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HOMEBOUND? READ ON…
RED BANK: Can't get to the public library? It's now offering free delivery and pickups for homebound borough residents.
Remember: Nothing makes a Red Bank friend happier than to hear "I saw you on Red Bank Green!"
RED BANK: ELKS ADD USED-BOOK BIN
RED BANK: Elks add Book Bin service to recycle used books, generate revenue for nonprofits and recycle books that have seen better days.
RED BANK: LIBRARY KICKS OFF CENTENNIAL
RED BANK: Dozens of supporters gather to kick off the Red Bank Public Library's centennial as a "public" institution.
RED BANK: BASIE BOOSTS PARKER CENTER
RED BANK: Next recipient of Count Basie Center's "Giving Year" funding is free healthcare provider Parker Family Health Center.
RED BANK: LIBRARY TO MARK A CENTENNIAL
RED BANK: Library to mark centennial of vote that changed it from a struggling membership organization to one that's free and open to all.
RED BANK: LIBRARY TO GET $15K FROM BASIE
RED BANK: Next recipient of Count Basie Center's "Giving Year" funding is the public library to support Hispanic community outreach.
RED BANK: CHROMEBOOKS ON LOAN AT LIBRARY
RED BANK: Borough library has added Chromebooks to the technology available for take-home borrowing by patrons.
RED BANK: FAMILIES PACK DRAG READING
RED BANK: Drag Queen Story Hour draws a packed room of rapt toddlers and parents as supporters stand at library entrance.
RED BANK: SLURS HURLED AT EVENT ATTENDEES
RED BANK: Protesters shout "pedophile" and other slurs at attendees of library's Drag Queen Story Time.
RBR: STUDENTS BOOST BRIDGE OF BOOKS
LITTLE SILVER: National Honor Society members at Red Bank Regional complete book giveaway for pre-schoolers and spotlight space needs at Bridge of Books.
FAIR HAVEN: Amid an exponential increase in positive tests for COVID-19, borough hall and library return to remote access.
RED BANK: LOCAL PHOTOS AT LIBRARY
RED BANK: Library hosts display of photos by borough resident Allan Bass.
RED BANK: GRANT BOOSTS LIBRARY WIFI
RED BANK: Library uses $10k grant to expand wifi, which is now available outdoors even when the building is closed.
RED BANK: LIBRARY REOPENS, WITH LIMITS
RED BANK: Public library begins easing pandemic restrictions with resumption of in-person services, by appointment, for up to an hour per visit.
RED BANK: LIBRARY NIXES LATE FINES
RED BANK: Late getting that book or DVD back to the public library? Not to worry. Fines for overdue materials are now a relic of the past.
RED BANK: LIBRARY SETS PARTIAL REOPENING
RED BANK: Public library, closed since start of pandemic, plans a partial reopening Monday, with limits on number of patrons and more.
RED BANK: PHOTO BOOK AT VISITOR CENTER
RED BANK: New book of photos taken around town available for purchase at Visitor Center.
RED BANK: Library trustees embark on five-year strategic plan update, starting with public survey of attitudes and input on services.
RED BANK: STORY WALK GETS AN UPGRADE
RED BANK: Story Walk, a three-year-old summer feature in Riverside Gardens Park, gets an upgrade to permanent displays in its latest edition.
RED BANK: LIBRARY DIRECTOR CHECKS OUT
RED BANK: Elizabeth McDermott checks out as library director and gets a proclamation; Barbara Pickell named interim director.
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FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.
YELLOW RAINCOAT DAY
On a rainy May morning, the only golden sight on Broad Street this morning were the matching raincoats of Eileen and her dog Benny.
STOP. JUST STOP.
RED BANK: For those who don't get the meaning of a stop sign, crossing guard Diane Johnson amplifies the message with some colorful outfits. ...
RECORDS SKIP INTO TOWN
RED BANK: Devotees of vinyl records expected to drop needle at Broad and Mechanic Saturday. Here's why.
Feline fortunes on Monmouth Street
Christopher Russell and feline pal Princess take in some fresh air on a warm May night Thursday in the doorway of Gina’s Psychic Bouti ...
GOING UP?
RED BANK: Public Library will be closed Friday for the start of elevator construction. (Click for more.)
TREEBIRTH
RED BANK: Replacement of nine trees gets underway on South Street, where a wholesale removal angered residents last September. (Click for mo ...
RIVERSIDE FLOW
New Jersey Flow Arts brings together jugglers, poi spinners, hoopers and more weekly in Riverside Gardens Park.
Honeybee swarm carted away
Beekeeper Tanya Ptak of Ptak’s Apiary inspects a swarm of honeybees that chose a flower pot in the courtyard of Red Bank Primary Schoo ...
BELOVED POISONED DOG PHOTO SURFACES
   
THREE ON TOUR
RED BANK: Three borough sites will participate in a weekend of self-guided tours of 52 historic locations in Monmouth County May 4 & 5.
VOLUNTEERS GET INTO THE WEEDS
Toting plastic trash bags, 51 volunteers conducted a walking litter cleanup on Red Bank's West Side Saturday.
“IT’S A PARTY AT WAWA!”
You wish you could vibe like Brian, who lives on the other side of Hubbard’s Bridge. He caught redbankgreen’s attention in Red B ...
POPE OKS ORATORY
RED BANK: St. Anthony of Padua obtains papal approval to establish Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a community of priests and brothers devoted t ...
RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.