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

Friends of Manchester Branch Library Seek Recipes for Cookbook

January 17, 2020

MANCHESTER – Do you enjoy cooking or baking? The Friends of the Manchester Branch Library invite you to share one - or even a couple - of your favorite recipes, in their upcoming fundraiser cookbook.

Contributions to the fundraising book can be submitted until March 1 at the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch.

Proceeds from the sale of each copy will help the Friends support programming for all ages at the Manchester Branch.

Choose among eight categories: appetizers & beverages, soups & salads, vegetables & side dishes, main dishes, breads & rolls, desserts, cookies & candy or this & that.

The branch is located at 21 Colonial Drive.

Need more information? Send a note to friendsoflibrarymanchester@gmail.com, or call Pat at 908-930-6143.

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