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Photo_of_Branch_Brook Branch Brook Branch Library

235 Clifton Avenue   (Map)
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 733-7760, Adult Room
(973) 733-6388, Children's Room


Hours

Location
Bus Routes
Map
History
Collections/Services for:
   Adults
   Young Adults and Children
Programs – calendar of events

Location

The Branch Brook Branch Library is located on Clifton Avenue between Park Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue. The library is about a block away from the famous Sacred Heart Cathedral and within walking distance of historic Branch Brook Park. The branch is located in a primarily residential area with close proximity to two elementary and a high school.

Parking

There is no on-site parking. Although street parking may be available on Clifton Avenue, it can be very difficult to find a space. It may be easier to use mass transit when possible. Click here for a local map.

Bus Routes

#11, #28, Go Bus 28, #29, #72 stop at Bloomfield Ave. & Clifton Ave.
#41, #99 stop at Clifton Ave. & Park Ave.
#27 stops at Bloomfield Ave. & Mt. Prospect Ave. (by Dairy Queen)

History

The original branch opened in June 1946, and was located across the street from the present location (and near the present-day Wachovia Bank). In 1964, due to building deterioration, plans were made to move the branch to its current location. At that time, the building was a VA Recreation Hall. The building was refurbished and redesigned to become Branch Brook Branch, and opened to the public in December 1966.

Collections and Services for Adults

Books and Movies

  • Diverse collection of nonfiction books
  • Books from weekly bestseller lists
  • Popular video collection
Computers
  • Word processing
  • Internet
  • Access to the library's electronic resources

Collections and Services for Young Adults and Children

For Young Adults

The Young Adult Collection and Services are available on the second floor adjacent to the Adult Collection.

  • Fiction, non-fiction, and paperback books
  • Books for high school assignments and papers

For Children

Parents, teachers, preschools, and students from grades K - 8 can benefit from our services.

  • Help finding materials for homework assignments
  • Books, book and cassette sets, and magazines to read for fun
  • Picture books for the early readers
  • Movies
  • Computers for:
    • Word processing
    • Internet
    • Access to the library's electronic resources
Special activities are held throughout the year, including the popular Summer Reading Challenge. Preschool and kindergarten classes can visit and enjoy stories, films, and other fun activities. Teachers in elementary and middle schools can schedule visits to do research using the library’s wide array of resources.

Please call the Children’s Room at 973-733-6388 for seasonal programs.

 

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