All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 for President’s Day. They will reopen their normal business hours Tuesday, Feb. 20.
The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23 to prepare for the Ocean County Library Foundation’s 2nd Annual Links with the Masters fundraiser. The branch will resume regular hours Saturday, Feb. 24.

Solar System

If you need information for a school project or are interested in the solar system, this is a great place to start! We have listed the following websites for your convenience.

  • Amazing Space

    Information on everything space including stars, black holes, gravity, galaxies, comets, and asteriods. Includes instructions on how to build a model of the Hubble Space Telescope for under $20.

  • Astronomy For Kids

    Space information, games, dictionary, and news.

  • Astronomy: Our Place in Space

    Quizzes, activities, and interviews with famous astronomers provided by the American Museum of Natural History.

  • NASA's Space Place

    Get answers to space questions, play games, and find your next science fair project.

  • Solar System 101

    Information, current news, games, and solar system recipes provided by NASA.

  • Star Child: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers

    Join NASA for great information, games, and trivia about the planets and the universe.

  • World Book Kids

    Check out the World Book Kids Edition entries for all things space! Planets, stars, astronaut biographies and more!
    (This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library. If searching from outside the library you will need to enter your library barcode for access)

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Keep in mind that the Ocean County Library has a wonderful collection of books and materials on this subject as well. Visit one of our libraries or access our online catalog to view our collection. If you need further help contact your local librarian.