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 […]

A 21st-century library for a 21st-century crisis

A 21st-century library for a 21st-century crisis

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Like every other library in the country, the West Orange Public Library was forced to close when the COVID-19 pandemic began to shut down nonessential businesses in an effort to keep people home to prevent the spread of the virus. But that didn’t stop the staff from working, setting up online […]

WOPL offers access to thousands of movies and more via Kanopy

WOPL offers access to thousands of movies and more via Kanopy

WEST ORANGE, NJ, — Looking to cut the cord or save money on cable and streaming subscriptions? West Orange Public Library patrons can now access the award-winning video streaming service Kanopy via their library log-in. Choose from thousands of films, documentaries, classic cinema, foreign and independent films, and more. But entertainment’s just the start. Kanopy […]

Roach couple decorates library for BHM

Roach couple decorates library for BHM

WEST ORANGE, NJ — During Black History Month, the West Orange Public Library was decorated by West Orange African Heritage Organization members Michael Roach and Yvonne Nambe Roach. This was their second year decorating the library for Black History Month. Their decorations represented African art and African-American art, and provided information to library visitors. Photos […]

‘Anti-Nuke Power Art’ at the WOPL

‘Anti-Nuke Power Art’ at the WOPL

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library will present “Anti-Nuke Power Art,” a gallery exhibit, from Monday, March 2, through Saturday, March 28, with a reception Saturday, March 21, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. The reception will include a talk from participating artists. In this exhibit, […]

BHM art exhibit shows range and beauty

BHM art exhibit shows range and beauty

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Black History Month is being celebrated at the West Orange Public Library with an art exhibit of installations, quilts and collages, on display until Feb. 29. Curated by Mansa Mussa, the show is called “Fertile Soil: Ancestors and Icons” and also features Mussa’s own work. “You have people who have inspired […]

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