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.
April 11, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will host a series of Master Gardener programs during April and May at four branches. Master Gardeners, trained and certified by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County, will give horticultural information and gardening tips at the following branches:Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St., 732-349-6200, Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County: Swing into Spring, Wednesday, April 19, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m... Read More
April 07, 2017
TUCKERTON - The Ocean County Library will present The History of Tucker’s Island at the Tuckerton Branch, 380 Bay Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20. The program will include an interesting discussion about the island that disappeared.Authors Gretchen F. Coyle and Deborah C. Whitcraft will offer many stories about Tucker’s Island and its community as part of the “Tuckerton Library Association's Annual Open House.” They will also highlight parts of... Read More
March 31, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will offer a series of healthy eating programs with guidance from ShopRite dieticians during April and May at 10 branches.Four of the programs, entitled Healthy Snacks, are geared toward adults with special challenges and their caregivers. They will offer hands-on cooking demonstrations:Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Rd., 609-294-1197, Friday, April 7, 11 a.m.Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr St., 609-698-... Read More
March 17, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library’s Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway will feature tuxedo jackets, vests, shirts, and pants available at our Lakewood and Toms River Branches. These items were part of a generous donation from ‘Dress Me Up - A Unique Boutique’ in Forked River.The 8th annual Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway will provide formal attire to middle and high school aged students at no charge for their school’s formal events. Last year more... Read More
March 17, 2017
TOMS RIVER – If you enjoy video games, the Ocean County Library has plenty to choose from in a variety of formats.Video games available from game consoles Playstation, Wii, and XBOX are available at the Ocean County Library.Popular games like “STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed” is available in several formats along with “LEGO Harry Potter”, “Minecraft,” “ Lost Planet,” “Halo” and many others.Games are available at the library’s branches in Jackson... Read More
March 15, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Calling all mah jongg players: The Friends of the Ocean County Library will be hosting its Spring 2017 Mah Jongg tournament fundraiser next month at the main branch of the library, 101 Washington St.The cost to participate in the tournament, which will be held Wednesday, April 19, is $40 per person. The tournament includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Prizes will be awarded and all proceeds benefit the Friends of the Ocean... Read More
March 09, 2017
TOMS RIVER– Libraries transform lives every day opening a world of possibilities for everyone. April 9-15 is National Library Week and the Ocean County Library will join libraries nationwide that are transforming their communities through the services they offer.National Library Week is a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging... Read More
March 07, 2017
JACKSON – Join us for the Friends of the Jackson Library’s Country Western Dance and Silent Auction from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Jackson Firehouse #55, 113 North New Prospect Road.You’ll have a fun evening with friends, music, dance and desserts. Music and instruction provided by Billy and Lisa, BTK Entertainment. Couples, singles, no experience or partner needed. Adults 18 and older welcome.Tickets are $18 in advance (before... Read More
March 06, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library’s Cultural Awareness Team, in partnership with POAC Autism Services, invites families and caregivers to meet autism-related organizations, practices, and experts for an Autism Resources Fair.The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St. Keynote speaker for the day will include Gary Weitzen, executive director of POAC Autism Services.The Fair... Read More
March 06, 2017
JACKSON - The Ocean County Library will offer educational programs about Alzheimer’s disease at nine branches throughout the year beginning March 2017. The programs provide insight on why people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia experience behavioral changes. You will learn what those behaviors mean and how to cope when behaviors are challenging.The programs are sponsored by Alzheimer’s New Jersey.The Alzheimer’s programs will... Read More