Oradell public library celebrates 100th Anniversary
2013 will be a special year at the Oradell Public Library since we will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of its founding. There will be a variety of
programs and special events to mark this milestone.
The library got its beginnings when a group of local citizens met on February 7, 1913, and formed the Delford Public Library Association. Seven weeks later, on April 19, 1913, the library opened. It was located in a room in back of the Post Office on Oradell Avenue. In May of that year, the library's circulation was 214. By contrast, the circulation of the library in May 2012 totaled 14,467.
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Thanks to a generous donation from the Oradell Public Library Foundation we have acquired our first set of Nooks and Sony eReaders for use by the public for downloading the ever popular eBooks (electronic downloadable books).
The Oradell Public Library is now lending Sony e-readers and Barnes and Noble Nooks! All you need is your library card, Adobe Digital Editions, and the e-reader! You
can check out up to 5 titles for up to 14 days. It’s simple, easy and fun! Please come and check them out!
For those who already have eReaders, whether they are Kindles, Nooks, or Sony EReaders, the library already makes available eBooks for downloading right from the BCCLS catalog (www.bccls.org). Download flyer
Would You Like to Help Out a Neighbor?
We still need volunteers!
Oradell Public Library is pleased to have such a successful program offering conversation classes for those learning English as a Second Language (ESL). We are gratified to see how residents are paired up with their fellow residents to engage in conversation aimed at helping those who are learning English improve their speaking and comprehension skills.
We still need community volunteers to devote some time each week to sit and converse with those learning to speak English. Volunteers need not have prior ESL training or experience, though these are fine. We will provide some materials that will be helpful in sparking conversation with the patrons who need help with learning conversational English.
Please contact Information Services Librarian Linda Pabian at the Library, if you are interested in volunteering and serving in this exciting venture: (201) 262-2613. Download the flyer.
Telesensory Machine for the Visually Impaired
Thanks to the generosity of Library Board Secretary Claire Beslow and her husband Edward, the library received the donation of a Telesensory Machine with a 19-inch monitor, which magnifies printed text for the ease of reading by patrons who are visually impaired or who just need extra help. We invite anyone who may need such assistance to visit the Library and use the machine, which sits at the end of the row of computers on the lower level of the Library. An unexpected benefit to our community is that Borough Archivist George Carter has found the machine to be of use in deciphering the handwritten Chapin letters on which he and his interns have been working in the Local History Room.
Gateways on Display
A new display stand has been provided by Getaways on Display. Patrons can now
browse through and take brochures and catalogs on travel destinations. Many of the
brochures are for destinations that are within a driving distance of Oradell. The
display will be updated every six weeks. The stand is located on the first floor, by the public copier and bulletin board.
Become a library champion
Library Champions are patrons who love their libraries and want to be in the know about issues that may affect them. Library Champions' email addresses will be entered into a private, not-to-be-shared distribution list. When important library issues arise, BCCLS will email the Library Champions. Learn more about this program and to sign up to become a Library Champion. Read more.
Ancestry.com: Robust Genealogical Database Returns Online at Oradell Public Library
Thanks to the generous support from the Oradell Public Library Foundation and its on-going commitment to supporting local history resources Library users can now access Ancestry.com at the Oradell Public Library, which renewed the digital subscription in early May, 2011. The genealogical database can be accessed using public access computers located on the main floor and lower level.
In addition to indexing vital records like birth, marriage and death, census and voter lists, and immigration and travel documents, the database can search New York, Boston, New Orleans, and Philadelphia passenger lists from 1800-1945, WWI draft registration cards, French, German and Austrian concentration camp records, military photographs, Slave Manifests, Hispanic Surnames, U. S. Veterans Gravesites and U. S. school yearbooks.
Also downloadable family tree forms and ancestral charts are available to help amateur genealogists organize their family histories. Library users are welcome to contact Linda Pabian, Information Services Librarian for individualized instruction at 201 262 2613.
Tell Your Story: NJ Libraries are Transforming Lives
From providing critical resources to just being a place to go to every day to learn more, people are telling their stories about the importance of libraries in their lives. Read their stories, and perhaps add your own. Read more.
ORADELL PUBLIC LIBRARY IS A "JOB SEEKER LIBRARY"
Oradell Public Library has been designated a “Job Seeker Library” by the New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Library Association in their public relations campaign, advocacy, and lobbying efforts with the New Jersey State Legislature. This designation gives Oradell Public Library the opportunity to serve those who may be recommended by the State Legislators.
Information Services Librarian Linda Pabian looks forward to serving anyone who is job searching, working on a résumé, or looking to hone computer skills.
We look forward to seeing and serving you at Oradell Public Library.
DOWNLOADABLE E-Books, Music and Spoken Word
New to downloading digital media? Want to learn more? Click here for an introduction to downloading.
Do you have a compatible device? Click here to review a list of compatible e-book, electronic audio and video devices.
Need more help? Contact the library at 201.262.2613.