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 Stafford Branch will reopen at 3PM today, Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
September 25, 2017
LAVALLETTE – Actor, director and educator Neill Hartley will portray President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, during a program to be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave. Lavallette.This program, “FDR: An Arsenal for Democracy” will focus on Roosevelt’s times as president during World War II. The program is being produced by the American Historical Theatre and is being... Read More
September 22, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host two talented authors at 2 pm, Saturday, Oct. 7. Carmine Appice, a legendary drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, will join musician, corporate executive, and screenwriter Jon D’Amore.Appice will regale stories from his memoir, “STICK IT! My Life Of Sex, Drums And Rock ‘N’ Roll.” Appice co-wrote two of singer Rod Stewart’s biggest hit songs, “Do Ya... Read More
September 20, 2017
TOMS RIVER - Professor Claude Taylor, of Monmouth University, will lead a dynamic discussion on communication, racial identity and contemporary American pop culture at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 4 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St.Following the presentation, Professor Taylor will answer questions and engage the audience in a thought provoking conversation exploring these topics and more.The program is free but registration is... Read More
September 19, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Several branches of the Ocean County Library will host a discussion with Jim Halfpenny from the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking with on human trafficking.This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the following dates and branches:Oct. 4, Brick, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, 732-477-4513Oct. 11, Barnegat, 112 Burr Street, 609-698-3331Oct. 16, Tuckerton, 380 Bay Avenue, 609-296-1470Oct. 23, Toms River, 101 Washington Street... Read More
September 15, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Local author Eric San Juan will examine the themes and characters of popular horror show “The Walking Dead” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St.“The Walking Dead” is a popular AMC network series that began in 2010 and spawned a spinoff series, “Fear the Walking Dead” and is based on a comic book series. Both shows concern survival following a zombie apocalypse on the outskirts of Atlanta.Zombies... Read More
September 13, 2017
BARNEGAT - The Ocean County Library will present “What’s Out There…A Planetarium Experience” at the Barnegat and Brick Branches.Barnegat Branch: 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 27,112 Burr St.Brick Branch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd.From the comfort of a portable planetarium, teens will assist the presenter, Matthew Meyer, by locating stars, planets, and the moon as they appear in the evening sky.The programs are open for... Read More
September 12, 2017
LAKEWOOD – Have you ever wanted to organize your family photos and history?Filmmaker Gary Gellman will screen his documentary “Gellman American Dream” at the Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library at 7 p.m., Monday, September 18.After the screening, Gellman will talk about creating family archives, explaining the entire process including how he put his documentary together.The Lakewood Branch is located at 301 Lexington Avenue.This event is... Read More
September 12, 2017
LAVALLETTE – Actor, director and educator Neill Hartley will portray President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, during a two-part series to be held at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave. Lavallette.On Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., “FDR: A New Deal for America” shares the culture of the 1930s and the Great Depression.Part two of the series, “FDR: An Arsenal for Democracy,” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18... Read More
September 12, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Financial expert Bill Bresnan will lead a financial seminar at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.Topics of discussion will include real estate, tax planning, mutual funds, and asset allocation.  Bresnan has authored several books on finances and hosted “The Bill Bresnan Show” on WABC radio’s first financial call-in program, beginning in 1982.This program is free... Read More
September 12, 2017
TOMS RIVER – In celebration of Classical Guitar Month, Gregory Askins and Joseph Parisi of the classical guitar duo Nylon Wound will perform at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St.The program will feature music from the Renaissance to the contemporary with Bach, Gershwin, Brubeck, the Beatles, and more.This program is open to everyone but registration is required. To register, call 732-349-6200 or visit https://... Read More