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The Ocean County Library Foundation

art show and sale

Art Renews the Spirit at the Jersey Shore!

Celebrate the visual arts at a Professional Art Show and Sale
Saturday, September 17, 2016
at the Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library
301 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick NJ
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

More than 15 professional artists will be displaying a sampling of their finest work in a variety of
mediums, including watercolor, oil, sculpture, photography and glass.
All art work will be available for sale, with proceeds to benefit the Library Foundation.
Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Purchase tickets to this event online here,
or please call Harry Applegate for additional information & tickets at 732-914-5407.

Mary O. Malagiere
Joseph A. Guzzardo
John K. Dougherty
Jonathan Z. Petro

Grants and Awards | Donations | Branch Expansion | 2015 Donation Form | Letter from the OCL Foundation

Officers were elected at the Annual Meeting of the Ocean County Library Foundation on Thursday, July 16, 2015, in the Franklin H. Berry Jr. Board Room of the Toms River Branch.

Officers re-elected to a one-year term are:

Mary O. Malagiere, Chairwoman
Joseph A. Guzzardo, Vice Chair
John K. Dougherty, Ed.D., Secretary
Jonathan Z. Petro, Esq., Treasurer

2015-16 marks the 15th year for the Foundation and plans are underway for a variety of partnerships and programs to celebrate both the Foundation and the Ocean County Library.

Your support enabled the Ocean County Library Foundation, a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, to donate $10,000.00 in support of special programming to honor Ocean County Library’s 90th Anniversary year which was marked with a Great Gatsby Gala on Saturday, September 26, 2015.  

The Ocean County Library Foundation was awarded a $25,000.00 multi-year grant for its ESL – English as a Second Language Project from the OceanFirst Foundation.  The Foundation will facilitate the grant which will provide educational support and will benefit non-native English speakers as well as new U.S. residents throughout the county.

The Ocean County Library Foundation was also awarded an OceanFirst Foundation 2015 arts and cultural grant of $3,000.00 to support the Celebrating Music, Dance and Soul series.

The Ocean County Library Foundation is a 501c3 tax exempt organization established in 2001, to enhance the services and opportunities offered to all Ocean County Library users.  We support and believe in the Ocean County Library’s Mission of “Connecting People, Building Community, and Transforming Lives”.  The Foundation undertakes a variety of fund-raising and grant – writing activities, using our skills at raising both private and public funds to provide support for non-traditional library programs and services not covered by tax dollars or budget.  The Library Foundation is committed toward the goal of enhancing all library services, programs, and facilities to foster an appreciation and awareness of the Ocean County Library in the community.

Thirteen members of the community serve on the Foundation Board.  Current board members are:

  • Mary O. Malagiere, Chairwoman
  • Joseph A. Guzzardo, Vice Chair
  • John K. Dougherty, Ed.D., Secretary
  • Jonathan Z. Petro, Esq., Treasurer
  • Michael R. Beck, Esq.
  • James F. Fosbre, Jr.
  • Douglas J. Hull, Esq.
  • Benjamin J. Keogh
  • Elaine H. McConnell
  • Kathryn Oles
  • Patricia Siciliano
  • Steven E. Yost, Esq.

Susan Quinn, Director of the Ocean County Library, serves on the Foundation as an ex officio member.  Ruthanne Scaturro, Ocean County Library Commission serves as Library Commission Liaison to the Foundation.  Franklin H. Berry, Jr. serves as the Foundation Counsel.

John K. DoughertyJohn K. Dougherty
James F. Fosbre, Jr.
Joseph A. Guzzardo
Michael R. Beck, Esq.
Benjamin J. KeoghBenjamin J. Keogh
Mary O. MalagiereMary O. Malagiere
Elaine McConnellElaine H. McConnell
Kathryn OlesKathryn Oles
Jonathan Z. Petro, Esq.Jonathan Z. Petro, Esq.
Patricia SicilianoPatricia Siciliano
Steven E. YostSteven E. Yost, Esq.
Douglas J. Hull, Esq.Douglas J. Hull, Esq.

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