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Pop up library accommodates East Brunswick commuters

EAST BRUNSWICK – The East Brunswick Public Library has unveiled a new pop up library at the town’s Transportation and Commerce Center, located at 551 Old Bridge Turnpike, for the benefit of commuters.

“We’ve heard from many of our commuting customers that finding time to get to the library can be difficult,” Melissa Kuzma, assistant library director, said in a statement issued by the library. “The new pop up library at the transportation center allows us to provide commuters with eBooks while they wait for their bus.”

The pop up library is powered by a wireless transmitter, allowing visitors to the Transportation and Commerce Center to go through a collection of more than 50 current best-selling titles downloadable as eBooks to smartphones or tablets. Anyone can access the eBooks without a library card.

“To make it more convenient, we decided that everyone in the community should be able to access the pop up library, regardless if they have a library card or not,” Kuzma said in the statement. “We do encourage everyone in East Brunswick to get their library card. The process has been streamlined, and you can even apply for your card online at www.ebpl.org/signup.”

Once downloaded, items borrowed from the pop up library can be read anywhere, and they are returned automatically after 14 days.

“So far, our most popular pop up library title has been ‘Catch and Kill’ by Ronan Farrow,” Stephanie Filippone, adult service manager, said in the statement.

A complete listing of digital offerings from the library can be found at www.ebpl.org/virtuallibrary.

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