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ATTENTION: We are very excited to announce the Bradley Beach Library is open to the public!   A limited number of patrons will be permitted in the building at a time.  Our curbside services will continue to be available.  As we adjust to our new process please be aware of the following:

•    The first hour will be reserved for patrons 60 and older, expectant mothers, and those with underlying health conditions

•    Vaccinated patrons do not need to wear masks on the main level of the library.  Masks are required on the lower level, for children between the ages of 2 and 12, and for unvaccinated patrons.
•    Social distancing is to be observed by patrons when interacting with staff or other patrons.
•    Library materials may be returned in the building or to either of the library's book drops at the entrances.
•    Gloves are no longer required for browsing but are available for patrons who would like to use them.
•    Newspapers will not be available at this time.
•    Procedures are in place to help keep staff and library patrons as safe as possible.  

We appreciate everyone's patience as we navigate these new processes and procedures

• Summer Reading 2021 The Bradley Beach Library invites you to read and do activities this summer for a chance to earn prizes. The more missions you do, the more raffles you can enter. Registration and details are at bradleybeachlibrary.readsquared.com. For all ages. - La biblioteca de Bradley Beach lo invita a leer y realizar actividades este verano para tener la oportunidad de ganar premios. Cuantas más misiones hagas, más rifas podrás participar. El registro y los detalles se encuentran en bradleybeachlibrary.readsquared.com. Para todas las edades.

• Weird Animal Hunt/Caza de animales extraños Some businesses in Bradley Beach have been visited by "weird" animals. Any time July 1-31, pick up a scavenger hunt sheet, find the animal photos in local businesses, solve the riddle, and return the sheet to the library to enter a raffle for a gift card. - Algunos negocios en Bradley Beach han sido visitados por animales "extraños". En cualquier momento del 1 al 31 de julio, recoja una hoja de búsqueda del tesoro, encuentre las fotos de animales en negocios locales, resuelva el acertijo y devuelva la hoja a la biblioteca para participar en un sorteo de una tarjeta de regalo.

• Animal Sketchbook Project/ Proyecto Animal Sketchbook Show off your art skills! Use your library card to check out a sketchbook, draw animal art in it, then return it to the library. Then someone else can borrow it and add more drawings. The library will display the finished art book at the end of the summer. - ¡Demuestra tus habilidades artísticas! Use su tarjeta de la biblioteca para sacar un cuaderno de bocetos, dibujar arte de animales en él y luego devolverlo a la biblioteca. Entonces alguien más puede tomarlo prestado y agregar más dibujos. La biblioteca mostrará el libro de arte terminado al final del verano.

• Animal Heroes Scavenger Hunt/Búsqueda de tesoros de Héroes animales Our Animal Hero will be hidden somewhere in the children's section of the library. The first child to find it each day will receive a small mystery prize. - Nuestro héroe animal estará escondido en algún lugar de la sección infantil de la biblioteca. El primer niño que lo encuentre cada día recibirá un pequeño premio misterioso.

• Funniest Pet Contest / El concurso de mascotas más divertido Email a photo of your funny pet to programs@bradleybeachlibrary.org by July 31. Then vote on your favorite at the library in August. The owner of the pet with the most votes will earn a gift card. - Enví;e por correo electrónico una foto de su divertida mascota a programs@bradleybeachlibrary.org antes del 31 de julio. Luego vote por su favorito en la biblioteca en agosto. El dueño de la mascota con más votos ganará una tarjeta de regalo.

• Writing Contest / Concurso de escritura Write your own original animal story, limit 1000 words, by July 31 to programs@bradleybeachlibrary.org. A winner will be announced at the end of August and will receive a gift card. All entries will be published in a local library zine to be available to the public. - Escriba su propia historia de animales original, limite 1000 palabras, antes del 31 de julio a programs@bradleybeachlibrary.org. El ganador se anunciará a finales de agosto y recibirá una tarjeta de regalo. Todas las entradas se publicarán en un zine de la biblioteca local para que estén disponibles para el público.

• Welcome Pail Donations - The Friends of the Bradley Beach Library are seeking promotional items to include in our “Welcome Pails”. New community members receive a welcome gift when they come into the library and sign up for a library card. The pails are filled with a variety of informative and fun promotional items which can help advertise local businesses. We are looking for the following types of items:

·         Take-out restaurant menus
·         Discount coupons
·         Advertising flyers
·         Promotional items (key chains, mugs, magnets, pens, etc.)
·         Information on town services
·         Volunteer opportunities
·         Business cards
We can help you advertise your business at little or no cost. Please bring promotional items to the Library desk and indicate that they are for “the Friends”.
• The Free Little Libraries - Locations for the summer are as follows:  
1.  On the Boardwalk at Second Avenue
2.  on the Boardwalk at Brinley Ave
3.  On the Boardwalk at McCabe Ave, facing the mini-golf course

We have The CoasterFree copies of the weekly newspaper are available in the vestibule of the Hammond Avenue entrance. Newspapers in the library are still not available due to their high-contact nature. 

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• 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN Parents register their child at bradleybeachlibrary.readsquared.com. Then whenever anyone reads any book to your child, you record it. For every 100 books, your child will earn a prize, plus all of the benefits of reading! Los padres registran a sus hijos en bradleybeachlibrary.readsquared.com. Luego, cada vez que alguien le lee un libro a su hijo, usted lo graba. ¡Por cada 100 libros, su hijo recibirá un premio, además de todos los beneficios de la lectura!

• BRADLEY BEACH COOKBOOK Check out the Bradley Beach Community's Cookbook! If you would like to add a recipe to the next one, please submit your recipe using this form. Questions can be emailed to programs@bradleybeachlibrary.org.

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE READING You can share your book reviews in three easy ways: 1. Leave your one-word book review on the forms on the front pages of our new books. 2. Post your review in the library catalog. To do this, set up an account with a password and search for the title you want to review. Look for "Review this Title" on the left hand side of the page. Click on "Review this Title" and let your creative juices flow!