Pending final approval of the Trustees of the Library, we regretfully announce that all branch libraries are scheduled to be closed to the public on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.  This action is necessary due to major budgetary constraints.


Customers who registered for library cards at branches will have their cards automatically changed to Main.  All HOLDS will be picked up at Main.  Outside book drops at the branches will remain open for a few weeks into March.

Additional programs for children are being scheduled at the Main Library to compensate for the loss of the branch programs.  We welcome the regular customers of the branches to the Main Library, where, after March 1st,  you will find the familiar faces of our branch personnel.

A committee is being formed to discuss possible alternatives to branch closure. Residents of Navesink/Locust, Lincroft or the Bayshore area should contact their representative on this committee if they want to help or have ideas.

Lincroft:          Melanie Elmiger

Bayshore       Bernadette Massey

Navesink       Michael Winchell


                                 Susan O’Neal, Director

The Home Improvement Reference Center includes magazine articles and reference content, as well as videos and images designed to help homeowners tackle home repairs safely. It provides the latest step-by-step information along with background information and basic tips on topics including electrical, plumbing, woodworking, outdoor projects, maintenance and decorating.

You can access Home Improvement Reference Center through June 30, 2013, by  visiting You may also access it here:,uid&profile=hirc

For the past two years, libraries in New Jersey have shown to be a valuable and reliable community asset following natural disasters, not only as community shelters and charging stations, but as sources of important information and communication.  In the wake of one of our state’s worst natural disasters, our long-time community partner EBSCO Publishing has generously donated the Home Improvement Reference Center to libraries in the New Jersey Library Network to aid our residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Home Improvement Reference Center is a resource which provides detailed, user-friendly, “how-to” information about home improvements and repairs. This valuable information will be available to library patrons as they rebuild to ensure those making their own repairs or faced with clean up or do-it-yourself renovations have the know-how to handle these tasks.

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