The library building may be closed, but the virtual library is open.

Our librarians are available to answer your questions by telephone, email or chat Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10am - 6pm, Tuesday, Thursday 12pm - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm, and Sundays 12pm - 4pm. Click here for more information or call 732-390-6767.

Curbside Pickup is available 7 days a week. Please call 732-390-6888 to make an appointment.

Please return library materials at our outdoor book drops which are open 7 days a week. Returned items are quarantined for 7 days and will remain checked out to your library card until the quarantine period is complete. Please call 732-390-6888 for instructions on returning lendable kits.

 

English Language Learners

The library aims to help our residents acclimate to their new home. In addition to a comprehensive ESL collection that can be borrowed, we host ESL classes and English Conversation Groups throughout the year.

 

English Conversation Group

English Conversation Groups meet at the library on Monday evenings and Thursday mornings to practice English speaking skills from September through June. Participants must be 21 years of age or older, and able to read and speak some English before they are admitted to the group. For information or to register for the group please call Adult Services at 732-390-6772 or email librarian Paul Kibala at pkibala@ebpl.org.”

 

English as a Second Language classes

For English as a Second Language classes please contact:

The library does not offer English as a Second Language tutoring, but tutors and their students are welcome to meet at the library.

The 2020/2021 ESL/HSE/Citizenship Programs will be 100% virtual instruction until further notice which will include both a majority of interactive instruction, and some independent components. Registration is now open. Please visit www.ebnet.org/adultschool for more information and to enroll. All registrations will be completed online. There will be no in-person registration Please note that registration does not confirm placement in the program.

Potential students will be contacted via email after registration with your date and time for in-person testing. Testing will begin the week of August 24th. The testing email will include date, time, and location. Once testing has been completed, all tests will be graded, and placements will be made. All HSE/ESL classes will be held Mondays through Wednesdays between the hours of 6 pm to 8:30 pm. All Citizenship classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 12:30 pm or from 12:30 pm to 3 pm depending on the student’s test score and placement.
 

Collections

The East Brunswick Public Library offers English language-learning materials for lending on all topics and for all levels, from beginner to advanced/professional texts. Choose from DVDs, audio CDs, and textbooks. We also offer a variety of study guides for the IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC exams.

 

Tutors

Tutors and their students are welcome to meet at the library. There are ample spaces for meetings, including small group study rooms that can be reserved by cardholders. iPads are also available to use in-house, so students and instructors can learn using audio/video, including our selection of websites for learning English.

 

Pronunciator

East Brunswick Public Library cardholders can access Pronunciator, a language learning program provided through the library. Just enter your library card number to get started, and learn English from 50 native languages. A mobile app is also available.

You can also use the mobile application Duolingo.  This is a free language learning service that uses bite-sized lessons so that you could learn in just a few minutes per day.