During the Covid 19 outbreak, the Westfield Memorial Library will remain closed. All programs have been postponed.

Online access will continue and if Westfield residents do not have a card, they can request one on the library’s website www.wmlnj.org. A number will be emailed to them.

During this period, no fines or DVD fees will accrue. The library will continue to work with the town to ensure the safety of all patrons.

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The library’s Facebook page is filled with new activities and ideas to keep parents, teens and children busy while they are at home.

Children who are missing Storytime, can listen to Miss Molly, head of Youth Services, read her favorite books on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

On Tuesdays there will be a Virtual LEGO Club and on Thursdays, there’ll be a craft program. Teens can watch author Kelly Yang, who is hosting daily writing classes through Instagram live.

Other popular authors such as Mo Willems, Gene Luen Yang and Annie Kaufman are also reading their work online and offering drawing tutorials.

Middle schoolers can listen to a new webcast series from the author of Free Lunch, while adults can listen to Sir Patrick Stewart reading some of English language’s greatest sonnets, or author Ann Patchett talking about great books to read at home.

Audible is offering free streams on a select number of children’s stories from “Littlest Listeners” to “Folk and Fairy Tales for All.”

Patrons as always can access movies, books and music through the library’s digital services such Overdrive, Freading and Hoopla.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/wmlnj to see even more ways to entertain and educate yourself through the library.