Are you looking to make better use of the Monmouth County Libraries?
Did you know there are so many Monmouth County Library Events for kids?
No matter what age your children are, there is something for them at your local library! Some libraries in Monmouth County offer daily events, and some are weekly, or even monthly. Just stop in! Some library websites aren’t maintained daily, and your library might do a better job posting signs than posting online.
Reasons to Visit your Monmouth County Libraries
- Learn more about reciprocal borrowing privileges through PALS Plus. PALS Plus includes a group of public and academic libraries located throughout New Jersey. Members share library and computer resources.
- Does your child just HAVE to have the next installment of the series they’re reading? Don’t run to Barnes and Noble before you check out your reciprocal privileges!
- No Monmouth County Library Events when your kids are available for them? No problem! Stop in for a movie, CD, or of course a DVD. Exposing your children to the benefits of the library can inspire a love of reading and strengthen their resource skills.
- Libraries fit your budget! Free books, CDs, and often time movies, along with ebooks and audiobooks can help those with a limited entertainment budget. Have a preschooler at home and need to fill the days? Libraries offer story times, crafts, and even yoga. See below for what some Monmouth County libraries offer!
What you need to know about the Monmouth County Libraries
- There are 13 Branches in the Monmouth County Library System and 12 member libraries. See the list below.
- Some events may be limited to residents so call ahead if you’re unsure. Some also require preregistration.
- If your library doesn’t offer a program you’d be interested in, speak up! Most libraries have a Friends of the Library group that might be able to fund a program or event.
- Libraries offer plenty of adult programs too so take some time for yourself and join a book club, knitting club, or attend an author lecture.
The Monmouth County Library System Locations
- Allentown – 116 S. Main Street, Allentown, NJ 08501. 609-259-7565.
- Atlantic Highlands – 100 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716. 732-291-1956.
- Colts Neck – 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck, NJ 07722. 732-431-5656.
- Hazlet – 251 Middle Road, Hazlet, NJ 07730. 732-264-7164.
- Holmdel – 4 Crawfords Corner Rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733. 732-946-4118.
- Howell – 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell, NJ 07731. 732-938-2300.
- Marlboro – 1 Library Ct & Wyncrest Drive, Marlboro, NJ 07746. 732-536-9406.
- Manalapan (Library Headquarters) – 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ 07726. 732-431-7220.
- Ocean Twp – 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712. 732-531-5092.
- Oceanport – 8 Iroquois Avenue, Oceanport, NJ 07757. 732-229-2626.
- Shrewsbury (Eastern Branch) – 1001 Rt 35, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702. 732-683-8980
- Wall – 2700 Allaire Road, Wall, NJ 07719. 732-449-8877.
- West Long Branch – 95 Poplar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764. 732-222-5993.
Other Libraries in Monmouth County not part of the county system
- Asbury Park – 500 1st Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. 732-774-4221.
- Avon – Garfield & 5th Avenue, Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ 07717. 732-502-4525.
- Belmar – 517 Tenth Avenue, Belmar, NJ 07719. 732-681-0775.
- Bradley Beach – 511 4th Avenue, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720. 732-776-2995.
- Freehold – 28 1/2 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728. 732-462-5135.
- Keyport – 109 Broad Street, Keyport, NJ 07735. 732-264-0543.
- Long Branch – 328 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740. 732-222-3900.
- Matawan – 165 Main Street, Matawan, NJ 07747. 732-583-9100.
- Middletown – 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, NJ 07748. 732-671-3700.
- Neptune – 25 Neptune Boulevard, Neptune, NJ 07753. 732-775-8241.
- Red Bank – 84 West Front Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701. 732-842-0690.
- Spring Lake – 1501 Third Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762. 732-449-6654.