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The Library remains open to the public with limited hours at limited capacity.

Effective February 16, the Library is open again on Sundays. See Library Updates for latest information.

We are always open online.

Library open Monday-Thursday (9-12; 2-6)
Friday (9-12; 2-5)
Sunday (1-5)
*Main Floor for Seniors only on Fridays 9-12.*

Lobby pickup continues if you would prefer not to enter the building. Call or email requests to pickup@sopl.org.

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Celebrate Black History Month with SOPL

Virtual Events all month long, for all ages
Sponsored by the Friends of SOPL

Wednesday, February 10  4 p.m.
Sing the Story with local musician James Dargan (see program here!)

Wednesday, February 17  4 p.m.
Chef Jesse Jones, Culinary Artist

Tuesday, February 23  7 p.m.
Dr. Gretchen Sorin, author of Driving While Black

Sunday, February 28  2 p.m.
Dr. Clarencia Newsome-Shade, author of Outspoken


Library Construction Update

Libraries across the country are re-tooling to serve the rapidly evolving needs of their communities. The South Orange Public Library is no exception. We are thrilled to share our plans to create a larger, more accessible 21st Century library — an essential gathering place for the educational, informational and cultural needs of the community.
More than a decade in the making, this project includes the restoration of the original 1896 Connett Library building, the renovation of the existing 1968 library and the construction of a link between the two buildings that will become the new, fully accessible, main entrance.
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