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Waldwick Public Library, Waldwick, New Jersey

Page Created:  07/01/16.  Last Update:  07/02/16.


Waldwick Public Library
19 East Prospect Street
Waldwick
Bergen County, New Jersey  07463
(201)  652 - 5104
http://waldwick.bccls.org/


The Waldwick Public Library is on East Prospect, just to the east of the intersection of East Prospect Street and the Franklin Turnpike.  It is between the Waldwick Public Safety Building (Police / Fire) and a strip mall which houses a Dunkin' Donuts and other businesses.

Parking:

Some spaces are reserved for Police and for the Fire Department volunteers.  Parking in the handful of spaces which abut the library is okay.  Parking in the spaces which abut the Fire Department is not.  There signs along the building telling you not to park there.  There are more spaces behind the Public Safety Building.  If a space is marked Police, do not park in it.  The rest of the spaces are fine.  The parking lot opens onto Dora.  It's okay to park there as well.


FROM ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND:

Exit ROUTE  17 NORTH at the sign which reads SHERIDAN AVENUE WEST - WALDWICK  HO HO KUS,  This is immediately after the the SHERIDAN AVENUE ALLENDALE exit.  Note:  You will know you are getting near your exit point when you pass the HOLLYWOOD AVENUE HO-HO-KUS.

When you come off the exit ramp, drive under the highway overpass and make the first right, as soon as you drove under the overpass.  There are two small signs.  The first says EAST PROSPECT.  The second says WALDWICK.  This is the start of East Prospect.

Continue along the ramp away from the highway.  Counting from the right, you will pass RIDGE, NORDHAM and CENTRE streets.  Pass the Dunkin' Donuts strip mall and turn right onto STANLEY PLACE, a small, one-way street which runs between the Library and the Fire House. (Public Safety Building).  Consult the notes about Parking which appear above.


FROM ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND:

Exit ROUTE 17 SOUTH at the sign which reads SHERIDAN AVENUE / PROSPECT STREET.  Note:  You will know you are getting near your exit point when you pass the exists for ALLENDALE ROAD.

Continue south.  You will pass Cameron Road and seven small, local streets.  The SHERIDAN AVENUE / PROSPECT STREET is clearly marked.

Bear Right.  Counting from the right, you will pass RIDGE, NORDHAM and CENTRE streets.  Pass the Dunkin' Donuts strip mall and turn right onto STANLEY PLACE, a small, one-way street which runs between the Library and the Fire House. (Public Safety Building).  Consult the notes about Parking which appear above.


FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY NORTHBOUND:

Exit the Parkway onto ROUTE 17 NORTH in Paramus. Follow the directions FROM ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND above.


FROM ROUTE 287:

Take 287 (either direction) to ROUTE 17 SOUTH in Mahwah.  If you are not familiar with this interchange, it's tricky.  The signs will guide you better than I can.  Follow the directions FROM ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND above.


LOCAL STREETS:

Franklin Turnpike, north or south.

Travel the Franklin Turnpike to the intersection of Franklin and East Prospect.  This is marked by a traffic light.  There is a Gulf Station and a Rite Aid at this intersection.  Go East on Prospect (if you've been traveling South of Franklin, turn left; if you've been traveling North on Franklin, turn right).  Pass the M&T bank and the Department of Public Safety (Police / Fire) on your left.  Turn left onto Stanley Place, a small, one-way street which separates the Library from the Department of Public Safety.  See the notes about Parking above.

West Saddle River Road / Sheridan Avenue South

West Saddle River Road turns into Sheridan Avenue.  Continue south until you come to the overpass of Route 17.  Drive under the highway overpass and make the first right, as soon as you drove under the overpass.  There are two small signs.  The first says EAST PROSPECT.  The second says WALDWICK.  This is the start of East Prospect.

Continue along the ramp away from the highway.  Counting from the right, you will pass RIDGE, NORDHAM and CENTRE streets.  Pass the Dunkin' Donuts strip mall and turn right onto STANLEY PLACE, a small, one-way street which runs between the Library and the Fire House. (Public Safety Building).  Consult the notes about Parking which appear above.

Maple Avenue North / Sheridan Avenue North

Proceed north on Maple Avenue.  Maple changes its name to Sheridan Avenue when it enters Ho Ho Kus.  Turn left (standard 90 degree left) at the traffic light which marks the intersection of Sheridan and Hollywood Avenue.  Note:  You will know that you are getting close when you pass the traffic light which marks the intersection of Sheridan and Franklin.

Drive up the hill.  Turn right onto the Franklin Turnpike (blinking traffic light).  Proceed north on Franklin.  Pass Saint Luke's Church and Nellie's Restaurant on your right (the Hermitage and Matthews' Diner on your right).  Go through traffic light (Franklin and Wyckoff Avenue).  Turn right at next traffic light (Franklin and East Prospect).  Pass the M&T bank and the Department of Public Safety (Police / Fire) on your left.  Turn left onto Stanley Place, a small, one-way street which separates the Library from the Department of Public Safety.  See the notes about Parking above.

Wyckoff Avenue East.

Note:  Wyckoff Avenue in Waldwick changes its name to Franklin Avenue when it crosses into Wyckoff.  Franklin Avenue in Wyckoff is an east/west road and has nothing to do with the Franklin Turnpike, a north/south road.

Proceed east on Wyckoff Avenue until it's terminus at the Franklin Turnpike.  Turn left at the traffic light at the intersection of Wyckoff and the Franklin Turnpike.  Go north one block.  Turn right at the traffic light which marks the intersection of Franklin and East Prospect Street.  Pass the M&T bank and the Department of Public Safety (Police / Fire) on your left.  Turn left onto Stanley Place, a small, one-way street which separates the Library from the Department of Public Safety.  See the notes about Parking above.
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