East Brunswick Public Library is excited to announce that we welcome our patrons back to the library starting Wednesday, September 23. More Info
The library is open for browsing and checking out materials, and for limited computer use only. Please limit your visits to 60 minutes or less, as the building will have a limited capacity per state guidelines.
Our hours are as follows:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday, Thursday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the library will be open from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for seniors and vulnerable populations.
All materials must be returned at the outdoor book and media drops only.
Here are six ways to make your visit to East Brunswick Public Library safe for everyone:
- Wear a mask. Library patrons will be required to wear a mask at all times when inside East Brunswick Public Library.
- Use self checkout. We have four convenient self-checkout stations for contactless borrowing of all library materials.
- Use hand sanitizer. We have hand sanitizer stations throughout the building. Please use it; we have enough for everyone!
- Practice social distancing. Please remember to stay a safe distance (at least 6 feet) from other patrons and library staff.
- Not feeling well? If you are not feeling well, stay home. You can access eBooks and virtual reference online.
- Don't touch. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose while inside the library.
Library service updates:
- Food and drink are not allowed into the library at this time.
- A parent or guardian must accompany children (ages 13 and younger).
- There are a limited number of public computers that are available to be used for 30 minutes.
- The library is still offering curbside pick up of materials. For more information, click here.
- Passport services are still by appointment only. For more information, click here.
- Library programs are still virtual only; check out our calendar here.
- There are no meeting room rentals at this time.
- The Friends of the Library are not accepting book donations at this time.
Outdoor Voter Registration Tuesday
Join us next Tuesday, September 22 from 12:30-5:30 for Outside Voter Registration for National Voter Registration!
Friends Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser October 23
Join the Friends of the EB Library for a Virtual Wine Tasting fundraiser with Wine & Spirits Expert Enza Rachele on Friday, October 23 at 7pm on Zoom.
Purchase custom wine & ticket bundle from:
Ryder's Lane Wines & Spirits
Garden State Bar at Heritage Plaza
246A Ryders Lane, Milltown, NJ 08850
$40 for 4 bottles of wine
Purchase by October 22
Must be ages 21 and older
Fundraiser benefitting the East Brunswick Public Library
Virtual Social Worker Program Returns to East Brunswick Public Library
Thanks in part to a generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the East Brunswick Public Library offers library customers the ability to speak with a health literacy social worker. More Info
“Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is aware that people throughout the county are struggling. This is a grant to serve all residents of Middlesex County. Many people have lost businesses and jobs caused by the pandemic. The social worker will help guide people to places for comfort, assistance, resources for help and skills building so that they can recover emotionally and financially.” said Karen Parry, the library’s Information Services Manager.
Emerith Hernandez Cortes, MSW, Health Literacy Social worker, is a bi-lingual social worker who speaks both Spanish and English. She can help people with needs such as food, housing, addiction, health services, job loss, small business recovery, places to find employment, and mental health topics.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these sessions are conducted virtually. Ms. Cortes is bilingual; speaking both English and Spanish
Appointments with Ms. Cortes can be made by calling 732-518-8247 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. These appointments are digital on Tuesdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Thursdays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Fridays from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Sessions are private and confidential. The library advises that if there is an emergency to call 911.
The program runs through November 30. This service is offered through the library’s Just For The Health Of It! consumer health and wellness information initiative. To learn more, visit www.justforthehealthofit.org.
Friends Outdoor Booksale Weekend October 3-4
The Friends Outdoor Book Sale will run from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday October 4th, 2020. It will take place outside the library!
The book sale will run from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday October 4th, 2020. It will take place outside the library! Tables will be set up with fiction, nonfiction, romance/mystery, children’s, young adult, and cookbooks. All materials will be priced as marked.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CASH/CHECKS ONLY FUNCTION - WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.
Full safety measures have been incorporated into this sale. All patrons and volunteers will be required to wear face masks at all times at this event.
Rain date is set for Saturday, October 10th & Sunday October 11th, 2020 from 12pm to 4pm.
NEW THIS YEAR!!
