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Wood-Ridge Memorial Library
231 Hackensack Street - Wood-Ridge, New Jersey 07075
Tel: (201) 438-2455

LIBRARY HOURS

September - June
Monday - Thursday
10:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Friday
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturday
10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
July - August
Monday - Thursday
10:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Friday
10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Saturday - Closed

We hope that your time spent here will be truly enjoyable.  Here is some helpful information so that you will know what services we offer; where you can find materials and where machinery is located; and so that you will know the rules and regulations of the Library.  We want you to feel right at home.

 

BORROWING POLICY:
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  • Wood-Ridge Library circulates books, periodicals, books-on-tape and videos.
  • Books circulate for 21 days and may be renewed twice if not on reserve.
  • Books-on-tape and periodicals circulate for 14 days.  Current issues of periodicals do not circulate.
  • New books may not be renewed if there are others on the reserve list.
  • Videos circulate for 7 days.  Please rewind videos before returning.

 

RESERVES AND REQUESTS:
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  • Materials which are out in circulation may be placed on reserve.
  • Wood-Ridge Library patrons may ask for materials in the BCCLS database which we do not own through e-mail request and Comet delivery at the circulation desk. Usual delivery time is 3 - 5 working days, if the material is in the other Library.
  • Wood-Ridge Library patrons may request that new books be purchased by the Library. If reviews do not warrant the books be purchased or other recent books are already available on the subject, we will try to get the request from another BCCLS library for our patrons.

 

RETURNS:
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  • Materials should be placed in the slot at the circulation desk.

 

FINES:
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  • $.l0/day/book, magazine, cassette tape·
  • $1.00/day/video

 

LIBRARY CARDS:
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  • Wood-Ridge residents may obtain a library card free of charge.  Proof of residence is required. Parents of children under 18 years must assume responsibility by their signature for material borrowed with their child's card.
  • Wood-Ridge patrons may use their card to borrow material from any library belonging to the Bergen County Cooperative Library System or having an agreement with BCCLS.
  • Non-residents may presently obtain a Wood-Ridge Library card for an annual fee of $65.00.
  • Moonachie residents may receive a Wood-Ridge subscription borrowers' card by requesting a voucher from the Moonachie Borough clerk. They then bring the voucher to this Library for borrowing from and through the Wood-Ridge Library only.
  • Lost or worn cards may be replaced for a fee of $3.00.
  • Please notify us if you change your address or phone number or if you plan to move from Wood-Ridge.

 

CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT:
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  • The Children's Department serves infants through sixth grade and adults who work with children.
  • Picture books contain the best contemporary and classic stories to read to the young, preschool to the 3rd grade.
  • The children's fiction collection includes classics, mysteries, humor, adventure, sports stories, historical fiction, and science fiction for grades 4 - 6.
  • Children's non-fiction books include such Categories as science, mythology, poetry, history, crafts, animals, and biographies.
  • The paperback collection contains today's most popular titles for children.
  • Reference contains materials like dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, etc.
  • The children's collection also has stories, music, and read-alongs on cassette.
  • The magazines contain up-to-date articles in such magazines as Boy's Life. Ladybug. and Sport's Illustrated for Kids.

 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:
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  • A variety of book-related programs and activities are planned throughout the year for children ages pre-school through grade 6.
  • Visits by school classes, nursery schools, and other groups are welcome. Arrangements should be made in advance by phone or
    person by contacting the Children's Librarian.
  • Programs include:                                                                      
    Pre-school and elementary story time
    Toddler story time for 2 year-olds with their parent or caregiver
    Class visits, stories, tours, library orientation, reference and
    research
  • Special holiday programs including crafts, puppet shows.
    Summer reading programs
    Book Bingo

 

PHOTOCOPYING SERVICES:
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  • A photocopying machine is located near the Circulation Desk for the convenience of our patrons. Copies can be made for $.l0/page.

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY:
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  The Friends of the Library support the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library through gifts of money and materials and has fund raisers and book sales for this purpose.

  They also raise the consciousness of the public about the Library through publicity and their work. The Friends group meets the 3rd Monday of the month, September through June. Book sales are announced in the local papers. Ask at the Circulation Desk for information about joining
the group.

 

LITERACY AND ENGLISH AS
A SECOND LANGUAGE TUTORING
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  Through the auspices of the Literacy Volunteers of America, literacy training and tutoring and English as a Second Language tutoring are available at the Library. Ask at the circulation desk for further information about who to contact.

 

COMMUNITY DIRECTORIES:
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  • A directory of organizations in Wood-Ridge can be obtained at the Circulation Desk.

 

INCOME TAX FOR SENIORS:
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  • During January - March, volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) come to the Library to help senior citizens with their taxes. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk for sign-up times.

 

HISTORY TIMETABLE
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January 23, 1930 - Herminie Hotz suggests to the Community Club that a Library be organized in the Borough

January 6, 1931 - Library opens in School #2 with a collection of 2,000 books

Summer, 1935 - Library moves to 219 Valley Boulevard

Spring, 1940 - Herminie Hotz holds first story hour

November 7, 1944 - Residents vote for Borough takeover for Library

Summer, 1947 - Library expands into adjacent store

November 4, 1952 - Residents vote to restore Brinkerhoff house for Library

August, 1954 - Library moves to 231 Hackensack Street

September 19, 1954 - Restored building is dedicated as a Memorial Library

September 19, 1957 - Art Gallery dedicated to Arthur Wakeling

November 2, 1965 - Residents reject referendum to expand Library building

February 15, 1975 - Children's wing is dedicated

February 28, 1977 - Friends of the Library organized

September 16, 1979 - Memorial Library rededicated on its 25th anniversary

July 24, 1984 - Library was entered into the National Register of Historic Places