RED BANK, NJ: Happy Independence Day! The physical library is still closed, but starting July 6th, we will be offering Curbside Services. Click here for full details.

What are Curbside Services?

In accordance with the Governor's order, we are offering library materials through curbside pick-up starting next Monday, July 6th. What this means is you can do a contactless pick-up of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and printed materials. You can place a hold on a material using our library cataloglibrary app, or by calling the library (732-842-0690) during our open hours (Monday through Friday from 9 to 5). We will then notify you when it's available and you can schedule an appointment to pick the materials up.

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If you arrive in your car, we will put the items directly into your trunk. You do NOT have to have a car to use curbside pick-up. We would be happy to arrange to give you the materials on our front porch, but you will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Likewise, if you want to use our printer, you can email us what you need printed as an attachment to redbanklibrary@gmail.com, and we will print up to ten pages for free. Protocol for picking up your printed pages is the same as it is for picking up library materials -- we can deliver it to your car or arrange for you to pick it up on our porch. 



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Events

  • 2020 Summer Reading has begun! We'll be doing events and giving out prizes for Children, Teens, and adults! Visit our Summer Reading page for more info. Facebook Live and YouTube events can be found below.
  • Upcoming Zoom Events (These events are registration required and may or may not be recorded for later posting to YouTube.)
    • Let's Talk About Race is returning tomorrow (Tuesday) with a panel titled "Conversations for our Times." Register here.
    • Thursday is a Spanish-only program titled "¿QUÉ PASÓ CON DACA?" It is an informational session for anyone interested in the implications of the recent Supreme Court ruling on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Register here.
    • Story Time has gone into summer mode, which means we'll only be holding it once a week on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM. Now it'll be on Zoom for those who wish to watch it live (register here), and a recorded version will be posted to Facebook and YouTube on Wednesday.
  • Upcoming YouTube and Facebook Live events (These events stay up on Facebook and/or YouTube after we record, no registration is required.)

Resources that are still available

  • Online Resources
    • Our 24-hour library is still available. We have ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, streaming music, and streaming video all available for free for our cardholders. We also have free access to Universal Class and Rosetta Stone.
      • If you do not have a library card, we are offering Temporary Cards that can be applied for online and used without coming in. Find the application form here. This is available to people who live, work, go to school in Red Bank, and teach at Red Bank Borough Public Schools. These Temporary Cards are still available during curbside delivery. 
    • Our Resource pages are also still available. 
      • This includes our Research Databases which have sites like Novelist, which can give you a recommendation for your next book!
      • It also includes our Local Resources, which may be worth revisiting in the current crisis.
      • We have created a COVID-19 Resource page. It has information on current Government Restrictions, on what services are still available, and on types of relief available to Red Bank residents. This page is intended to be hyperlocal information for the Red Bank area, so please tell us if you have something you think we should add! Spanish version here.
      • We've posted an in-Spanish guide to how undocumented residents can go about getting tested for COVID-19. Please share with anyone who may need it.
  • Reference
    • We are checking our email and social media regularly for reference questions. Reach out to us at redbanklibrary@gmail.com if you have a question you need answered!
    • We are regularly checking the Library voicemail. Please feel free to leave a message, and we will get back to you promptly. Phone number is listed below.
  • Other
    • We have left our wireless routers on at the library and we have placed WiFi extenders near the back patio by the picnic tables. You should be able to use it if you need. IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THIS SERVICE, PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. That is keep 6-10 feet from all other people and wash your hands after contact with any other surfaces. You should also be able to connect to our WiFi in your car from our parking lot.

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