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        The West Long Branch Library has reopened!

      Storytimes will resume on Wednesday, March 4. 

  • dr seuss

    We're celebrating  

    Read Across America

    Click here for events at a library near you!   

  • crayons and paper

     Balancing on the Edge - Celebrate NJ Makers Day!

     Learn about your center of gravity with a paper craft

     Registration opens February 26 for Grades K & up

     Wednesday, March 11 from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

     Library Headquarters, Manalapan 

  • Bunny with Basket book

     Meet the Authors & the Easter Bunny!

     "The Bunny with the Basket and the Golden Egg"

     Bring a camera!

     Sunday, March 15 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm

     Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury


  • Bouncing Balls

            Boing! Boing! Celebrate NJ Makers Day

       Create an amazing bouncing ball!

       Registration begins March 2 for Grades K-2

       Monday, March 16 from 4:15-5:00 pm

       Holmdel Branch 

  • Cardboard Challenge

    Cardboard Challenge! Celebrate NJ Makers Day

    Fun for the whole family - put your creativity to the test - awards will be presented!

    Monday, March 16 at 6:30 pm

    Hazlet Township 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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Get Ready for NJ Makers Day! PDF Print E-mail

NJ Makers Day Logo

The maker movement sweeping the country is more than just a hobby; it’s having a significant impact on school curriculum development and growing local economies. To celebrate making and maker culture, residents throughout New Jersey will come together on March 21, 2015 for the inaugural NJ Makers Day 2015.                                                   

The Monmouth County Library Children’s Department is proud to join libraries across the state by offering its own Makers Day event. On Saturday, March 21 between 1:00 and 3:00 pm at the Eastern Branch Library at 1001 Route 35 in Shrewsbury, children of all ages and interests will have the opportunity to get hands-on with robotics, technology, building and other creative innovations. Guest-makers include Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, Art Kaney the Doodle Dude, and the library’s community partner, Home Depot. Minecraft art and gaming sessions, computer-aided robotic design, bug house and epic LEGO® wall construction, brush bot races, pixel and 3-D sculpting art are among the anticipated activities.

Be inspired… experience making, tinkering and STEM-based learning for yourself! No registration is required and activities are open to children ages 5 and up. See you at Eastern Branch on March 21!

To learn more about NJ Makers Day, click here.

Introducing KidSpeak – the fun and easy way for children to learn a foreign language! PDF Print E-mail

Combining animations with over 40 engaging, interactive activities, puzzles, and songs, KidSpeak makes learning a second language easy for children ages 6 and up. Using the successful immersion approach, children learn a solid foundation of more than 700 words and expressions per language.  11 language choices are available. Topics covered include the alphabet, word recognition, simple sentences, greetings, ages, dates and times, travel, sports, colors, clothing, weather, fruits and vegetables and much more. Give it a try either from home or in the library!

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.



We have children's books for eReaders!

Click here
kidspeak globe web button
Click on "Create New Account",
then download a language to begin!
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