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    Timeless Interiors for Aging-in-Place

    A First Friday for Seniors Program

    Friday, March 6 at 11 AM

    Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury

  • Library hqs 

    Coming Soon to Headquarters in Manalapan

    Click here to see what is coming soon to HQ 

    And click here to find programs at all of our branches

  •  alert


    The West Long Branch Library has reopened.  Children's programs will resume in March.



  • taxes

    AARP Tax Aide Starts in February

    at Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury;

    Headquarters, Manalapan and Wall Township Branch

    Download this flyer for more information about hours

    and new documentation requirements

  • flipster 

    New! Electronic Magazines!

    Flipster allows you to download magazines

    from home.  All you need is your library card.

    Click here to find a good magazine! Check out

    the video!



  •         taichi

    T'ai Chi Chih
    with Instructor Daniel Pienciak
    Wednesday, March 4 & March 25 at 7 PM
     Headquarters, Manalapan


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    Click here for the free
    MonCo Library app!

    Take the Library with you wherever you roam!

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Library Commission Chair Renee B. Swartz honored at Archives and History Day

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Renee Swartz at Archives DayThroughout the last four decades, Renee B. Swartz has been a true library champion and advocate – as she unceasingly guided the development of the Monmouth County Library, founded the New Jersey Center for the Book, and served both the New Jersey State Library and the School of Communications, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers University.

Monmouth County officials gathered at Monmouth County Archives and History Day on October 11 to pay tribute to Swartz's remarkable public service career. Freeholder Director and Library Liaison Lillian G. Burry presented Swartz with a special proclamation from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders honoring her years of dedicated service and declaring October 11, 2014, as "Renee Becker Swartz Day." Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. and Monmouth County Clerk M. Claire French, also in attendance, congratulated Swartz on her accomplishments.

The tribute was highlighted by the screening of a special video on the history of the Monmouth County Library, and by the singing of the National Anthem by Eliana Swartz, Renee Swartz's granddaughter who is a student at the Red Bank Regional High School's Visual and Performing Arts Academy. Library Commissioners Grace Abramov, Don Burden and James Gray joined in the celebration.

The video Four Score and Twelve: A Historical Retrospective of the Monmouth County Library, 1922-2014, followed the development of the Monmouth County Library from the
time of traveling bookmobiles and lending stations to the current Library which boasts 13 branches, 14 member libraries and more than a quarter million cardholders. Swartz, who narrated the video, was also its executive producer.


Download eBooks from the Monmouth County Library

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ebooksWill 2013 bring you that ereader, tablet or smart phone you've been wishing for? Looking to download eBooks or audiobooks? If you have a Monmouth County Library card, you can download for free!

Card holders are invited to browse the Library's collection of eBooks and audiobooks, check out titles with your library card, and download them to PC, Mac®, ebook readers, tablets, and many portable mobile devices.

This past year, the Monmouth County Library launched Library on the Go!, your source for eBooks and audiobooks. All it takes is a valid resident Monmouth County Library card to check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere, by visiting

Users must have a valid Monmouth County Library card to access Library on the Go!. Library on the Go! is not be open to paid borrowers (those patrons living in municipalities not covered by the Monmouth County Library System who choose to pay annually for a county library card.)

In addition to Library on the Go!, the Monmouth County Library also makes eBooks available through EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary).  The Library now has almost 25,000 book titles available through these two services, including fiction and nonfiction books for adults, children and teens.

Read on for more information on how to download eBooks and more.

aarp tax aide

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AARP Tax Aide Starts in February

at Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury;

Headquarters, Manalapan and Wall Township Branch

Download this flyer for more information about hours

and new documentation requirements

Get Ready for NJ Makers Day!

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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.

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