Temporary Hours:
Toms River, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Manchester branches will be open:
Monday through Thursday 10am – 8pm  |  Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm

Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Point Pleasant Borough, Stafford branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 5pm  |  Tuesday through Thursday 10am – 8pm  |  Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm

Long Beach Island, Upper Shores branches will be open:
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm  |  Tuesday and Wednesday 10am – 8pm

Island Heights, Plumsted, Point Pleasant Beach, Tuckerton, Waretown, Bay Head, Whiting branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 8pm  |  Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 2pm

Beachwood Branch Now Offering Temporary Door-Side Only Pickup.
Hours of door-side services are:
Mondays: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm


The Long Beach Island Branch is Closed for Cleaning until Monday, December 7th.
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
September 26, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Adult Writers’ Group” at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Oct. 21 in the Green Room.Join other writers to explore your skills in this informal session. Aspiring or published novelists, poets, screenwriters, or playwrights of any level or genre can meet new people, get and give feedback, and share ideas with others.Participants should bring their work to the workshop along with pencil and... Read More
September 26, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “The Early American Swedish Colonial” in the McConnell Gallery throughout the month of October.“The Early American Swedish Colonial,” brought by history advocate Erik Burro, consists of freestanding panels depicting the history of the New Sweden colony in southern New Jersey.The exhibit was created by the New Sweden Center in Wilmington, Delaware and the Swedish American... Read More
September 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean county Library will host “Meet the Author Lisa Scottoline” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 in Mancini Hall.Join bestselling author Lisa Scottoline for a talk and Q&A, which will be followed by a book selling and book signing.Tickets for this event are $30 are include a copy of Scottoline’s newest novel “Someone Knows.” Funds will benefit the Friends of the Ocean County Library.Tickets are available... Read More
September 23, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various featured events throughout October.“Brain Games for Adults” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. Exercise your mind and keep your thinking sharp with fun games, puzzles, and other activities.“Advocating for People with Special Needs” 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. Special needs advocate Sandi Bongart will talk about her work and passion supporting people with special needs.“Purrfect... Read More
September 23, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of regularly held adult activities throughout the month of October.“Writer’s Circle” 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 1 and 15. Critique one another’s work and discuss issues pertinent to authorship and getting published. Registration is not required.“Wednesday Movies” 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. See movies on the big screen without the admission fee of a... Read More
September 23, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 31 for the Halloween parade.The branch will resume regular hours Friday, November 1.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 17, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of tech classes throughout October. All classes are held in the library’s computer lab on the second floor. Duration of the classes may vary.“Introduction to the Internet” 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. This class will teach you how to find information on the Internet. Learn how to access the Internet, search for a specific company or organization, and browse for a... Read More