Friends of the West Windsor Library

Friends of the West Windsor Library The Friends of the West Windsor Library is a New Jersey 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation which supports the West Windsor branch of the Mercer County Library
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Operating as usual

Mercer County Library System
12/16/2020

Mercer County Library System

MCL's Winter Reading Program is back! Read books and get rewarded this winter.

Prepare yourself by checking out books now, and then log all of your reading online into LitKeeper between December 21 - January 22. All children who enter their reading will get the chance to win a prize. Each branch we will pick one winner from each of these age groupings:
* Pre-K - 2nd grade
* 3rd - 5th grade
* 6th - 8th grade
(Three prize winners total per branch!)

Mercer County Library System
09/25/2020

Mercer County Library System

We are happy to announce that beginning on October 5, 2020, our library branches will reopen to the public in a hybrid model of service!

Thank you, Mercer County Library System patrons for your patience and support during this extraordinary time. We have missed you very much and are eager to welcome you back into our branches!

In June the Governor has permitted libraries the ability to reopen at 25 patrons or 25% capacity, whichever is less, beginning any time after July 2nd. We have developed a plan to provide library services in the safest way we can, with a combination of limited open public hours and contactless curbside pick-up!

For details, such as hours of operation, what to expect, occupancy limits, public computer use, and more, visit our website: https://www.mcl.org/hybrid-opening-details

(Please Note: Our Hollowbrook Branch, located in the Hollowbrook Community Center, will not be open to the public at this time, but will be offering contactless curbside pick-up.)

Mercer County Library System
09/23/2020

Mercer County Library System

'Tis the Season...for PUMPKINS! Take part in our first ever Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

This year, we invite you to decorate a pumpkin using a book theme. Then submit a photo of your pumpkin to [email protected]. Make sure to include your name, age, book theme, and contact information - so that we may get in touch with you if you win!

Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, October 21st. Then the pumpkins will be 'displayed' on our page from October 22nd through the 29th, at which time people may vote for their favorites. Voting will be tallied by the number of likes each pumpkin receives (so tell your friends to follow us and vote)! Winners will be announced at noon on Halloween.

Two winners will be chosen (one adult and one child) and will receive $10 Target gift cards.

Have fun. We can't wait to see what you create!

New Remote Service.
08/27/2020

New Remote Service.

MCL is now offering a Remote Printing Service!

Patrons who need to print a document or file during the library’s closure may email their request to the library at [email protected].

When sending your email and attachment, please use the subject of "[Branch Name] [your name] print job " (i.e. West Windsor Joe Smith Print Job). Indicate in the body if you wish to have black and white or color prints and the number of copies you need. Also include your name and a phone number so that we may contact you to schedule a curbside pick-up time.

There is a 50-page limit for black-and-white prints and a 10-page limit for color prints. Printing costs are $0.10 per page for black and white and $0.50 per page for color. Exact change is required at time of curbside pick-up.

Library staff will check the print email periodically during business hours. After you submit a print job request, a staff member will contact you regarding any questions about the print job and to schedule a pick-up time.

Branches available for pick-up:
Ewing – 61 Scotch Road, Ewing NJ 08628
Hickory Corner – 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor NJ 08520
Hightstown – 114 Franklin Street, Hightstown NJ 08520
Hopewell – 245 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington NJ 08534
Lawrence – 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Township NJ 08648
Robbinsville – 42 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, Robbinsville NJ 08691
Twin Rivers – 276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor NJ 08520
West Windsor – 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction NJ 08550

Mercer County Library System
07/30/2020

Mercer County Library System

You've asked, and we've listened! MCL is bringing you new curbside pick-ups hours, starting Monday, August 3rd!

The library has added Wednesday evening hours and Saturday hours to our curbside pick-up schedule. Once you've been notified that you're holds are ready, call your local branch to schedule curbside or contactless tabletop pick-up! (Appointments are required for curbside pick-up.)

Our new curbside hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 10am - 4pm
Wednesday: 2pm - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm.

Mercer County Library System
04/14/2020

Mercer County Library System

Looking to update up your resume, and need a little help?

Our librarians will proofread your resume and offer feedback on recommended edits and changes, including grammar, formatting, and overall layout.

