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On View: February 2018 Exhibitors at EBPL

On View: February 2018 Exhibitors at EBPL

Posted January 31, 2018

Our February exhibitors include the Middlesex County Vocational & Technical School students at the East Brunswick campus; a vintage sports pennant collection from Chris Wilcox; and an Arthur exhibit.

Middlesex County Vocational & Technical School – East Brunswick
February 2018 | Walls

This exhibit features work from the East Brunswick Tech Graphic Design/Commercial Art Program.  All the work displayed has been created by the Senior and Junior classes.

The work includes art created for a charity called The Memory Project. The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty.

The exhibit also includes work from our Senior showcase. The seniors created original art for their portfolios. There is album cover art, a comic book, a gaming world, an original story, original poetry and photography depicting teen reality.


Vintage Pennant Collection by Chris Wilcox
February 2018 | Cases

This is a collection of vintage pennants of defunct sports teams on loan from Chris Wilcox. The teams represented are from Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the American Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, and the World Hockey Association.

Arthur the Aardvark
February 2018 | Cases

In celebration of our upcoming visit with author Marc Brown, we are showcasing the library’s collection of his beloved Arthur the Aardvark.


Tsum Tsums by Brie Dyas
February 2018 | Cases

Tsum Tsum, meaning "Stack Stack" in Japanese, is the latest explosion of cute and cuddly plush soft toys. The idea is that these small plushes can be stacked on top of one another to create limitless combinations of great mountains of adorable friends. This collection is on loan from Brie Dyas.

East Brunswick Public Library Prepares For Budget Cuts

East Brunswick Public Library Prepares For Budget Cuts

Posted January 26, 2018

Due to an anticipated reduction of municipal appropriations in the proposed 2018 budget, East Brunswick Public Library will be changing its hours of operation.

“The East Brunswick Public Library has been informed by the Mayor that the 2018 municipal budget may include a cut to the library’s appropriation; this would be the first cut to the library’s budget since the 2009 recession,” said East Brunswick Public Library Board of Trustees President Wayne Christie.

“This cut will sadly require a reduction to our hours, and perhaps some services, in order to continue to provide excellence to our visitors, over 348,000 who came through our doors in 2017,” said East Brunswick Public Library Board of Trustees Budget Committee Chair and former President Deborah Cornavaca, Ph.D. “The Board of Trustees deeply regrets the inconvenience that the loss of hours will cause, most especially to our families and local businesses.”

Effective Thursday, February 1, East Brunswick Public Library will reduce hours of operations Mondays through Thursdays, now opening at 10:00 am instead of the previous 9:00 am.

The library’s Sunday hours will also be adjusted, with the library being closed on Sundays starting May 27 through September 8. In addition, the library will be closed on Election Day (Tuesday, November 5).

“The Board of Trustees and library staff are committed to the highest standards of excellence, free and equal access to our resources, and the innovation that our customers are accustomed,” Christie added. “We hope you will work with us to see funding restored soon so that we can continue to serve you and our community.”

More information about East Brunswick Public Library’s schedule changes can be found online at East Brunswick Public Library is a member of the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMxAC) and has a reciprocal borrowing agreement with thirty area libraries, allowing cardholders access to materials and services. A complete list of LMxAC libraries can be found online at