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Asbury Park Public Library

500 First Avenue

Serving the Asbury Park Community for Over 125 Years!

The history of the Asbury Park Public Library begins in 1878 with the formation of the literary club, presided over by Helen M. Bradley, wife of the city's founder, James Adam Bradley. The literary club was reorganized shortly after its beginning into the Asbury Park and Ocean Grove Library Association.

Our library today has a collection of over 100,000 holdings and has been serving the Asbury Park area for over 125 years. We have thousands of registered patrons and in addition to serving out local community we lend materials to other libraries all over the county, state, and even the world.


Nagi Magiera

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
I’m very, very disappointed that you do not offer any children’s programs, as most libraries do. :-(

David Hermanson

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016
Architecturally, still a jewel in the rough - they deserve a capital budget to match the great service and collections.

smith smithy

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
Wow! Erica is the best. She is the backbone of this Library. Thanks Erica and the rest of the Librarian crew for keep it real.

Coral Leffew

Monday, May 21, 2018

Michael’s hoe

Friday, March 3, 2017

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