MANALAPAN, NJ - Looking for a new place to hang out and beat the summer heat? Cool down with "Mugshots," a new Teen Cafe sponsored by the Monmouth County Library's Teen and Young Adult Program!

The first Mugshots café will open at the Howell Township Library on Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m. and will run until 8:30 p.m. Catch some live acoustic music, kick back with a coffee or a cool drink and chat with your friends! There will also be an open mic for anyone who wants to perform.


The café and refreshments are free! The program is for teens entering grade 6 and older. Please register at the library holding the café by either calling the library or stopping by the reference desk.

The first round of Mugshots cafes will be as follows:

-- At Howell Township Library, 318 Old Tavern Road, at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 22. Contact: 732-938-2300, X4.

-- At Hazlet Township Library, 215 Middle Road, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28.  Contact: 732-264-7164

-- At Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 29. Contact: 732-431-7222.

-- At Wall Township Library, 2700 Allaire Road, at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 4. Contact: 732-449-8877.


For more information, please visit the Monmouth County Library’s website at