The Jackson and Plumsted branches will be closing early at 3:30pm on Thursday, November 15 due to inclement weather.

All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.
Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Thanksgiving Friday, November 23.
All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, November 24.
June 22, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host “Introduction to Paper Making” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, July 9 at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive.Winnie Radolan, paper artist and founding director of The Guild of Papermakers, will demonstrate the process of forming a sheet of paper by hand using cellulose fiber from old clothing.Participants will be able to create their own unique paper samples which look attractive enough to... Read More
June 20, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host various technology classes throughout July at its Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400.“Computer Basics: Organizing Files” 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12. This class will teach the best practices for saving and finding files to help organize your computer.“Design & Print: Make a Button” 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Create a button with a photo from your phone or email. Participants must have mouse... Read More
June 19, 2018
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.All branches will reopen Thursday, July 5.We encourage customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through more information contact the Ocean County Library at its website or by telephone at 732-349-6200.
June 19, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host a variety of programs for adults throughout July at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400.“How to Understand and Improve Credit Score & Become a Home Owner” 7 p.m. Monday, July 9. Learn to understand and fix your credit score, and go through steps in the home buying process.“Afternoon Film” 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12. Call the branch or visit for film... Read More
June 18, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host the artwork of Melissa Hood during the month of July. The artist’s collection will be displayed in the McConnell Gallery, at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street.Hood is a teacher at Ocean County Vocational Technical School. Her work consists of fluid acrylic and mixed media paintings. She has had numerous solo exhibits and various group exhibitions.“My work is a two-step process of pouring... Read More
June 11, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Friends of the Ocean County Library - Toms River will host a deluxe motor coach day tour to the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center followed by a luncheon at the Tomasello Winery on Thursday, July 26.The Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (formerly known as Wheaton Village) is located in Millville, one of the country’s oldest glass manufacturing centers, and is the site of The Museum of American Glass (attendees will have a guided... Read More
May 30, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host various programs for adults throughout the month of June at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400.“Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – A Four Part Series” will take place at 3 p.m. Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25. Join this four-week beginner’s immersion in mindfulness meditation. Separate registration is required for each session.Evening film screenings will take place 6 p.m.... Read More
May 24, 2018
TOMS RIVER – To better serve our customers and the community, the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library, 21 Colonial Drive, Manchester, will be closed for interior renovations.The branch will be closed beginning Monday, May 28 and is expected to reopen Monday, June 11.The branch can be reached at 732-657-7600 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Tuesday, May 29 to Friday, June 8.Library materials can be returned through outdoor... Read More
May 18, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a series of technology classes for adults in the month of June.“Microsoft Excel Basics” 2 p.m. Monday, June 4. Learn how to use a spreadsheet to organize and calculate data. Participants should have mouse and keyboard skills.“Computers 101” 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. This class will provide an overview of the mouse, keyboard, files and folders, saving documents, and other concepts.“... Read More
May 18, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host “Eating Healthy on a Budget” at its branches in Point Pleasant Borough, Lacey, Long Beach Island, and Brick.Blue Cross Blue Shield will present this workshop on how to buy fruits and vegetables at a low cost, how to plan home meals, and how to save money on food commonly eaten at home.This event will take place at the following dates and branches:Point Pleasant Borough, 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5,... Read More