Book Spine Poetry
Thank you everyone who submitted poems during
National Library Week!
Click the link below to take a look at the submissions.
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Young Adult Author Series
Dive into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens
Virtual Programming
Laura Sebastian
6pm Thursday, May 13

Her New York Times Bestselling series, Ash Princess, is a smart, feminist twist on a traditional tale of a fallen heroine. Keep an eye out for her debut adult fantasy book, Half Sick of Shadows, out Summer 2021, and the first book in her new YA series, Castles in Their Bones, out in Fall 2021. 
Steve Sheinkin
6pm Thursday, May 27

His book for adolescent readers, Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, was awarded a Newbery Honor, won the Sibert Medal, the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and was a finalist for the National Book Award. 
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NEA Bid Read Presents:
Jasilyn Charger, Water Protector
May 5, 6pm
Zoom Program
Join us for a presentation from Jasilyn
Charger, a water protector and founding
member of the youth group that started
the encampment at Standing Rock in
prayerful opposition of the Dakota Access
Pipeline. Jasilyn will discuss their
journey, as well as their current efforts
with the nonviolent direct-action protests
of Enbridge Line 3 in northern Minnesota.
Temporary Hours

Toms River, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Manchester
Monday through Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM; Friday and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Point Pleasant Borough, Stafford
Monday 10 AM – 5 PM; Tuesday through Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM;
Friday and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

Long Beach Island, Upper Shores
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM;
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 AM – 8 PM

Beachwood, Island Heights, Plumsted, Point Pleasant Beach,
Tuckerton, Waretown, Bay Head, Whiting
Monday 10 AM – 8 PM; Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM


All Branches will be Closed:
Friday, May 14 for our Annual Staff In-Service
Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day
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