Email a draft of your resume (as a Microsoft Word Document) to [email protected]; including a short description of the job you are targeting.

For videos of more help and career resources, visit the "Job Search & Career" playlist on our YouTube page: https://libraryaware.com/202Z6K
https://libraryaware.com/202Z6M

Mercer County Library System
04/07/2020

Mercer County Library System

Do you enjoy reading Science Fiction, or looking to give a new genre a try?
Join our Virtual Science Fiction Book Club!

'Meet up' with us every Monday at 6:30 pm, during library closure, to take part in the virtual science fiction book club on Facebook. Each week we will discuss a different Science Fiction or Fantasy short story. The stories will be selected from throughout the history of science fiction and fantasy writing, sometimes contemporary and sometimes classics. Our first meeting takes place on Monday April 13, where we'll discuss “Give the Family My Love”, by A.T. Greenblatt.

You can find the story here: https://libraryaware.com/200J9Q
https://libraryaware.com/200J9Q

Mercer County Library System
04/04/2020

Mercer County Library System

Join our TrashedArt Contest which celebrates Earth Day by encouraging our patrons to turn ordinary trash into extraordinary art!
This year's contest will take place virtually through MCL's website.

Visit our TrashedArt page for rules and more information:
https://libraryaware.com/1ZZW9X

Looking for recycled art inspiration? Visit our "TrashedArt Inspiration" board on Pinterest!
https://libraryaware.com/1ZZW9Y
https://libraryaware.com/1ZZW9Z

04/01/2020
Drum Dream Girl read by Miss Melissa

Drum Dream Girl read by Miss Melissa

Melissa from our Youth Services department (West Windsor) reads Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle. Video begins with a sing along to Roli Poli.

Mercer County Library System
03/31/2020

Mercer County Library System

Calling all Jane Austen fans!

Join us on our page every Thursday evening at 7:00 pm for an engaging discussion of all things Jane Austen.
https://libraryaware.com/1ZXADG

Mercer County Library System
03/28/2020

Mercer County Library System

Join us for another exciting game of Trivia this Tuesday at 7:00 pm on our page!

We hope to see you there!!

Mercer County Library System
03/27/2020

Mercer County Library System

In order to provide relief to Libraries and to provide more content to patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home, hoopla Digital has curated the hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection.

This list of more than 1,000 top titles will be FREE to our MCLS patrons - PLUS each patron will be debited ZERO Borrows when they borrow any of the included titles! (So, you will still have your five monthly allotted borrows available!)

The Bonus Borrows Collection will be available through 4/30/20. So, what are you waiting for? Visit hoopla Digital and get started today!
https://www.hoopladigital.com/my/hoopla

Mercer County Library System
03/23/2020

Mercer County Library System

Join us this Tuesday, March 24, at 7:00 pm for a fun night of Trivia for the whole family!

Put on your thinking caps and meet us on our page for an hour of trivia, led by Tom (a reference librarian from our Hopewell branch).

We hope to see you there!
https://libraryaware.com/1ZSJ0Z

Mercer County Library System
03/03/2020

Mercer County Library System

"Marie 'Missy' Mattingly Meloney was born in 1878, in an America where women couldn't vote. Yet she recognized the power that women held as consumers and family decision-makers, and persuaded male publishers and politicians to take them seriously. Over the course of her life as a journalist, magazine editor-in-chief, and political advisor, Missy created the idea of the female demographic. After the passage of the 19th Amendment she encouraged candidates to engage with and appeal to women directly. In this role, she advised Presidents from Hoover and Coolidge to FDR. By the time she died in 1943, women were a recognized political force to be reckoned with. In this groundbreaking biography, historian Julie Des Jardins restores Missy to her rightful place in American history." (Provided by publisher)

Learn more about Missy Meloney in the new biography "American Queenmaker" by Julie Des Jardins!
Get it here: https://tinyurl.com/tz8dyre

Mercer County Library System
01/15/2020

Mercer County Library System

We have once again been rated as one of America’s 5-Star Libraries by Library Journal! What an honor. 🥰

Library Journal, a monthly publication for library professionals, recently released its 2019 rating of the nation’s public libraries and acknowledged the Mercer County Library System among the nation's best libraries for eleven out of twelve years!

