All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, June 16th, in observance of Juneteenth.

The Whiting Reading Center and the Tuckerton Branch are currently experiencing an issue with their phone lines.
To contact the Whiting Reading Center or Tuckerton Branch, please call the Toms River Branch at 732-349-6200 and ask the operator to forward your call to the Whiting Reading Center or Tuckerton branch.
  • LGBTQ+ Pride Month

    Honor Pride Month by reading these fiction and nonfiction selections. Whether you’re a part of the community, or an ally, anyone can read these stories filled with romance, fantasy, self-discovery, acceptance, and healing.

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    A collection of fiction and nonfiction books celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage.

  • Mental Health Awareness Month 2023

    A collection of books that teach new skills, offer support, and facilitate a healing self-discovery journey.

  • Autism Awareness

    April is Autism Awareness Month. Explore Neurodiversity through stories written by those who celebrate Autism and its contribution to the world.

  • Fantasy

    The magic never fades.

  • Women’s History Month

    March is Women’s History Month. Celebrate the lives and achievements of the real women who have made history, and the fictional ones who have stayed with readers long after the book has closed.

  • Black History Month

    In honor of Black History Month, explore our new and recent fiction and non-fiction titles focusing on the deeply-rooted histories and cultures of Black Americans.

  • Mystery Reads

    If you enjoy a good Mystery, try these Mysterious Thrillers.

  • Romance Reads

    Contemporary romance novels you don’t want to miss from 2022.

  • Native American/Indigenous People

    November is Native American Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories, and acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Help celebrate by trying one of these popular reads.