November 12, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will present a virtual program, “Coping with the Holidays,” 10:30 AM Wednesday, December 9.The Samaritan Center for Grief Support’s program is designed to help those whose holiday season follows the loss of a loved one.The presentation will focus on finding solace in grief, coping, communication, and compassion for one’s self and for others, self-care suggestions, and holiday-related concerns related to... Read More
October 26, 2020
TOMS RIVER – At its October meeting, the Ocean County Library Commission approved revised, expanded operating hours for the Library’s 21 branches. The new schedules take effect Monday, November 9, and continue through May 31, 2021.The Commission’s action is in accord with the Library’s COVID-related re-entry plan. It marks the first increase in public access since OCL’s July reopening.Revised hours of operation, by branch, are:Toms River,... Read More
October 22, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library presents FanNation 2020, its largest yet – seven straight days, more than 20 free events and programs – and for the first time, all virtual from Monday, November 16 through Sunday, November 22. The fun includes:Writing for Books, Comics and Video Games with Sam Maggs – The best-selling writer takes you on a tour of writing for all three formats, and offers tips to start your own writing journey. Registration... Read More
October 20, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host a free virtual program, “Meet Susannah Marren,” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.Her newest novel, A Palm Beach Scandal, earned New York Times bestselling author Holly Peterson’s rave as “a page-turning, commanding novel.” Publisher’s Weekly said that it will “keep readers holding on until the shocking ending they won’t see coming."Former LBI Branch Manager Linda Feaster, now Chairman of the... Read More
October 16, 2020
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Tuesday, November 3, in observance of Election DayPatrons are welcome to access the Library’s catalog, digital resources and databases at
October 08, 2020
WHITING – The Ocean County Library’s Whiting Reading Center will be closed until Monday, October 12.Patrons and visitors are welcome to browse, check out and return items at the Library’s 20 other locations throughout Ocean County.Patrons also are welcome to visit the Library website to place requests for titles, check the calendar of events, access OCL’s digital services and databases, and keep up to date about election voting information,... Read More
October 06, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will offer a free virtual program, “Human Trafficking,” 6:30 PM Thursday, October 22.It will be presented by Jaimee Johnson, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the advocacy group Sisters of the Streets.Mrs. Johnson holds multiple awards and recognitions for her support and mentorship efforts. She encourages communities to identify and eliminate conditions that contribute to exploitation.The free program... Read More
October 01, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library’s 21 branches and reading centers celebrate 95 years of “connecting people…building community…transforming lives” with a series of videos, now displayed through the Library’s website and YouTube channel.The 95th Anniversary collection is a series of vignettes, spotlighting each branch and the relationships that they share with their surrounding communities. They can also be viewed at www.... Read More
September 22, 2020
TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Library connects its community to Appalachia in October, through the “Big Read” spotlight on the award-winning Burning Bright by Ron Rash.The Ocean County Library and the Toms River Regional School District are collaborating on the Big Read, a grant program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The goal is to bring communities together in programming and conversation around a work of... Read More
September 02, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library System has added four Scholastic Library services to its expansive list of digital resources.Scholastic Library Publishing provides digital nonfiction resources for learners of all ages. Their intuitive platforms support the achievement of core proficiency skills including: building strong content knowledge, setting a purpose for reading, comprehending and evaluating a range of texts, and using technology... Read More