Beach Haven Public Library and Museum
Third Street and Beach Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ

For Children
Starts Wednesday July 13th at 10:30 am
Dr. Amy Williams
July 20th
1:00 pm
This program will be about surges, sea level rise and resiliency, so individuals can better prepare for the future.
Sharks vs Rip Currents
Special Story Hour Presentation
with Dr. Amy Williams
Aug. 3rd
10:30 am
After learning about sharks and rip currents, the kids will play "Rip Current Jeopardy".
by Richard Morgan
Presentation & Book Signing
Aug. 23
Sea Glass Windows, Richard Morgan's fifth book of poetry is a new collection of his words and his wife, Pat Morgan's watercolors.
with authors Deb Whitcraft & Gretchen Coyle
Thurs., Aug. 25th
10:30 am
Join us as we hear what it was like to go to Cuba to do research for a book, The Morro Castle, and visit  2 more times.
Local Author's BOOKS FOR SALE
All Proceeds Benefit the Library. 

"Great Courses" ~ Lecture Series Are Here!

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July 1st is the 100th Anniversary of the first recorded shark attack in the United States. Therefore, we are selling books that were written about the attack.
"CLOSE TO SHORE" by Michael Capuzzo
Books For Sale

Beach Haven Public Library
Welcome to the 
Beach Haven Public Library
The Beach Haven Library was built as a library, not as a home, as some people believe. The land and building were donated by the Pharo family, Beach Haven's first residents. The library was built in 1924. The interior hasn't changed much since then. 

We have the most recent New York's Times best sellers books, participate in Inter-Library Loans, have a Children's section that includes small tables and chairs and a meeting room with a fireplace and a large table. We offer our patrons a DVD collection, and the most updated computers and a color laser printer. We are wireless, so please feel free to bring your laptop!


We pride ourselves with the relationship formed between the community and library staff. Therefore, we are able to provide informational lectures, book discussion groups, reading hours for young children and weekly knitting groups. Most requests for local organizations meetings are granted. 

The Beach Haven Library is located at Third Street and Beach Avenue in Beach Haven, NJ. We may be reached by phone at: 609.492.7081. Fax: 609.492.1048. Email:

Beach Haven Library Museum
When you visit the Beach Haven Library, please don't forget to visit our second floor museum. Our museum is unique because the entire area was constructed by mortise and tenons. When stepping down into the well furnished little museum, one observes the high, beamed ceilings and a lovely, stone fireplace. It is filled with old hotel registers, deeds, diaries, photographs and other relics of Beach Haven’s century and more of history.

We are actively seeking photos, deeds and documents of old Beach Haven to add to our archives. We will scan your originals and give them back to you. Scanning does not harm any of your originals. 

The museum is open Wednesdays during the summer months, from 12 pm til 4 pm. Please call the library at 609.492.7081 to make special arrangements to see the museum.

Get Directions To:
247 N. Beach Avenue
Beach Haven NJ 08008