A Dozen Things You Can Do At Your NJ Library Besides Read

1. Get in a workout

Take an exercise class, from aerobics to Zumba and much more, at your local public library. Shelving books only burns so many calories.

2. Play a game

Children and families can enjoy casual game play at their local library  while meeting others in the community.

3. Keep the kids busy


County library to feature exhibit about baseball’s African-American leagues

Tri-Town News

“Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience,” a national traveling exhibition that chronicles the history of baseball’s Negro leagues and the challenges and successes of African-American baseball players, will be on display at the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., Toms River, from Aug. 15 through Sept. 28.

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Struggle Without End: The Civil War’s Impact on New Jersey Exhibition to Open September 19th

From Rutgers University Libraries: 

Opening on Wednesday September 19th, Special Collections and University Archives’ exhibition Struggle Without End: The Civil War’s Impact on New Jersey, will go beyond the military story to show the effects of the Civil War on the culture and society of the state. The exhibition will highlight rare and unique items from Rutgers’ collections, including letters from the front, diaries of soldiers and civilians, political tracts, and artifacts.

Watch the mural unfold at the Hazlet Township Library

Asbury Park Press

Written by Beth Henderson Reader Submitted

One and a half years ago, Hazlet Township upgraded its Library with a fresh, new ceiling and enhanced lighting. On Monday, July 23, a facelift of another sort began at the library, and rather than closing as it did during its previous project the public is encouraged to watch the progress of this project.

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Federal Grant Brings Edgar Allan Poe to Wyckoff Public Library

Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch

By Joseph M. Gerace

Wyckoff Public Library patrons young and old will soon get the opportunity to learn about one of America's most legendary — and enigmatic — literary figures: Edgar Allan Poe.

The opportunity comes thanks to a $7,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts program called "The Big Read," as well as a matching contribution from the Friends of the Library.


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