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Library Hours

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Closed Saturdays during the
months of July and August


Current Events: A Brief Description of Programs and Activities

ESL (English As A Second Language)

ESL classes consist of two levels. Level one is for beginning learners. Level two is for intermediate learners. The classes are for students whose English language is their second language. Level one class is on Tuesday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Level two class is on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8pm. Each level will run three to four months.

Teacher is Mr. Antonia Sanchez, ESL Certified.

Registration Required. Open only to people who live in the town of West New York.

The program is free.

Citizenship Test Preparation Class

This class is open to US residents with green cards but who would like to become US citizens. The class will review and study the test required by the US Immigration Service. The test has two components: an English Test and a Civics Test. The English test consists of speaking and understanding test, reading test, and writing Test. The civics test is about knowledge of U.S. government, U.S. history, U.S. geography, U.S. symbols, and U.S. holidays. Our class focuses on the civics test. The class will run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm. Individual help is available on Saturday by appointment only.

Instructor is Mr. Albeiro Raigosa.

Registration is required.

The program is free.

Computer Class

The class is targeted to people with little or no computer knowledge. Currently the class is for level one. Students will be taught keyboard, mouse, desktop, Windows, printer, Internet, Office Word, and more. At this time the class will be taught in Spanish only. The class will run on Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm at the West New York Middle School location. Each session is four months. Students are expected to be able to know how to buy computers, how to browse the Internet, how to use Windows, and how to print out, et al. Teacher is Yonarkis Estevez, Certified IT staff.

Registration is required. Open to the residents of town of West New York.

The program is free.

Toddler Time

This program is for children ages 1 to 5 accompanied by their parents. This program involves a variety of activities such as reading books, story time, playing, games� et al. By participating in this program, younger children will develop interest in reading, coloring, using their hands for putting things together and much more. The program prepares them for entering pre-school. The program date is twice a week on Thursday and Friday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Maria Guevara (library staff) is in charge of the program.

No registration required. Walk-ins are welcome.

The program is free. This program is temporarily suspended until further notice.

Arts and Crafts

These activities help children in learning things like cutting, assembling, drawing, coloring, and much more. By participating in this program, children will learn some skills in doing things and have some knowledge about materials. The Arts and Crafts are every Saturday from 1:00 pm to 2:00pm.

Maria Guevara (library staff) is in charge of the program.

No registration required. Walk- ins are welcome.

The program is free.

Riverfront Children's Program

This program is designed for children living in the waterfront community. The library created a series of eight activities. Each focuses on certain subjects like Leaning English A, B C, D�, number counting, Dr. Seuss Books, Shapes and colors, Stories, Holidays � et al. The Riverfront Program aims to parents and their very young kids in early education. The program also helps them make friends and develop communication skills.

The library staff members are in charge of this program.

Open to children who live in specific buildings per building board/management policies.

The program is free.

Summer Programs

The Summer Programs include Reading Is Fundamental, Magic Show, Science Project, Music� These activities will take place in July and August during the summer. The programs help children spend time in the library when schools are closed. Children learn and do a lot of things in summer time. The program dates are varied (see our monthly calendar and event flyer)

The children's dept. staff is in charge of the summer programs.

Sign in required for reading programs.

All events are free of charge

Children's Hours

This program is designed especially for those families and their kids enrolled in pre-school and elementary school ages from four to ten who seek extra educational activities in the library. Teachers from West New York district voluntarily offer a variety of activities such as learning, playing, drawing, assembling, and so on. The program runs once a week on Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm (Please check the library calendar for updated program schedule).

West New York school teachers are in charge of this program.

Registration is required but walk-ins are also welcome.

Open to age from 4 to 8 years old.

The program is free.

Chess Class

The chess class is for people who are interested in learning how to play chess. The main purpose of this program is to promote young people's ability in concentration and thinking through playing chess. All ages from 5 years old to adult are welcome to the chess class. The program runs on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 5pm to 7pm.

Instructor is Instructor: Mr. Radamez Menendez.

Registration is not required. Walk-ins are welcome.

The program is free.

Note: These programs and activities may changes. Please check our calendar or visit the library for updated information.

Updated: 5/21/2018

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