Long Branch — Are you spring cleaning? Sorting out mysterious old boxes or clearing an attic or basement? Your old clutter might be the Long Branch Public Library’s historic treasure!
Please consider donating any unwanted Long Branch High School yearbooks and Monmouth County City Directories you may find to the Local History Room at the Long Branch Free Public Library.
A city directory is a listing of residents, streets, businesses, organizations or institutions, giving their location in a city. Antedating telephone directories, they have been in use for centuries, and contain fascinating nuggets of local history not found in today’s phone books. City directories are great primary sources for historic and genealogical research.
The newly renovated Local History Room will be reopening soon. For more information, please call Janice Grace at 732-222-3900, Ext. 228.
The library needs the following Monmouth County City Directories and LBHS Yearbooks:
Yearbooks: they need anything prior to 1940, plus these additional volumes.
1940s: 40-41, 44-45, 48
1950s: 50-51, 53, 56, 58-59
1960s and 1970s: This collection is complete.
80s: 80, 87-89
2000s: 01-02, 07-08
NJ City Directories: They need all directories prior to 1912
20s: 21-26, 28-29
30s: 30-36, 39
40s: 41-45, 47-49
50s: 51-52, 54, 58
60s: 60, 62, 64, 66
70s: 71-72, 74-79
80’s: 80, 82-89
Any later than 1989
If you would like to donate any of the aforementioned volumes, please call Janice Grace at 732-222-3900 ext. 235 or Janet Birckhead ext. 229.