We’re Open! Click here for branch updates, hours & COVID Precautions.

The Point Pleasant Boro Branch will be closed Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10, due to road maintenance. For more information click here.
December 07, 2022
POINT PLEASANT – In the interest of patron and visitor safety, the Ocean County Library Point Pleasant Boro Branch will be closed Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10. During that time, the parking lot entrance way will be upgraded. Earle Asphalt Company will replace the main driveway entrance apron which fronts Beaver Dam Road. The work will render the parking lot inaccessible. Patrons who wish to return items by book drop are... Read More
December 07, 2022
TOMS RIVER –  The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to present Shore-based artist Amanda Santomenna’s exhibit, “Vibrant Empath Art,” in the McConnell Gallery throughout the month of December. Visitors will view Amanda’s poured acrylic creations on various sizes of canvas. The display represents a new direction for Amanda, who maintains an active Instagram following. “My art used to be very much in the lines and... Read More
December 05, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Ring in the winter solstice with the close harmonies of the melodic duo Liberty Tree. “Sing Lustily of Winter: A Garland of Seasonal Songs” will be presented at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, 6:30 PM Tuesday, December 20. Liberty Tree will perform historical winter-themed songs, from the popular to the obscure, in a capella arrangements and accompanied by guitar. Liberty Tree consists of folksingers and 18th-... Read More
December 01, 2022
TUCKERTON – December gives families many ways to experience togetherness. Bring the family for heartwarming tales in storyteller Anjel Wilson’s “Celebrating December Days,” 3:30 PM Thursday, December 22, at the Ocean County Library Tuckerton Branch. A second-generation storyteller, Anjel focuses her tales on the nurturing value of shared family experiences. Whether the celebration is Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or the Winter Solstice, Anjel... Read More
November 30, 2022
LITTLE EGG HARBOR – Revel in the warmth of the spirit of the season during the Navesink Brass Quintet’s special holiday concert at the Ocean County Library Little Egg Harbor Branch, 6:30 PM Wednesday, December 21. It promises to be a memorable evening, marking the ensemble’s 30th anniversary as well as its return to the Branch. Attendees will hear specially-chosen songs that reflect holiday celebrations of many cultures. Formed in Red Bank... Read More
November 28, 2022
SURF CITY – Relive the passion of rock and roll’s early years and rediscover the thrill of holiday time when the Strictly 60s Band performs at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 2 PM Saturday, December 10. The New Jersey-based ensemble will rock the house with timeless hits by Elvis, the Beatles, Dion, the Beach Boys, the Four Seasons and many more. Exercise your vocal cords with an interactive sing-along, and challenge your... Read More
November 22, 2022
SURF CITY –  Have a hefty helping of Yuletide cheer with songs and carols of the season, during the Waterview Singers’ Holiday Concert at the Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch, 6 PM Wednesday, December 14. The family-friendly performance will feature the entire ensemble, plus solos, duets, small combos, and audience sing-alongs of the most festive songs of the season. The group is a new feature of Barnegat-based Waterview... Read More
November 22, 2022
TOMS RIVER –  The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce a concert series by Ocean County classical vocalists Dakota & Elle. The tenor-soprano duo will perform in six branches, through early February. Plumsted Branch – 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, (609) 758-7888. “Warm and Bright: Dakota & Elle Sing Holiday Hits,” 2 PM Thursday, December 8. Toms River Branch – 101 Washington Street, (732) 349-6200. “Best of Broadway... Read More
November 21, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Return to the era when families gathered around the wireless set for “theater of the imagination.” The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will host a live presentation by When Radio Entertained People (WREP), 7 PM Wednesday, December 7. When Radio Entertained People (WREP) consists of 10 talented actors who re-enact scripts from radio’s “Golden Age” of the 1940s and 1950s. Michael Glenn Miller, known to local audiences since... Read More
November 16, 2022
Toms River – A program that will provide literacy-based services for the neurodiverse community, from birth to age 5, is being launched at the Ocean County Library. Milestones in Neurodiversity & Literacy to Grow will be initially offered in the Library’s Brick, Stafford, and Little Egg Harbor branches through a $7,900 Library Services and Technology Act 2022 (LSTA 22) grant award, administered by the New Jersey State Library, an... Read More