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Great Deals on Wedding Gowns from the Friends

Great Deals on Wedding Gowns from the Friends
The Friends of the Library will be selling new wedding gowns starting at $100 on July 30.

The Friends of the Library The East Brunswick Friends of the Library will present a one-day bridal gown sale on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Library. The new, one-of-a-kind dresses start at $100 each. All sales are final. We accept cash only. There will be an open fitting room. No makeup, perfume or jewelry will be allowed in the fitting room. Tickets are $5 and go on sale Saturday, July 9, at the Circulation desk.  Garment bags for the gowns were donated by Mr. A’s Cleaners, 40 S. Main St., Milltown, N.J. 08850.
 

 

New Law Means Change in How Your Tax Bill Looks

New Law Means Change in How Your Tax Bill Looks
Thanks to a new law enacted on March 21, there will now be a dedicated line item on property tax bills that shows the minimum amount of funding going toward municipal and joint free public libraries.

Taxpayers may notice something new on their tax bill this month. Thanks to a new law enacted on March 21 by Gov. Chris Christie, there will now be a dedicated line item on property tax bills that shows the minimum amount of funding going toward municipal and joint free public libraries. In the past this number has been included in the municipal tax levy and tax rate, but now those numbers will be separated and you will get a better idea of where your hard earned dollars are going. The law simply provides a dedicated line item for municipal libraries on the property tax bill, creating a new level of transparency. The change does not result in an increase in taxes or change existing financial, operational, personnel or other relationships between a municipality and the library. For more information on the change visit www.ebpl.org or call 732-390-6767.
 

 

Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Maximize Your Social Security Benefits
Get tips on how to collect additional income by understanding rules for individual and supplementary benefits. Tuesday, June 21, 7 p.m.

Are you getting close to retirement? Get advice on how to make the most of your retirement finances during Potential Strategies to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, at the East Brunswick Public Library. Those who attend may learn how incorporate their Social Security benefits with other sources of retirement and ways to collect additional income by understanding the rules for individual and supplementary benefits.

 

July Computer Training at the Library

July Computer Training at the Library
Get the computer training you need at the Library and update your Microsoft Office skills.
Register today!

Register now for the East Brunswick Public Library’s latest computer class offerings.  The Library's public computers feature the latest and greatest Microsoft software - Windows 7 and Office 2010.  Learn the basics with our Introduction to the New Microsoft Office and the Intro to Windows 7 classes.  In addition, we are offering the full array of our Microsoft Office suite of classes.  July also offers another opportunity to register for our popular new class on Downloading eBooks and Audiobooks - Search, Checkout and Download: Downloading Audiobooks and eBooks and our new Introduction to QuickBooks, Level II.

Search, Checkout and Download: Downloading Audiobooks and eBooks

People who like to read on the go might want to check out our class on how to download eBooks and Audiobooks. Learn how to download free books from The Library’s growing collection and other free resources to your Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Droid phone. Please note that the Kindle ereader is not compatible with library ebooks due to the manufacturer’s restrictions.

Introduction to QuickBooks, Level II

In June we offered the first of the three part introductory series to the popular small business financial software. In July we are following up with Level II.   The QuickBooks classes are designed for individuals who are just starting out with QuickBooks and have a working knowledge of the Windows environment.  QuickBooks, Level 2 will include working with your accounts, recording sales information, handling payments, and, time permitting, entering and paying bills.  The fee for the course is $50. Advance registration and prepayment is required. See the event in the calendar for the specifics on registration and cancellation.
 

Classes for July include:

All courses are offered using the latest Microsoft software - Windows 7 and Office 2010.

Registration is required. All registrants should look at the class offerings carefully to insure that they have the necessary skills for each class. Most classes are two hours long and limited to 12 students per class.

Fees

There is a $5 fee for cardholders and a $10 fee for non-cardholders (excepting the QuickBooks classes - see details in the website calendar). Fees will be added to a cardholder’s account and paid for at the Circulation desk.

Register at the Library, by phone or by going to the event in the website Calendar and clicking on the Sign Me Up link. Non-cardholders must pay at the time of registration, i.e. registrations must be in person. For more information, please call 732-390-6767.

 

 

Children's Summer Theatre on EBTV!

Children's Summer Theatre on EBTV!
EBTV to televise the first five Children’s Summer Theatre performances in their entirety this year!

EBTV will televise the first five Children’s Summer Theatre performances in their entirety this year.

Shows will be televised three times each, the week following the performance: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.; Thursdays at 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 4 p.m.

You can purchase a DVD copy of a show from EBTV for $10 each. And you can watch the shows as Video On Demand at www.ebtv3.org. 

Here are the schedule details:

The Plight of Princess Penelope -July 5 at 2 p.m.; July 7 at 8 p.m.; July 10 at 4 p.m

Talent Town USA -July 12 at 2 p.m.; July 14 at 8 p.m.; July 17 at 4 p.m

Sinbad  -July 19 at 2 p.m.; July 21 at 8 p.m.; July 24 at 4 p.m.

Snow White -July 26 at 2 p.m.; July 28 at 8 p.m.; July 31 at 4 p.m.

Pearl of the Firegod - August 2 at 2 p.m.; August 4 at 8 p.m.; August 7 at 4 p.m.

