the hold shelf:

Please be advised that the Woodbridge Town Library and LION consortium policy is to keep requested items on the hold shelf for 7 days.  These shelves are cleared daily for items that have been on the shelf longer than 7 days.  If you have multiple items on hold and they have not all arrived at the library, items on the hold shelf longer than 7 days will be cleared regardless if you are waiting for other items to arrive at the library.  We advise that you pick up your holds as soon as possible when you are notified, instead of waiting for all of your holds to arrive.  Please call the Circulation Department at 203-389-3433 with any questions.  Thank you.

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).

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

Gingerbread House Decorating is back!  Thursday, December 16, choose your session:  4 pm or 6 pm.  No charge this year!  Call the Reference Desk, 203-389-3434 or email reference@woodbridgetownlibrary.org to see if there are any spots available.

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

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.

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

Storytime continues for children from 18 months to age 3 on Wednesdays, INSIDE on the second floor in the Children’s Department.  Registration is not required, begins promptly at 10:30.

We will be bringing back our Baby Rhyme Time for newborns to 18 months on Tuesdays at 10:30, beginning December 7th.

Thursday Craft Time will continue through the winter from 4 to 4:30pm in the Children’s Department.  Suitable for ages 3+, online registration is required.

Poetry Craft begins the week of Thanksgiving, and space is filling fast!  Pick up a bag with a poem written by an Indigenous American, and make a craft inspired by the poem using the materials in the bag.  The bags will be available once every 3 weeks and can be picked up in the Children’s Department.  Online registration required, please include name and age of each child.

Stay tuned for the return of our Saturday Storycraft program for ages 3 to 5, for special Saturday afternoon programs for early to mid-elementary age children, and for take home crafts throughout the winter.  Always check our website for updates!

News From the Friends of The Library

Fall cleaning?  Think of the Friends!  The Friends of the Library will be accepting donations through the month of November.  Drop off your gently loved, no longer wanted books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles at the library during our open hours, now through November 30.  Please, nothing in bad condition, stained, moldy, etc.

The Friends is ramping up for the holidays!  Hanukkah is coming up fast-November 28-and other winter celebrations follow quickly.  Think of us 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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