DELAYED OPENING Bradley Beach Public Library opens at 11 AM on the first Wednesday of every month.

FAMILY CAREGIVERS PRESENTATION Meg Mindell, owner of Halcyon Elder Care, LLC, is holding a presentation on the caregiving of loved ones followed by a 15 minute question and answer session at the library. Stop by on Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 PM! See here for all the information.

GRAPHIC NOVEL PROJECT Learn about the Bradley Beach Elementary School's Graphic Novel project here! Middle school students have been learning how to write and illustrate their own stories and the results can be viewed on this blog.

BOARD GAMES The library has a growing collection of popular board games. Bring your friends after school, choose a game and have some fun. Don't find the one you want? Make a suggestion and we'll try to get it for you.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: We are proud to host a regular meeting of OA on Mondays from 10 to 11 am. Everyone is welcome!

MONDAY GAMING We know you work hard. Come to the Library after school on Monsdays to play Wii or PlayStation at 3:30. Mario is waiting!

TUESDAY CRAFTING Join us after school every Tuesday for a new arts and crafts project!

WEDNESDAY STORY TIME Join Miss Carol, our storytime lady, at 11 am on Wednesdays for stories and crafts. Missed Wednesday’s story time? Not a problem! Come in any time on Wednesday to read the stories and do the craft on your own.

LEGO CLUB Build your Lego dreams -- and enjoy the company of other master builders -- every Wednesday at 3:30.

READ TO A DOG Ally comes to the library on the second Wednesday of each month and wants you to read to her! Kids can feel free to stop by and pet Ally or chat with Dan. Ally loves to be with the kids, but most of all she loves to hear a good story.

THURSDAY HATHA YOGA Carol Z, certified yoga instructor, will be leading a weekly hatha yoga class every Thursday morning at 9:30 starting February 8, for all experience levels. $5.00 donation per class to attend, and bring your own yoga mat!

CALLING ALL COLLECTORS: Do you have a collection you would like to share with the community? We are always looking for interesting collections to feature in our glass display case. Please call the library or stop by the Reference Desk if you would like to exhibit your treasures!

PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BRADLEY BEACH FOOD PANTRY BBPL has partnered with the Food Pantry at the Episcopal Church. Donations may be brought to the library during regular library hours. The Food Pantry is always in need of NONPERISHABLE foods in addition to: diapers, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.

CHECK OUT OUR ART CART If you find it on the cart, its fair game! Stocked with plenty of paper and craft necessities along with some fun extras, the art cart is always out and always available when you’re feeling crafty. Stop in and see what you can create today!

WE'LL BRING THE LIBRARY TO YOU If you are unable to come into the library, we would be happy to bring books to you. Call us at 732-776-2995. 

WE LOVE BOOKS CART SALE Books,DVDs, audiobooks and CDs $1 each; paperbacks 4 for $1. January sale includes children's books and cookbooks. Come in and check it out!

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! 

JOIN A BOOK CLUB Check out our Events page for a listing of dates and times of our book clubs.  Our current groups include "Bradley Beach Bookworms" and the "And Another Thing..." Book Club. Check the calendar for dates and titles. Everyone is welcome! Call the library for the current titles being read by each group.. 

WE ACCEPT BOOK DONATIONS Please call the library to find out if we are currently accepting book donations. Only books in excellent condition. No VHS tapes, text books or encyclopedia sets,please. The library can give a paper acknowledging the donation of books but we cannot give a monetary value to them. Thank you for thinking of us.

HOOPLA STREAMING A selection of our audiobooks, movies, and music is available for streaming online at Sign up with your library membership!

TALKING BOOKS Do you -- or a friend -- have vision difficulties? You can get FREE books on tape through the NJ State Library's Talking Books program. We would be happy to help you get your account set up.  Call us at 732-776-2995 or e-mail us at We also offer an extensive collection of books in Large Print.

THE TIDES This is the link to the Bradley Beach Elementary School newspaper. Come give it a read!

GENEALOGY RESEARCH: Interested in learning about your family history? The library subscribes to to help people with their genealogy research. is a subscription database that can only be accessed from within the library and all of our library computers have a shortcut to the database on the desktop. Call the library to schedule a session..