Welcome to our Adult Services Department

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.

    Main Floor: 
         Popular Fiction, New Non-Fiction and Large Print
         World Languages

         New Movies, Audiobooks & Music

         Meeting Room - (click here for more information)

         Technology & Career Center        

         Local History Room

         Notary Service*

   Lower Level:

         Programs & Events  (click here for more info)

         New Teen Zone!
         Magazines & Newspapers
         Notary Service*

         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:

Reference Resource of the Month

 NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

April is National Poetry Month.  Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Anthologies, published by Columbia University Press, can be used to look up a poem by title, first line or last line.  If you look up the poem by title, the author's name appears immediately after the title, followed by initials that tell you in which anthologies the poem appears.  If you look the poem up by first or last line, the line is followed by the title of the poem, the author, and the abbreviations for the anthologies.  If the title is the same as the first words of the first line, you will find the poem listed under the first line.  To find a copy of the poem, see the staff at the Adult Services Desk.  If we do not have that anthology or the author's collected works, you can borrow the anthology on interlibrary loan.  We may also be able to locate the poem for you online.

APRIL'S DATABASE:

LearnATest

Are you preparing to take the SAT?   Do you want to give your school-aged kids additional practice before they take standardized tests?   Do you need to pass a test to become licensed for a specific profession?  Or have you been out of work for a while and decided that you need to update your skills?  Do you want to obtain a green card or take the U.S. citizenship test?  The Long Branch Free Public Library subscribes to a database that you can use to take practice tests in all of those areas – and more.  You can access it from any of the library’s public internet computers or from your home computer.  Best of all, it’s free, with your library card!  To access this database, go to the library’s homepage at www.longbranchlib.org.  Click on “Online Research.”  LearnATest is the second database on the right side of the list.  If you are using one of the public internet computers, click on LearnATest.  If you are using your own computer or a friend’s, click on Remote LearnATest.  Click on “Log In” in the upper right-hand corner.  Then type in your user name and password.  If you do not have an account yet, click on “New Users Register Here.”  You must have an email account to register.  In order to obtain free access, you must use your library card as your password when you register.  If you do not have a computer at home and you are not a Long Branch resident, ask the staff at the Adult Services Desk for a computer-only card.  You will need to show I.D. to get a library card, computer-only card, or guest pass.  On the left, you will see a list with the heading “Learning Centers.”  The first five of these are for those of you who are still in school or for your children.  The “Elementary School” tab will lead you to practice versions of standardized tests in reading and math from several states. The “Middle School” tab leads to similar tests in reading, math, and social studies, as well as writing skills improvement.  You can also take practice tests for high school entrance exams.  The “High School” tab offers skills improvement exercises in logic and reasoning, math, reading comprehension, science, statistics, trigonometry, vocabulary and spelling, and writing and grammar.  There are practice tests for standardized exams available for some of these subjects.  The “College Prep” tab offers practice tests for the PSAT and NMSQT, SAT, ACT, THEA, TOEIC, and TOEFL exams, as well as the AP Placement exam.  The CUNY Skills Assessment Test is available as well.  There are also tabs for general test-taking preparation, for college admission (essay) preparation, and college placement preparation.  College students will find practice exams under the tabs “College Placement Preparation” and “Graduate School Entrance Exams Preparation.”  The other tabs for college students offer exercises for skills improvement in the following areas: personal finance, public speaking, math and reasoning, reading comprehension, science, vocabulary and spelling, and writing and grammar.  There is a wealth of material for adults as well.  If you want to improve your computer skills, select the tab “Popular Software Tutorials.”  Under the “Occupation Practice Tests” tab, you will find tests for the following fields: air traffic controller, civil service, commercial driver’s license, cosmetology, culinary arts, electrical, emergency medical services, firefighter, green careers, law enforcement, military, nursing and allied health, legal, plumbing, real estate, and teaching. If you are out of work, the “Workplace Skills Improvement” tab offers help business writing, job search and networking skills, resumes, interviewing, and success on the job, as well as WorkKeys and TOEIC exam preparation.  The “Skill Building for Adults” tab provides practice exercises for those who have forgotten what they studied in high school.  The headings are the same as the ones that appear under the “High School” tab.  Immigrants should click on the “U.S. Citizenship” tab, where they can find information on how to get a green card and take practice tests for the citizenship exam, in English and Spanish.  Practice exercises in reading and math for Spanish speakers are available under the tab “Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.”   Once you have finished an exam, you will not be able to print out the completed exam.  However, LearnATest will score your exam and list the areas you need to work on.   A new improved version of LearnATest has just come out! It includes material on the 2014 GED exam.   If you created your account using LearnATest 2.0, your practice materials will not transfer to LearnATest 3.0.   If you have begun a test or practice exercise, you must finish your work on it by June 30, 2014.   See the staff at the Adult Services Desk if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Classes -

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.

 

Bridge Club

 Tuesdays 1-4pm, Thursdays 6-7:30pm

 

Mah Jong

Wednesdays 11am-1pm

 

Book Clubs 
Nonfiction Book Club - Main Library

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

Friends of the LBPL Monthly meeting follows Book Club. 

 

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