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Open a branch of the Asbury Park Library on the West Side

The Asbury Park Library, located on the East Side of the city, is a valuable resource for students as well as residents of all ages. Current library resources include a community bulletin board, free and low-cost books for sale, copy machine and scanner, free computer use with internet access, and special events. Observations show low participation of West Side residents and youth. Bringing a satellite location, either full-time or as a “pop-up” that occurs weekly in a certain location, would greatly improve access to the library’s many resources and services and provide another safe and productive place for youth to spend time after school hours.

Asbury Park Library
Supporting Data
of residents say their children have had difficulty accessing technology to complete an assignment
top concern for youth is not enough to do after school hours
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