May 2024

The Library will be closed Saturday, May 25, Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27

Save The Date!

A Message From the Director: May 1, 2024

Dear West Orange,

April is done and spring has sprung. Seemingly, overnight the views from the library windows are full of color in the hills.  Seeing 10 Rooney in spring was one of the things that convinced me this was the right location for the library. The first phase of 10 Rooney, creating the new library is essentially complete. Work on the library’s elevator will be occurring over the next few weeks. In the meantime there is an elevator across the hall from the library’s elevator lobbies that will give you access between floors if you need an elevator. In May we should see the front entrance to the library changed to the planned all glass storefront style entrance. Thank you in advance for forgiving our mess.

Please join us June 2nd at 1PM for the Grand Opening of the new West Orange Public Library. There will be refreshments, music, and good company. We will unveil the plaque memorializing this new phase in the storied history of the West Orange Public Library. 

On display at the grand opening, will be the proposal for phase 2 of 10 Rooney

redevelopment. This township initiative will further enhance the beauty of the location with landscaping, a rain garden, and enhanced accessibility, EV charging stations, a pickle ball court and much more.  We’re excited to see this plan unfold and we think you will too.

Moving your library has been an adventure we have all been through together. I hope you agree that it has been worth it. Making the library the best it can be is a collective effort. It takes hard work and love, but it also takes money to purchase the equipment and enhancements, like an activity wall for children, technology for a maker space, computer lab software and equipment, or even seemingly small things like plants in all the windows, and many others that will make the library the destination that you, the community deserves. We know money can be tight, but if you share our vision of the library as a welcoming, warm, life changing environment for people of all ages, backgrounds and incomes essential to building and maintaining a great community like West Orange we welcome your help.  Please help us continue and grow the dream of this, your public library and donate generously.


Dave Cubie, Director.


Township Programs @ the Library

Housing Forum

Thursday, May 2

6:00-7:30 PM

Community Room

To register please contact: Olive Ross, West Orange Senior Livability Coordinator


Call: 862-701-3634

*The Library will open the Computer Lab @ 8:30 am

on Friday, May 3 to assist with online applications

West Orange Human Relations Commission

Women's Handbag DRIVE

April 12- May 3

Event: Thursday, May 9, 7- 8:30 PM

Drop off new or gently loved handbags filled with toiletries for women in the community. See the flyer for a list of suggested items. Please contact for more information.



Click here for the May Youth Services brochure


Donate to the library here.

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