EBTV will also televise a Children’s Summer Theatre 2011 Marathon on Sunday, August 14, as follows:

1:00 p.m.            The Plight of Princess Penelope
2:00 p.m.            Talent Town
3:00 p.m.            Sinbad
4:00 p.m.            Snow White
5:00 p.m.            Pearl of the Firegod

Start times of the shows after the Plight of Princess Penelope are approxiamte.  If a show runs over the one-hour time slot, the next one will start as soon as it ends.
 

 

EBPL Announces Changes to the Library Catalog Fees and Notices

EBPL Announces Changes to the Library Catalog Fees and Notices
The Library announces offering of new pre-overdue courtesy notices and change in some fines for overdue materials effective immediately.

Would you like to be reminded when your library items are coming due?  The Library  now offers customers the convenience of a new courtesy reminder for items coming due in 3 days.  This reminder is delivered via a Pre Overdue Notice  and is available via email only.   Also available via email are:

  • Hold Requests
  • Overdue notices

To receive your library catalog notices via email:

  • Login to your account in the library catalog with your library card and PIN numbers.
  • Click on the My Account/Renew button.
  • Click on Profile in the blue menu bar.
  • Type in your email address in the Email Information section of the Profile form.
  • Click Update.

Once you update your profile to add your email address, all notices will be sent via email only. 

Changes in Fines:

Fines will be $.50 per day, per item on DVDs & Video Games.

Fines will remain $5.00 per day, per item, on eReaders.

Fines will be $.20 per day, per item, on all other overdue library materials.

Library Board Accepting Request for Proposals (RFP) for Two Self Checks Stations

Proposal submission deadline is 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 10th.

GENERAL INFORMATION - The East Brunswick Public Library hereby is submitting a Request For Proposals for two self-service checkout stations that desensitize electro-magnetic (EM) security strips and media overlays and checkout items using barcodes.    The self check stations must both include a cash/coin acceptor and a credit/debit card fine and fee payment system.    The self check stations should not include media case un-lockers.

In accordance with the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq., and, in particular with the Competitive Contracting Sections of that law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.1 through 40A:11-4.5, inclusive, and N.J.A.C. 5:34-4.3 and related provisions, the East Brunswick Public Library (“The Library”) wishes to receive proposals from vendors for two self-check systems for The Library.  The Contract will give the vendor the right to sell two self-check systems to the library.

All prospective bidders are informed that this Request For Proposals is subject to all approvals required by law.

This RFP and all attachments constitute the documentation required under N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.4.  The methodology of awarding of a competitive contract is developed in a way that is intended to meet the specific requirements of The Library.  In accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.4(d), all proposals and contracts shall be subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:25-24.2 requiring submission of a statement of corporate ownership and the provisions of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq., concerning equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.5, a notice of the availability of request for proposal documentation shall be published in an official newspaper of the Township of East Brunswick at least twenty (20) days prior to the date established for the submission of proposals.

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.5(b), failure to meet the requirements of this RFP may result in The Library disqualifying the vendor from further consideration.

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.5(d), The Library Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject all proposals for all legal reasons and further reserves the right to award the contract to the vendor, which contract is most advantageous, price and other factors considered.

The Library reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive minor irregularities and technicalities, to request rebids on the items and award bids in part or whole as The Library deems it will best serve its interests. The Library reserves the right to waive minor details.
 
All of the competitive contracting provisions of Chapter 440 of the Laws of 1999 are incorporated herein by reference.

 EAST BRUNSWICK PUBLIC LIBRARY NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed bids will be received and opened by the Manager of Administrative Services at The East Brunswick Public Library, 2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick, New Jersey

BID OPENING DATE:                  Friday, June 10, 2011                  TIME: 10:00 a.m.

Specifications are online here and on file in the Administration Office of The Library. Paper copies may be obtained by prospective bidders during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the cost of $5.00. Bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked LIBRARY SELF CHECK PROPOSAL and must have the NAME AND ADDRESS of the bidder on the outside of the envelope.  Bids may be hand delivered or mailed by certified mail to the above-mentioned address.  No other forms will be accepted.

The Library solicits Requests For Proposals (RFPs) under the competitive contracting provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.1 through 4.5.  The competitive contracting process shall be administered by MaryEllen Firestone, Director of The East Brunswick Public Library, and by Bertram E. Busch, Esq., Legal Counsel for The East Brunswick Public Library.  In accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:34-4.3(c)(2), MaryEllen Firestone may appoint a committee to assist in the evaluation of the Proposals.

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of  P.L. 1975, C.127 (N.J.S.A. 10:5-31).  (An act relating to Affirmative Action in relation to discrimination in connection with certain public leases.)

Any entity other than a sole proprietorship submitting a bid, in response to this advertisement, shall accompany such bid with a resolution authorizing its proper officers to submit such a bid and authorize said officers to execute a sale of self-check systems in the event its bid is accepted.

The Library reserves the right to reject any or all bids as in its judgment may be deemed to be most advantageous to The Library, price and other factors considered.  The Library also reserves the right to waive any minor irregularity or technicality.  In the case of tie bids, The Library shall have the authority to award the Lease to the bidder selected by The Library in its sole discretion.

The Library reserves the right to award a Contract to the bidder receiving the most favorable evaluation, subject to compliance with all Proposal documentation.

MaryEllen Firestone 
Director, East Brunswick Public Library
 

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