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 08, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Financial expert Bill Bresnan will lead a financial seminar geared toward older adults 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.... Read More
September 07, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Learn about immigration during an interactive session on the subject at four Ocean County Library locations.The program “Immigration: Facts and Fiction” will be led by Professor Jeff Wilhelms. Bring your questions, concerns, and a willingness to engage in a conversation that will inform participants about our immigrant neighbors.The programs will take place at the following locations and dates:Stafford Branch, 129 N. Main St. 609-... Read More
September 07, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Gregory Askins and Joseph Parisi will celebrate Classical Music Month with guitar music from Nylon Wound during a program at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St.The program called “Nylon Wound” will feature music from the Renaissance to contemporary times with Bach, Gershwin, Brubeck, the Beatles, and more in their repertoire.This program is open to everyone but registration is required. To register... Read More
August 29, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will participate in National Library Card Sign-up Month this September.The library is excited to share its products and services with the community and invite everyone to sign up for an Ocean County Library Card so they may access a world of knowledge-tools and services.Library Card Sign-up Month serves as a nationwide reminder that a library card is the key to limitless opportunities. The Ocean County... Read More
August 12, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St. will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a live musical performance by Tito Puente Jr. and his orchestra at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21.Puente, the son of Latin jazz/mambo legend Tito Puente, has become an audience favorite in art centers, symphony halls, and jazz festivals worldwide.This program is sponsored in part with funding from an OceanFirst Foundation... Read More
August 11, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The OceanFirst Foundation presented the Ocean County Library Foundation a $5,000 grant in support of the arts and cultural community at the library’s headquarters, 101 Washington St., Toms River.“The Ocean County Library appreciates the support of the OceanFirst Foundation’s grant to increase awareness in the community of the many arts and cultural program that are available to residents at the public library... Read More
August 04, 2017
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will have Eclipse Shades available on a first come, first served basis starting August 14th. The library received the Eclipse Shades through a grant from STAR_Net, funded by the NASA @ My Library program.In addition, the following branches will have solar eclipse themed programs:Barnegat Branch, 609-698-3331, Solar Eclipse Party, 2:30 p.m. Mon., Aug 21. Light snacks and stickers will be... Read More
August 04, 2017
JACKSON – Social Security is the country’s largest federal program and the sole means of support for retirees. The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an informational session on Social Security at 6 p.m., Thursday, August 10.The program will offer information to help retirees make the best decision regarding Social Security benefits.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive. This event is free but registration is required. To... Read More
August 04, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The award-winning Odessa Klezmer Band gets audiences moving with their mix of Eastern European and Middle Eastern music. The band will perform at two branches of the Ocean County Library in August.Musician Ed Goldberg will lead the group as they bring the music of Klezmorim, Jewish folk musicians, to the Ocean County Library.Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmer Band will perform at the Lakewood Branch, 301 Lexington Ave, at 3 p.m.,... Read More
August 04, 2017
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host a writer’s circle on Tuesdays at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive.Writers critique each other’s works and discuss issues pertaining to authorship.Participants can receive answers to questions about the writing and publication process, such as how to cope with writer’s block.The writer’s circle will take place at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manchester Branch on the following dates:August... Read More