WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library remains open to the public with modified opening hours and at 25% capacity. Browsing time is limited to one hour and computer time is limited to twenty minutes. The Book Drop is open for items returns and all materials will be quarantined for three days before being checked in. Porch pick-up is available upon request.
Here's a look at the special activities scheduled for October.
Music with Miss Nita
The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library will host free music-and-movement classes with Miss Nita on our Facebook page. Prerecorded sessions are posted every Wednesday at 10am, and are available to view at any time. Come share the joys of making music!
Story Time with Mr. Paul
Who doesn't love being read to? Join Mr. Paul for story time, posted to the library's Facebook and Youtube pages every Monday and Friday at 4pm.
Ready to get crafty? Every Tuesday will feature a new craft kit complete with all necessary materials. Video instructions will be posted to our Youtube and Facebook pages. To reserve your kit for porch pickup please call the library or email Mr. Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library has many entertaining and educational databases, including but not limited to Gale LegalForms, CultureGrams, Ancestry and Biography in Context.
We also offer a film streaming service through Kanopy and access to comprehensive news coverage at the local, state, regional and national levels through U.S. Major Dailies.
Miss Humblebee's Academy
Families in Wood-Ridge now have free access to Miss Humblebee's Academy, an award-winning online, educational program that assists the library’s youngest learners in building foundational literacy skills and preparing for Kindergarten. Designed for children ages 3 to 6, Miss Humblebee's Academy employs friendly cartoon characters to guide learning activities, making it fun and easy-to-use, with lessons spanning all major academic subjects. Miss Humblebee's Academy may be accessed either within the library or remotely with a Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card number through the library's website at https://woodridgememoriallibrary.org/
The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library is lending free admission passes to 13 NJ and NYC museums. Museums include the American Museum of Natural History, the Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey, the Museum of Modern Art, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and Grounds for Sculpture. Each pass offers free admission for multiple guests; some passes offer additional discounts at the museum's gift shop. Passes may be borrowed by any Wood-Ridge resident, age 18 and older, with a library card in good standing. Passes are loaned for three days and may be reserved online through the Library's website at https://woodridgememoriallibrary.org/ For more information or to reserve a pass by phone, please call the Library at (201) 438-2455.
Wood-Ridge Memorial Library cardholders now have free access to BookFlix®, available through the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library's website. BookFlix® is an online resource that pairs classic animated storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction ebooks from Scholastic to build real-world knowledge and early literacy skills. BookFlix® encourages a love of reading and learning among young learners in pre-K through grade 3. BookFlix® may be accessed either within the library or remotely with a Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card number through the library's website at https://woodridgememoriallibrary.org/
Literature Resource Center database offered by Wood-Ridge Memorial Library
The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library now offers Literature Resource Center, the online destination for literary criticism, author biographies, reviews, and more. It is the world’s most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature database, covering more than 150,000 writers in all disciplines, time periods, and regions of the world. Literature Resource Center may be accessed either within the library or remotely with a Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card number through the library's website at https://woodridgememoriallibrary.org/
Wood-Ridge Memorial Library Announces eLibrary
The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library now offers eLibrary®, a user-friendly general reference tool that simplifies the research process, empowering novice researchers to more easily and efficiently choose their research topic and find authoritative information to support their research claim. Organized by topic, eLibrary® delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of user, including elementary students, high school and college-level researchers, and professional educators. eLibrary® may be accessed either within the library or remotely with a Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card number through the library's website at https://woodridgmemoriallibrary.org/
Wood-Ridge Memorial Library Offers LearningExpress Library™
Improving computer skills, preparing for college admissions tests, and passing a career licensing exam just got easier with LearningExpress Library, now available through the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library's website. This extensive collection of digital resources includes interactive tutorials, practice tests, and more than 200 downloadable eBooks. Online practice tests are available for the GED, PSAT, SAT, AP, TOEFL iBT, and U.S. citizenship exams. Patrons can also master computer skills in popular software applications with tutorials from basic to advanced levels. LearningExpress Library resources are available free of charge to Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card holders through the library's website at https://woodridgememoriallibrary.org/
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