Temporary Hours:
Toms River, Barnegat, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor, Long Beach Island, Manchester, Plumsted, Point Boro, Stafford and Upper Shores branches will be open:
Monday through Thursday 10am – 2pm, and 3pm to 7pm
Friday and Saturday 10am – 2pm


Bay Head, Beachwood, Island Heights, Point Beach, Tuckerton, Waretown and Whiting branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 2pm, and 3pm – 7pm
Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 2pm


Due to an issue with our telephone provider, branch locations may not be reachable by telephone.

The Stafford Branch will close at 6:00PM on Monday 10/19/20 for building maintenance.

October 20, 2020 Library Commission Meeting Notice

Author and Activist Kate Ranta to Speak at Lacey Library

January 10, 2020

LACEY – The Ocean County Library Lacey Branch will present “Killing Kate” at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 1.The event will be streamed live via https://www.facebook.com/oceancountylibrary.

Kate Ranta, who emerged from a severely abusive relationship to become a leader in raising awareness about domestic violence, will read passages and autograph copies of her book, “Killing Kate,” and engage in questions and answers.

Ranta’s story is one of triumph over tragedy. As a survivor, she became an anti-violence advocate, eventually testifying before Congress. Her gripping narrative sold out on Amazon upon publication.

The branch is located at 10 East Lacey Road, Forked River.

Registration is required for in-person attendance at this free event. To register, call the branch, 609-971-8973, or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events.

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