RED BANK, NJ: The physical Red Bank Public Library is still closed, but we will be offering curbside pick-up services in the coming weeks. More news to follow on that.
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.)
    • Tonight (Monday) at 7 PM is a free Bilingual Men's Health Webinar. One attendee will be given a free $25 gift certificate to Walmart. Details and registration here.
    • Story Time has gone into summer mode, which means we'll only be posting 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 later be posted to Facebook and YouTube.
    • Conversational Spanish with Jorge is back! The first session will be tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7 PM. Register here.
    • Eryka Andrex will be offering her weekly Friday Dance Fitness Class this Friday! The dance styles will be a Latin & Middle Eastern Combo. Click the link for registration info.
    • Let's Talk About Race is returning next Tuesday with a panel titled "Conversations for our times." Register here.
  • Upcoming YouTube and Facebook Live events (These events stay up on Facebook and/or YouTube after we record, no registration is required.)
    • Wednesday at 4:30 PM is Virtual Anime Arts & Crafts on Facebook Live!
    • Thursday at 1 PM is Summertime STEM -- we will be doing this all summer as part of the summer reading program! This week the topic is roller coasters.
    • Saturday at 11:30 is the Race & Diversity Story Time on Facebook Live.
    • Saturday at 3 PM is Cool Crafts -- we will be doing this all summer as part of the summer reading program! This week we're making Dragon Eyes.

Blogs

  • New staff blog posts:
  • We're still getting really great submissions for our "Red Bank: Always Beautiful" photo contest. Submissions are going to be open for a few more weeks. Find submissions guidelines here. Winners can be voted on at our Facebook page (Most Likes = Most Votes) and can be viewed here. A couple entries can be viewed below.

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.
    • 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 that we are updating at least once a week. 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.
    • Unfortunately, we cannot offer any physical materials at the time. If you have placed a hold, it is not going to come in until this is over. If you have a book checked out, our Book Drop remains open, but all items have had their due dates extended to July 15th. If we are not open by then, we will extend the due date again. YOU WILL NOT BE FINED DURING THIS OUTBREAK.

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