West Orange Public Library marks one year of pandemic services

West Orange Public Library marks one year of pandemic services

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library is marking one year since home delivery and curbside pickup services began. In July, the Library will commemorate a year of being open for in-person services.  On Monday, June 14, the library resumed normal hours and welcomed non-residents of West Orange. Senior hours and curbside pickup […]

‘Essex County Escapades’ art show at West Orange library

‘Essex County Escapades’ art show at West Orange library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Public Library is currently presenting an exhibition of contemporary realist paintings by artist Maria Mijares titled “Essex County Escapades,” on display through Sunday, May 23.  The selection of artworks feature local subjects visited across decades, including the iconic Irvington WPA firemen’s training structure, Pabst Brewery from South Orange Avenue […]

Eagle Scout project beautifies grounds at West Orange Public Library

Eagle Scout project beautifies grounds at West Orange Public Library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Library patrons will now have a new place to sit and enjoy seasonal colors. The West Orange Public Library was the recipient of newly constructed benches in front of the main entrance on Mt. Pleasant Avenue. The Eagle Scout project undertaken by Vin Cilli, of West Orange, yielded two identical wooden […]

Council restarts redevelopment process at Executive Drive

Council restarts redevelopment process at Executive Drive

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council passed two resolutions that restart the redevelopment process at Executive Drive at its Sept. 22 meeting, 11 days after an appellate court halted the previous plan with a unanimous decision from three judges. The new resolutions start the redevelopment process over: one authorized the West Orange […]

Join the WOPL’s board of trustees

Join the WOPL’s board of trustees

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library welcomes energetic, innovative and motivated community members to join its board of trustees. As part of a volunteer board, trustees are responsible for carrying out duties including serving as a committed library advocate, approving an annual budget and working closely with the library director to ensure […]

WO Library reopens with modified hours, guidelines

WO Library reopens with modified hours, guidelines

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library is now open to West Orange card holders and residents only. The first hour of each day is reserved for seniors and the medically vulnerable. Masks are required. The library has temporarily altered its hours and will be open: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. […]

West Orange Library now offering curbside pickup

West Orange Library now offering curbside pickup

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Public Library began to offer curbside pickup on June 17, per Gov. Phil Murphy’s administrative order concerning the reopening of the state.  At this time, library patrons may request materials from their home library only. BCCLS is currently not fulfilling requests between towns. Materials from other towns can still […]

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