Temporary Hours:
Toms River, Barnegat, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor, Long Beach Island, Manchester, Plumsted, Point Boro, Stafford and Upper Shores branches will be open:
Monday through Thursday 10am – 2pm, and 3pm to 7pm
Friday and Saturday 10am – 2pm


Bay Head, Beachwood, Island Heights, Point Beach, Tuckerton, Waretown and Whiting branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 2pm, and 3pm – 7pm
Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 2pm
October 07, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host tech classes throughout the month of November.“Microsoft Word Basics” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Learn how to create and format a document. Topics will include writing text, changing the size and color of words, printing, and more. Participants should have mouse and keyboard skills.“Résumé Basics” 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Participants will receive résumé writing tips to present... Read More
October 04, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of events throughout the month of November.“Brain Joggers” 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4. Exercise your mind by playing games and working puzzles.“It’s Cranberry Time!” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. Andrew Anderson of Double Trouble State Park will discuss the history of Ocean County’s cranberry industry, specifically on the production of the fruit in Jackson Township.“Armchair... Read More
October 04, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of upcoming events.“Prose & Ink Writers’ Group” 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 4, 11, and 18. This writers’ group will help get your manuscript in shape whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran. All genres are welcome. Participants should bring three to five pages of a work in progress for constructive critique. Registration is not required.“Ed Goldberg and the... Read More
October 02, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “U.S. Census Ocean County Data Workshop for Business” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.Are you looking for data to help start or grow a business or to understand the business landscape of the Toms River and Ocean County area? This hands-on workshop will help your business plan and aid in making smart business decisions based on current demographic, social, and economic data from... Read More
October 02, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host its fifth annual “FanNation: The Geekstravaganza” at the Toms River Branch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. FanNation is a multi-genre fandom convention for science fiction, gaming, comic books, animation, anime, fantasy, horror, steampunk, and everything in between. Programming will be geared toward adults and teens 12+.FanNation will feature panels, workshops, presentations, crafts,... Read More
October 01, 2019
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 5 for Election Day.They will reopen Wednesday, Nov. 6.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through theoceancountylibrary.org.
September 30, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is joining public libraries nationwide in a new digital reading program, the Libraries Transform Book Pick, which offers access to the same ebook for a two-week period. The first ebook selection is the newly released title “After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag, published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.“After the Flood” will be available Oct. 7 to 21 through the Ocean County Library... Read More
September 26, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Friends Fun Fair” from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.Celebrate National Friends of the Library Month with fun, games, raffles, crafts for children and adults, refreshments, and more. There will be face painting from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Registration is not required for this event. For more information, call the branch at 732-928-4400 or... Read More
September 26, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an arts and crafts fundraiser fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.The Friends of the Manchester Branch are currently accepting interested parties who would like to sell their work. Reservations are $15 and will include a five-foot table. No money will be taken from sales.To rent a table, call 732-657-5534.Proceeds from reservations will benefit the Friends of the... Read More
September 26, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a psychic fair fundraiser from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.Five psychic readers will share their expertise of astrology, tarot cards, and more. There is a $20 cash only donation for a private reading. Attendees may sign up for private sessions upon arrival at the event. All readings are for entertainment purposes only.Proceeds will go toward the Friends of the... Read More