Join us for Library & Chill at Union Public Library! This six-week program for ages 5 and up (adults, too!) will be starting on Tuesday, January 19. Virtually explore all the library has to offer this winter and have a chance to win prizes! Sign up on READsquared. Registration & Welcome Gift Program sign-up will begin on Tuesday, January 19 through READsquared. You will need a Union Public Library card to participate. If you are a Union resident and would like to obtain a library card, you can sign up for a digital resource library card here. After signing up, adults are eligible to receive a ‘Chill Kit’ as a thank you for participating. Kits are limited, so please call and reserve your Chill Kit once you sign up on READsquared. Call the Main Library at 908-851-5450 x3 to schedule a curbside pickup. Available while supplies last! Children and teens can pick up their signup gift once they are registered on READsquared. Please call the Main Library at 908-851-5450 x4 to schedule a curbside pickup. Available while supplies last! How to Participate Log your reading hours weekly, through READsquared in order to qualify for weekly raffle prizes, as well as the Grand Prize. Complete weekly missions for extra points towards prizes. You can also participate by: Weekly Themes & Prizes There will be different themes, missions and challenges to try each week! You can earn additional points by completing the mission for each week. Additionally, you’ll be signed up to receive a weekly e-newsletter from Union Public Library, with the weekly challenges, so be on the lookout! Week 1 (Tuesday, January 19-24): YouPL Focus on health and wellness Week 2 (Monday, January 25-31): Book a Staycation Focus on adventure and travel Week 3 (Monday, February 1-7): DIY @ UPL Focus on learning a new skill Week 4 (Monday, February 8-14): Fun in ‘21 Focus on hobbies and recreation Week 5 (Monday, February 15-21): ‘Time’ to Read Focus on history, biographies, science fiction, and/or time travel Week 6 (Monday, February 22-28): This Week, I… Focus on whatever you choose In order to be eligible for the weekly prizes, you must login to READsquared and log time that you read that week. There will be a random drawing at the end of each week to determine the winner(s), who will be notified via email. Prizes in the form of gift cards and more […]
The Union Public Library has launched a new mobile app, UPL-NJ Mobile App, that lets patrons check out library materials using their phones or tablets. The UPL-NJ Mobile App allows Union Public Library cardholders to scan an item’s barcode with their phone and instantly check it out to their library account. UPL-NJ Mobile App is available for download for both iOS and Android devices.
Reserve or request your items: Library staff will call you when the requested materials are ready to be picked up. During this call, they will schedule a pick-up time with you. Pick-up is by appointment only. Inform us when you arrive: Once you’ve arrived for your scheduled pick-up, call the library at 908-851-5450 ext. 2 (Main Library) or ext. 5 (VauxhallBranch) and have your library card ready. If coming by car, inform staff of your car’s make and model. Or, if walking up, let staff know. Please remember to wear a mask! Receive your items: Park in the designated pick-up spot and wait for staff to bring your items out. Please have your library card ready so we can identify you! For walk-up patrons, please wait in the designated area marked off for this purpose.