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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:

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    Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne Adler - Ages 5 & under

    Register here, call 609-259-7565

    Thursday, June 30 at 10:30 am

    Allentown Branch 

  • mini horse

    It's NJ Horse Month: Meet the Minis!

    Meet-and-greet Buster, Star & Knight Riders 4-H Club

    Register here, call 732-683-8980x8979, or stop in

    Thursday, June 30 from 11:00 am - 12 noon

    Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury

  • Red White Blue

    Family Patriotic Drop-In Craft - All Ages

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

    Saturday, July 2 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury

  • July 4

    All Monmouth County Libraries

    are closed Monday, July 4

    to celebrate Independence Day!

  • Thread and measuring tape

    Sewing Classes! Ages 10-14

    Register by calling 732-291-1956 or stop in for details

    Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

    Atlantic Highlands Branch

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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

Inside Out 2                                               

Cool off with a great family film! Free admission - no tickets or registration required! Children 5 years-old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Inside Out (2015) PG ©Walt Disney Pictures

As 11-year-old Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hotbed of activity between Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. 95 minutes

Headquarters, Manalapan - Saturday, July 9 from 10:00 - 11:35 am

Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury - Monday, July 11 from 2:00 - 3:35 pm

Colts Neck Branch - Monday, July 11 from 2:00 - 3:35 pm

Howell Branch - Tuesday, July 12 from 2:00 - 3:35 pm

Wall Township Branch - Wednesday, July 13 from 2:00 - 3:35 pm

Hazlet Township Branch - Thursday, July 14 from 2:00 - 3:35 pm

Ocean Township Branch - Thursday, July 14 from 7:00 - 8:35 pm

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

July 7    *Tweens! (Grades 3-5) Paper-Making Demo with Debbie Hadley from WILD Jersey

July 9, 16, 23, 30  *Learn to Code with Adithya Paramasivan of Project Spark! (Grades 5-7)


June 30   *Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne Adler (Ages 5 & under)

July 7     *Hulahonney Hawaiian Dance Show (All ages)

Atlantic Highlands

July 5, 12, 19, 26 *Sewing Classes! (Ages 10-14)

Colts Neck

July 13     *TWEENS! Swimming Pool Collages (Grades 3-5)

Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury

June 30   *NJ Horse Month Event: Meet the Minis - Buster and Star 

Hazlet Township

July 14     *TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens (Grades 3-7) Ocean Scenes

July 18     *Library 'Lympics! (Bring the family!) Calling All Competitors!


June 27  *Survival of the Fittest Presented by Eyes of the Wild - Held at the Holmdel Senior Center


June 29    Kickoff Magic Show with Bob Lloyd (All ages)

July 11     *Nursery Rhymes for Babies & Toddlers presented by Youth Stages

July 13     *Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge presents Hunters of the Sky (Grades 2 and up)


July 11     *Dan the Science Man (Ages 7-12) Registration opens June 27


July 20   *It's Magic! Featuring Magician Bob Conrad. From Friends of the Ocean Township Library


July 21    *Amy & Dale's Silly Songs Sing Along (Ages 2-7)

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


June 29    Summer Movies - Minions (PG)

July 6       Summer Movies - Goosebumps (PG)

July 14     *Tweens! Life's a Beach - Cupcake Decorating with Le Petit Chef (Grades 3-6)

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

West Long Branch

June 29    *Mommy and Me Baby Yoga 

*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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