Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library

★★★★☆
  • 165 Main St

    Matawan, NJ 07747

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  • 732-583-9100

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Mon, Wed, Thu: 9am - 9pm; Tue, Fri: 9am - 6pm; Sat: 9am - 5pm; Sun: noon - 5pm

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I am the Director of the Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library. I felt it necessary to point out that the four previous reviews (the good and the bad) were posted in 2007 or earlier. There have been many changes made at MAPL since then, and more changes are in the works to improve services to our community. Many, if not all, of the issues mentioned in the reviews have been resolved. I invite you to stop by and visit the Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library to see for yourself. You may also want to visit our website at www.matawanaberdeenlibrary.com. We have a wealth of electronic resources available to card holders and programs and services for patrons of all ages. Please feel free to offer your suggestions to me via e-mail at kpaone@lmxac.org or in person at the library. I welcome your feedback.
Best regards,
Kimberly Paone
Library Director

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★★★★★

I am the Director of the Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library. I felt it necessary to point out that the four previous reviews (the good and the bad) were posted in 2007 or earlier. There have been many changes made at MAPL since then, and more changes are in the works to improve services to our community. Many, if not all, of the issues mentioned in the reviews have been resolved. I invite you to stop by and visit the Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library to see for yourself. You may also want to visit our website at www.matawanaberdeenlibrary.com. We have a wealth of electronic resources available to card holders and programs and services for patrons of all ages. Please feel free to offer your suggestions to me via e-mail at kpaone@lmxac.org or in person at the library. I welcome your feedback.
Best regards,
Kimberly Paone
Library Director

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I agree with the other reviewers that this library is small but the staff is very dedicated and helpful, they have computers and room downstairs for the kids. Kids really don't need all that much space and what they do have is used very well'. Like other private libraries in Monmouth County you cannot borrow from other libraries and I feel that puts residents at a disadvantage

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I agree with the other reviewers that this library is small but the staff is very dedicated and helpful, they have computers and room downstairs for the kids. Kids really don't need all that much space and what they do have is used very well'. Like other private libraries in Monmouth County you cannot borrow from other libraries and I feel that puts residents at a disadvantage

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obviously, lisa h. dosen't get out very often, or else she would know that Matawan Library has alot more to offer than it seems. Did she actually walk downstairs and see the big conference room, or she she just peek around a few corners? Did she go into the reference room, and see all the new computers, shelves, and all the new reference material?If the library doesn't have what you need right there, they can get it for you very quickly. The staff works very hard to please every person that comes in. They work very well with what space they have.
Next time, actually go inside before you make a comment.

PROS: willing, helpful staff
CONS: none

4
★★★★☆

obviously, lisa h. dosen't get out very often, or else she would know that Matawan Library has alot more to offer than it seems. Did she actually walk downstairs and see the big conference room, or she she just peek around a few corners? Did she go into the reference room, and see all the new computers, shelves, and all the new reference material?If the library doesn't have what you need right there, they can get it for you very quickly. The staff works very hard to please every person that comes in. They work very well with what space they have.
Next time, actually go inside before you make a comment.

PROS: willing, helpful staff
CONS: none

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Whne you first walk into this library is reeks of old house and mold. The library is super small. Otherwise, the staff is super friendly and willing to hekp you find/do whatever. They have an okay size collection of books and videos.

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Whne you first walk into this library is reeks of old house and mold. The library is super small. Otherwise, the staff is super friendly and willing to hekp you find/do whatever. They have an okay size collection of books and videos.

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I have used the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library for years and while its good for simple things, its really not a great library. The adult section is small, but the children's section is even smaller. They don't have any classes or activities for small kids, other libraries have tons of stuff for the toddlers to do.

Matawan Aberdeen Public Library charges you an extra fee for taking out videos. This is ridiculous, most libraries include this for free. The selection of movies is quite old as well.

There are no conference rooms or large areas for groups to get together, I've gone to many other libraries that have meeting rooms.

Finally, residents who belong to Matawan Aberdeen Library cannot have borrowing privlieges at other county libraries. Every other county library allows its residents to use other libraries to the fullest extent.. Except this one.

3
★★★☆☆

I have used the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library for years and while its good for simple things, its really not a great library. The adult section is small, but the children's section is even smaller. They don't have any classes or activities for small kids, other libraries have tons of stuff for the toddlers to do.

Matawan Aberdeen Public Library charges you an extra fee for taking out videos. This is ridiculous, most libraries include this for free. The selection of movies is quite old as well.

There are no conference rooms or large areas for groups to get together, I've gone to many other libraries that have meeting rooms.

Finally, residents who belong to Matawan Aberdeen Library cannot have borrowing privlieges at other county libraries. Every other county library allows its residents to use other libraries to the fullest extent.. Except this one.

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