The mission of the Carteret Public Library is to enhance the quality of life for all residents of our community. We provide materials and programs that encourage personal growth, stimulate the intellect and entertain, all for a greater sense of well-being and a fruitful life. We particularly strive to instill in Carteret's children a joy of reading that will last a lifetime.


Department Head and Staff Information

  • Joseph Norris, MLS, MA Ed., Library Director
  • Ann Tomasino, Principal Library Assistant
  • Kathryn Chalfant, Senior Library Assistant
  • Theresa Maniquis, Library Assistant
  • Cynthia Abalo, Library Aide
  • Adrian Vega, Library Aide
  • Manrit Kaur, Library Page
  • Prabjote Bolla , Library Page
  • Jerzy Wargocki, Security Officer

Board of Trustees

The Board meets in the Library Conference Room on the 2nd Wednesday of alternating months at 6:00 P.M.

  • Daniel Reiman - Mayor
  • Kathleen Barney - Mayor's Alternate
  • Jeannie Bellino - Board President
  • Jorge Diaz - Vice President
  • Rosa Diaz- Superintendent of Schools
  • Catherine Boscaino - Superintendent of Schools Alternate
  • Jacqueline Santos-Feingold - Treasurer
  • Dana Archeval - Member at Large
  • Lindsay Erben - Member at Large
  • Michael Sica - Board Attorney
  • Joseph Norris - Director

Contact Information


100 Cooke Avenue
Carteret, NJ 07008

Summer Hours: 
Monday - Thursday- 9 AM - 8 PM

Friday-Satuday 9 to 5 PM

Closed Sundays

Holiday Hours

Telephone: 732-541-3830
Fax: 732-541-6948


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Internet Use Policy

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