This year 6,333 libraries were rated using five types of per capita use generated by public libraries. Only 261 libraries received stars. The criteria used: population, circulation, e-material circulation, visits, program attendance, public internet computer users, and Wi-Fi sessions. MCLS was one of four libraries in New Jersey to receive a 5-Star rating, and the only public library in New Jersey to receive a five-star designation within its budget category, where it placed 9th out of 33 libraries nationwide.

THANK YOU to all of our wonderful library staff and patrons who help make our library system so great!!

Mercer County Library System
12/29/2019

Mercer County Library System

Whether you're looking to relax, get stuff done, or try something new this week - we have a program for you!

Join us for these highlighted programs and many more! Visit our events page to register or for more information:
http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/m/mcl/ek.cfm

Mercer County Library System
12/28/2019

Mercer County Library System

With his birthday coming up on December 30th, we've decided to shine our #authorspotlight on beloved children's book author Mercer Mayer this week!

Mercer is the writer and illustrator of the Little Critter books. He began writing and illustrating children's books in 1966 and since that time, he has published over 300 titles, most of which were inspired by his own experiences.

Find his large collection of books here in our catalog: https://libraryaware.com/1YF4GM
https://libraryaware.com/1YF4GN

Mercer County Library System
11/21/2019

Mercer County Library System

Our West Windsor branch hosted a Frozen 2 party!

During the party, participants made paper crowns, played pin the nose on Olaf, created marshmallow snowmen, had a sing-along, played frozen limbo, had a freeze dance and had an ice mission to save olaf from melting (ice on spoon relay race)!

Mercer County Library System
11/21/2019

Mercer County Library System

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Access full issues of Consumer Reports with Flipster or through the MasterFILE Premier database.

Visit our online databases page to get started:
https://libraryaware.com/1XWYF1

If you still have questions, call or visit your local branch.
https://libraryaware.com/1XWYF2

09/24/2019
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Mercer County Library System
09/18/2019

Mercer County Library System

West Windsor is gearing up for their huge annual Friends of the West Windsor Library Book Sale! Join us this Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22 to find great deals on used books.

Take a look at our flyer for more details.

09/16/2019
Mercer County Library System
09/10/2019

Mercer County Library System

Two more children at our West Windsor branch have reached impressive reading goals. The first child read 1,000 books and the second child has read 100 books - all before going into Kindergarten!

Congratulations and we hope you keep reading!

09/05/2019
Mercer County Library System
09/03/2019

Mercer County Library System

We're celebrating #LibraryCardSignUpMonth, so stop in to your favorite local branch and #getlibrarycarded this month!

Already have (and love) your library card? Tell your friends! Share a photo of yourself with your library card on social media and tag us @MCLSNJ!

08/21/2019
NPR
08/21/2019
NPR

NPR

If you feel like you need a good laugh, we’ve got 100 funny books for you, with everything from Aristophanes to Amy Poehler.

An American novelist, short story writer, and poet
08/01/2019
Mercer County Library System

An American novelist, short story writer, and poet

Happy 200th Birthday Herman Melville

Melville was an author and poet best known for his epic novel Moby-Dick. He wrote and published nine other novels, many short stories and four collections of poetry with many works left unpublished.

Two of his most famous quotes are:

“Call me Ishmael.” The opening line from Moby-Dick.

“All wars are boyish, and are fought by boys.” A line from the poem The March into Virginia Ending in the First Manassas (July, 1861).

You can find Melville’s work, movies adaptations, biographies and more in our catalog - http://tinyurl.com/y5bz7tns

07/31/2019
Mercer County Library System
07/24/2019

Mercer County Library System

Our West Windsor Branch was bursting at the seams today with community members who lost power due to the storm. Most of the tables, chairs and parking spaces were full! The branch set up a charging station in their community room so that patrons could recharge their phones and devices. Many of our community members were grateful to be able to spend time in the library and make use of our resources and power!

Address

333 N Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ
08550

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
Thursday 12:00 - 21:00
Friday 12:00 - 21:00

Telephone

+6097990462

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