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.

Drum Circles for Teens and Adults Coming to Manchester Library

June 22, 2018

MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host “BONK! Drum Circle” Tuesday, July 10 at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive. The one-hour session for adults will take place at 1:30 p.m. and the one-hour session for teens will take place at 3 p.m.

DrumHead Enterprises will provide interesting drums and percussion instruments from around the world for participants to receive hands-on instruction on basic playing techniques.

Participants will be guided in creating their own exotic rhythms and songs as a group.

Registration is required for this free program. To register, call 732-657-7600 or visit

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