The Jackson and Plumsted branches will be closing early at 3:30pm on Thursday, November 15 due to inclement weather.

All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.
Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Thanksgiving Friday, November 23.
All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, November 24.

Puppet Show Players Tour Ocean County Library Branches

October 27, 2017

TUCKERTON – The Ocean County Library’s Puppet Show Players will perform a show based on David Shannon’s “Duck on a Tractor” story at eight branches during November.

Audiences will enjoy the story of Duck who began to like adventure ever since he took a whirlwind ride on a big red bike. The story continues when he hops aboard a big red tractor and takes a ride around town.

The following branches will offer “Duck on a Tractor:”

  • Berkeley Branch, 10:30 a.m. Fri., Nov 3, 30 Station Rd, 732-269-2144.
  • Lacey Branch, 10:30 a.m. Mon., Nov 6, 10 East Lacey Rd, 609-693-8566.
  • Manchester Branch, 10:30 a.m. Wed., Nov 8, 21 Colonial Dr, 732-657-7600.
  • Stafford Branch, 4 p.m. Mon., Nov 13, 129 N. Main St, 609-597-3381.
  • Pt. Pleasant Borough Branch, 11 a.m. Tues., Nov 14, 834 Beaver Dam Rd., 732-295-1555
  • Island Heights Branch, 10:30 a.m. Wed., Nov 15, 121 Central Ave. 732-270-6266,
  • Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch, 3:45 p.m. Mon., Nov 20, 710 McLean Ave. 732-892-4575.
  • Barnegat Branch, 11 a.m. Tues., Nov 21, 112 Burr St., 609-698-3331

This children’s program is free, but registration is required. To register call the branch or visit

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