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.
May 25, 2017
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Unravel the mystery behind surf fishing and the methods behind it during three programs being held at the Ocean County Library’s Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave. in Surf City.“Surf Fishing 101: Parts I and II” will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, June 12 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14. Surf fishing expert John Sweet will discuss what gear and bait to use in our local waters. This program will also include insight to... Read More
May 24, 2017
WARETOWN – The Ocean County Library will present “Digital Journey - The Art of John Delaney,” an exhibit and reception 7 p.m. Monday, June 5 at the Waretown Branch, 112 Main Street.Artist John Delaney creates complex visual pieces using unique and artistic tools including a cell phone and various digital applications. These tools help to manipulate layers of images in a montage of imagination and reality.Registration is not required for this... Read More
May 24, 2017
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library’s Cultural Awareness Team, in partnership with the Jackson Friends of the Library will provide insight into the Muslim headdress, the hijab, through the film “Under One Sky.” The program will be held from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Monday, June 12 at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527.Arab women living in North America explain the ideologies behind the veil, as they tear away the labels imposed... Read More
May 19, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library’s Brick Branch is now offering an in-house laptop lending program. “Keeping pace with the rapid technology changes and needs of the community is essential in providing the level of service that our customers have come to expect from the Ocean County Library,” states Dave Evans, Manager of the Ocean County Library’s Technology Department.This kiosk includes six Dell e5470s and six MacBook Air 13s that are... Read More
May 03, 2017
STAFFORD - The Ocean County Library will offer an evening of art with a “Pine Shores Art Association: Art History Lecture” at the Stafford Branch, 129 N. Main Street in Manahawkin, 6 p.m - 9 p.m. Monday, May 22.The program will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. featuring an exhibit of artwork by Pine Shores artists including: Mike Lipton, Harriet Fink, Rosina Van Strien and Dick Tarczynsky.A lecture by Georgian Court University Associate... Read More
May 01, 2017
LITTLE EGG HARBOR - Are you ready to learn the art of Hula dancing? The Ocean County Library will host “Hawaiian Hula, Stories and Craft” at the Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Rd., 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11.Instructor Donna Majchrzak will teach the finer points of traditional Hula and Hukilau dances. She will also teach the lyrics to Hawaiian songs as participants follow along with an instructional video followed by a Hawaiian themed... Read More
May 01, 2017
LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Ocean County Library will present a “Photography Exhibit Reception” displaying pictures of New York City and its people at the Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave. in Surf City, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13.Meet Deputy Chief Ted Goldfarb, a retired New York City firefighter and creator of the “New York, New York!” photography exhibit. Goldfarb’s photos of “The Big Apple” will be on display while attendees learn about... Read More
April 28, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Basically Ballet dance troupe will perform “The Flower Garden” atthree branches of the Ocean County Library through May.The dance troupe’s students will present their talent in a celebration of spring and allthings warm interpreted through music and abstract ballet.The performances will take place at the following branches:Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr St., 609-698-3331, 7 p.m. Tue, May 9.Lacey Branch, 10 East Lacey Rd., 609-693-... Read More
April 25, 2017
LACEY - The Ocean County Library will offer encore screenings of “Legends of Lacey Township: A Tour Through Time” at the Lacey Branch, 10 East Lacey Road in Forked River. The viewings will be held Wednesdays, May 10 and May 31 at 7 pm.This locally produced documentary shares first hand accounts of the shore town that saw a spike in its population during the 1960s with the addition of a highway and a nuclear power plant. This film provides and... Read More
April 20, 2017
LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Ocean County Library will present “The French in America, From Fighting to Fashion” at the Long Beach Island Branch, 217 South Central Avenue in Surf City, 2 - 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29.Join historical novelist Jeff Heller as he presents the fascinating story of how fighting, culture and even fashion influenced the actions taken by the French in their bold quest to claim North America. He will explain why the French’s... Read More