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  • risingkatrina

    Hope After the Hurricane
    with Author Kathleen Koch
    Thursday, October 23 at 7 PM
    Library Headquarters, Manalapan 

  •       ghost

    Your Ghost Story:
    Spooky Tales by Traveling Literary Theater
    Thursday, October 23 at 7 PM
    Ocean Township Library

    *Not suitable for young children

     

  •       deluca

    Rat Pack Flashback Concert
    with Dave DeLuca
    Saturday, October 25 at 2 PM
    Howell Township Library

  • renaissance

    Medieval Tales: A Renaissance Faire
    Saturday, October 25 from 10 AM to 4 PM
    Library Headquarters, Manalapan
    Fun for the whole family!

     

  • flanders

    Red Poppies in Flanders Fields
    A World War I discussion
    by Dr. Judith L. Johnston
    Monday, October 27 at 7 PM
    Library Headquarters, Manalapan 

  • huntersraid

    Civil War Documentary screening
    Hunter's Raid: Defending Hearth and Home
    Thursday, October 30 at 7 PM
    Library Headquarters, Manalapan

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Peter T. Doyle, Donald W. Burden appointed to Library Commission

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Peter Doyle swearing iinThe Monmouth County Library Commission welcomed its newest member, Peter T. Doyle of Atlantic Highlands. Doyle was sworn into a five-year term as Library Commissioner during the Commission's January 2014 meeting.

The Commission also welcomed back Library Commissioner and Shrewsbury Mayor Donald Burden, who was re-appointed to a five-year term after serving an unexpired term for the Commission in 2013.

The Commission also voted to reappoint Renee B. Swartz as Commission Chair.

Doyle is currently a member of the Atlantic Highlands Borough Council, where he has served since 2006. He works as a Corporate Analyst for Moody's Corporation.

He is a 1984 graduate of West Point and was Captain in the United States Army, serving from 1984-1993. He was an Infantry Company Commander at Fort Ord, CA and Republic of Korea.

burdenBurden was elected to the Shrewsbury Council in 2003, and then elected Mayor of Shrewsbury in 2010. He is a graduate of GettysburgCollege in Pennsylvania, and currently a member of the Gettysburg College Board of Trustees.

His professional career spanned more than 47 years of employment with the McGraw Hill Companies, where he worked as an editor, publisher and marketer for college textbooks. He was Director of Marketing Services for McGraw-Hill Higher Education in New York City before his retirement.

Both terms with the Library Commission run through 2018.

Monmouth County Library welcomes Interim Director Judith Tolchin

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Judith Tolchin and Renee SwartzWith the retirement of long-time Monmouth County Library Director Kenneth Sheinbaum on December 31, the Monmouth County Library Commission has announced the appointment of Judith Tolchin as Interim Director.

Tolchin, who has 22 years of service at the Monmouth County Library, previously held the position of Branch Manager/Chief Librarian at Library Headquarters in Manalapan, where she was responsible for the operation of Headquarters, which is the largest public library building in the state.

The Library also has had a change of leadership at the Eastern Branch Library in Shrewsbury, with the retirement in December of Janet Kranis, who had been Chief Librarian at Eastern Branch since 1986.

Principal Librarian Kim Avagliano, who worked in administration at Library Headquarters in Manalapan, is the new Chief Librarian at Eastern Branch. Avagliano has been with the Library System since 1991.

"The Library Commission is delighted to welcome Ms. Tolchin and Ms. Avagliano to their new positions of leadership," said Library Commission Chair Renee B. Swartz. "Under their direction, the Commission is confident the Monmouth County Library System will continue to move forward with its superlative library services and programs to best serve the residents of Monmouth County."

Kim Avagliano with Commission

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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, MacĀ®, 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 http://monmouth.lib.overdrive.com

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.

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Monmouth County Library awarded Circle of Excellence Public Service honor

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The Monmouth County Library is honored to be the recipient of the 2012 Circle of Excellence Award, given each year by the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce.

The Library received the award for the category "Public Service" at a June 7 ceremony.

 
Also, congratulations to our Monmouth County Library Commission Chair Renee B. Swartz!
The New Jersey State Library has named her their 2012 New Jersey Library Champion.

 Click here for the whole story on both awards. 

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