The Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of President's Day.
January 03, 2019
TOMS RIVER - In an effort to have our buildings more accessible to the public, The Ocean County Library Commission approved to extend the hours of operation for six branches during their meeting on December 11, 2018. The schedule change, listed below, will take effect on January 21, 2019. The hours for the other 15 library locations will remain unchanged. BranchDaysMonTuesWedThuFriSatSunBeachwood BranchHours1-910-510-510-510-510-... Read More
January 02, 2019
BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an art display by local painter Robert Organes throughout the month of January.Robert Organes says, “[painting feels] like a puzzle. Trying to make all the pieces fit and succeed is one of my life’s greatest rewards.”Organes attended Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts and has exhibited in juried shows.The branch is located at 112 Burr Street.This display is free and open... Read More
December 17, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various programs throughout January.“Free Wednesday Movies” 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Watch movies on the big screen without the admission fee of a movie theater. Call the branch at 732-657-7600 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events for film information. No registration required.“Chicks with Sticks” 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, and 2 p.m.... Read More
December 11, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a reception for the artwork of students from Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School and Long Beach Island Grade School at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.The reception will also feature light refreshments.The artwork will be on display in the branch’s Meeting Room throughout the month of January.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City.Registration is not... Read More
December 11, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Water Elements” by Marissa Schaeffer in the McConnell Gallery throughout the month of January.Schaeffer studied photography at Montclair University where she received a bachelor’s degree in art education. Her inspiration is drawn from being in nature, exploring, and travelling to new places.Schaeffer states, “My name, Marissa, means ‘of the sea.’ Perhaps that’s the reason... Read More
December 10, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Library is excited to announce a new home for our wide selection of popular digital eBooks and eAudiobooks. The library has offered digital books through OverDrive as a part of the eLibraryNJ consortium since 2010. Starting December 18th, anyone with an Ocean County Library card will now access the OverDrive collection by visiting our new website, http://ocl.overdrive.com, or by searching for Ocean County Library in the... Read More
December 06, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of programs throughout the month of January.“Afternoon Film” 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. Watch a movie on the big screen without the admission fees of a movie theater. Call the branch at 732-928-4400 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events for film information. (PG-13) 110 min.“Coloring for Adults” 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. Rediscover the joy of coloring. Coloring... Read More
December 06, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of tech classes throughout the month of January.“Presenting Google Drive” 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7. Learn how to use this free resource that allows you to take your files and folders anywhere. Topics will include uploading files and folders, organizing your documents, sharing files, and more. Participants must have a working Gmail account and know their passwords.“... Read More
December 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Humor Through Music with Pete Grigis” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16.Celebrate life with humor and music. Pianist Pete Grigis’ interactive set combines keyboard and comedy.This fun lecture will explain the psychological ramifications of what makes us laugh.Grigis will share a wealth of tried and true jokes, and participants will be encouraged to compose their... Read More
December 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Are you retired but still have a lot to give? The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Project InVOLve” 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21.Find the right opportunity at this volunteer fair. Several local nonprofits will make short presentations about the work they do and the kinds of help they need.“Project InVOLve” will take place in the branch’s Meeting Room.This program is sponsored by the... Read More