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.
July 07, 2017
BARNEGAT - The Ocean County Library will present “The Lizard Guys” at the Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr Street, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug 3.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... Read More
July 06, 2017
BRICK – The Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a tai chi presentation at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 26. The branch is located at 301 Chambers Bridge Road.Expert tai chi instructor Kit Lau will explore its benefits on physical and mental health. Tai chi, sometimes called “moving meditation”, focuses on slow movement, breathing, relaxation, and can be done standing or sitting. A light lunch will be provided.This program is sponsored... Read More
July 05, 2017
LACEY - SiriOm Singh Presents “Open Up Your Heart With Kirtan” at the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library, 10 East Lacey Road in Forked River at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12.SiriOm Singh, a devotional musician, singer/songwriter and percussionist will offer Kirtan, the traditional practice of singing uplifting spiritual texts and mantras inspired by many world traditions, from reggae to folk, gospel to blues. Audience participation is... Read More
July 03, 2017
TOMS RIVER – What are the signs that suggest memory problems are more than just part of normal aging?Andrew Budson, MD, Associate Director of the Boston University Alzheimer Disease Center will help answer that question during a program on Oct. 3 being held at  2 pm at the Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive and 7 pm at the Bishop Building next to the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.Using... Read More
June 28, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Moviegoers ages 10 and up are invited to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., for a discussion and screening of the award-winning independent film, “David” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13.'David' tells the story of Daud, an eleven year old Muslim boy growing up in Brooklyn. Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him as a fellow classmate... Read More
June 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library’s is excited to announce their redesigned website has launched to the public.The library’s newly redesigned website offers quick and easy access to essential information and features including:Clean design to help improve functionality and enhance content.A user interface that works on all mobile devices.Redesigned recommended reading pages. Each title is directly linked to the library catalog, making the... Read More
June 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – A generous serving of magically themed programs will be offered at 10 Ocean County Library branches during July. These family programs feature magicians, Jim Vagias, Chad Juros and the Amazing “V”, the Magic of Sharks and a Magic Workshop which will take place at the following branches:Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave., 609-494-2480, Jim Vagias the Magician, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5.Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290... Read More
June 21, 2017
TOMS RIVER – This will be the Summer of “Star Wars” at the Brick, Lakewood, and Point Pleasant Beach Branches of the Ocean County Library.Visit one of the branches to get your program passport, then attend three programs in Brick, two in Point Pleasant Beach, and one in Lakewood to enter to win a “Star Wars” grand prize. The Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, 732-477-4513“Star Wars Camp” at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 13 and 20Ocean County... Read More
June 21, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will offer “Aquatic ABCs with the Center for Aquatic Sciences” at 10 branches during July.Children will learn about aquatic animals from alligators to zebra sharks using letter cards and live animals.The center will promote understanding, appreciation and protection of aquatic life and habitats to children at the branches.The programs teaches conservation as part of the library’s Summer Reading program,... Read More
June 19, 2017
LITTLE EGG HARBOR -  The Sea Dogs will perform at the Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Rd., at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24.The pirate re-enactment group will perform hand-clapping, foot-stomping, traditional sea chanties and songs of the sea. They will teach about sailors, geography, and life at sea.This program is sponsored by the Friends of Little Egg Harbor Township Branch of the... Read More