Adult Services Blog

Pinterest: An Online Pinboard

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where users pin beautiful images from the web or their computer, often with links to instructions or articles.  You can search Pinterest to view pins on a specific topic, such as crafts, decorating, cooking, or fashion. You can also set up an account and add your own pins as well as follow the pins of other users. Registrants must first request an invitation from the site or receive an invitation from a registered Pinterest user.  Please be very careful, this site is highly addictive.
Check out the Monroe Library Pinterest account here:

Using Your Online Catalog

Learn how to search the Library's online catalog with Monroe resident and longtime Library patron, Marilyn Mix.

Computer Tutor

Don’t tear your hair out! Make an appointment with our Computer Tutor for a free, one-on-one session for assistance with setting up and using an email account, navigating the Internet, typing a letter, and more!

The Computer Tutor will be available on: 

  • Mondays, July 11 and July 25 from 10 am- 10:45 am OR 11 – 11:45 a.m. 
  • Thursdays on July 14, July 21, and July 28 from 2 -2:45 pm OR 3 – 3:45 pm
  • Fridays, July 15, July 22, and July 29 from 10 – 10:45 a.m. OR 11 – 11:45 a.m. 

Monroe Library cardholders can register by stopping by the Reference Desk. 
Phone: 732-521-5000 Email:

Best Free Stuff from PCWorld

Here is a list of 68 indispensible sites, apps, and downloads you don't have to pay a penny for from PC World Magazine.


Osama Bin Ladin

Here are some useful resources about Osama Bin Ladin:

2011 Math and Reading Partners Volunteers Needed!

The Monroe Township Library is currently seeking volunteers for its 2011 Math and Reading Partners program!

Math and Reading Partners is a summer program for children finishing Grades K-5. Students are individually paired with an adult or high school volunteer from the community who will help them practice their math skills and/or reading skills over the summer months. The Youth Services Department hopes that you will consider participating in this successful program.

Volunteer applications may be picked up at the Youth Services Desk or downloaded here. Applications are due Friday, May 13th.

For more information, please stop by or call the Youth Services Department at 732-521-5000, extension 116.

Spring Awakenings

After a cold winter, I love to see the early spring flowers begin to poke up from the ground and bloom. At my house, I have daffodils and scilla blooming.
After a cold winter, I love to see the early spring flowers begin to poke up from the ground and bloom. At my house, I have daffodils and scilla blooming.

View photos of the first Spring flowers from across the country at Fine Gardening Magazine's Photo Challenge: Spring Awakenings page.


Resources on Japan and Libya

The Newark Public Library has created the following quick webguides intended to inform users about various aspects of the crises in Japan and in Libya.

Tragedy in Japan

Crises in Libya