From Nov. 7 to Dec. 3, the Westfield Memorial Library will collect new, unwrapped books for children and young adults as part of the New Jersey Library Association’s Children’s Services campaign. The Library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Every year, thousands of books are collected through New Jersey libraries and distributed to less fortunate children throughout the state during the holidays. The books that the Westfield library collects will be sent to the Elizabeth Library so they can be distributed to children throughout Union County.

“This unique program allows us to share our love of books and reading with children in need,” said Molly Adams, Coordinator of Youth Services. “The time and effort spent on this project is rewarding for both the individuals and the communities that participate.”

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Books will be accepted anytime during the hours that the library is open: Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. The library will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 for Veterans’ Day, closing at 5: p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library strives to provide the Westfield community an environment that promotes a love of reading and ensures free access to ideas and information. For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”