Maplewood Public Library 51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ07040 The Maplewood Public Library houses a selection of books, magazines, music and DVDs, and also offers eBooks. The library…More also offers computers for public use, notary services and meeting rooms, which can be reserved for public use. Homework help is available for kids as well.
Maplewood Memorial Library Hilton Branch 1688 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ07040 The Hilton branch of the Maplewood Memorial Library is a cozy, bright and friendly neighborhood library that boasts an…More excellent DVD collection and a helpful staff. It has a great kids' area with computer access and comfortable chairs. In addition to the computer stations with Internet access, it also offers free Wi-Fi for laptop users.
The main branch of the Maplewood Library is across the street from Maplewood Middle School and typically thronged by…More students after school. There's a large children's section with story time sessions and other programming. There are two meeting rooms, which are available to non-profits free of charge. And there are 329 magazine titles and 10,000 audiovisual titles.
The library director is Sarah Lester.
The number to reach the Children's Room is 973-762-1560.
Maplecrest Park 239 Oakland Rd, Maplewood, NJ07040 Maplecrest, located near the Hilton Branch of the Library on Springfield Avenue, is one of six public parks in…More Maplewood. Its playing fields and tennis courts make it a popular destination for town and area residents. Also, each summer, the Springfield Avenue Alliance holds its Mayfest festival in the park, which features live music and activities for children such as egg tosses and the moon bounce.
Many Maplewood residents are transplanted New Yorkers. The town's easy commute to the Big Apple certainly attracts…More former Gothamites. But we can't help but wonder if the fact that Maplewood has a central park, of sorts, adds to its former New Yorker appeal.
Memorial Park is at the heart of the town, as it's bordered by the train station, the Municipal Building, the Maplewood Library and the town's country club.
The park features two playgrounds, two multi-purpose fields, three tennis courts and four picnic tables.
On an average weekday, more than 3,000 passengers board the train at Maplewood's station. Plenty of businesses, as…More well as the Township Municipal Building, the Fire Department and the Public Library are within walking distance. Commuters, who generally don't have the time or inclination to visit the stores, can employ the station's concierge, which offers services such as food pick-ups and dry cleaning drop-off.
The jitney service shuttles riders from stops throughout the town to the train. There are several parking lots surrounding the station, which fill up fast and early. The passageway between platforms features several eye-catching murals of local businesses. For information on train schedules, visit the New Jersey Transit Web site.