Our Adult Collection is located on the main and lower level. From adult programming to services that include free notary, job search help, internet/computer use, adult classes and more, the Long Branch Free Public Library is an up to date, modern library that values traditional service and superior customer service.
Popular Fiction, New Non-Fiction and Large Print
New Movies, Audiobooks & Music
Meeting Room - (click here for more information)
Technology & Career Center
Local History Room
Programs & Events (click here for more info)
New Teen Zone!
Magazines & Newspapers
Fax and Copying Services - fees apply
12 public internet computers (ages 12+) & 1 typewriter
Microfilm machine, photocopier and fax machine.
(fees may apply, please ask for help at the reference desk)
*Notary service is provided free of charge, please bring a valid ID and do not sign paperwork to be notarized until you are in the presence of Notary. You may call
ahead to ensure Notary will be available.
Reference Librarian Janet Birckhead suggests the following resources:
December: Are you still searching for the right gift for a friend or relative who loves books? Novelist can help! Go to the Long Branch Free Public Library’s website at longbranchlib.org and click on “Online Research.” Novelist is an Ebsco product. The direct link to Novelist on the Online Research page no longer works. Follow the directions for accessing Ebsco, the October Database of the Month, which appear above. When you click “Ebsco” or “Ebsco Remote Access,” you will see icons for allof the products in the Ebsco suite.Select “Novelist”. There are several ways to search for fiction that you and your loved ones might enjoy. Method 1 is to search by genre.On the left side of the screen, you will see a list of genres. Perhaps your niece is a fan of dystopian fiction and devoured trilogy. Click on “Science Fiction” and then select “Dystopian Days”.You will find a description of the genre and a list of suggested titles. Go to a bookstore and compare the titles on your list to see which one our niece would like best. Method 2 is to search by title.Type the title of your friend’s favorite book in the search box and click “Search”. Suppose your friend loved Emma Donoghue’s 2010 title . When you enter that one-word title, you will get a list of titles that start with that word. Click on the title and you will see a brief summary and a list of “appeal terms.” For example, is character driven. The book is fast paced. The writing style is compelling. The appeal terms for the tone of the book are “disturbing,” “haunting,” and “suspenseful”. On the right side of the screen is a list of readalikes.If you know which appeal terms describe qualities your friend liked about , look for readalikes with similar qualities. Method 3 is to search by author.The technique is essentially the same. Let’s assume your brother-in-law is a fan of the late Tom Clancy. Type either“Clancy, Tom” or “Tom Clancy”. You will find a description of Clancy’s work and a suggestion of a title to start with. Clancy invented the techno-thriller genre. His books can also be described as political thrillers or suspense stories. Clancy’s storylines are plot driven and intricately plotted.His pace is fast paced and the tone is suspenseful.Check out the list of readalikes. You can look at a list of suggested titles and compare the appeal factors. Or you can check off the appeal factors that describe your brother-in-law’s interestsand Novelist will generate a list of titles that match your appeal factors. Make a list of possible titles and authors, then stop at your local bookstore and pick out a gift. Your brother-in-law will be grateful if you find him a new favorite author!
ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION
Are you working on your family history? Can’t afford to subscribe to Ancestry? Are you a subscriber with a computer at home, but your printer is down? In honor of Family History Month, the Long Branch Free Public Library’s October Database of the Monthis Ancestry Library Edition.The library has subscribed to this database for many years. It can be accessed from any of the public computers on the lower level.Unfortunately, our subscription contract does not include access from the computers in the Technology & Career Center.) Using this excellent but expensive database (free to you at your library!), you can search for your ancestors in multiple sources at once: U.S. Census, state censuses, city directories, draft registration records, church and town records, and the Social Security Death Index.
English Classes - Thurs. @ 6 pm
Computer Classes - on hiatus. We have many wonderful self-guided tutorials available for those seeking to learn and/or better their computer skills.
Tuesdays 1-4pm, Thursdays 6-7:30pm
Third Thursday of each month 1:30-3:00pm
(No nonfiction book club meetings July and August)
ELBERON BOOK CLUB - Elberon Branch Library
First Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm
Book Club Selections
The Elberon Book Club will not meet in December, but there is a Holiday Gathering for the Friends of the Library at a member's home on Weds. 12/4 at 7:00 pm. Cost is $20.00 includes dinner and dessert. Please contact Lisa Kelly at (732)222-3900 ext. 35 for information, responses are needed by November 25th.
The next Elberon Book Club selection will be Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella (on January 8th at 6:30).
Friends of the LBPL Monthly meeting follows Book Club.
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