All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.
On Friday, November 24, the Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River branches will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All branches will reopen Saturday, November 25.
August 04, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse with programs before and during the event itself at nine branches during August. The solar eclipse programs will take place at the following branches:Plumsted Branch, 119 Evergreen Rd., 609-758-7888, 1 p.m. Mon., Aug 14 and 2 p.m. Wed., Aug 16. Drop-in to celebrate the solar eclipse with an interactive eclipse craft.Island Heights Branch, 121 Central Ave., 732-... Read More
August 04, 2017
JACKSON – Social Security is the country’s largest federal program and the sole means of support for retirees. The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an informational session on Social Security at 6 p.m., Thursday, August 10.The program will offer information to help retirees make the best decision regarding Social Security benefits.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive. This event is free but registration is required. To... Read More
August 04, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The award-winning Odessa Klezmer Band gets audiences moving with their mix of Eastern European and Middle Eastern music. The band will perform at two branches of the Ocean County Library in August.Musician Ed Goldberg will lead the group as they bring the music of Klezmorim, Jewish folk musicians, to the Ocean County Library.Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmer Band will perform at the Lakewood Branch, 301 Lexington Ave, at 3 p.m.,... Read More
August 04, 2017
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host a writer’s circle on Tuesdays at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive.Writers critique each other’s works and discuss issues pertaining to authorship.Participants can receive answers to questions about the writing and publication process, such as how to cope with writer’s block. The writer’s circle will take place at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manchester Branch on the following dates:August... Read More
August 04, 2017
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will have Eclipse Shades available on a first come, first served basis starting August 14th. The library received the Eclipse Shades through a grant from STAR_Net, funded by the NASA @ My Library program. In addition, the following branches will have solar eclipse themed programs: · Barnegat Branch, 609-698-3331, Solar Eclipse Party, 2:30 p.m. Mon., Aug 21Light snacks and stickers... Read More
August 01, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Find out what all the buzz is about in a honeybee hive at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.Join beekeeper Angela Juffey of the Central Jersey Beekeepers Association for the program “The Not-So-Secret Life of Bees” and discover the social structure of these valuable pollinators and their process of making honey.Juffey will also discuss the role of the beekeeper in... Read More
July 29, 2017
TOMS RIVER – New York Times bestselling author Vivek Tiwary and a Beatles tribute band will bring Beatlemania to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St. on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 12 p.m.Tiwary, a Tony award winning Broadway producer and author, will discuss his book “The Fifth Beatle” that chronicles the life of the Beatles manager, Brian Epstein.The Beatles tribute band “Something New, Something New” will follow... Read More
July 27, 2017
WARETOWN -  The Ocean County Library will present “The Lizard Guys” at the Waretown Branch, 112 Main Street, at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug 18.Animal enthusiasts are invited to a live animal presentation that will educate and entertain with lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and various insects.The Lizard Guys welcome the audience to participate in viewing and asking questions about their animal friends.The program is open to all ages, but registration... Read More
July 27, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library’s Toms River Headquarters is now offering an in-house mobile device charging locker through a LibraryLinkNJ grant.This locker, a Kwickboost 9300, includes eight secure compartments which include three types of charging cords: Apple Lightning, USB Type C, and Micro USB to provide a charge to phones, tablets, laptops and other devices.  Each compartment comes with digital locks for individual use,... Read More
July 27, 2017
WARETOWN - The Ocean County Library will present “The Lizard Guys” at the Waretown Branch, 112 Main Street, at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug 18. Animal enthusiasts are invited to a live animal presentation that will educate and entertain with lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and various insects.The Lizard Guys welcome the audience to participate in viewing and asking questions about their animal friends.The program is open to all ages... Read More