The library building may be closed, but the virtual library is open.

Our librarians are available to answer your questions Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10am - 6pm, Tuesday, Thursday 12pm - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sundays 12pm - 4pm. Click here, call 732-390-6767, or click the Chat icon on the bottom right of your screen and a librarian will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Curbside Pickup is available 7 days a week. Please call 732-390-6888 to make an appointment.

Please return library materials at our outdoor book drops. All returned items will be quarantined for 7 days before they are removed from your library account, and no fines will be charged for days books are in quarantine.

 

Library News

Authors At Home Thursday Night

Authors At Home Thursday Night

Posted August 31, 2020


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

Family Fishing Day Fundraiser

Posted August 31, 2020


This Sunday, September 6th, The Friends of the Library are having a fishing fundraiser in Monroe.
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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

Path to 2020: Social Media & Politics Lecture Wednesday

Posted August 28, 2020


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. 


Summer Art Challenge Virtual Gallery

Summer Art Challenge Virtual Gallery

Posted August 25, 2020


Art has always been an expression that knows no bounds. In the era of social distancing, creativity for many has been an outlet. To showcase emerging artists in the area, the East Brunswick Public Library Grownup Summer 2020 Virtual Art Gallery. More Info

 
The result is an online gallery, sharing the work of area residents. It is available online for viewing here.
 
“The library received many submissions in different visual art types, from painting to video to photography,” says Melissa Hozik, Adult Programming Librarian. “We are excited to celebrate the creativity of our residents while are exhibit walls are still not open for viewing.” The online gallery features pieces in several different formats and allows the world to see the talented artists that call the area home. 


Climate Change in NJ Lecture Wednesday

Climate Change in NJ Lecture Wednesday

Posted August 18, 2020


Join us for a discussion on climate change and other environmental factors' impact on the quality of life in New Jersey on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00 pm on Zoom.
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Service Updates

Service Updates

Posted August 17, 2020


For the latest news about East Brunswick Public Library, click here for all Library Service Updates

Library Services Updates

Books & Media

  • Curbside Pick-Up service is now available by appointment only. Please click here for more information.
  • Expiring library cards are extended until September 30, 2020.
  • Library book & media drops are open Monday 8:30 am through Saturday 7:30 pm (book drops are closed Saturday night through Monday morning).
  • Lendable kits must be returned via appointment with our curbside service. You will be called to schedule your appointment.
  • Museum passes may be returned to the media drop located on the outside wall to the left of the entrance doors.


In-Person Services

  • 30-minute Computer Reservations by appointment. Please click here for more information.
  • 30-minute Photocopy / Fax by appointment. Please click here for more information.
  • LIMITED Passport Services by appointment. Please click here for more information.
  • Library in the Park is held outside on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00am-5:00pm, weather permitting. Get some basic reference experience or check out our browsing collection. Please wear a non-mesh face covering and stand back at least 6 feet from the tent for assistance.
  • All in-person programs, events and meetings are canceled. View our virtual program calendar here.
  • While the library is closed, we are not accepting donations for the Friends of the Library's book sales. We will let you know when the donations resume. 
 

Virtual Services

We encourage you to take advantage of the great online resources we have available:
  • Award-winning independent films, documentaries and children's programs on Kanopy
  • Over a thousand art and craft instructional videos on CreativeBug
  • Movies, music albums, graphic novels, television shows, audiobooks and eBooks with hoopla digital
  • Twenty-five thousand ebooks and audiobooks on eLibrary NJ.
  • The most popular newsstand magazines on RBDigital.
  • View all of our digital offerings here
  • Library cards that are blocked for overdue fines can be used to access online resources while the library building is closed.
 

Our Just For The Health Of It! consumer medical and health librarians also put together this resource guide with links to information from the World Health Organization, New Jersey Department of Health and Center for Disease Control.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate through this unprecedented and challenging situation. 


<strong>Friends Bonfire T-Shirt Shop</strong>

Friends Bonfire T-Shirt Shop

Posted August 12, 2020


The Friends now have a Bonfire shop with many T-shirt designs and styles! All proceeds benefit library programs & services.
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WiFi By Appointment

WiFi By Appointment

Posted August 09, 2020


Are you without Internet access after Hurricane Isaias? We are opening the library for WiFi access only; bring your laptop or tablet into the library BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. East Brunswick Public Library cardholders can call 732-390-6767 to schedule their appointment.


Photocopy/Fax By Appointment

Photocopy/Fax By Appointment

Posted August 05, 2020


Need to use a photocopier or fax machine? You can by appointment. More info

East Brunswick Public Library cardholders can now use the library's photocopier and fax machine by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call the Information Services Department at 732-390-6767 or 732-390-6785.

Photocopier/fax machine by appointment sessions can be scheduled during the following hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm


POSTPONED: Healthcare Fraud & COVID-19 Health Scams

POSTPONED: Healthcare Fraud & COVID-19 Health Scams

Posted August 04, 2020


Due to the power outage, tonight's "Healthcare Fraud & COVID-19 Health Scams" workshop has been postponed.


Grownup Summer Art Challenge Deadline Friday

Grownup Summer Art Challenge Deadline Friday

Posted August 01, 2020


This summer, we are challenging adults to create their own photography, 2D art, or video to be exhibited on our website and possibly reproduced for a future in-person exhibit.
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