Monday, April 29, 2013
The Friends of the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library are organizing a yard sale that will span across both Matawan and Aberdeen.
Round up your old books, your gently used baby items and those jeans that still have the tags on them. The Friends of the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library will be hosting a townwide yard sale on June 8, but all participants must sign up by May 29. The rain date for the yard sale is June 9. The $10 charge to participate covers advertising, the distribution of maps for the sale locations and signs that mark participating sellers. Download the necessary form at www.friendsofmapl.wordpress.com or stop by the library to pick one up.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Volunteers with the library are helping give out half a million free books across America on April 23.
The following is a press release from the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library: Volunteers with the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library will join with 25,000 book lovers nationwide to help give away half a million free books on Tuesday, April 23. The effort, known as World Book Night, provides thousands of free, specially printed paperbacks to those with limited access to books across the country on a single day. The volunteers will help promote reading by going out into their communities and sharing the free copies of the books they love on a personal basis. Local volunteers from Matawan and Aberdeen came together on April 16 at the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library to collect the books that they will share with diverse locations such as veteran …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The ongoing renovations will require the library to close on Tuesday, April 9.
The Matawan Aberdeen Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, April 9, according to a post on their Facebook page. The closure is due to the ongoing renovation of the library's old basement meeting room. No fines will be charged on Tuesday. Editor's note: Read more about the library's renovation project here.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Frost Kings is a four-piece R&B, swing and blues band originating from the North Jersey area.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Donate gently used books, CDs, DVDs and audio books to the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library.
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Wednesday, March 20
The Friends of the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library will host a book and media drive from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, according to a post on the Matawan Aberdeen Library's Facebook. Storage is limited due to the ongoing construction at the library, so the library will only be collecting items during the drive, not before or after. The Friends of MAPL will have a table stationed behind the DVD rack. Donated books must be clean with bindings and covers intact, according to the post. Items that will not be accepted include:
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Due to the large amount of snow that fell in the Matawan-Aberdeen area last night, the library will be closed for the day.
The Matawan Aberdeen Public Library will be closed today due to last night's snow storm. The library will reopen Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., their regular operating hours. No late fees will be charged on Saturday.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
If you got a new smart phone this holiday season, be sure to ad these apps to help make life a little easier around town.
A smartphone makes a great gift for yourself or for someone else. But receiving a smartphone is a bit like buying a pet: the fun parts also come with some work and some adjustments. Downloading apps that make life easier and incorporate local information is like training a puppy. It results in less hassle and more fun. The major difference between a smartphone and your computer is that it’s tough to see the whole Internet on that little screen. Apps are simply ways of displaying something you usually do on your computer’s web browser, but in a simpler and more elegant way that makes sense on a little screen. Each app is represented by a small square icon that you touch once to launch its features and functions, whether it be GPS navigation…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The K-8 school lost its library during Sandy.
The Matawan-Aberdeen Chapter of Hadassah is collecting new or very gently used books to help restore the library at the Memorial School in Union Beach. New or very gently used books appropriate for students in kindergarten through eighth grade can be brought to the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library. A collection box is located near the reference desk. According to Library Director Kimberly Paone, donations will continue to be collected throughout the holidays. "They lost everything," she said. "It's just great to be able to help them rebuild."
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Looking to give back this holiday season? The Matawan Aberdeen Library has several ways for you to benefit the community.
Food For Fines Did you lose your library card or forget to return your book on time? The library will waive library card fees and late fees in exchange for non-perishable food items and toiletries. Items should not be past their due date, and may include, although not limited to, canned goods, boxed pasta, laundry detergent, toothpaste, deoderant and diapers. The program runs until Dec. 31. Mitten Tree The Children's Room at the library is collecting new mittens, gloves, scarves and hats for children and adults in need from the Matawan and Aberdeen community. Everyone who donates gets their name placed on a paper mitten hung on a Christmas tree. The program runs until Dec. 12 Woman's Club Giving Tree The Woman's Club of Matawan is …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
People of all ages pitched in Tuesday night to help wrap holiday gifts for families struggling after Sandy.
The Matawan Aberdeen Public Library transformed into Santa's workshop Tuesday night as volunteers wrapped holiday gifts for families struggling in the aftermath of Sandy. The gifts were donated to Operation Jersey Shore Santa (OJSS), a charitable organization launched only days after the storm to collect toys and clothes for families who may not have the resources to celebrate this year, according to founder Jackie O'Leary of Brick. Library Director Kimberly Paone saw an OJSS Facebook status looking for volunteers who were willing to wrap the gifts. "I volunteered myself to wrap because it was something I could do to help," Paone said. "Then I thought wait, we have a place and volunteers." The Friends of the Matawan Aberdeen Public …