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Woodbridge Town Library News – June 2022

Woodbridge Town Library News – June 2022

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 NEW Hours and Holiday Closings:  We have returned to our pre-pandemic hours:  Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm; Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.  We hope to see more of you soon.  The Library will be closed on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) but will be open 10 to 5 on Saturday, May 28.

Library Information

Visit the Library website 24/7 to access digital resources – woodbridgetownlibrary.org

What’s available at the Library:

  • In-person browsing: come see all of the new books, audiobooks, and DVDs!;
  • Computers: no appointment needed;
  • Printing, copying, faxing, and scanning;
  • Periodicals: recent newspapers and magazines;
  • Reference help: including getting started/troubleshooting our digital library services (hoopla, Kanopy, Libby, Creativebug);
  • Ancestry Library Edition: use this popular resource to explore your family history.  Use our computers or bring your own device to work anywhere in the building on our wi-fi.

The Woodbridge Room is NOW OPEN!  The study room is available for two-hour reservations; please call the reference desk to book your time.  Our puzzles and children’s toys are back, and so is our seating!

Call or email to place holds, ask questions, find out information, and more.  You may need to leave a message if calling; please do so, 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

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Library News

Congratulations to the winners of our SEVENTH annual Peeps in the Library Diorama Contest!  Also, thank you to all of those who entered this year’s contest.

Adult Winner:  Woodbridge Community Garden of Peeps


Family Winner: Wheel of Peeps


Teen Winner:  Let’s Go to the Beach!

Friends’ Treasurer Wins Award!  Congratulations to Donna Lehman, Treasurer of the Friends of the Woodbridge Library.  Donna was recently awarded the Edith B. Nettleton Award from the Connecticut Library Association at its annual conference.  The award, named for longtime Guilford Free Library director and later volunteer, recognizes an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding record of volunteer service to their library.  Donna’s nomination was supported by several letters from library staff as well from others around town, highlighting her generosity in all of the time and energy she puts into the Friends’ efforts, including the Bookstore Alley and all of the book sales, not to mention TWO library mini-golf fundraisers.

We need you!  And your art!  Summer exhibition spaces are available for any and all 2D media.  Fill out the form here:  https://woodbridge.lioninc.org/events/art-exhibits/.  Contact Kira Edic at kedic@woodbridgetownlibrary.org for more information.

As of April 1, 2022, the library is now FINE FREE!  The Woodbridge Town Library has gone fine free, which means patrons will no longer be charged fines for overdue items.  All existing overdue fines for Woodbridge Town Library items have been removed, but this policy change will not include replacement fees for missing or damaged items.  Please see the Circulation Department with any questions, or contact them:  203-389-3433 or askus@woodbridgetownlibrary.org.

The Friends of the Library are again accepting donations!  Drop off your gently loved, no longer wanted books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles at the library during our open hours.  Please, nothing in bad condition, stained, moldy, etc.  Thank you!

Museum Passes Available:  We have museum passes to area attractions, everything from The Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport to the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, providing you with free or discounted admission.  Reserve your passes online then print out at home (when allowed) or pick up at the library.  We can also print them here for you.  Visit https://woodbridge.lioninc.org/museum-passes/ for more info.  Please note that every attraction has its own policies for pass usage and availability may be limited.

Starting June 1, the check-out limit of hoopla items will return to our pre-pandemic limit of 7 per month.  We increased the limit to 10 at the start of the pandemic to make life easier when we were closed to the public or had very limited hours.

From Adult Services

Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30:  RESCHEDULED!  Transcendent Kingdom book discussion:  Join us as we have an open discussion of Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi’s novel of the search for love, family, and God amidst the rational halls of science.  This novel has been selected by the Connecticut Library Association for this year’s statewide, All CT Reads program.

Thursday, June 2 at 7 pm:  Celebrating the Music of Thelonious Monk with the Shoreline Jazz Quartet:  A classic jazz quartet featuring saxophone, guitar/piano, bass, and drums.  Held in the meeting room; space will be limited!

Tuesday, June 14 at 7 pm:  How to be a Supportive Ally:  Want to learn how to be a more supportive ally to the LGBTQIA+ community?  Join us for a fun, interactive lecture presented by Ace Ricker from the New Haven Pride Center.  Bring questions!  Registration required.

Wednesday, June 22 from 6 pm to 7 pm:  Pride Book Discussion:  Drop by to discuss LGBTQIA+ literature, checkout some books, and have some snacks!  This is a teen and adult program.  No registration required.

Adult Summer Reading:  Starts June 18 and ends August 25.  Pick up a packet starting June 18!  Read books and complete challenges to receive raffle tickets and win free books!  Questions should be directed to Kira, kedic@woodbridgetownlibrary.org.

Tuesday, June 28, from 3 to 5 pm:  Woodbridge Writers Workshop:  Join area writers as we read and critique our works in a friendly atmosphere.  Register at the Reference Desk or online.  Contact Bill with questions, warmstrong@woodbridgetownlibrary.org.

From The Children’s Department

Indoor Story Time Has Returned:  Join us on the carpet in the children’s room for fun stories, music, and props!  Every Wednesday at 10:30 am, for infants to age 3 and their caregivers.

In- person Story Craft on Saturdays is back!  Every Saturday, promptly at 10:30 am.  Join us for a special story time session just for children ages 3-5.  We will gather in the craft room for stories followed by a simple craft.  No registration necessary; come every week or when you can!

Summer Reading Kickoff !  Saturday, June 18 – Featuring storyteller Rona Leventhal at 2 pm.  More information to come!  All ages welcome, online registration required.

Graphic Novel Club:  Calling all graphic novel fans in Grades 4-6!  Join us at the library on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30pm to talk about Ryan Andrews’ graphic novel This Was Our Pact.  While we chat, we’ll make a glow jar you can use to light up your room.  Please register.

Save the Date!  Grammy Nominated Judy Pancoast will perform a concert on July 7 at 4:30 pm.  More info to come!  All ages welcome, online registration required.

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