Our hours: Monday to Thursday—10 am to 8 pm; Friday & Saturday—10 am to 5 pm.
We will be closed on Saturdays starting July 2, reopening after Labor Day.

Summer Outdoor Films Return in August

We're bringing outdoor summer movies back in August!

Please only select ONE movie in each category!

Superhero Films
Live Action Family Films
Animated Family Films
Modern Classic Films

How to be a Supportive Ally: Presented by the New Haven Pride Center

Happy Pride Month! Want to learn how to be a more supportive ally to the LGBTQIA+ community? Join us for a fun, interactive lecture presented by Ace Ricker from the New Haven Pride Center.

Ace (he/him) has been an educator and advocate for over fifteen years. He has worked with a wide variety of organizations, religious forums, and non-profits, and has delivered diversity and inclusion workshops and materials on topics like suicide prevention, LGBTQ+ awareness, safer sex, rape culture and sexism, religion and spirituality, and more. He plans to continue working to eliminate ignorance throughout Connecticut communities, both on his own and with others in the LGBTQ+ community.

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Celebrating the Music of Thelonious Monk

Join The Shoreline Jazz Quartet on Thursday, June 2 from 7 pm to 8 pm as they play music from pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk! Register Here.

Also, come support the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community by stopping by Amity Asian Activism’s bake sale! Amity Asian Activism is a student-led organization based in Amity High School that gives Asian American students the platform to make their voices heard. Stop by their Asian-themed bake sale with cash during the Jazz Concert on Thursday, June 2nd from 7pm-8pm in front of the library! There will be baked goods, candy, snacks, and more. All proceeds will go to a local AAPI owned business.

Friends accepting donations again through June 30!

The Friends of the Library are now accepting donations! Drop off your gently loved, no longer wanted books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles at the library during our open hours now through June 30. Please, nothing in bad condition, stained, moldy, etc. Thank you!

The Friends will be “on vacation” from all donations in July and August. They will resume donations after Labor Day. 

The History of White House Entertainment

Join former White House butler, Alan DeValerio, as he recounts his experience with White House entertaining and how it has evolved over the years. Alan will also display many of the White House artifacts that he has collected, and retell stories from those who have taken care of the First Families since FDR!

Registration Required

Passports to CT Libraries: Win Up to $150!

To celebrate National Library Week (April 3-9), the Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program (hosted by the Connecticut Library Association) invites you to visit over 140 participating Connecticut public libraries within the month of April. Take the opportunity to explore each library’s architecture, ambiance and collection, in a program similar to the Connecticut Wine Trail Passport.

To participate, visit the WTL April 1 or after to pick up your Passport and list of participating libraries. More information will be given to you at that time. Return your completed Passport at the program’s end to be entered into drawings for a chance to win a $150 Visa gift card for adults (18 and up) and a $100 Visa gift card for children (under 18).  

Questions? Contact Jen Sullivan, Head of Adult Services (and coordinator of this statewide program) 203-389-3487 or jsullivan@woodbridgetownlibrary.org. Need a card? Stop by the Circulation Desk any time we are open, with proof of Woodbridge residency. Questions about library cards or your account can be directed to 203-389-3433 or askus@woodbridgetownlibrary.org

Program this Wednesday! It’s Time to Pivot

Author and filmmaker, Steve Hamm, returns to the Woodbridge Town Library to discuss the different forms climate change action can take in local communities. Steve will discuss his new book, The Pivot: Addressing Global Problems Through Local Action, which focuses on a collaborative effort created in the midst of COVID-19 to help communities become more sustainable and resilient.

Steve will also be showing his documentary, A River Speaks, about Connecticut’s Mill River. Together, the book and video are a call to action: for society, to pivot to becoming more sustainable and, for individuals, to become climate activists.

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We are now fine free!

The Woodbridge Town Library has gone fine free, which means patrons will no longer be charged fines for overdue items. The Library had been waiving all overdue fines since the start of the pandemic and the recognition that fines create barriers to access led the Woodbridge Library Commission to vote to permanently eliminate all

fines for overdue books, movies and other library items at its March meeting. All existing overdue fines for Woodbridge Town Library items have been removed, but this policy change will not include replacement fees for missing or damaged items.

“We want people in the community to be excited about coming to the Library, rather than worried about whether or not they owe a fine,” says Library Director Eric Werthmann. “We want to encourage the use of the Library’s materials, facilities and services.”

The Fine Free movement is growing in the library world and has been adopted by many local libraries. Currently there are almost 100 fine free libraries (52 percent) in Connecticut, including nearby libraries in Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Hamden, Madison, and New Haven.

Items will still have due dates, and patrons will still responsible for returning books, movies and other borrowed items. If there’s no hold on an item for another patron, the item will be renewed automatically up to two times. Patrons are still responsible for lost or damaged materials; they will be charged the value of the item so that the library can buy a replacement copy. Overdue museum passes will have a $5 per day late fee.

This new policy applies only to items owned by the Woodbridge Town Library; fees may be charged by other Connecticut libraries (including those in the LION consortium) and may be applied to the patron’s library account. Please see the Circulation Department with any questions, or contact them: 203-389-3433 or askus@woodbridgetownlibrary.org