News & Announcements
Blind Date with a Book
Stop by this week for Blind Date with a Book! Choose from our selection of wrapped books to borrow. It will be a mystery until you get home! This is a great chance for you to try reading something you might not normally pick out for yourself. Titles are available for all ages. Fill out the review form to receive a sweet treat!
Love Your Library Month
February is Love Your Library Month. Show your support with the help of the annual WTPL Friends’ Valentine Tree. Paper hearts with wish list titles will be placed on the tree. Simply pick a heart and bring it to the circulation desk with the suggested donation ($15 for books; $20 for DVDs). When the book or film arrives you will be notified and can be the first to borrow it. WTPL will also recognize your generous gift with a book plate.
Local Artist Paul Hamilton
Throughout February, the library will display works by Paul Hamilton, a professional photojournalist based in Long Valley. “Black Lives Matter” is a collection of photographs and commentary which put the controversial political movement in context for Black History Month.
Spring Lifetime Learning
Registration is now open for spring Lifetime Learning. The semester kicks off on April 6th with “Giacomo Puccini & The Opera,” led by Dr. Robert Butts. Dr. Michael Norris and Dr. Salvatore Prisco both return in May, with “Virtual Metropolitan Art Museum Tours” and “Historical Controversies,” respectively. The cost for each series remains $25. Registration forms are available online and at the library.
Winter Reading Club Prize Winners
Congratulations to Finn B., Gwen M., Eva O., and Megan S., the winners in our Winter Reading Club prize drawing. Each received a $25 gift certificate to the local movie theater. Thanks to everyone who took part in the club!
Fold3 Military Database Now Available
The library is pleased to announce that it now has a subscription to Fold3, a genealogy database of original military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Members of our library can access this database either from on-site computers or from home. You can access the database using this link.
Gale Small Business Builder
Own a small business, or thinking of starting one? Help is here. Thanks to M.A.I.N. and the Morris County Economic Development Corporation we are pleased to offer Gale Small Business Builder. Click on Get Started on the page that opens. SBB is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or non-profit.
Wireless printing now available
You can now print directly to a wireless printer from your mobile device when you are in the library. Please be sure to ask a reference librarian for help you if you are unsure how to do this.
Free Driver Education Program
Will you or someone in your family be getting a driver’s permit soon? Do you need help preparing for the DMV test? This online service will help your patrons prepare for the driver knowledge test and become safe drivers. Click here to access the site.
2018 Fuel Economy Guide Now Available
Thinking of purchasing a vehicle this holiday season? Concerned about fuel economy? The U.S Dept. of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can help. The Guide and the website include updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984, side-by-side vehicle comparisons, and fuel saving tips. The website also contains vehicle-specific air pollution emissions information and safety ratings. Click here for more information.