All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 for President’s Day. They will reopen their normal business hours Tuesday, Feb. 20.
The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23 to prepare for the Ocean County Library Foundation’s 2nd Annual Links with the Masters fundraiser. The branch will resume regular hours Saturday, Feb. 24.

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  • Knuckle & Potty Destroy Happy World

    James Proimos (J Proi)

    Knuckle and Potty are tired of being lovable book characters. Together, they hatch a plan to venture to the Outer-world by clicking their heels and leaping off the pages into real life. When that plan fails, a trip to Happy World is their last option. Simple: they’ll just erase Happy World with their de-zonker contraptions!


  • Zeus: King of the Gods: Olympian Series

    George O'Connor (J292.93 Ocon)

    In the Olympian Series, O'Connor draws from primary documents to retell classic Greek myths. These stories are action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures, with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions.


  • Stone Rabbit Series

    Erik Craddock (J Crad)

    Stone Rabbit is a bored little bunny who lives a humdrum existence in the sleepy town of Happy Glades. But all that changes when he discovers a time portal of doom—right under his bathroom rug!


  • Amulet Series

    Kazu Kibuishi (J Kibui)

    After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.


  • Zita the Spacegirl Series

    Ben Hatke (J Hatk)

    When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero.


  • Sidekicks

    Dan Santat (J Sant)

    Captain Amazing, superhero and savior of Metro City, is getting old. He's out all hours battling arch-villains and catching thieves. He doesn't even have time for his house full of pets. He needs a SIDEKICK! Captain Amazing's four pets agree. But each one of them thinks HE should get the sidekick spot.


  • Babymouse

    Jennifer Holm (J Holm)

    Move over Mozart! Babymouse has music in her soul...but sadly, not in her flute. Will Babymouse ever hit the right note? Will she be the star of the school concert, or is her musical career all washed up before it's even started?


  • Monster on the Hill

    Rob Harrell (J Harr)

    Stoker-on-Avon’s town monster, Rayburn, is down in the dumps. Rayburn hasn’t given a good scare in years, instead he’s spending his days moping and sighing in his cave on the hill. It’s an embarrassment to the people of Stoker-on-Avon, and they send Dr. Wilkie, a disgraced, slightly mad scientist, to shape Rayburn up.


  • Jellaby

    Kean Soo (J Soo)

    Quiet, brilliant Portia has just moved to a new neighborhood with her mom. Adjusting to life without a father is hard enough, but school is boring and her classmates are standoffish. But things start looking up when Portia mounts a late-night excursion into the woods and discovers a shy, sweet-natured purple monster.


  • Bone Series

    Jeff Smith (YA Smit)

    After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. One by one they find their way into a deep forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. It will be the longest - but funniest - year of their lives.


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