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Weequahic Branch Library

355 Osborne Terrace   (Map)
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 733-7751, Adult Room
(973) 733-7752, Children's Room


Hours

Location
Bus Routes
Map
Handicapped Access
History
Collections/Services for:
   Adults
   Children and Young Adults
Programs – calendar of events
Meeting Room
More About Us

Location

The Weequahic Branch is located on Osborne Terrace between Mapes Avenue and Lehigh. The nearest landmark building is the Newark Beth Israel Hospital one block away on Lyons Avenue. The major street in the area is Lyons Avenue.

Parking

There are parking facilities in the rear of the branch, with one handicapped space and nine public spaces. See a local map.

Bus Routes

#37, #39, #99, #107 stop at Osborne Terr. & Lyons Ave.

Handicapped Access

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the branch is handicapped accessible, with an exterior ramp and an elevator.

History

The Weequahic Branch opened its doors in May 1929, and was the sixth branch library of The Newark Public Library system to open between 1923 and 1946. The Weequahic Branch underwent a $1 million renovation in 1992. Renovations included off-street parking facilities, improved lighting, online public access computers, elevator, air conditioning, and a story-pit area for children.

Collections and Services for Adults

Books and Movies

  • Special emphasis on African-American materials
  • Diverse collection of fiction and non-fiction books
  • Popular video and DVD collection
  • Magazines
  • Audio books on cassette and CD
Computers
  • Word processing
  • Internet
  • Access to the library's electronic resources

Collections and Services for Children and Young Adults

Parents, teachers, preschools, and students from grades K - 8 can benefit from our services.

For Children

  • Help finding materials for homework assignments
  • Books, book and cassette sets, and magazines to read for fun
  • Picture books for the early readers
  • Movies
  • Computers for:
    • Word processing
    • Internet
    • Access to the library's electronic resources
Special activities are held throughout the year, including the popular Summer Reading Challenge. After-school activities include arts and crafts, games and puzzles, movies, and contests. The Little/Big Readers Club and The South Newark Literary Society meet once a month on Wednesdays.

For Young Adults

  • Fiction, non-fiction, and paperback books
  • Books for high school assignments and papers
  • Computers for:
    • Word processing
    • Internet
    • Access to the library's electronic resources

Meeting Room

A multi-purpose room with a seating capacity of 85 is available on the second floor. The room may be used for library programs or community-sponsored programs. To reserve the room, please call 973-733-7751.

More About Us

Exhibits centered on holidays, celebrations, and other themes are held throughout the year, along with a variety of programs for adults and children.

 

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