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Programming for All Ages

For a complete list of programming visit our calendar of events.


YS System Programming Schedule 2022


Join us for an exciting, interactive music program with drums and percussion from around the world.


Eyes of the Wild

Come see live animals! Caregivers of children are encouraged to attend.


Out of Sight Alpacas

The owners of Out of Sight Alpacas in Waretown will be bringing their alpacas to our libraries!


Ron Albanese

Ron Albanese, the Polka Dot, entertains children with a high energy and interactive music and comedy show.



Sing and dance along at a rockin', fun-filled, interactive, beach-themed music concert for kids.


Summer Volunteering S.A.I.L.

This volunteer program allows teens the opportunity to serve their community while learning, sharing and having fun at the same time! The teen volunteer program, Service and Achievement In the Library (S.A.I.L) is offered to teens that have completed at least 7th grade. Applications will go live the first week of May.


Birding Series with Sue Puder

Spring and Coastal Birding

Upper Shores — Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Winter Coastal Birding

Toms River — Monday, August 15, 2022, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Birds of the Pine Barrens

Little Egg Harbor — Thursday, August 25, 2022, 6:30pm – 7:30pm


Acoustic Concerts with Todd Meredith


Monday, August 22, 2022, 2:00pm – 4:00pm


Book Events

Sand, Sea, and Rescue Book Event

Long Beach Island — Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 6:30pm – 9:00pm


Paint Party for Adults

Lacey Branch — Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Berkeley Branch — Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Lakewood Branch — Thursday, August 25, 2022, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Tuckerton Branch — Friday, August 26, 2022, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Plumsted Branch — Monday, September 12, 2022, 6:00pm – 7:00pm