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ATTENTION PATRONS: SUMMER HOURS & NEW LIBRARY HOURS
  • The Main Library and the Vauxhall Branch will close on Saturdays for the Summer beginning Saturday, June 21, 2014.
  • The Library will reopen on Saturdays beginning Saturday, September 13, 2014. Starting September 13, the new Saturday hours at the Main Library and the Vauxhall Branch Library will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Effective Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Main Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Main Library will be closed on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Vauxhall Branch will remain open on Wednesday evenings until 8 p.m.
  • ELEVATOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
  • ***NOTICE***
  • On Monday, May 5, 2014 work commenced on our elevator improvement project.
  • Please be advised that our elevator will be OUT OF SERVICE during this project. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
  • REMINDER...
  • As seen in past newsletters and flyers, library patrons who live in Union Township are now required to have a Union library card in order to sign-in to the computer system. You MUST have the library card with you to access the computers and printer.
  • Out-of-town residents will be asked to show identification indicating that they do not live in Union Township. Out-of-town patrons will then be issued a computer use card at the Circulation Desk.
  • DOWNLOADABLE eBOOKS
  • Union Public Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic audiobooks and eBooks available 24/7 from the library's website, http://www.youseemore.com/UnionPL.
  • To get started click on the ELibraryNJ icon located on the Library's homepage.
  • JULY MOVIES
  • Tuesday, July 22 at 2:00 pm: "THE MONUMENTS MEN" (2014)“PG -13”- 118 min - Biography-Drama-War. Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray
  • ****No film on Tuesday, July 29****
  • All above films begin at 2:00 PM in the second floor Activities Room of the library.
  • UPL BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 2014
  • The Union Public Library Book Discussion Group welcomes all who have read the book selection. ***NO MEETING IN AUGUST*** The group will next meet on THURSDAY, September 18, 2014 to discuss the book selection "MY BELOVED WORLD" by Sonia Sotomayor. Copies of this book will be available to pick up at the Reference Desk beginning August 25. For additional information call 908.851.5450, ext. 2.
  • CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT
  • The Children's Department of the Main Library has scheduled its programs for the month ofJuly/August 2014. Please stop by and pick up a Calendar/Brochure or check out our Webpage. Click on the Kids page button for more information.
  • Summer Reading Club registration begins Monday, June 2nd both Main Library & Vauxhall Branch. Recording minutes in reading log begins Monday, June 9th. Reading club ends Friday, August 15th. The last day you can officially read for the Summer reading Club is Friday, August 15th. The last day you may record any minutes you read during June, July & August, up to and including Friday, August 15th in your Reading Logs is Saturday, September 13th. The last day you may receive Book Bucks for the minutes you have recorded in your Reading Log is Saturday, September 13th. The last day you may cash in your Book Bucks is Saturday, September 13th. Reading Certificates may be claimed anytime beginning Monday, September 15th. Please ask for one at the children's circulation desk.
  • Thursdays 24th & 31st(Lego Club 2:30pm)
  • Friday, July 25th (Color & Shape Bingo 11:00am)
  • Friday, July 25th (Book Bingo 2:00pm)
  • Wednesday, July 23rd (School-Age Craft Program "Make A Pirate Mobile" 11:00am)
  • Thursday, July 24th ("Volcanoes" Storytime & Science Experiment Program 11:00)
  • Monday, July 28th (Bedtime Storytime @ 7:00pm)
  • Tuesday, July 29th (Dance Program 11:00am)
  • Wednesday, July 30th (School-Age Craft Program "Create With Clay" 11:00am)
  • Thursday, July 31st("Water" Storytime & Science Experiment Program 11:00am)
  • Fridays, August 1st, 8th & 15th (Color & Shape Bingo @ 11:00am)
  • Fridays, August 1st, 8th & 15th (Book Bingo @ 2:00pm)
  • Mondays, August 4th & 11th (Preschool Storytime & Craft Program @ 11:00am
  • Mondays, August 4th & 11th (Bedtime Storytime @ 7:00pm)
  • Tuesday, August 5th ("I Spy With My Little Eye" Contest @ 11:00am)
  • Wednesday, August 6th (School-Age Craft Program " Make A Puppet Theater") @ 11:00am
  • Thursday, August 7th ("Chemical Magic" Storytime & Science Experiment Program @ 11:00)
  • Tuesday, August 12th (Sidewalk Chalk Drawing @ 11:00am)
  • Wednesday, August 13th (School-Age Craft Program " Make An Egg Carton Caterpillar" @ 11:00am)
  • Thursday, August 14th (Australia" Party & Craft Program @ 11:00am)
  • EVENTS AT VAUXHALL BRANCH LIBRARY
  • The Vauxhall Branch Library has scheduled its program for July, 2014. Please stop by at the Branch Library to get a calendar/flyers or check out Vauxhall Library webpage. For more information, click on Vauxhall Programs or call 908-851-5451.
