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MAKERSPACE HOLIDAY SEWING PROJECT
MEMORY SHIRT PILLOW
with Scotti Gallant

10 AM  Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Turn your collared pullover or buttondown shirt into a Memory Pillow!
A great unique gift idea that you can make yourself!
Project group size limited to 10 -- Please register by clicking the link below

 

 


 

DISABILITY LAW FOR SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILIES
Meet Tina M. James as she talks about Successful Transition to Adulthood
Join us Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 6 pm LIVE for the third of three events.

 

 


 

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The Library is now

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

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

PRINT/COPY/FAX SERVICES

 

 


 

ANNOUNCING TWO SPECIAL PRESENTATION SERIES

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Our MakerSpace is reopening in the Media Room.

Knitting and Crocheting with Cindy Apfelbaum will begin on Thursday August 12 at 1 PM.

Click on the "Calendar" link above for more dates.

 

 


 

Fall 2021 Youth Art Program is Here!!!

5 Monthly Fall Themed Series of Projects for children in grades K-6

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

 



 

Pandemic

 

 


 

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.

 

CLICK HERE To learn more about these great new services




 

 

Belmar Public Library is now participating in the

INTER-LIBRARY LOAN PROGRAM

as part of our relationship with the

NJ State Library and LibraryLinkNJ, the NJ Library Cooperative

 

Effective immediately, books, DVDs and audiobooks that we do not have in our collection may now be requested and borrowed from other libraries around New Jersey.

This will give our patrons access to the collective resources of NJ Libraries through the Belmar Library.

If you need a title that we do not have, and it is more than 6 months since its release, we can search for and request to borrow that title from one of hundreds of libraries throughout NJ.

Please note that New Releases less than 6 months old cannot be requested through this service.

Requests may take as long as 2-3 weeks before the item is received.

Once received, you will have the usual amount of time to enjoy it before returning it:

Books and Audiobooks: 2 weeks

DVDs: 2 days

We will handle all the request and fulfillment aspects of getting the title you want.

There are no fees or costs to the patron for using this service.

All you have to do is enjoy it and return it!!!

For more information, CALL US AT 732-681-0775 or visit our website:

www.BelmarLibrary.org

 

 


 

 

Announcing the Belmar Public Library YouTube Channel!

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqYRPKBwRsAw1_Of1KddhQw

 

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.

 

STAY INFORMED

 

Follow us on Facebook and sign up for our email Newsletter to get the latest information on new Library services, virtual events and updates!

 

All Library related inquiries and requests may be sent to library@belmar.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

David Hallman - 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

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Knitting and Crocheting with Cindy Apfelbaum
12/02/21 - 1:00 PM

Meditation with Roseann Petropoulos
12/06/21 - 11:00 AM

Poetry Jam Cabaret
12/08/21 - 6:00 PM

Youth Art Workshop
12/10/21 - 4:00 PM

Author Time with John Perlow
12/11/21 - 10:00 AM

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