All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. All branches will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28.
Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Friday, Nov. 29. All other branches will be closed.
All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, Nov. 30.

The Little Egg Harbor Branch will be closed until further notice for electrical repairs. More Information.
November 18, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will have a delayed opening Friday, Dec. 13 for its Annual Staff In-Service Training.All locations, with the exception of the Bay Head and Whiting Reading Centers, will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13.All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, Dec. 14.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available... Read More
November 18, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host computer classes in the month of December.“Spotlight On: Windows 10” 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Become comfortable using the features of the Windows 10 operating system. Participants should have mouse and keyboard skills.“Microsoft Word Basics” 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. Learn how to create and format a document, write text, change the size and color of words, print, and more.... Read More
November 18, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various featured events in the month of December.“The History of the Nutcracker” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. Discover some interesting background on the beloved ballet, “The Nutcracker” and E.T.A. Hoffman’s fairy tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” on which the ballet is loosely based.“Musical Performance by Rhythm N’ Sound” 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Listen to cover tunes... Read More
November 18, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Friends of the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will hold their quarterly general meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Manchester Branch. This meeting is open to new and existing members as well as the general public.The Friends of the Manchester Branch enhance library programming and more for all age groups. They also assist with the craft fair, book sale, and other fundraising activities.Dues payments will... Read More
November 18, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host programs in December as part of their “Chapters of Health” series. Presenters are often professionals from local health-related organizations that have partnered with the library to help educate the public.“Brain Games for Adults” 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Exercise your mind and keep your thinking sharp with games, puzzles, and other fun activities.“Relationships and Self-Care... Read More
November 18, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of regularly held activities throughout the month of December.“Writer’s Circle” 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 3 and 17. Critique one another’s work and discuss issues pertinent to authorship and getting published. Registration is not required.“Wednesday Movies” 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11, and 18. See films on the big screen without the admission fee of a movie theater... Read More
November 18, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “How to Be Safe in Cyberspace” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14.Thomas Kenney, an internet technology professional who specializes in developing corporate cybersecurity tools, will conduct the program. Kenney, who holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Georgian Court University in Lakewood, is currently involved in five software development projects.Kenney will describe... Read More
November 14, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is excited to launch our Museum Pass Program at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2.The Museum Pass Program provides the opportunity to visit a variety of cultural and educational attractions in the area for free. Adult, Ocean County residents with an active library card in good standing may book a pass.Passes can be reserved online at theoceancountylibrary.org/museum-pass-program, over the phone, or in person at any... Read More
November 11, 2019
JACKSON – the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of programs throughout the month of December.“Prose and Ink Writers’ Group” 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Beginning and seasoned writers will work together to get their manuscripts in shape. All genres are welcome. Participants should bring three to five pages of a work in progress for constructive critique. No registration is required.“Design Your Own... Read More
November 11, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Healthy Holidays with Essential Oils” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.Lauren Gitlin of Legit Oils will help attendees choose essential oil blends to relax during the holiday season.This program is not recommended for those with asthma, allergies, or skin sensitivity.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Registration is required for this free program. To register, call the branch... Read More