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West Deptford Free Public Library
420 Crown Point Road, Thorofare, NJ 08086  (856) 845-5593

Adult Services

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WDFPL eReaders
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Learn about eReading at West Deptford Free Public Library. On Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Library staff will be available with tips to assist you in downloading eBooks from OverDrive through WDFPL. Cardholders can download eBooks onto many devices from phones to eReaders. Drop in questions will be answered on a first come, first serve basis as time and staffing permits.

eBooks from OverDrive

Join us in celebrating 50 years of library service! 1965 - 2015

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday, January 17, 2015 to kick-off 50 years of WDFPL service.

February - Fine Free February
March - West Deptford Historical Association display
April - Bookmark Design Contest Library Anniversary
May - West Deptford High School Marching Band Performance
July - Summer Reading and July 11, 2015 The Princess Tea
August - Summer Reading
September - WD Family Fun Day
October - Gloucester County Historical Society presents A Peek into Gloucester County
November 22, 2015 - WDFPL Anniversary Festival and Brian Betz and Denis DiBlasio jazz concert

One of the greatest gifts my brother and I received from my mother was her love of literature and language. With their boundless energy, libraries open the door to these worlds and so many others. I urge young and old alike to embrace all that libraries have to offer. ~ Caroline Kennedy.

Cheers to the next 50 years
Maureen Peters' Calligraphy Summer Series for Beginners*
Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Maureen Peters, calligrapher, graphic designer, entrepreneur and Letterworks owner returns with a beginner's course in the basics of modern calligraphy, covering tools and broad edge calligraphy. Maureen is a Philadelphia Calligrapher's Society member.
Maureen Peters Calligraphy

Escape the Ordinary Summer Reading
Adult Summer Reading is Back!

Creative Expressions Writing Group returns in autumn 2015.

Please feel free to keep writing over the summer months. WDFPL's writing group is expanding autumn meetup times to include evening hours. Writing in a fun, light-hearted environment continues. Join us in celebrating the gift of writing and creative expression by presenting your own literary works! Explore unlimited writing themes and prompt possibilities at your library. Gatherings are hosted by Rita Oberto and designed to provide sharing, inspiration, information and encouragement.

Creative expressions

Please call the library at 856-845-5593  to register for these free programs. 
 Refreshments and door prizes!

*These programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities or the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of the State, and the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Rowan College, Gloucester County.


Things Will Get Better!
New Jersey Librarians Help NJ Residents Through Tough Economic Times

Use these cool tools to find answers and reduce stress in your life. As always, it is our pleasure to serve you online and in person.

Get Economic Help from NJ librarians.

Have You Tried Playaways?
Reading on the Go @ WDFPL

Are you always on the go and searching for listening pleasure? Check out Playaways. They are simple to use and can be renewed just like a book!


Many of the programs are video taped (with appropriate permission of the presenter) and converted into a DVD for placement in our collection.   A short introduction to the presentation is created to introduce the topic and presenter. Here are a few of the introductions (in low resolution format) of a few of our more popular programs.  (Windows Media Player 9 or higher is required.)

Battleship New Jersey  /  The Inside Track on NASCAR  /  Faux Finishing  /  Model Railroading

Survival Story by Manny Lindenbaum
This is the entire 1 hour presentation, ~ 108MB (not recommended for low-speed connections)