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 17, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “How to Do a House History” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.Have you ever wondered about the history of your or an ancestor’s home? Lorraine Arnold will give a starting point for your own research.Lorraine Arnold is a historical researcher of people, places, and things to solve mysteries, tell histories, and build lives. She has worked as a paralegal and studies architecture,... Read More
September 16, 2019
BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Alborada Spanish Tapas” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre. They will perform “Dance of Spain,” showcasing flamenco, classical, and regional dances using castanets, guitars, fans, and beautiful costumes.This program is sponsored by the Ocean County Library Cultural Awareness Team.The branch is located at 112 Burr... Read More
September 16, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Hispanic Tapas” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.Join this celebration of Hispanic music and dance performed by Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre. This program brings Hispanic and Spanish cultures together through traditional music and dance. It will feature dances and music from Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, as well as the Aztecs and Incas.This program is sponsored by the Friends of the... Read More
September 06, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various events throughout the month of October.“Brain Joggers” 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7. Exercise your mind by playing games and working puzzles.“Evening Film” 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7. See a film on the big screen without the admission fee of a movie theater. Call the branch at 732-928-4400 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events for additional information.“Prose & Ink Writers... Read More
September 06, 2019
LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “New Jersey Natural Gas Energy Assistance Day” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.Are you having trouble paying your energy bills? New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) representatives will be on hand to answer questions and offer personal assistance with the application process for programs which you may qualify for.Attendees should bring social security cards and income verification... Read More
September 06, 2019
LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Citizenship Test Prep Class” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6, 13, and 20.This eight-week class will help you pass the naturalization test to become a US citizen. You must be a qualified immigrant at least 18 years or older to be eligible. Attendance at all session is required.The branch is located at 301 Lexington Ave.Registration is required for this... Read More
September 03, 2019
BERKELEY – The Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Suicide Prevention: QPR Training” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sep. 25.QPR stands for question, persuade, and refer – the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.This program is presented by the Division of Mental... Read More
September 03, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host several business-related programs this fall presented in partnership with SCORE of Ocean County.“Communication Skills for Improved Relationships in Your Business” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sep. 25. Award-winning communications and marketing professional Nicole Pace-Addeo will present this high-impact seminar on promoting your business through networking, sales pitches, and... Read More
September 03, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Seasonal Doll Craft” at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Sep. 23 and Thursday, Sep. 26.Create a doll from the pages of a book. All materials will be provided, including decorative items to enable your doll to be ready for the holiday season. Participants must attend both sessions.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Registration is required for this free program. To register, call the... Read More
September 03, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various programs for adults throughout September.“National Mushroom Month: Uncovering the Fascinating World of Mushrooms” 2 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 14. Learn all about mushrooms. Taste and view a variety of mushrooms with enthusiast Gina Conti.“Celebrate Hispanic Cuisine in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month” 11 a.m. Monday, Sep. 16. Join Jennifer Klein, Registered Dietician with the... Read More