May 02, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Exciting things are happening with the Ocean County Library Foundation and the Library. Hear what’s new during a meet-and-greet, 5 PM Thursday, May 19, at the Mainland in Manahawkin. The two-hour “Meet Me at the Mainland” fundraising event gives guests the opportunity to mingle with friends, enjoy superb cuisine, and discuss the Foundation’s mission of enhancing Library services, programs and facilities. One tax-deductible $65... Read More
April 29, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library System is proud to join libraries throughout New Jersey in helping to increase free access to quality health care. NJHealthConnect@YourLibrary will be available through September 30, 2022. iPads that are pre-loaded with telemedicine apps and virtual meeting apps for job interviews are available for use at the Lakewood, Berkeley, and Little Egg Harbor branches. The ongoing pandemic has spotlighted... Read More
April 28, 2022
POINT PLEASANT BEACH – Ocean County’s once-vast rail transit system belongs to yesteryear, but its remnants can be seen to this day. And nostalgia for the days of Ocean County rail travel remains alive and well in the minds of many residents. Take a vivid look at the railroads of Ocean County’s past during a special presentation at 7 PM Monday, May 9, in the Ocean County Library Point Pleasant Beach Branch. German Georgieff, Chief... Read More
April 26, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Courage to Remember exhibition developed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center will be on display and open to the public in Mancini Hall at the main branch of the Ocean County Library, Washington Street, Toms River, through May 1. The display of 40 towering panels offers mute testimony of the brutality visited upon millions of innocent people during the Nazi Holocaust covering the years from 1933 to 1945, the narratives and photos... Read More
April 25, 2022
TOMS RIVER – All branches and reading centers of the Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, May 13, for the Library’s annual Staff Development Day. Patrons are welcome to access the Library’s online resources, databases, eBooks, eMagazines, video and audio streams and digital classes, available continuously at Keep up with Library programs and events at, and on Facebook,... Read More
April 20, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Tuckerton Branch is pleased to present a live program featuring noted New Jersey artist Carol Neugebauer, 7 PM Monday, May 16. Carol will sign copies of her newly-published debut book, Love Letters from the Lord. The Ocean County resident and Rowan University alumna wrote and illustrated the volume of inspirational passages, which are greatly influenced by a lifelong love of nature that also informs her... Read More
April 19, 2022
BARNEGAT – The Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch will proudly present a collection of artwork by multiple award-winning local artist Nadine Yura throughout the month of May. Nadine’s striking artwork depicts still lifes, figuratives, and landscapes with an expressive style, in oils, watercolor, charcoal and ink. Nadine has exhibited extensively in group and solo shows throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, winning awards in Manahawkin... Read More
April 18, 2022
TOMS RIVER – A state-of-the-art recreation complex especially for special-needs individuals is opening in Toms River. Tour the Field of Dreams in a virtual program, 7 PM Thursday, May 12, as part of the Ocean County Library’s 2022 Autism Resources Fair. Field of Dreams, the only recreational site of its kind in New Jersey, serves to benefit residents of Toms River and surrounding communities. Its founder, Christian Kane, will host the video... Read More
April 18, 2022
LAVALLETTE – The Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch will proudly present Seascapes & Ocean Life, watercolor and acrylic paintings by local artist Joan Tozzi Ablahani, throughout the month of May. Ms. Ablahani depicts the grandeur of ocean waves, beach scenes, seascapes, marine life, and landscapes in impressionistic realism. She creates large and miniature canvasses, many of which are reproduced as note cards. After retiring from... Read More
April 13, 2022
TOMS RIVER – In recognition of May 20 as global Endangered Species Day, the Ocean County Library is pleased to host Endangered Species, by Barbara Kraemer and Suzi Hoffman, throughout May in the McConnell Gallery. The aim of the multi-media collection, including watercolors, acrylics and oil paintings, is to raise awareness of animals imperiled by adverse conditions. “I’m concerned about our dramatically changing climate across the world... Read More