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  • Summer Reading 2016

    Summer Reading Clubs are Online and On-the-Go!

    Clubs run June 1 - August 13. Sign up now!

    Click here to join or for mobile device access:

  • Peanuts 2015

    Summer Family Film Festival - The Peanuts Movie (2015) G

    No tickets or registration needed - 88 minutes

    Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury - Monday, July 25 at 2:00 pm

    Colts Neck Branch - Monday, July 25 at 2:00 pm

    Howell Branch - Tuesday, July 26 at 2:00 pm

  • flipflop

    Let's Make Colorful Flip Flops! Tweens! Grades 3-7

    Register here, call 732-683-8980 or stop in

    Please bring flip-flops to decorate!

    Tuesday, July 26 at 2:30 pm

    Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury 

  • Kids Yoga Line

    Yoga for Kids! Grades K and up

    Youth Stages workshop

    Register here, call 732-264-7164 or stop in

    Tuesday, July 26 at 4:00 pm

    Hazlet Township Branch

  • Peanuts Movie 2

    Summer Family Film Festival - The Peanuts Movie (2015) G

    No tickets or registration needed - 88 minutes

    Wall Township Branch - Wednesday, July 27 at 2:00 pm

    Hazlet Township Branch - Thursday, July 28 at 2:00 pm

    Ocean Township Branch - Thursday, July 28 at 7:00 pm

  • Polynesian Culture

       Hulahonney Hawaiian Dance Show - All ages

      Discover Hawaiian culture with Karen Emslie

     Register here, stop in, or call 732-222-5993

     Wednesday, July 27 at 4:00 pm

     West Long Branch Library

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Storytime programs and special events for children of all ages are offered at the Monmouth County Library Branches.  "Click here to see Branch programming". Some programs require registration so please check with your Branch Location.
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Summer Family Film Festival PDF Print E-mail

Peanuts Movie 2

The Peanuts Movie (2015) G ©20th Century Fox

Charlie Brown, the world's most beloved underdog, embarks upon a heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. 88 minutes

Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury - Monday, July 25 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Colts Neck Branch - Monday, July 25 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Howell Branch - Tuesday, July 26 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Wall Township Branch - Wednesday, July 27 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Hazlet Township Branch - Thursday, July 28 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Ocean Township Branch - Thursday, July 28 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Free admission! No tickets or registration required. Children 5 years-old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

2016 Summer Reading Program PDF Print E-mail

On Your Mark Get Set Read

Readers of all ages will exercise their minds this summer with the “On Your Mark, Get Set....Read!” Summer Reading Program. Explore sports, games, and movement through books, activities, science experiments, art projects, and more. Accept the challenge to try new things, work together to set records, and of course read some great books and earn fabulous prizes!

Join the fun at the Monmouth County Library! To participate in the club, click here or on the slideshow link above to register and log your reading beginning June 1. Visit the library to check out books and pick up prizes! For mobile device access:

Vaction Reading Club (VRC) Kick-off and Summer Events

Check the online calendar or children's program fliers for more details. Events with an asterisk (*) require registration or free tickets.

Headquarters, Manalapan

August 2  *Cartooning & Clay Animation by DoOdle Dude Art Kaney

August 4  *Yoga for Kids! (Grades K+) Presented by MC 4-H Youth Development

August 15 Miss Amy's Fitness Rock & Roll Concert (Everyone welcome)


August 11 *Treat Yourself Right! Meet K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital Dr. Bernard (All ages)

August 18 *Martial Arts 4 Kidz (All ages) with Sensei Chad Ruff of USA Karate & Fitness Center

Atlantic Highlands

July 26 *Sewing Classes! (Ages 10-14)

August 11   *Family Bingo Night - Bingo & Pizza - Sponsored by Bayshore Family Success Center

August 18  Live Animal Show: Survival of the Fittest by Eyes of the Wild (All ages)

Colts Neck

August 3   *The Lizard Guys Live Reptiles (All ages)

August 10  *Build It! Summer Project by Freehold Home Depot (Ages 3 1/2 and up)

Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury

August 9    *Great Big Faces with Cartoonist Paul Merklein (Grades 3-7)

August 13   *Yoga with Miss Alice (Ages 3 1/2 and up)

August 15   *Fitness Rock & Roll with Miss Amy's Kids (Families, ages 3 and up)

August 20   *It's Cool to Be Kind MCSPCA Program; MC Sheriff's K-9 Unit Demo; Dog Parade & Crafts!

August 24  *Meet the Authors of My Backpack Pal, Robin & Chris Stella - All ages

Hazlet Township

July 26    *Yoga for Kids! by Youth Stages (Grades K+)

August 15 *One-Man Circus! Performance by Kevin Carr (Bring the family)


August 8   *Presely & Melody Interactive Music Show (Grades Pre-K to 4)

August 15  Dan The Science Man Weissman Chemical Magic Plus (Ages 7-12)


August 3   Meridian Health presents Hopscotch Eating Right! (All ages)

August 10  *Super Foods! Presented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H (Grades K and up)

August 15  Turtle Dance Music! (All ages)


July 28     *Butterfly Show (Ages 5+ with a second show for Grades 3+) Bring a t-shirt to paint!

August 11 *Cardboard Challenge (Ages 4+ and families)


August 11, 18, 25 & September 1   Attend a series of Star Wars movies (All ages)

August 31  Movie Matinee: Zootopia (PG) (All ages) & Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG) (All ages)


August 11 *Kid's Yoga with Miss Alice (Ages 2 and up)

August 18 *Lizard Guys followed by a pizza lunch (All ages)


July 28     *Tweens! Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream with Wondergy (Grades 3-6)

West Long Branch

July 27      *Hulahonney Hawaiian Dance Show (All ages)

August 3    *Martial Arts 4 Kidz (Ages 4+) with Carolos Des Jardin of WLB Martial Arts

August 10   *Meet Dr. Bernard & Friends from K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital (All ages)

*Please note these events require registration or free tickets.

Launchpads at the Library! PDF Print E-mail

LaunchpadA new tech tool, Playaway Launchpad, has come to the Children’s Department of the Monmouth County Library System. Available in all 13 library branches, these child-friendly tablets are pre-loaded with ten high-quality, ad-free learning apps grouped by age and grade level. Each simple-to-use bright orange tablet has a 7” high-definition touch screen and is durable enough to withstand heavy use by little hands. Each has a unique theme, which may include princesses, animals, dinosaurs, transportation, art, and more, in subject areas that help build English language arts, math, and science skills. Launchpads are targeted for either ages 3-5 or 5-7 and can be borrowed with a Monmouth County Library card or valid driver’s license for in-library use. Headphones accompany each tablet and ensure a quiet environment in which to explore and create. Visit your local branch today to experience one of the library’s latest fun learning tools!

Just a click away - Electronic Resources for Children PDF Print E-mail

Just a click awayelechelp. Do you need homework help? Do you need to find research material right now? Do you need to pin down a fact? Let the Library's Electronic Resources for Children help you and your child – 24/7, 365 days a year!

It's simple: Just click on the purple Homework Help button on top of this page. This will take you to a page full of helpful information and useful links.

You can view our Superspeedway to Information slideshow for a step-by-step explanation on how to use our databases. You can click on the Children's Electronic Resources link at the top of the page for a listing of digital books and information sources. You can scroll down the page for a chart of helpful Homework Links broken down by subject.

Grab a bookmark at your library to get a directory of topic keywords/digital resources to make your search even easier. Then, choose a resource from the online listing and click the link to search either at a library computer or from your home computer. Have your library card handy if you're working from home.



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