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Please be advised that as of January 19, 2022
The Library is
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
We will reamin open on a week to week basis depending on the availability of the staff during the latest Covid 19 surge.
Thanks for your understanding.
New Library Hours
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM
Tuesdays 9 AM - 4 PM
Wednesdays 9 AM - 7 PM
Thursdays 9 AM - 7 PM
Fridays 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM
NEW PUBLIC COMPUTERS OPEN AND AVAILABLE FOR USE
BOOK ENLARGER FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED
FREE WIFI ACCESS
WORK/STUDY STATIONS WITH POWER OUTLETS
E-STREET CURBSIDE PICKUP SERVICE CONTINUES
ANNOUNCING TWO SPECIAL PRESENTATION SERIES
Knitting and Crocheting with Cindy Apfelbaum
the first 3 Thursdays of each month at 1 PM
Click on the "Calendar" link above for more dates.
Announcing new Services for the Visual and Print Impaired!
The Belmar Public Library has partnered with the NJ State Library Talking Book and Braille Center and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to provide our community patrons access to library materials at NO COST DELIVERY designed specifically for those with print impairments.
In the future we will be generating some great content, from Storytimes, informational videos on Library Services and about our community, so stay tuned!
Check out our Video Theater here on site for links to all the videos as well.
Check out our first video, the first of our weekly series Storytime with Miss Peggy, as our own Peggy O'Connor reads Clifford's Birthday Party by Norman Bridwell to all the kids!
24-7 VIRTUAL LIBRARY
We invite you to take advantage of all our digital online services at our 24-7 Virtual Library. You can check out e-books and audiobooks, get free 72 hour Access Passes to the NY Times and more. Keep checking back as we will be adding more great digital services and resources in the days ahead.
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All Library related inquiries and requests may be sent to email@example.com, or you may call (732)681-0775 during normal business hours.
Mission Statement: The Belmar Public Library will work with the community to provide materials, information, technology and opportunities to educate, enrich and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds.
Vision Statement: The Board of Trustees and Library staff work together to promote and encourage a lifelong love of reading and learning. We celebrate the diversity of our community and promote understanding of our differences.
Values Statement: The Board of Trustees, Library staff and volunteers of the Belmar Public Library recognize the following shared values:
We recognize that people are important and we celebrate their diversity;
We will act with fairness, honesty and integrity;
We will inform and educate our community of the services and programs of the Library;
We will treat our patrons, colleagues and volunteers with dignity and respect.
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees on December 12, 2011
BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
Mark Walsifer - Mayor
James Alvarez - Superintendent, Belmar Elementary School
-Danielle Arnold - Superintendent's Alternate
President- Sharon Russell-Fowler
Vice President - Johanna Roper-Robinson
Secretatry - Patricia Hutchinson
Treasurer - William Young
Bruce Blattner, Darleen Havens, Charity Scordato
HISTORY OF THE BELMAR LIBRARY
On August 11, 1911 a group of ladies met at the home of Miss Louise Phillips. She and her friends were greatly interested in giving to young people the highly organized activities that could be obtained through a Public Library. With this goal in mind the ladies got together and opened the First Belmar Library on September 23, 1911. During the first year the library grew so rapidly that on May 1, 1912 it had to be moved to a larger building. As interest became greater it finally was decided that even this space was too small.
The Belmar Public Library as it now stands was opened to the public on December 4, 1914. The building is Colonial in style and Edward Tilton of New York was the architect. The plans for the Library were thought to be so excellent by the Carnegie Corporation that they adopted them as the standard for future libraries all over the Country.
In 1935 a portrait of Andrew Carnegie was presented to the Library by the Carnegie Corporation. It is a copy of the portrait painted by Luis Mora. One was given to each of the Carnegie Libraries in the Centennial.
- "Belmar In Retrospect" by Grace Trott Roper
LIBRARY FEES - *All Late Fees are currently being waived
Belmar Residents are welcome to join the Library by showing two proofs of residency.
Membership for non-Belmar Residents: $25.00 Replace a Library Card: $1.00 Late Books: 5 cents per book, per day Late DVDs: $1.00 per DVD, per day Copies: 20 cents per B&W page; 50 cents per color page Fax: $2 for the first page; $1 for every page thereafter Computer Printouts: 20 cents per B&W page; 50 cents per color page