Ocean County Library is honored to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 by hosting the poster exhibit “September 11, 2001: the Day that Changed the World.”

The exhibit was developed by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum for public library display and has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom.

Told across 14 posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection.
It explores the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national, and international levels, and encourages critical thinking about the legacies of 9/11.
The poster exhibit will be on display for the month of September 2021 at the following branches of Ocean County Library:



Ocean County Library Patriot Day Programming



Ocean County 9/11 Memorials:

Over the past twenty years, communities around the United States have established memorials commemorating the September 11th attacks. Some are plaques or monuments; others include artifacts recovered from the World Trade Center disaster site. Ocean County honors all the victims, including the Ocean County residents that lost their life that day.

The following list of Ocean County memorial sites shows that September 11th, even 20 years later will always remain in our thoughts.


Barnegat Municipal Complex
900 West Bay Avenue
Barnegat, NJ 08005

Beachwood Fire Department
745 Beachwood Boulevard
Beachwood, NJ 08723

Veterans Park
Bayville, NJ 08721

Windward Beach Park
265 Princeton Avenue
Brick, NJ 08723

September 11 Memorial Bridge
Route 70 / Manasquan River
Brick, NJ 08723

Jackson Township Justice Complex
141 Jackson Mills Road
Jackson, NJ 08527

Lanoka Harbor Fire Department
2 Warren Avenue,
Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
*not routinely open to the general public

West Lakewood and Ocean Gate Drive
Ocean Gate, NJ 08740

Plumsted Municipal Building
121 Evergreen Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533

Memorial Park
Arnold and Baltimore Avenues
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Seaside Heights Borough Hall
901 Boulevard
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Seaside Park
Borough Lawn
101 J Street
Seaside Park, NJ 08752

Remembrance Park
201 West 4th Street
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

Toms River
Municipal Building
33 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

Prosecutor’s Office Courtyard
119 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753

Ocean County College Library
1 Campus Drive
Toms River, NJ 08753

Pleasant Plains Fire Department
40 Clayton Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08755


If any official memorials to 9/11 in Ocean County were not included in the above list, please email question@theoceancountylibrary.org.



Patriot Day Resources:


September 11, 2001: the day that changed the world

→ Ocean County Library is honored to host this poster exhibit developed by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The exhibition has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom.

9/11 Memorial and Museum

→ Sponsor of this 20th Anniversary Poster exhibit and the organization that runs the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City where the Twin Towers once stood. The 9/11 Memorial and Museum honors the memory of the people killed in the terrorist attacks in 2001 and 1993 as well as the courage of survivors and those responders who risked their lives to help others.

9/11 Primer

→ Lesson plans, primary resources, and other educational materials that have been created by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum’s staff for this exhibition.

Library of Congress September 11, 2001 Web Archive

→ Captures of webpages as they were on 9/11, the days after, and around the first anniversary of 9/11. There are governmental, business, media, charity, civic, school, organizations and individual owned websites.

Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive

→ This archive is a collection of the news coverage of September 11th as presented by United State and international broadcasters. See exactly what different stations were broadcasting throughout that day. It offers access to one week of broadcasts starting September 11, 2001.

World Trade Health Registry

→ Information regarding health resources for those affected by 9/11 from the New York City Health Department and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

→ Information on the compensation fund, registration and the filing of a claim.