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  • ***NOTICE***
  • On Monday, April 28, 2014 work will commence 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.
  • 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.
  • Union Public Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic audiobooks and eBooks available 24/7 from the library's website,
  • To get started click on the ELibraryNJ icon located on the Library's homepage.
  • Tuesday, April 29: "SAVING MR. BANKS" (2013). "PG-13", 125 min, Biography/Comedy/Drama. Starring Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson.
  • All above films begin at 2:00 PM in the second floor Activities Room of the library. FREE POPCORN!
  • The Union Public Library Book Discussion Group welcomes all who have read the book selection. The group will meet on Weds., April 16 at 7:00 P.M. to discuss the selection "Mr. Churchill's Secretary" By Susan Elia Macneal. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Copies of this book are available to pick up at the Reference Desk. For additional information call 908.851.5450, ext. 2.
  • The Children's Department of the Main Library has scheduled its programs for the month of April 2014. Please stop by and pick up a Calendar/Brochure or check out our Webpage. Click on the Kids page button for more information.
  • Happy Holidays!
  • Tuesdays, April 1st & 8th (Mother Goose Time @ 10:30am)
  • Thursdays, April 3rd & 10th (Presschool Storytime @ 10:30am)
  • Saturday, April 12th (Saturday Storytime & Craft Program @ 11:00am)
  • Monday, April 14th (Craft Program @ 11:00am)
  • Tuesday, April 15th ( Storytime & Craft Program @ 11:00am)
  • Wednesday, April 16th (Craft Porgram @11:00am)
  • Thursday, April 17th (Storytime & Ctaft Program @ 11:00am)
  • The Vauxhall Branch Library has scheduled its program for April, 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.
  • (Tuesdays) - "Tai Chi-Free Exercise Program" for mature adults. Please Wear Sneakers and Comfortable Clothing. Please Sign Up!-April 1, 8th, & 29th.
  • (Wed.) April 16- "First-Time Homebuyer Information Session" Presented by Union Center National Bank-Receive answers to your home buying and home mortgage loans questions-7-8p.m./Please Sign Up!
  • (Sat.) April 19-Saturday Movie Matinee: "12 Years a Slave" (rated R; 134 min.) 12:00-2:15 p.m.
  • (Sat.) April 26-"Custom Design Your Ideal Job" w/consultant Minaha Murray-Learn how to use your skills & talents to become your own boss. 10-11:30 a.m. Please Sign Up!
  • (Mon.) April 28-Hilton Readers: Book Discussion Group; "Kitchen House" (by Kathleen Grissom) Bring Dinner; Desserts/Beverages Provided. 6-7:45 p.m. Please Sign Up!
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  • (Wed.) April 9-"CLUB TEEN- Theme: "Thinking Big About Your Future" Program for students Grade 5-12. Join our Advisory Board. Receive Community Hours! Refreshments served. 6:00-7:45 p.m. Please Sign Up!
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  • (Tues.) April 1 Pre-K Story & Craft: "Spring Plant Stakes" for children ages 3-5 & parent/guardian. 11-11:45 a.m.
  • (Mon.) April 7-"Bedtime Stories" - Children 8 yrs. old & younger along with Parents/Guardians. 7-7:30 p.m.
  • (Tuesdays) Let's Play Chess! For ages 8-16 yrs. old-3:00-5:00 p.m./Please sign up!-April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th.
  • (Thurs.) April 4-"After School Game Day" for school age children thru Grade 6-3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • (Tues.) April 8-Pre-K Game day: "BINGO" for children ages 3-5 & parent/guardian) 11:00-11:45 a.m. Please Sign Up!
  • (Thurs.) April 10-After School Craft: "Jeweled Locker Mirror" for school age children thru Gr. 6 (Adult must accompany child under age 8) 3:30-4:30 p.m. Please Sign Up!
  • (Mon.) April 14-After School Movie: "Frozen" (rated PG; 94 min) (Adult must accompany children under age 8) 3:30-5:05 p.m.
  • (Tues.) April 22-Movie Matinee: "Garrett's Gift" w/Queen Latifah (NR; 20 min.) 11-11:20 a.m.
  • (Thurs.) April 24- "After School Poetry Slam" for school age children thru Grade 6-3:30-4:30 p.m. Please Sign Up!
  • The Les Malamut Art Gallery is open during regular library hours and is handicapped accessible. The exhibits are free and open to the public.
  • 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.
  • 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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