Attention eBook Readers!
The Library now owns copies of the most-requested ebooks on DigitalLibraryNJ. You still request them through the DigitalLibraryNJ.com web site, but copies that our Library has purchased only circulate to our patrons. ...
Place a hold on any of these ebooks and only other patrons of WTPL with existing holds will get it before you. We can't tell you how many other patrons are ahead of you, but we can tell you that the number of holds given when you place your hold do not apply to you. Click here to see a list of these popular ebooks that we have purchased, as well as ebooks that we purchased for the high school's required summer reading.
WTPL's Best Sellers Club
Plan ahead! You don't need to rush to reserve your copy of a newly released book by your favorite fiction author. (Even if you know about this library service, please read on.) ...
Join our Best Sellers Club, which is designed to make your life easier. You tell us which authors on our list you like to read, and we do the rest. You may select up to ten authors from a list of over 250 popular fiction authors. Print out this form or pick one up at the library, select your authors, and drop the form off at the Circulation Desk. We’ll automatically place a hold for you on each new book released by the authors you select. When the books are available for you to pick up, you'll be notified by phone (the default method), email or text message.
Already a member of the Best Sellers Club? We've updated the list of authors, adding many more. If you would like to change your selected authors, let us know by filling out this form with your 10 choices and hand it in. These 10 authors will replace those you previously chose.
The Best Sellers Club is a free service available to anyone with a Washington Township Public Library card.
New Databases Available
Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases. Click here to access this database.
World Vital Records provides simple and affordable access to more than 4.2 billion names in family history record collections worldwide. It includes birth, marriage and death records; military records; newspapers, 1739 to present; historical maps; high school, college and military yearbooks; and tombstone photos. New records are added every month. To access this database from the Library, click here. To access this database from home, click here.
This Month's Art Display
On display at the Library for the month of October are the inventive collages of Dorothy Wasserman. Starting with her own photographs, she then moves to putting the work together by hand, without the use of a computer, in keeping with the history of art making as a tactile process. The raw collages are then scanned and printed on rag paper with archival inks. The images are often centered around portraiture with backgrounds depicting scenes from New York City, Paris, Philadelphia, as well as Long Valley.
Dorothy has been an art teacher in the Washington Township School System since 1992.