We will be offering the following:
"Grab Bag of Books"
Check out our 2 new Library Totes - which you can purchase and fill with books for free.
“Modena Gift Sets”
Imported from Italy Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar from Modena Gift Sets - great for the Holidays!
Our librarians have pulled together information about voting resources.
2020 Census Deadline September 30
The deadline is the 30th, but tit's not too late to complete the 2020 Census! Take the Census here.
Click here for more information and resources about the Census
Census Takers in Your Neighborhood
In early August, Census Takers will start visiting households that have not yet responded to the Census. It is not too late to respond online at www.2020census.gov or by telephone at 844-330-2020.
It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone or on paper. It’s easy, safe and secure. Your answers matter! The Census determines congressional representation and the distribution of federal funds, as well as providing data that will impact decision-making for the next decade.
Ready to take the Census?
Wondering what questions are asked on the Census? Prepare your responses.
Respond in multiple languages
You can complete the census online or by phone in 13 different languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese. Web pages and guides are available in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in braille and large print.
How does my state's Census response rate compare to the rest of the US?
How is the Census impacted by Coronavirus?
Authors At Home Thursday Night
The next author in the LMxAC Authors at Home is Missy Card! To learn more how you can join this online author event, click here.
Family Fishing Day Fundraiser
This Sunday, September 6th, The Friends of the Library are having a fishing fundraiser in Monroe.
The East Brunswick Friends of the Library have planned the perfect fundraiser event for late summer. They are hosting a Family Fishing Day on Sunday, September 6, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, at Molder's Fishing Preserve (318 John Wall Road, Monroe Township, NJ).
"We've planned a fun outdoor activity to support the library," said Adrian Levine from the East Brunswick Public Library. "This event is a great way for your family to enjoy the outdoors while adhering to the social distancing rules."
Tickets for adults (ages 12 and up) are $12, and tickets for children (ages 5-11) are $9. Children under five are free. You do not need to have a fishing license to participate. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and snacks.
A limited number of fishing poles are available for a rental fee of $8. Live bait is also available at the event for $3.50. In the event of inclement weather, there is a rain date scheduled on September 13. Proceeds from this event benefit the East Brunswick Public Library.
Path to 2020: Social Media & Politics Lecture Wednesday
Join us for the first part of our Path to the 2020 Election Series with a lecture on, "Can Social Media Help Us Explain Different Political Events" lecture on Wednesday, September 9th at 7:00pm More Info
Path to 2020 Election Series
With the general elections approaching, everyone is preparing to vote. This fall, the East Brunswick Public Library is hosting the Path to 2020 Elections program series to explore the election process.
Carlos L. Yordan presents Can Social Media Help Us Explain Different Political Events? on Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 pm. In this talk, Yordan explores how social media postings on different platforms to get a better sense of people's reactions to various political events.
Examples in this program include how Facebook engagement data explains BREXIT and the 2016 presidential election; Twitter data that explores people's sentiments in regards to terrorist attacks; and how political candidates' social media activity impacts their popularity and the relevance of their ideas.
Yordan is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Drew University, where he directs their semester on the United Nations program. He completed his Ph.D. in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has also taught and researched at several prestigious institutions, including the University of Maine, Hamilton College, Cornell University's Peace Studies Program, the University of Alabama Birmingham, and Rutgers-Newark's Division of Global Affairs.
The library celebrates National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 22 from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. At the library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick) 's outdoor "Library In The Park Tent, visitors can register to vote by paper or view the New Jesey Department of Elections website, find information about in-person voting places and secure drop boxes, and additional voter resources.
Frank Argote-Freyere explains the Electoral College in the lecture Who Really Elects the President: the Workings of the Electoral College on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 pm. His presentation explores how the Electoral College was created by the founding fathers as a way to manage an unruly public and, if needed, overturn the election results.
Argote-Freyre has a deep understanding of the Electoral College; he was an elector for President Obama in 2012. An Associate Professor at Kean University, he earned his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in Latin American History and received a NJCH Honor Book designation in 2007.
Both lectures are presented on the Zoom platform. These programs are all sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Public Library.