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

See Library Updates for latest information.

Library open:
Monday & Wednesday (9-12; 2-6)
Tuesday & Thursday (9-12; 2-8)
Friday (9-12; 2-5)
Sunday (1-5)

We are always open online.

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

The Friends of SOPL have begun a home delivery program. For more details and to register, click here.

Library Updates



Makers Month continues at SOPL!

For the 7th straight year, we’ve devised a full month of creative activities for all ages guaranteed to spark your imagination!

Activities include:
SOPL Puppeteers; DIY crafts; Take-home Legos; Poetry slams, and much more!
Plus: Makers Mayhem on Thursday, April 22

Pick up a menu in the children’s room or download it here!



The Making of Poems
with The Lady Mechanics of Verona

A group of local poets will read and discuss the craft of poetry in this virtual program.

Sunday, April 18
2 p.m.

The Lady Mechanics of Verona are:
Theresa Burns  |  Jessica de Koninck
Tina Kelley  |  Marcia LeBeau
Elinor Mattern  |  Helen Mazarakis
Carole Stone

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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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Introducing a new streaming service for crafters!

Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Learn sewing, quilting, paper crafting, knitting, crochet, art & design, jewelry making, and much more! Find new ideas and instructions on food & home, holidays & party, and activities to do with your kids.

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