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 resource for April:
Thematic Guide to American Poetry by Allan Burns
Are you looking for poetry on a particular theme? Thematic Guide to American Poetry, by Allan Burns, can help you! This source would be of tremendous value to teachers who wish to incorporate poetry into lesson plans. It would also be useful to students who want to better understand the poems cited or to anyone who wants to see how different poets treated the same subject.
Each chapter consists of an essay on a specific theme. The introduction define “theme” and explains the scope and limitations of this volume. In each chapter, Burns discusses how that theme is handled in the poems he cites. There are a minimum of four, and up to more than a dozen, poems in each chapter. A list of the poems cited, together with abbreviations for anthologies in which those poems can be found, appears at the end of each chapter. At the beginning of the book, there is a list of the abbreviations used. Biographical sketches and suggestions for further reading, along with title, name, and subject indexes, can be found at the end of the book. Themes include Art & Beauty, Civilization, Family Relations, Freedom and Slavery, Individual and Society, Innocence and Experience, Life and Death, Loss, Love and Sex, Memory, Nature, Obligations and Choices, Poetry, the Self, Skepticism and Belief, Suffering and Joy, Thought and Perception, Time and Change, Tradition and Heritage, Truth and Appearances, and War.
Books in the reference section must be used in the library. When you find what you need, photocopiers are available in the Adult Services Department. Copies are $.10 per page. However, we also have many books of poetry that can be borrowed, including some of the anthologies mentioned in Thematic Guide to American Poetry. Ask the staff at the Adult Services Desk for help in locating this book or one of our volumes of poetry. If you are looking for a specific poem, we may be able to locate it on the internet and print it for you.
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
November 20: "Inventing a Nation" by Gore Vidal
December 11th: "The Myths of Happiness"
by Sonja Lyubormirsky
January 15: "Duel with the Devil" by Paul Collins
February 19: "Some of My Best Friends are Black"
by Tanner Colby
March 19: "Out of Order" by Sandra Day O'Connor
April 16: "Q:The Autobiography" by Quincy Jones
May 14: "My LIfe in Middlemarch"
by Rebecca Mead
ELBERON BOOK CLUB - Elberon Branch Library
First Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm
Friends of the LBPL Monthly meeting follows Book Club.
October 1st: "The Lifeboat" by Charlotte Rogan
November 5th: "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman
December 3rd: Friends of the LBPL Annual Holiday Gathering
January 7th: "The Astronaut Wives Club" by Lily Koppel
February 4th: "The School of Essential Ingredients"
by Erica Bauermeister
March 4th: "We Were Liars" by E. Lockhart
April 1st: "My Name is Mary Sutter" by Robin Oliveria
May 6th "The Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri