Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Programs begin again after the New Year

Tuesday, December 26: Kwanzaa Begins.

All programming will start again after the New Year. Have a safe and
Happy New Year and we'll see you in 2007!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Friends of the Library hold a Holiday Dinner

The Friends of Neptune Library held a holiday dinner Thursday. Everyone enjoyed the pot-luck meal and festive spirit. Happy Holidays to all!

Mrs. Claus visits our Library!

On December 12, Mrs. Claus took time out of her busy schedule to stop by Neptune Library and read to us for our Pajama Storytime! Everyone had a great time!

Our Angel Tree was a HUGE success!

This was our biggest year ever!
Thanks so much to all our patrons. We collected gifts for
41 children and were able to provide a Shop-Rite gift card
to 12 families for their holiday meals.
Your generosity astounds us and enables
us to help local families year after year.

Thank you again!

Friday, December 15, 2006


Children's storytimes will resume the week of January 22nd. Please call the Children's Department or check back in January for exact dates and times.

The Children's Department can be reached at 732-775-8241 ext. 3

The Library will be Closed.

The Library will be closed, Monday, December 25th in observance of Christmas Day.

We will reopen, Tuesday, December 26th at 10:00 AM.

Programs for the week of December 18 - 23

Tuesday, December 19:
3:00 - 4:30 PM, Tween Scrapbooking, Grades 4 - 8.

Friday, December 22:

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Programs for the week of December 11-16

Tuesday, December 12:
6:30 - 7:00 PM, Pajama Storytime, Ages 2-3
7:15 - 8:00 PM, Pajama Storytime, Ages 4-8

Wednesday, December 13:
3:00 - 4:00 PM, Tween Holiday Crafts, Grades 4-8
4:30 - Board of Trustees

Thursday, December 14:
5:30 - 7:00 PM, Friends of the Library

Friday, December 15:

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Asbury Park Press launches new Database of public records

If you ever wondered how much the governor is paid, how many math teachers are in your child's school, or what prices the homes on your block sold for, look no further.
You can find that information and more here on the DataUniverse section of This section places a host of powerful and searchable public databases at your fingertips. And the best news: It's free.

With the DataUniverse, you will find:

  • Local home sales data from 1999 to 2006, searchable by town or address.
  • Property ownership records throughout New Jersey, searchable by name or address.
  • Detailed town-by-town crime statistics since 1996.
  • A database of New Jersey state government employees, searchable by name, salary or department.
  • Campaign contribution records for state races and PACs, searchable by name, zip code or candidate.
  • Public school teacher and administrator salaries and job experience.
  • Links to New Jersey prison inmates, past and present, and the state's sex offender Internet registery.
  • Links to consumer information sites, such as a database of doctors who have been disciplined, and charity financial information.

But this is only the beginning. In the coming weeks and months, the site will grow as they add more databases and links.

Monday, December 04, 2006

'Tis the season to stay in and watch a movie!

The holiday season can be a crazy one. If you have a dollar and some down time here's a little gift you can give yourself. Check out one of these holiday movies, check in to a comfy couch, and spend the night at ho-ho-home!

Christmas with the Kranks- When the Kranks decide to skip Christmas it makes the whole neighborhood cranky! Now they're in a crunch to deck the halls and deliver a cool yule.
Surviving Christmas- Tired of spending the holidays alone a wealthy exec. rents a family for the holidays. Will everybody be rich with cheer or will it be more than they all bargained for?
Eight Crazy Nights- Grumpy Davie Stone goes on a magical adventure that lightens up his heart just in time for the Festival of Lights.
White Christmas- Dreaming of a musical just like the ones you used to know? A magical evening is in store with this classics' holiday score!
It's A Wonderful Life- If you can't get enough of this old time favorite, you'll be over the moon to know that you can watch it complete without commercials on DVD.

We've got a bunch more holiday movies to check out, so stop by on your way home!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Programs for the week of December 4-9.

Wednesday, December 6, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, Tween Holiday Crafts, Grades 4-8.

Thursday, December 7, 4:00 - 4:45 PM, Trim-A-Tree Party, Grades K-3.

Angel Tree

Our Angel Tree is now up!
Please stop by the library and choose a tag to buy a gift for a someone less fortunate. We have 12 families on our list this year, more than ever!
We need your help.

Gifts are due back, unwrapped, by December 15th. Donations of wrapping paper and supplies are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Pennies from Heaven & Angel Tree!

The Neptune Public Library Social Committee is starting up their Adopt-A-Family Christmas activities.

The donation cans are out! Please donate your spare change to the Neptune Library Pennies from Heaven cans and the money will be used to make the Holidays a little brighter for Neptune Families.

Starting soon we will be putting up our Angel Tree, stop by and choose a tag and help us help our community!

Programs for the week of November 27-December 2

Monday, November 27, 7:00 - 8:00 PM, Tween Book Club.
You must sign up in advance to receive a copy of the book.

Thursday, November 30, 4:00 - 4:45 PM, Book Bingo, Grades K-3.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Library will be closed Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. We will reopen at 10:00 AM on Friday. Have a wonderful holiday.

Friday, November 17, 2006

We're Thankful for New DVDs!!!

New DVDs for the month of November...

A Prairie Home Companion- Director Robert Altman wrangles up an all star cast to tell the story of what goes on behind the scene at one of the countries favorite radio shows. It's a hoot as the cast gathers for one last time to sing, story-tell, and say goodbye.

An American Haunting- A family is terrorized by the Bell Witch of Tennesee. The scariest part? It's based on a true story!

Art School Confidential- All's fair in love and water-color! Young artist Jermone Platz paints a colorful plan to get famous at his East Coast art school. But, will he make a name for himself or will he just wind up with a mess?

Click- Workaholic Michael Newman is given a universal remote to as an answer to his prayers. Will things play out just how he wants them to? Or will he end up just winding his life away?

Over the Hedge- Everyone in the family will eat up this delicious comedy about some furry friends who make their way to the suburbs to scrounge up some good food!

Programs for the week of November 20 -25

November 21, Tuesday,
3:00 - 4:30 PM, Tween Scrapbooking, Grades 4-8.

November 9, Thursday, Thanksgiving, the Library is closed!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

New Books on CD & Audio Books

Books on CD

Echo Park-Connelly

Motor Mouth-Evanovich

The Messenger-Silva

Audio Books

Judge & Jury-Patterson


Friday, November 03, 2006

Programs for the week of November 13 - 18

November 13, Monday

  • 4:00 - 4:30 PM, Preschool Storytime, Age 3-up.

November 14, Tuesday
  • 7:15 - 7:45 PM, Preschool Storytime, Age 3-up.

November 15, Wednesday

  • 7:15 - 7:45 PM, Preschool Storytime, Age 3-up.

November 16, Thursday:

  • 10:30 - 11:00 AM, Toddler Storytime, Age 2 with an adult.
  • 4:00 - 4:45 PM, Fluffy Turkey, Grades K-3.

Programs for the week of November 6-11

November 6, Monday

  • 4:00 - 4:30 PM, Preschool Storytime, Age 3-up.

November 7, Tuesday, Election Day!

  • 7:15 - 7:45 PM, Preschool Storytime, Age 3-up.

November 8, Wednesday, The Library will open at 1:00 PM.

November 9, Thursday:

  • 10:30 - 11:00 AM, Toddler Storytime, Age 2 with an adult.
  • 4:00 - 4:45 PM, Hands and Feet, Grades K-3.
  • 5:30 PM, Friends of the Library

November 11, Saturday, Veteran's Day-The Library will be closed in observance of the holiday.

Monday, October 30, 2006

The Shark River Watershed ~ Protecting our Waters

Ed Lippincott, President of the Shark River Cleanup Coalition will present:

"The Shark River Watershed ~ Protecting our Waters"

Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 6:00 PM.

FREE, All are Welcome.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Library Meeting Room, 25 Neptune Blvd.
For more information call 732-775-8241

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Library will open at 1:00 PM on 11/8

On Wednesday, November 8, 2006 the Neptune Public Library will have a late opening. The Library will open at 1:00 PM. Books, Videos, DVDs, etc. can be left in the Book Drop until we open our doors.

Programs for the Week of October 30 - November 4th

October 30, Monday, 4:00 - 4:30 PM, Preschool Storytime, Age 3-up.

October 31, Tuesday, Go out and enjoy, no Library programs are scheduled.

November 2, Thursday:
10:30 - 11:00 AM, Toddler Storytime, Age 2 with an adult.
4:00 - 4:45 PM, Triange Fun, Grades K-3.

November 3, Friday , 3:30 - 4:30 PM Candy Exchange, Grades 4-8.

Monday, October 23, 2006

New Books on CD



Savannah Breeze-Andrews


Killer Instinct-Finder

Edge of Darkness-Lahaye

2006 NJ HMO Performance Report

You can now access the 2006 NJ HMO Performance Report online. Just click the following link to see comparative information about commercial managed care plans in NJ.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Programs for the week of October 23-28

October 23, Monday:
4:00 - 4:30 PM, Preschool Storytime, Age 3-up.
7:00 - 8:00 PM, Tween Book Club, Grades 4-8.

October 24, Tuesday, 7:15 - 7:45 PM, Preschool Storytime, Age 3-up.

October 25, Wenesday, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, Octoberfest!, Grades 4-8.

October 26, Thursday:
10:30 - 11:00 AM, Toddler Storytime, Age 2 with an adult.
4:00 - 4:45 PM, Halloween Party, Grades K-3. !!Come in Costume!!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Programs for the week of October 16-21

October 16, Monday, 4:00 - 4:30 PM, Preschool Storytime, Age 3-up.

October 17, Tuesday:
7:15 - 7:45 PM, Preschool Storytime, Age 3-up.
3:00 - 4:30 PM, Tween Scrapbooking, Grades 4-8.

October 18, Wenesday, 4:00 - 4:30 PM, The Pumpkin Patch, Age 3-up.

October 19, Thursday:
10:30 - 11:00 AM, Toddler Storytime, Age 2 with an adult.
4:00 - 4:45 PM, Pumpkin Ghost House, Grades K-3.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

New DVDs for October 5

X-Men 3 The Last Stand
The Lakehouse
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Thank You For Smoking
Goal! The Dream Begins
Curious George

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

New Fiction - October

Crisis - Cook

Moral Disorder - Atwood

Book of Fate - Meltzer

Fear of the Dark - Mosley

Mephisto Club - Gerritson

Mission Song - LeCarre

Stealing with Style - Jenkins

Programs for the week of October 9 - 13

October 10, Tuesday, 7:15 - 7:45 PM, Preschool Storytime, Age 3-up.

October 11, Wednesday, 4:30 PM, Board of Trustees.

October 12, Thursday, 10:30 - 11:00 AM, Toddler Storytime, Age 2.

October 12, Thursday, 4:00 - 4:45 PM, Pine Cone Owl, Grades K-3.

October 12, Thursday, 5:30 PM, Friends of the Library.

October 13, Friday, World Series, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, Grades 4-8.

Library will be closed.

The Library will be closed Monday October 9 in observance of Columbus Day. We will reopen Tuesday at 10:00 AM.

Programs for the week of October 2-7

October 2, Monday, 4:00 - 4:30 PM, Preschool Storytime, Age 3-up.

October 3, Tuesday, 7:15 - 7:45 PM, Preschool Storytime, Age 3-up.

October 5, Thursday, 10:30 - 11:00 AM, Toddler Storytime, Age 2.

October 5, Thursday, 4:00 - 4:30 PM, Super Scarecrow, Grades K - 3.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Programs for the week of September 25-30

September 25, Monday:
4:00 - 4:30 PM - Preschool Storytime, Ages 3-up.
7:00 - 8:00 PM - Tween Book Club, Grades 4-8.

September 26, Tuesday:
7:15 - 7:45 PM - Preschool Storytime, Ages 3-up.

September 28, Thursday:
10:30 - 11:00 AM - Toddler Storytime, Age 2.
4:00 - 4:45 PM - Johnny Appleseed, Grades K-3.

September 29, Friday:
3:30 - 4:30 PM - Fall into Fun, Grades 4-8.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Programs for the week of September 18 - 23

Tuesday, September 19, 3:00 - 4:30 PM - Tween Scrapbooking Grades 4-8.

Wednesday, September 20, 3:00 - 3:30 PM - Fall Funtime! Preschool Age 3 & up.

Thursday, September 21, 4:00 - 4:45 PM - Shooting Stars, Grades K - 3.

Saturday, September 23rd - Autumn Begins!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

New Large Print Fiction September 12

Heart and Soul-Rutland

Half Past Dead-Sawyer

Angels Fall-Roberts

Crime Brulle-Fairbanks

Riding Shotgun-Miller

Judge and Jury-Patterson

Blue Screen-Parker

Baby Brother's Blues-Cleage

New Fiction September 12

Black Order-Rollins
No Good Deeds-Lippman
End in Tears-Rendell
Power Broker-Frey
Murder by Design-Bloch

New Books on CD September 12

At Risk-Cornwell

The Namesake-Lahiri


The Hard Way-Child


The Foreign Correspondent-Furst

Wrong Hostage-Lowell

Pegasus Descending-Burke

New Non-Fiction September 12

Boys of October-Hornig

America Bank on Track-Kennedy

Crimes Against Nature-Kennedy

Tuskegee Experiment-Uschan

Where God Was Born-Feiler

Laura Bush-Kessler

Chew on This-Schlosser

New DVDs September 12th

Sopranos-Season 5
Liza with a Z
Black Hole
Final Destination 3

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Saturday hours

The Library will resume regular Saturday hours on Saturday, September 16th. Our hours will be 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM until next summer.

Programs for the week of September 11-16

Thursday, Sept. 14th - Seed Art program for Grades K- 3 join us from 4:00 - 4:45 PM.

Thursday, Sept. 14th - Friends of the Library will meet from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

Friday, Sept. 15th - The Neptune 500 takes off at 3:30 - 4:30 PM for Grades 4-8.

Are you going to Barnes & Noble?

Friday and Saturday, September 8 & 9 Barnes & Noble Booksellers are holding a Book Fair Voucher benefitting NJ Public Libraries.

Stop by the library, pick up a flyer from our circulation desk and when you shop at Barnes & Noble this Friday & Saturday they will donate a percent of the net sale purchase to our library. This does not include the purchase of gift cards, membership cards, consumables or when using educator's discount cards.

Storytime Starts Again!

Storytime programs are starting again! Toddler and Preschool storytime start this week. Preschoolers, age 3 & 4, meet Monday afternoons, or Tuesday evenings. Toddlers, 2 years old and a parent, meet Thursday mornings. Call the Children's Department for more details, 732-775-8241 x305.

Programs for the week of September 5-9

Thursday Sept. 7th - Join the Perlious Pirate Adventure. Grades K-3 from 4:00 to 4:45 PM.

Saturday Sept. 9th - Come see us at Neptune Day! Take a look at our Huge Book Fair!

Monday, August 28, 2006

New Fiction - September 1st

Pegasus Descending - Burke

Dead Wrong - Jance

Judge and Jury - Patterson

The Messenger - Silva

New DVDs September 1st




V is for Vendetta


Join us September 9th at Neptune Day for our One Day Only book sale. 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, rain date Sept. 10th. New best sellers, hardcovers, paperbacks, books on tape, videos, music CDs, romanaces, mysteries.... Everything Must Go!!

Closed for Labor Day

The Neptune Public Library will be closed Monday September 4th in observance of Labor Day. We will have regular hours Saturday the 2nd, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and Tuesday September 5th, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

Programs for the week: August 28 - September 2

Monday August 28 - Join us for Tween Book Club 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Grades 4 - 8.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Staff Favorites August 21, 2006

Joyce Carol Oates - We Were the Mulvaneys
Fannie Flagg - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe

Edwidge Danticat - Breath, Eyes, Memory (African-American Fiction)
Louise Rennison - Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants (Young Adult Fiction)

C.S. Lewis - Out of the Silent Planet (Science Fiction)
Lillian Jackson Braun - The Cat who Brought the House Down (Mystery)

Programs for the week of August 21-26

Tuesday August 22, 3:00 - 4:30 PM - Join us for Tween Scrapbooking, Grades 4-8. Use this opportunity to work on your school Scrapbooking Projects or just save a few memories.

Friday August 25, 4:00 - 5:00 PM - Be Cool for School! Grades 4-8.

Saturday August 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Neptune Middle School Students, this is your last chance to work on your Scrapbooking Projects!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Programs this week

Summer Reading Club is over, but the fun continues. For those readers who finished the program and were given invitations the Summer Reading Club Parties will be Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the 17th. Please contact the Children's Department to find out when your reading group's party will be, 732-775-8241 ext. 305.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Programs this week

Grades K-3, Thursday August 10th race in for our Racing Bird Craft from 4-4:45pm.

Attention ALL READERS, Friday August 11th is the last day to report for the Summer Reading Club.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Programs this week.

Grades K-3, Thursday August 3rd join us for Teriffic Tissue Fish from 4-4:45pm.

Tweens, Grades 4-8, Friday August 4th join in our Ice Cream Social from 4-5pm.

New Arrivals: DVD

Eight Below

16 Blocks
The Hills Have Eyes
Failure to Launch

Shadow Man

New Arrivals: Non-Fiction

Black Gold of the Sun - Eshun
Possible Side Effects - Burroughs
American HomeFront - Cooke
Burnt Toast - Hatcher
Goddess - Coulter
Now It's My Turn - Cheney
He Talk Like A White Boy - Phillips

New Arrivals: Fiction

Cover of Night - Howard
Twelve Sharp - Evanovich
SandCastles - Rice
The Wrong Hostage - Lowell
The Blue Screen - Parker
Circle of Quilters - Chiaverini
Proof Positive - Margolin
Debutante Divorcee - Sykes
Coming Out - Steel
The Traitor - Coonts

Sidewalk Replacement

Just a warning to all of our users, the sidewalks around the Neptune Public Library will be replaced during the time frame of August 1 and 2nd. Access into the Library will be limited these days and the driveway off Neptune Blvd. between us and the High School will be closed. You will need to enter the parking lot off Davis Ave. next to Walgreens. The BOOK DROP may be inaccessible during this time also, we will not charge overdue fines if this is the case.

Welcome to Neptune Public Library

Greetings and welcome to our new library homepage! In order to keep you more informed about what's happening at the library, we are presenting our website front page as a blog with links to the various pages of our traditional website. We'll be keeping you current on library programming, staff picks for new books, DVDs and music that are added to our collection, hours updates and other news!