Temporary Hours:
Toms River, Barnegat, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor, Long Beach Island, Manchester, Plumsted, Point Boro, Stafford and Upper Shores branches will be open:
Monday through Thursday 10am – 2pm, and 3pm to 7pm
Friday and Saturday 10am – 2pm


Bay Head, Beachwood, Island Heights, Point Beach, Tuckerton, Waretown and Whiting branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 2pm, and 3pm – 7pm
Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 2pm


The Plumsted Branch of the Ocean County Library is temporarily closed until further notice due to maintenance repairs.

July 21, 2020 Library Commission Meeting Notice
February 07, 2020
LACEY TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Lacey Branch will celebrate Black History Month by hosting “An Evening of Jazz and Blues: The Swamp Boogie Five Concert,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.The band adds a Louisiana-flavored twist to the songs in its repertoire. Member Pete Wagula describes the group’s style as “roots and jump blues in a swampy style.”The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lacey Library.The branch is located at 10 East... Read More
February 03, 2020
TOMS RIVER – Individuals, families, caregivers, and prospective professionals are invited to the Ocean County Library’s Fourth Annual Autism Resources Fair, Saturday, Apr. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Toms River Branch.The Fair will offer 40 state and county agencies, non-profit organizations, support and service groups for all ages, educational institutions, law experts, volunteers and entertainers.Entertainment and activities will include “... Read More
February 03, 2020
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Berkeley Branch will present an inspiring interpretive theater piece, handmade crafting, cooking for kids and spring garden preparation among its many programs during March.The schedule includes:“Monday Movies,” 1:30 p.m. Monday Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Call the branch for titles.“Computer and eBook Help,” by appointment. Call the branch for details.“Pop-In Puzzle.” Help complete this month’s puzzle. No... Read More
February 03, 2020
TOMS RIVER – February marks the kickoff of the Ocean County Library’s 12th Annual Prom Dress Drive. All branches are accepting gently-used or new prom dresses and tuxedos during regular business hours through Friday, Mar. 13. The drive will provide formal attire at no charge to middle and high school aged students for their schools’ spring formal events. Donations give students the opportunity to join their friends at a memorable event with... Read More
January 29, 2020
JACKSON – Rekindle your romantic side in a special Valentine’s Day concert by Rhythm N’ Sound, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch.Rhythm N’ Sound specializes in favorites from the 1940s through the 1980s. The trio’s shore roots are in Howell. Joe Moscato and Frank Resola met while teaching in the township schools, and brought in John D’Amaro to round out the lineup. The group will play classic hits, rhythm and... Read More
January 29, 2020
JACKSON – In commemoration of Black History Month, the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch hosts “Oney Judge, Martha Washington’s Slave,’ 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.Interpretive performer Alex Ford takes attendees into the perilous life of Oney Judge, who served America’s first President and First Lady. George Washington’s will directed liberation of their slaves upon Martha’s death. Learning that Martha planned to give her to a newly-married... Read More
January 27, 2020
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Berkeley Branch offers fun, games, and education for people of all ages in free ongoing programs during February. Monday Movies: Oscar Month, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 10, 24. Bring lunch or a snack and settle in for great viewing. Call the branch for titles. Tea Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. Warm up with tea and a good book. Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. Meet... Read More
January 27, 2020
BERKELEY TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Berkeley Branch brims with special free activities for all ages in February, including culinary arts, chamber music, and Black History Month commemorations. An Evening of Chamber Music with Central Regional High School, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. Enjoy the talents of CRHS music students. Cooking with Chocolate, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. Learn recipes for delicious Valentine’s Day treats.... Read More
January 17, 2020
MANCHESTER – In addition to featured events, the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch offers a variety of ongoing, free activities for adults during February.Book Chat, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. Discuss what you’ve been reading, and pick up ideas about what to read next. No registration is required.Chess Club, 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28. Play chess in a relaxed atmosphere. All skill levels are welcome Bring your game set. No... Read More
January 17, 2020
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library Manchester Branch brims with free activities for adults in February. Here are the highlights of events for education, entertainment and well being in our newly renovated meeting room.“Artists’ Reception for Barbara Whelan,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.  Meet and chat with this prominent local artist and share refreshments. Barbara’s photograph exhibit can be viewed in the meeting room during regular... Read More