  • ADULT PROGRAMS:
  • (Tuesdays) - "Tai Chi-Free Exercise Program" for mature adults. Please Wear Sneakers and Comfortable Clothing. Please Sign Up!-July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29th.
  • (Wed.) Family Craft Night-"Techno Fun Pinwheel" for school age children thru Grade 12-6:30-7:30 p.m.-Please Sign Up!
  • (Wed.) July 23- "Jeanette Shell Book Scholarship Fund Committee Meeting" Learn how you can become an active member of the committe. 6:30-7:45 p.m.
  • CLUB TEEN:
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  • CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS:
  • (Tues.) July 1-Pre-K Story & Craft-"Constellation Frame"-program for children ages 3-5 & parent/guardian-11:00-11:45 a.m.
  • (Thurs.) July 3-Summer Afternoon Game Day for school age children thru Grade 6-11:00-12:00 p.m. Please Sign Up!
  • (Mon.) July 7 -"BEDTIME STORIES" - For children 8 yrs. old & younger w/ Parents/Guardians. 7-7:30 p.m.
  • (Thurs.) July 10- Craft for School Age Children thru Gr. 6- "RU Curious Make a Thaumatrope"-2:00-3:00 p.m.-Please Sign Up!
  • (Fri.) July 11-Game Day-"Puzzle Me Friday" for children thru Grade 6-2:00-3:00 p.m. Please Sign Up!
  • (Tues.) July 15-Pre-K Game Day "BINGO" program for children ages 3-5 & parent/guardian-11:00-111:45 a.m.
  • (Thurs.) July 17-Summer Afternoon Movie: "The Lorax" (rated PG; 93 min.) 2:00-3:35 p.m.
  • (Fri.) July 18-After School Game Day "Build It up with Jenga" for school age children thru Grade 6-3:30-4:30 p.m. Please Sign Up!
  • (Tues.) July 22-Pre-K Story & Craft "Very Hungry Caterpillar" program for children ages 3-5 & parent/guardian. 11:00-11:45 a.m.
  • (Fri.) July 25-Game Day "Checkers or Chess You Choose Friday" for school age children thru. Grade 6.-2:00 - 3:00 p.m.-Please Sign Up!
  • (Tues.) July 29-Pre-K Movie: "Curious George: the Movie" (rated G; 80 min.) program for children ages 3-5 & parent/guardian.-10:45-12:05 p.m.-Please Sign Up!
  • (Thurs.) "Learning with Electricity" (presented by Michael Bryant of PSEG) "FIZZ" "BOOM" "READ" summer Reading Program for children Grades 4-12-2:00-3:00 p.m. Please Sign Up!
  • LES MALAMUT ART GALLERY PRESENTS ...
  • The Les Malamut Art Gallery is open during regular library hours and is handicapped accessible. The exhibits are free and open to the public.
  • HOW TO MANAGE YOUR UNION PUBLIC LIBRARY ACCOUNT
  • Placing Holds and Renewals: Click "MY ACCOUNT". Enter your 14-digit Library Card number & your PIN. The "PIN" will be the last 4 digits of your phone number. You will have the opportunity to change your PIN after logging on. Click "SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST". The Patron Information screen will appear. The Patron Information Screen will provide: your name, patron ID, address, phone number, email address, patron card expiration date, and links for changing either your PIN or your email address. Some materials are not renewable. You may RENEW renewable items by scrolling to the bottom of the page where you will see: RENEW CHECKED ITEMS. To place a book on HOLD, go to the library catalog. Enter a book title in the title field. Bring up the catalog page of that book. If it is checked-out, place a checkmark in the circle beside the item(s) that you wish to place on HOLD. Then, click the PLACE HOLD REQUEST button. A template will appear that asks you to enter your patron ID (14-digit library card number), your PIN and the library branch where you want to pick-up item. After entering the required information, click SUBMIT REQUEST. The HOLD will register on your Patron Information page.
  • Note: You may not place "Holds" on media, such as videos and DVDs.
  • Bicentennial Bags
  • Vauxhall Branch Library is selling Bicentennial Bags, the cost is $5.00 a bag. The Main Library has sold out.
  • DELIVERY SERVICES TO HOME-BOUND UNION RESIDENTS
  • Do you know someone who is unable to visit the library due to a physical disability or other health-related condition? The library has a service to aid residents who love books and reading but are unable to get to the library on their own. To find out more about this service and eligibility or if you would like to volunteer to help with the program, please contact the Reference Dept, at 908.851.5450, ext. 2.
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