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About Us

Long Branch Free Public Library is dedicated to providing its community with the resources and support it needs to flourish. As part of our endless community support, we have in place a professional Social Worker who works within our Library. 

What We Do

The Social Work office at the Long Branch Free Public Library has a mission to help both the community as a whole and individuals of the community. Our goals are to provide resources, expand awareness and education, and build a diverse, inclusive environment within the community. 

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For Appointments:

David Perez, MSW

Bilingual Social Worker (English/Spanish)

Social Work & Diversity Services Manager

Telephone: 732-222-3900 ext. 2290

Work Cell: 908-433-9122

Hours Available:

Monday: 9am – 5pm

Tuesday: 9am – 5pm

Wednesday: 12pm – 8pm

Thursday: 9am – 5pm

Friday: 9am – 5pm


Fresh Start

Fresh Start is a re-entry program we offer to individuals transitioning back into our community upon release from prison.

Fresh Start includes:

  • 11 private, one-on-one sessions with our bilingual social worker
  • Resume building assistance
  • Job search assistance
  • Help reintegrating into the community including assistance with housing, employment, NJMVC surcharges, GED and/or college applications, food, healthcare, and more

Fade to Books

Fade to Books is a barbershop literacy program aimed at improving the literacy levels of young boys of color.


  • Montalvo’s Barbershop (LB)
  • Heads Up Barbershop (LB)
  • Ultimate Impressions Beauty Salon (LB)
  • Shaav Barbershop (Ocean Twp)
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