The Ocean County Library will temporarily close to support the proactive measures being taken by the state of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety Division of New Jersey State Police of Emergency Management Administrative Order No. 2020-3. Administrative Order No. 2020-03 was updated on March 20, 2020 (Executive Order No. 104). The following facilities have been added to the list of facilities closed to members of the public in accordance with paragraph 7 of Executive Order No. 104 (2020): all municipal, county and state public libraries, and all libraries and computer labs at public and private colleges and universities.

All Branches will remain closed to the public for as long as Executive Order No. 104 (2020) remains in effect. Click Here for More Information

Coming To America: A Refugee’s Story

October 23, 2017

JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library, 2 Jackson Drive, will host author, poet and Iraqi refugee Faleeha Hassan at 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 2.

Hassan, known as Maya Angelou of Iraq has published 17 books, several plays, novels and many short stories. Her work has been translated into 14 languages.

Faleeha will share her poetry and her story of escaping Iraq with her two children, after her name was put on a hit-list by local militants. A question and answer period and a book signing will follow her program.

This program is free and registration is required. For information or to register call 732-928-4400 or visit the library’s website at

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