Library Social Worker Program

Submitted by cchern on Mon, 08/10/2020 - 13:21
EBPL Social Worker

Thanks in part to a generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the East Brunswick Public Library offers library customers the ability to speak with a health literacy social worker.

“Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is aware that people throughout the county are struggling. This is a grant to serve all residents of Middlesex County. Many people have lost businesses and jobs caused by the pandemic. The social worker will help guide people to places for comfort, assistance, resources for help and skills building so that they can recover emotionally and financially.” said Karen Parry, the library’s Information Services Manager.

Emerith Hernandez Cortes, MSW, Health Literacy Social worker, is a bi-lingual social worker who speaks both Spanish and English. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these sessions are conducted virtually. 

Sessions are private and confidential. The library advises that if there is an emergency to call 911.

Ms. Cortes will be off on:

Thursday, November 19, and will have special hours on Monday, November 23 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving, and will have special hours on Monday, November 30 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The program runs through November 30. This service is offered through the library’s Just For The Health Of It! consumer health and wellness information initiative. To learn more, visit

Social Worker

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