All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 for President’s Day. They will reopen their normal business hours Tuesday, Feb. 20.
The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23 to prepare for the Ocean County Library Foundation’s 2nd Annual Links with the Masters fundraiser. The branch will resume regular hours Saturday, Feb. 24.
July 06, 2017
BRICK – The Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a tai chi presentation at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 26. The branch is located at 301 Chambers Bridge Road.Expert tai chi instructor Kit Lau will explore its benefits on physical and mental health. Tai chi, sometimes called “moving meditation”, focuses on slow movement, breathing, relaxation, and can be done standing or sitting. A light lunch will be provided.This program is sponsored... Read More
July 05, 2017
LACEY - SiriOm Singh Presents “Open Up Your Heart With Kirtan” at the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library, 10 East Lacey Road in Forked River at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12.SiriOm Singh, a devotional musician, singer/songwriter and percussionist will offer Kirtan, the traditional practice of singing uplifting spiritual texts and mantras inspired by many world traditions, from reggae to folk, gospel to blues. Audience participation is... Read More
June 28, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Moviegoers ages 10 and up are invited to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., for a discussion and screening of the award-winning independent film, “David” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13.'David' tells the story of Daud, an eleven year old Muslim boy growing up in Brooklyn. Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him as a fellow classmate... Read More
June 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – A generous serving of magically themed programs will be offered at 10 Ocean County Library branches during July.These family programs feature magicians, Jim Vagias, Chad Juros and the Amazing “V”, the Magic of Sharks and a Magic Workshop which will take place at the following branches:Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave., 609-494-2480, Jim Vagias the Magician, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5.Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290... Read More
June 26, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library’s is excited to announce their redesigned website has launched to the public. The library’s newly redesigned website offers quick and easy access to essential information and features including:Clean design to help improve functionality and enhance content.A user interface that works on all mobile devices.Redesigned recommended reading pages. Each title is directly linked to the library catalog, making the... Read More
June 21, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will offer “Aquatic ABCs with the Center for Aquatic Sciences” at 10 branches during July.Children will learn about aquatic animals from alligators to zebra sharks using letter cards and live animals.The center will promote understanding, appreciation and protection of aquatic life and habitats to children at the branches.The programs teaches conservation as part of the library’s Summer Reading program,... Read More
June 21, 2017
TOMS RIVER – This will be the Summer of “Star Wars” at the Brick, Lakewood, and Point Pleasant Beach Branches of the Ocean County Library.Visit one of the branches to get your program passport, then attend three programs in Brick, two in Point Pleasant Beach, and one in Lakewood to enter to win a “Star Wars” grand prize.The Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, 732-477-4513“Star Wars Camp” at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 13 and 20Ocean County Library... Read More
June 19, 2017
LITTLE EGG HARBOR - The Sea Dogs will perform at the Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Rd., at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24.The pirate re-enactment group will perform hand-clapping, foot-stomping, traditional sea chanties and songs of the sea. They will teach about sailors, geography, and life at sea.This program is sponsored by the Friends of Little Egg Harbor Township Branch of the Ocean County Library. The... Read More
June 14, 2017
WARETOWN - The Friends of the Waretown Public Library will offer a “Family and Friends Fundraiser” at Kristy’s Casual Dining 562 Route 9 in Waretown, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 21.A portion of your bill at the Family and Friends Fundraiser will benefit the Friends of the Waretown Library. Please pick up a 15% off flyer at the Waretown Branch, 112 Main Street, and present it at the Fundraiser.The Friends of the Waretown Public Library... Read More
June 14, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Do you need help with your smartphone, tablet, or other tech item? The Ocean County Library will host “Tech Buddies,” where teen volunteers or library staff will assist you with your tech needs.Attendees can bring their device(s) and spend up to 30 minutes with a volunteer or staff member who will share their expertise.The following sessions will take place at the Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, 732-477-4513:Tuesday, July 11... Read More