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Woodbridge Town Library News, July and August 2021

Library Information

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.

Our public hours are changing starting July 6:  Monday and Thursday, 1 pm to 7 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.  Park & Pickup hours:  Monday and Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.  Please wait for your email or phone call to alert you about your items.  Visit us anytime:  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 study room and the Woodbridge Room are closed.  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

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.

Library Announcements

Calling all crafters and makers!  On September 11 there will be a makers’ market and craft fair from 10 am-1 pm.  Interested vendors must fill out a form on the Town website.  For questions, contact Jennifer Sullivan, Woodbridge Town Library Head of Adult Services (jsullivan@woodbridgetownlibrary.org) or Betsy Yagla, Assistant Administrative Officer (byagla@woodbridgect.org).

Take the library with you on vacation!  Finally getting away over the summer?  You can take the library with you, using our digital services.  Ebooks and digital magazines for the beach, movies and TV shows for rainy days at the lake, and more!  Save space and reduce your bag weight – all you need is your library card and your favorite device.  Just check to make sure your card hasn’t expired before you leave town.  Our website outlines all of our FREE services.  Need help or want to know more?  Call or stop by the reference desk.

Adult Programs and Events

Registration required only where noted

Adult Summer Reading now through August 18.  Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up your Adult Summer Reading packet!  You will get a raffle ticket for every book or challenge you complete.  Tickets can be used to enter drawings for themed gift baskets, which will be raffled off every two weeks.  Themes include movie night, beach day, and more!  Baskets will be displayed in the library throughout the summer so feel free to stop by and check them out!

Starting July 19 – Take and Make Terrarium Kits.  Most materials included.  While supplies last; one kit per household.  Reserve yours: 203-389-3434 or reference@woodbridgetownlibrary.org.

Save The Dates For Later This Summer

August 12 at 6 pm – The Joe Carter – Jeff Fuller Brazilian Jazz Duo.  A celebration of the music of Brazil – Samba, Bossa Nova, Choro, Baiao and more.  Held on the Library Lawn.

August 19 at 6 pm – Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio performs “From Jazz to Soul” (aka Ella to Aretha).  Held at the Town’s Gazebo on the Green.

Thursdays in September – Movies on the Green.  Starting September 9; culminating in a screening of Green Book on September 30.  Films begin at sunset.

Children’s Programs And Events

Registration required only where noted

This year’s summer reading theme is “Tails and Tales.”  Stop by the Children’s Desk to get your reading log and be sure to check our website for new programs and activities during the summer.

Tails With Tales Contest – Between July 1 – 9, submit a picture of your pet posing with your favorite book!  Don’t have a pet?  Help us pick a winner by voting for your favorite picture!  Photos will be displayed in the library for a month.  Please email your submission to childrens@woodbridgetownlibrary.org.  Make sure to include your pet’s name and the title of the book!

On Thursday, July 15 at 4 pm, White Memorial Conservation Center will be presenting “Rumplesnakeskin” and His Live Legless Friends.  Come hear a story and meet some slithery friends!  Registration required.

End of Summer Reading Event is on Tuesday, August 24 from 2 – 4 pm.  Featuring the magic of Ed Popielarczyk, ice cream, raffles, and more!  Registration required.

Outdoor Storytime Continues into the Summer!  Every Wednesday, 10:30 – 11 am.  Meet at the picnic tables; no registration required.  Some chairs provided, feel free to bring your own or a blanket.  Suitable for babies through Pre-K.

Animal Tails – Every Thursday, 4 – 4 :30 pm.  Make a different animal craft each week, outside at the picnic tables.  Ages 3 and up.  Registration is required.

News From The Friends Of The Library

Thank you to all who came to the Literature and Life lecture by Mark Schenker, sponsored by the Friends on Sunday, June 6.  The well-attended program honored Barbara Rader, a past president and longtime Friend of the Library; the event also contributed to the Library’s efforts to do more programs.  pecial thanks go to musicians Alice, Anna, and Nora Youtz who played beautiful string arrangements before and after the lecture.

Be sure to shop the Friends of the Library’s Mini Pop-Up Sale on Saturday, July 10 from 9 to 11 am (part of the Town of Woodbridge’s Second Summer Saturday Series).  We will also accept donations.

The Friends’ Bookstore Alley re-opened in June.  Payments will continue to be made on the honor system with Honor Boxes in the Alley.  We appreciate the many shoppers who have visited our Tiny Bookstore located in the Friends’ Meeting Room, which we share with the Library’s Park & Pick Up.  The Tiny Bookstore will continue in the Meeting Room for a while longer.  Like-new items at bargain prices:  books for all ages in all genres, puzzles, CDs, and more.  Bookstore Alley is open whenever the library is open—thank you for your support!

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