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.
January 23, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Amazing works of art created by students from across the Toms River Regional School District will be displayed at the Ocean County Library’s Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St. during the month of March. The Toms River Regional School System, in partnership with the  Ocean County Library, will hold a reception at 6 pm on March 6.  All 18 schools in the district will provide artwork to be displayed in areas of the... Read More
January 23, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Enjoy an afternoon of American standards and original compositions by guitarists, composer and educator Brian Betz at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at the township branch, of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.Betz, a past winner of the Betty Carter International Jazz Competition, is a faculty member of Rowan University. He has played at the Kennedy Center and the Cape May Jazz Festival.The program is free but registration is... Read More
January 23, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Roll out the red carpet and break out the popcorn, the 11th annual Ocean County Library Student Film Festival is coming up and submissions are needed.The Ocean County Library is looking for the next Stephen Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino. Entries by high school filmmakers are now being accepted for a chance to see their film viewed on the big screen at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. The submission deadline is Friday, March 24. There... Read More
January 23, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host its first monthly meet-up for homeschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the township branch, 101 Washington St.The free program for those 12 to 18 years old, includes crafts, games, book discussions and research fun.The group will meet each third Wednesday of the month. Registration is required. To register call 732-349-6200 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org
January 21, 2017
BEACHWOOD –The Friends of the Beachwood Library, 126 Beachwood Blvd., are hosting their spring book and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29.Books of all kinds will be available for purchase. Take home some great books and enjoy some tasty treats at great prices while supporting your local library.All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Beachwood Library. The event can be found online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or... Read More
January 18, 2017
BEACHWOOD – Every time a person crunches into a potato chip, he or she is enjoying the delicious taste of one of the world’s most famous snacks – a treat that might not exist without the contribution of black inventor George Crum.Crum’s life and accomplishments will be celebrated during a Black History Month program at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Beachwood Branch of the Ocean County Library, 126 Beachwood Blvd.Several varieties of potato chips will be... Read More
January 18, 2017
TOMS RIVER - All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday February 20 in observance of Presidents Day.All branches of the Ocean County Library will reopen Tuesday February 21.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources including: databases, ebooks and emagazines, and online classes which are available 24-7 through its website www.theoceancountylibrary.orgFor more information contact Ocean County Library at... Read More
January 18, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Young Adult Department of the township branch of the Ocean County Library hosts several clubs each month for teens age 12-18 with special interests.Every first Thursday of the month the branch hosts its League of Teen Gamers from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Teen Zone on the second floor. The hour long program involves a variety of different activities ranging from board games, video games, crafts and programs involving the branch’s... Read More
January 17, 2017
LAVALLETTE – The program “York: A Chautauqua with Actor/Educator Marvin Jefferson” will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Upper Shores Branch, 112 Jersey City Ave. Lavallette.Performer Marvin Jefferson will provide an entertaining and informative program at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, portraying York who accompanied Clark during his three-year expedition with Meriwether Lewis to the Pacific Ocean in 1803.... Read More