Monroe Township Library News


The "Fizz, Boom -- FUN!" Children's Carnival has been CANCELLED for next Wednesday, July 30th. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. sad

Fizz, Boom -- READ!

The Scientific Method:

You can register for the 2014 Summer Reading Club beginning Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Monroe Township Library or online by clicking here.  After you sign up, make sure you visit the Library to receive a special registration prize -- a nifty library card holder! (While supplies last.)

You can even keep track of your hours online, which is great if you are traveling over the summer. Just be sure to bookmark the summer reading registration site to easily log back in to track your hours!

Reading Milestones:

Outstanding Observe -- 5 hours
Pick a free book from our prize cart!
Amazing Analyst -- 10 hours
Receive a coupon for a free ice cream from Mendoker's Bakery
Lab Assistant -- 15 hours
You've earned another free book from the prize cart!
Mad Scientist -- 20 hours
WOW! You are an official top reader! Those entering kindergarten & above will earn a reading certificate and a special raffle ticket! Preschoolers & younger will be entered into a raffle for toy prizes!
Raffle prizes & Mendoker's coupons courtesy of the Friends of the Library.


Teen and Alumni Summer Reading

If you are a teen (entering grade 6 through senior in high school) or an alumni (graduating senior through 25 years old), your Summer Reading Rewards programs are now open for registration!

Teen Reading Rewards 2014: Spark a Reaction

Alumni Reading Rewards 2014: Literary Elements

Signing Bonus: Register & Get a Book or Small Prize!

Earn a prize for every 5 hours you read this summer!

Register Online starting June 10 or call the Reference Desk at 732-521-5000

Checkout the Savings!

"Checkout" the savings when you show your

Monroe Township Library Card at these local businesses.

Shop small! Support local business!

Applegarth Golf Center
Applegarth Road
$1.00 off a bucket of balls
Bagel Bazaar
337 Applegarth Road
Buy 6 Get 2 Free
Concordia Cleaners
1600 Perrineville Road
10% Off
D&T Pizza
1600 Perrineville Road
$2.00 Off Purchase of $10.00 or more
Especially For You Florist
302 Spotswood Englishtown Road
$2.00 Off Purchase of $10.00 or more
399 Spotswood Englishtown Road
20% Off Your Purchase
Monroe Diner
1600 Perrineville Road
10% Off Your Check (Not Including Specials)
Nuts and Noshes
Online . . .
20% Off Your Purchase
Romeo's Pizza
27 E. Railroad Avenue, Jamesburg
10% Off (maximum of $10)
A Stroke of Creativity
557 Old Bridge Englishtown Road
15% Off
Tess Fashion and More
30 West Railroad Avenue, Jamesburg
20% Off (not clearance items)
Villa Laura
365 Spotswood Englishtown Road
10% Off


Silver Anniversary Celebration

Commemorate a quarter of a century of the Library’s evolution from its humble beginning in the Township’s municipal building to a 44,000 square foot free standing building in a gala celebration.  The guest of honor will be the Honorable Mayor Richard Pucci, Monroe’s mayor since 1988 and a staunch supporter of the Library as a cornerstone of the community. 

“It is an amazing accomplishment, made possible by a dedicated Governing Body at the Township level, a generous benefactor, and the hard work and commitment of some many individuals,” says Irene Goldberg, director since the Library’s inception. An initial one million dollar investment for the establishment of the Library was made by local developer, Dr. Intesar Zaidi and gifts and bequests from residents and businesses have sustained Library programs and book collections throughout the years.

On Friday, April 4, 2014, the Monroe Township Public Library Foundation will host a gala celebration at Forsgate Country Club, one of New Jersey’s premier private country clubs. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., enjoy cocktails followed by dinner and dancing with music performed by The Esteem Orchestra. A silent auction benefitting the Foundation will be held during the gala. Tickets are $75.00 per person and available for purchase at the Library’s circulation desk. Advertising space in the printed program is available for individuals and businesses; rate and application information can be found here.


Studio M

Learn more about Studio M, our new maker lab!

Pay your fines online!

Click SmartPay and log in using your library card number and PIN.