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  • Art Gallery | Mysite

    HOME ABOUT eLIBRARY YOUTH SERVICES ADULTS PASSPORT INFORMATION More... Waldwick Library Gallery Presents Robert Kane Photography

  • School Visits | Mysite

    School Visits HOME ABOUT eLIBRARY YOUTH SERVICES ADULTS More... If you would like to bring your class to the library, or to schedule for Ms. Jenn to come to your school, please email jennifer.kellymaloney@waldwick.bccls.org with the subject line school visit and provide your name, school and contact information.

  • History | Mysite

    HOME ABOUT eLIBRARY YOUTH SERVICES ADULTS More... History ​ The Waldwick Public Library was founded in 1940 by the Men's Community Club of Waldwick. Its first home was a room about the size of a classroom in the basement of the Prospect Street School. Volunteers built shelves, collected and catalogued books, and accepted donations of furniture for the fledgling library. The population in Waldwick in 1940 was 2,475. ​ By 1950, the population had grown to 3,963 and the school could no longer guarantee the library full-time use of its facilities. The Woman's Club of Waldwick undertook as its project the "Expansion of the Facilities of the Public Library" and established a library fund. The Borough Council set aside a piece of land at the corner of Prospect Street and Stanley Place for the construction of a new library building. Over the next five years, a successful fundraising drive was completed and Andrew Politis, architect, was hired to design the new building. The $19,000 one-story structure, constructed in part from sandstone blocks salvaged from the old Bamper Hotel, was dedicated on June 24, 1956. ​ Five major additions to the building have been required to keep pace with the steadily increasing demand for library services in Waldwick. The first addition to the library, made possible by funds raised by the Lion's Club and Woman's Club, was dedicated in 1965 and put into service as the children's room. Further additions were made in 1972, at a cost of $25,000, and in 1980 at a cost of $61,505. The former provided space for the library's growing collection; the latter provided a multipurpose room used for library programs, meetings, and storage. The 2003 expansion and renovation project provided additional space for collections, programs, children's services, and offices for library staff. In October of 2012, the community celebrated the completion of a $400,000 building project that doubled the size of the meeting room, created a local history archives and gallery, and provided a space for quiet study. ​ As a member of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, the Waldwick Public Library shares resources with more than seventy other public libraries in northern New Jersey. The BCCLS reciprocal borrowing program allows Waldwick residents to use hometown library cards in libraries in neighboring towns or have materials from other libraries delivered to the Waldwick Public Library.

  • Internet Use | Mysite

    HOME ABOUT eLIBRARY YOUTH SERVICES ADULTS More... Internet Use ​ The Waldwick Public Library is pleased to offer Internet access to patrons as part of our mission to develop collections, resources, and services that meet the educational, cultural, recreational, and business needs of the community. The library endorses the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, and the Freedom to Read Statement. All library users are provided equal access to the resources available on the Internet. ​ The Internet contains a wide variety of material and opinions from varied points of view. There is material and information on the Internet which individual patrons may find inappropriate. ​ Patrons are hereby notified that they are responsible for the access points they reach. Parents of minor children must assume responsibility for their children’s use of the Internet through the library’s connection. As with other library materials, restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian. ​ The Internet, like all of the library’s information sources, must be shared and used in a manner which respects the rights of others. Library personnel do not monitor or supervise Internet access except the length of time of use. Viewing of certain materials in the library may be considered improper in time, place, or manner. The library reserves the right to end an Internet session at any time if it is creating a disturbance. ​ The Waldwick Public Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from the use of its World Wide Web server or from its connections to other Internet services. ​ ​ Rules for Internet Terminal Use ​ The library reserves the right to restrict sessions to 60 minutes per day. Printing must be completed before the end of a session. Downloading of files is not available. ​ ​ Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees Date: March 14, 1997 Amended: April 17, 2002

  • Policies | Mysite

    HOME ABOUT eLIBRARY YOUTH SERVICES ADULTS More... Charitable Collections ​ Code of Conduct Collection Development Exhibit Guidelines Home Delivery Internet Use Meeting Room Quiet Study Unattended Children Notary Public

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