This summer, we invite you to dive into a world of reading with us by participating in our Oceans of Possibilities summer celebration of books and reading. We have lots of fun events and prizes for kids age 12 and under, but readers of all ages can contribute! Once again, we are setting a community-wide goal to read 30,000 minutes between June 21st (the first day you can start logging your reading) and August 31st (the final day to log your reading). To register for the summer reading challenge and begin logging your reading, you can download the free Beanstack reading tracker on your phone. Or visit our Beanstack Landing Page to set up accounts for yourself and the other readers in your family. If you’re not much of a reader, you can still participate! We encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation to the Wanaque Library Foundation in honor of a special reader in your circle of friends and family. Checks can be made out to Wanaque Library Foundation and dropped off at the library, or you can donate to the Foundation via PayPal. Donors, please let us know if it’s okay to feature your name and the name of your sponsored reader in our library publicity!
Access hundreds of great British TV shows for free with your Wanaque library card! Vera, Agatha Raisin, My Life is Murder and more. View the collection.
May 2022: Visit covidtests.gov to order up to 8 free COVID testing kits for your family.
Have you recently lost your job and are struggling to pay your bills while searching for a new position? Unemployment Insurance (UI) provides temporary financial support to people who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. If you find yourself in this situation, you will want to visit the new, simplified unemployment application, available online from the Department of Labor.
If you’re not in the book industry, you might not be aware that most new books are published on Tuesdays. And guess what? Today is Tuesday! This week we’ve added new books by Bill O’Reilly, Nancy Thayer, Amanda Quick, and Victoria Thompson (among others). We just put these books out a few minutes ago. If you would like to reserve one, give us a call at 973-839-4434 and we will set it aside for you. If someone else has already beat you to it, no problem, we’ll add you to the holds list! By the way, you can also request items online anytime – even BEFORE they are published, or if another person has something checked out that you want to borrow. You can call us or stop by and we’ll do it for you, or you can do it yourself online through My Account, at catalog.palsplus.org. (You’ll need your library barcode and your PIN to log in. Your PIN is usually the last four digits of the phone number you gave us when you registered for your library card.) If you need help learning how to request things through My Account, feel free to ask us for help the next time you’re at the library. Happy reading, fellow bookworms! Mary Martin, Library Director
The April 2022 release of United States Census Records provides genealogists, historians, researchers, and all of us an opportunity to research our family history alongside our nation’s history. Explore census records to see how America has changed: census.gov/1950records
It’s a new month, and that means you’re able to borrow up to 10 items from our HooplaDigital collection. We’ve got streaming movies and TV galore. Currently popular titles include 13 Going on 30 (with Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo), Woman in Gold (with Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren), My Cousin Vinny (featuring Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei), Oscar-winning film The Artist, My Dog Skip, Ukraine On Fire, Dave (featuring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline) and Secondhand Lions (featuring Robert Duvall). Here’s what other people are checking out and enjoying: All you need to get started is your Wanaque Public Library card. Don’t have one? Get one here!
The Wanaque Library Book Club meets via Zoom at 7 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month. New members are welcome! To join, or to get a copy of this month’s book, just call us at 973-839-4434 or email email@example.com. Happy reading!
Have you fallen behind on your rent due to COVID-related problems? The Passaic County COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program (also know as ERAP, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program) can help low and moderate-income tenants pay up to 100% of past overdue rent, as far back as March 2020. For more information, visit http://impactpassaic.com/rentrelief
New Jersey Family Care provides free or low-cost health coverage to qualified NJ residents. Gov Murphy has launched a new multi-year initiative to Cover All Kids, which will provide healthcare coverage to all New Jersey children under the age of 19. NJ FamilyCare covers doctor visits, shots, prescriptions, dental, eye care, mental health, doulas and much more. Visit www.njfamilycare.org or call 1-800-701-0710