The Jackson and Plumsted branches will be closing early at 3:30pm on Thursday, November 15 due to inclement weather.

All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.
Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Thanksgiving Friday, November 23.
All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, November 24.

Barnegat Library Offers A Historic Look At Local Cranberry Industry

October 25, 2017

BARNEGAT - The Ocean County Library will offer “When Cranberries Were King in New Jersey” at the Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr Street at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 9.

Presenters from the historic Whitesbog Village will tell the story of the cranberry industry in New Jersey. The program will include descriptions of Whitesbog from its early days through its rise as the largest cranberry farm in the state during the first half of the twentieth century.

Wild cranberries can be found along riverbanks and low-lying areas in the New Jersey Pinelands and along the shore.

All ages are welcome to attend the program, but registration is required. To register call the Barnegat Branch at 609-698-3331 or visit

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