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The Seed Library @ WTPL Now Open!

Book SaleWith the arrival of spring, do your thoughts turn toward vegetable gardening? Then make your first stop in your search for seeds The Seed Library @ WTPL! Heirloom and non-GMO/open-pollinated seeds are available for you to borrow. At the end of the season "return" the seeds. For more information click here.



National Library Week 2014

National Library Week 2014 bannerHelp us celebrate National Library Week, April 13-19! The theme this year is "Lives Change @ Your Library." The WTPL joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in the celebration, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians, and library workers. Join us on Monday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for Patron Appreciation Day, as we thank all our wonderful patrons for their continuing support. ...

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study.  Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.



New Databases Available

smpronunciatorTwo new databases -- one for learning languages, the other for researching genealogy -- are now available through the Library. Pronunciator allows you to World Vital Recordslearn any language, in virtually any other language. It also provides ESL for speakers of 50 non-English languages. ...

Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases. Click here to access this database.

World Vital Records provides simple and affordable access to more than 4.2 billion names in family history record collections worldwide. It includes birth, marriage and death records; military records; newspapers, 1739 to present; historical maps; high school, college and military yearbooks; and tombstone photos. New records are added every month. To access this database from the Library, click here. To access this database from home, click here.



Upcoming Book Sale

Book SaleIt's time to bring your used books, DVDs and CDs to the library for the annual Friends of WTPL Book Sale. Drop off materials during regular library hours -- 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday. Please do not leave donations outside when the library is closed. ...

Hardcover and paperback books, in good condition, for adults, young adults and children are welcome, but no textbooks or magazines. We are also accepting DVDs and music and spoken-word CDs for all ages, but not cassettes or VHS tapes. So this is a good time to start your spring cleaning.

The dates of the sale are May 16 and 17. We also need volunteers to help set up and work at the sale. If you would like to help, please call Tracy Mixon at 973-525-4649 or email to

All proceeds from the book sale go to help support programs and activities at the Washington Township Public Library.



This Month's Art Display

Art displayOn display throughout the month of April is the work of the Musconetcong Watercolor Group. The MWG meets weekly in a 19th-century gristmill overlooking the Musconetcong River in the tiny hamlet of Imlaydale. The mill is the home and studio of Doris Ettlinger -- watercolorist, teacher and illustrator of many children’s books. Members -- representing many styles, experience, and interests -- offer encouragement and feedback to one another. Everyone shares a dedication to the art of watercolor, and that commitment is evident in their improving skills.