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

Due to an issue with our telephone provider, branch locations may not be reachable by telephone.

The Stafford Branch will close at 6:00PM on Monday 10/19/20 for building maintenance.

October 20, 2020 Library Commission Meeting Notice

  • Time Bomb

    By Joelle Charbonneau (YA Char)

    Six students are trapped in their school after a bomb goes off, and must fight to survive while wondering if one of them is the bomber.


  • Game Changer

    By Tommy Greenwald (YA Gree)

    While thirteen-year-old Teddy fights for his life after a football injury at training camp, his friends and family gather to support him and discuss events leading to his coma. Told through dialogue, text messages, newspaper articles, transcripts, an online forum, and Teddy's inner thoughts.


  • Hooper

    By Geoff Herbach (YA Herb)

    When Adam Reed’s basketball skills land him a chance to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to a better future.


  • Scream Site

    By Justina Ireland (YA Irel)

    Future investigative reporter Sabrina, fourteen, researches a popular website where people post horror videos, hoping to prove they are not as real as they seem until her sister, a big fan of the site, disappears.


  • Into the Wild

    By Jon Krakauer (YA B McCa)

    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family abandoned his car, hitchhiked to Alaska, burned his cash, and threw away the maps. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.


  • Game Change

    By Joseph Monniger (YA Monn)

    When the first string quarterback is injured a week before the state championship game, Zeb Holloway finds himself starting and realizing he may have a future outside his rural New Hampshire town.


  • Peak

    By Roland Smith (YA Smit)

    A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.


  • Disappeared

    By Francisco X. Stork (YA Stor)

    Sara, a reporter in Juarez who’s drawing attention to girls kidnapped by criminals controlling the city, is being threatened; her younger brother, Emiliano, is being lured into the narcotics business by the promise of big money. To escape they must risk the dangerous trek across the desert to the US border.


  • Sadie

    By Courtney Summers (Ya Summ)

    The raw, dark voice of nineteen-year-old Sadie who runs away from her isolated small Colorado town to find her younger sister's killer alternates with a true crime podcast exploring Sadie's disappearance.


  • Fourth Dimension

    By Eric Walters (YA Walt)

    Emma, her brother, and her Marine mother are planning a long weekend camping when a series of power outages escalate to a massive blackout that halts travel and communication, and soon they are in a struggle for survival.


  • The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century

    By Neal Bascomb (YA 940.47243 Basc)

    The exciting story of a group of Allied prisoners of war in WWI who dared to escape from Germany's most notorious prison camp, Holzminden.