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
OLIVE TREE GENEALOGY
Have you gotten stuck working on your family tree? If you have some European or Native American ancestry, try Olive Tree Genealogy (www.olivetreegenealogy.com), a website put together by Lorine McGinniss Schultze in 1996. Olive Tree Genealogy is hosted by RootsWeb.com. In addition to a link to Ancestry.com, the premier subscription genealogy database which now owns RootsWeb, there are dozens of other links to lists of all sorts.
At the top of the homepage, you will find three boxes to choose from. The first reads, “First Time Visitor?” and provides a link labeled “Find the free genealogy.” The second says “Been Here Before?” If you click on “I know where the Free genealogy is,” you will be connected to a wide variety of links. If you are just beginning your family history, click on the link, under the third heading “New to Genealogy?” It will take you to the “Guide for Beginners in Genealogy.”The layout is very busy, which makes this site more difficult to navigate than Ancestry, but persistence will lead you to lots of free genealogy databases. Links featured on the homepage include passenger lists, ships search, immigration tips, Canada, military, genealogy guide, loyalists, New Netherland, Native American, Palatine genealogy, photo albums, almshouse, orphan records, Huguenots, Mennonites, Quakers, UK Ireland, genealogy secrets, and Odds ‘n Ends. “Lost Faces,” the collection of antique photo albums from the 1800s owned by the site’s creator, is a special collection available on this site. McGinniss Schultze owns almost 60 albums. She provides a list of photo albums and surnames on her website. If you find a photograph of a family member, you can order a copy of the photograph online. You can access Olive Tree Genealogy from your computer at home or bring your laptop and enjoy the free wi-fi available at the library. Or sign up to use our public internet computers for an hour. Log on with your library card or present identification to receive a guest pass.
English Classes - Mondays and Thursdays @ 6 pm
Computer Classes - Call Lisa Kelly at (732)222-3900 ext. 235 for class dates and times.
Tuesdays 1-4pm, Thursdays 6-7:30pm
Third Thursday of each month 1:30-3:00pm
ELBERON BOOK CLUB - Elberon Branch Library
First Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm. Meetings are held at Main and Elberon...please refer to our calendar to determine meeting locations.
Friends of the LBPL Monthly meeting follows Book Club.