Library Services & Updates
The East Brunswick Public Library will open to the public with limited services.
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The library's hours will be as follows:
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. From 10:00 am to 11:00 am, seniors and vulnerable populations have exclusive access.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
- Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- Sundays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The Board of Trustees made this decision at their meeting held February 16, 2021. It is based on the fact that transmission rates, hospital admission rates and death rates of COVID-19 have begun to show steady declines. These hours are subject to change, based on the Board’s continuing review of case-based scientific data.
The Board of Trustees knows that residents enjoy the services of our public library. The library’s dedicated team of professionals has served the community with innovative and broad-based virtual programming, access to digital resources, and curbside pickup throughout the pandemic. These services will continue, but we know how much the community has missed being able to visit the library in person. We look forward to welcoming you back to the library on March 1, 2021!
East Brunswick Public Library Board of Trustees
OTHER LIBRARY NOTES:
BOOK DROPS WILL REMAIN OPEN
Customers may return their library materials at any time to the book drops outside of the library. Please do not leave any items outside of the building. Returned items are quarantined for 7 days and will remain checked out to your library card until the quarantine period is complete.
Customers will be able to continue to get library materials through Curbside Pickup. Library cardholders with a valid LMxAC member library card can use curbside pickup at East Brunswick Public Library. Click here to learn about this service. If you are looking for book recommendations, our Match+Book program puts together a literal bag of books based on your reading interests.
Passport services at East Brunswick Public Library are available by appointment only. If you would like to schedule an appointment to submit a passport application, call 732-390-6761. Additional information about passports can be found here.
East Brunswick Public Library can still answer your reference questions virtually, by telephone, e-mail or through the chatbox on our website. Learn more about virtual reference here. Also, many of the library’s online resources, ranging from Ancestry to Pronunciator to Universal Class, and our technology classes are available from home. Check out the full list here.
All virtual programs at East Brunswick Public Library will continue. We have activities, workshops and lectures planned for all ages. For a complete list, click here.
If you need to use the library's computers, photocopier, scanner or fax machine, they are available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 732-390-6767.
eBOOKS AND MORE
The library offers eBooks, magazines, movies, graphic novels, television shows and even crafting instructions for free with your library card. If anyone in your family or friends need an East Brunswick Public Library card. We have made it easier than ever; you can apply online.
- All expiring cards will be extended through March 31, 2021.
- The Friends of the Library will not be accepting donations of books at this time.
- Additional information will be provided as more details become available. You can find the latest news about your library on our website, Facebook and Twitter.
Star Wars Trivia Night Tuesday
May the Force be with you on May the Fourth! Join us for a fun night of Star Wars trivia for padawans and Sith lords alike!
Welcome Rosetta Stone
We are happy to announce that you can now use your East Brunswick Public Library card to access online language learning system Rosetta Stone. More Info
AAPI Heritage Month Art Exhibit through May 27
Come view our AAPI Heritage Month exhibit through May 27th, or view it online in our digital gallery.
USCIS Naturalization Information Session Thursday
Kelly Ayala, USCIS’s Community Relations Officer for the New Jersey area, will discuss the naturalization process for interested permanent residents on Thursday, April 29th at 6:30pm.
Deadline for AAPI Art Exhibit Extended Until Tuesday
EBPL and the East Brunswick Arts Commission are seeking artists from our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities for a 2D exhibit in May during AAPI Heritage Month.
“With such a large and diverse AAPI population, we want to support, lift, and celebrate local artists in this important exhibit,” said Melissa Hozik, Adult Programming Librarian. “We look forward to showcasing this community.”
Art must be submitted no later than Tuesday, April 27th so it can be hung and ready to go prior to May 1. It needs to be brought to the Information Desk (when you enter the lobby, turn right and walk all the way back to the glass walls). You will be asked to complete a form to keep with your artwork.
Art can be photography, painting, or drawings no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches, and must be able to be hung by mini binder clip or can be mounted on foam core (the library will provide the latter). These are then hung on a rod system, so they cannot be heavy. Right now with interest, please limit your submissions to 1-2 items.
Images must follow the library’s exhibition guidelines—the exhibit wall is viewable by all ages and is located to the right of the Passports Office. In accordance with community values, please refrain from emphasizing undraped human forms in your exhibit.
The library does not carry special insurance for exhibits. Exhibitors are advised to check their homeowner’s insurance policy to determine the extent of their off-premises coverage.
The library is a nonprofit institution. If the items in your exhibit are for sale, please give a price list and the contact information you want to use to the library representative. All prospective customers will be referred directly to you. No items should be removed until the close of the exhibit without permission from a library representative.
The library reserves the right to reschedule exhibits, with advance notice to exhibitors, when the library or Township require the use of library exhibit space.
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Sindh Cuisine Talk Tuesday
Join Geeta Gwalani, who will talk about her cookbook, "Aromas of Sindh Cuisine" this Tuesday, Apri 27th at 7:00pm
"Building Bridges: Combating Anti-Asian Racism" Panel April Tuesday
East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen, the East Brunswick Human Relations Council and East Brunswick Public Library team up to present the Facebook Live program “Building Bridges: Combating Anti-Asian Racism” on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 pm.
Sports Analytics Lecture with Steve Hirdt May 13
Football fans still talk about Tony Dorsett scoring the first-ever 99-yard touchdown during a broadcast of Monday Night Football. The world can thank sports statistician Steve Hirdt for that. Hirdt is the special guest of the East Brunswick Friends of the Library for a virtual lecture on, “Sports Analytics As Seen from a Sports Data Expert” on Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 pm.
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