Free tax help at the Long Branch Free Public Library will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 2      and will continue through April 15.  (Electronic tax filing ends on April 14. To better serve you, we are partnering with the Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, located in Neptune. All volunteers have certification through VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. 

When you arrive, please sign in at the desk on the lower level. You will then be given a number. Please note – if you are not present when your number is called, you will be given a new number and placed at the end of the waiting list.  Please bring the following documents with you: your W-2 and other proof of income, proof of deductions, and proof of health insurance.  You should also bring a copy of your 2014 return, if available.

Because some returns take more time than others, the library cannot guarantee that you will be seen at a specific time.  When the line reaches the point where the tax preparers will not be able to finish any additional returns during the scheduled time, the library reserves the right to cut off additional registrations. In that event, library staff will refer interested patrons to other sites that provide free tax help.

The tax help schedule at the library is as follows:


ELECTRONIC TAX FILING:                                                                                         PLEASE NOTE THAT THURSDAY, APRIL 14, IS THE LAST DAY FOR ELECTRONIC FILING.


Mondays 12:00-6:00,                                                                                  

Tuesdays: NONE                                                                                                                     Wednesdays:  12:00-6:00                                                                                                         Thursdays: 12:00-6:00                                                                                                    Fridays: NONE                                                                                                                          Saturdays: 11:00-3:00 




Mondays: NONE                                                                                                                     Tuesdays:10:00-6:00                                                                                                                 Wednesdays: 12:00-6:00                                                                                                         Thursdays: 10:00-4:00                                                                                                  .    Fridays:2:00-4:00                                                                                                                     Please note: Only paper tax filing will be available on Friday, April 15th.                    Saturdays:  12:00-3:00


For more information, please contact Janet Birckhead in the Adult Services Dept. on the lower level or telephone (732) 222-3900, ext. 2290.


"Eat Healthy, Be Active" Free Workshops!

You are invited to participate in an eight-week series of free classes provided by Community Affairs and Resource Center (CARC) with the support of the NJ            Department of Health/Office of Minority and            Multicultural Health. You will learn why a healthy lifestyle is important, how to select and prepare healthy foods while staying within your budget, and how an active      lifestyle will benefit you and your family.    Enjoy free cooking classes, free snacks and tastings, free Zumba class, raffle prizes and gift cards! This program runs for 8 weeks, ending on February 25th. All are welcome. Please call or email Lisa Kelly at lkelly.lbpl@gmail.com to register for the series.

Thursday, Jan. 7th from 10-11:00am in the Community Room at the Main Library



Library Centennial Program:the Carnegie Library

Join us as we begin our Centennial Celebration with a program devoted to the proud history of Carnegie Libraries, presented by Eleanor Dubicki, Associate Librarian at Monmouth University Library.  Industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie funded the construction of more than a dozen libraries in New Jersey during the early years of the Twentieth Century, including the Long Branch Free Public Library.

Thursday, January 28th at 7pm, Main Library





Adult Stretch Yoga every Thursday at 5pm

Mah Jongg every Wednesday at 11-1pm @ Main Library

Bridge-Tuesdays 1-4, Thursdays 6-7:30

​Free Blood Pressure Screenings @ Main Library
      1st MONDAY of every month, 3:00-4:00pm, provided by
      the City Of Long Branch Health Department & the VNA of NJ

​​​​​Non Fiction Book Club @ Main Library
        3rd Thursday of every month, 1:30pm

Learn English Class
Schedule will be announced soon...

         All books and resources are free. ​

 Family Film days @ Main. See calendar for schedule 
(elementary school aged children with an adult)​

Tablet Tuesday

          Bring your device to the Technology Center at the Main Library the last Tuesday of each month to learn how to borrow free ebooks and audiobooks through eLibraryNJ.  Your devices should be charged and ready to use but please bring all chargers and cords with you.  You will need your passwords for your Apple and/or Amazon accounts.  If you do not have accounts, we can help you register.

Elberon Book Club:
Elberon Book Club Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month, 6:30pm

"Friends of the LBPL" group meets immediately afterward.

Upcoming Selections:

December 2015 the Elberon Book Club will be holding a holiday gathering.

January 6th       Me Before You by Jojo Moyes        Elberon

February 3rd    Terminal City by Linda Fairstein          Main

March 2nd         The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott     Elberon

April 6th             The Paris Wife by Paula McLain         Main

May 4th               The Wind is Not a River by Brian Payton        Elberon

June 1st              Annual Friends of the Library Program


Non-Fiction Book Club:
Meets in the Community Meeting Room at the Main Library the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise indicated).

Upcoming selection:

January 21st A Savage Harvest:A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest by Carl Hoffman.  With a title like that, how can you resist reading this book?

February 18th        Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

March 10th            Under the Magnolia by Frances Mayes

April 21st               Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

May 19th                The Professor & the Madman by Simon Winchester

June 16th               The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming

No meetings are held in July and August.