All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.
On Friday, November 24, the Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River branches will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All branches will reopen Saturday, November 25.

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  • The Last Kids on Earth

    The Last Kids on Earth

    Max Brallier (J Bral)

    A monster attack has destroyed his town, and Jack is surviving day-by-day. There are zombies, a monster dog, and some really big, slimy creatures…what’s a boy to do but fight for his life and his tree house?

  • Myths Busted! 3

    Myths Busted! 3

    Emily Krieger (J 001.96 Krie)

    Maybe you heard that twinkies never go bad- no, wrong! Busted! Those tasty, sugary snacks don’t last forever. And guess what- mules aren’t really that stubborn. National Geographic returns for the the 3rd time to dust off myths and lay strange beliefs to rest.

  • Creepy Libraries

    Creepy Libraries

    Troy Taylor (J 133.122 Tayl)

    If you can haunt a house, you can haunt a library, right? This book introduces you to 11 libraries across the United States that are said to be occupied by spirits. Is YOUR library in this book?

  • Neon Aliens Ate My Homework

    Neon Aliens Ate My Homework

    Nick Cannon (J 811.608 Cann)

    Nick Cannon has a lot of fun with some wacky poems. Lots of illustrations go with rhymes on such topics as brushing a tiger’s teeth, and lunch money.

  • Cleopatra in Space. Book one, Target Practice.

    Cleopatra in Space. Book one, Target Practice.

    Mike Maihack (J SF Maih)

    One of Egypt’s most famous queens travels far into the future, and has to deal with a brand new world. Spaceships, ray guns, and a talking cat are Cleo’s companions in the first of this graphic novel series. The next title in the series is The Thief and the Sword.

  • Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave

    Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave

    Deron R. Hicks (J M Hicks)

    The strangely named Colophon Letterford (Colly, for short), must find a way to save her family’s publishing house. Does her family have a connection to playwright William Shakespeare? Colly leaves her home to find out, embarking on an old-fashioned treasure hunt.

  • Cabinet of Curiousities: Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World<br />

    Cabinet of Curiousities: Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World

    Gordon Grice (J 570.75 Gric)

    Not everyone collects stamps or coins. What if you like to collect and preserve crickets? Or feathers? Or sea sponges? This handy book will guide you in the creation and organization of an out-of-the-ordinary collection!


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