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.

Ocean County Library To Present “Let Freedom Sing” At Stafford Branch

October 31, 2017

STAFFORD – The Ocean County Library will offer a Key Arts production of “Let Freedom Sing” at the Stafford Branch, 129 N. Main St. 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16.

This inspirational and engaging multi media performance explains how music can move and motivate people to action.

Historical film footage and narrative will feature a journey through the music of Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, The Staple Singers, Curtis Mayfield and voices who provided a soundtrack for a revolution. Attendees can sing along and learn about the power of songs that protesters sang as they fought for justice and equality.

This program is sponsored with funding from an OceanFirst Foundation Arts and Cultural Grant and the Ocean County Library Foundation.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register call the Stafford Branch at 609-597-3381 or visit

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