The Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, April 19 for Good Friday and Sunday, April 21 for Easter Sunday. All branches will be open Saturday, April 20 and Monday, April 22.
Reading Buddies


Teen Buddy + Kid Buddy = Summer Reading Fun!

Are you too old for summer camp,
but too young to work?

The Ocean County Library can help!

Teens can mentor a young child while having fun and earning volunteer hours at the library.

  • Support your love of reading by becoming a Teen Reading Buddy
  • Make a difference by being an enthusiastic reading role model for a young child
  • As a Teen Reading Buddy, you will be partnered with a young child who needs reading practice over the summer
  • You will help the child practice his/her reading and listening skills in a fun and encouraging atmosphere
  • You will make friends

The teen volunteer program, “Teen Reading Buddies,” is offered to Ocean County teens that have completed 7th grade.

Applications are taken on a “first come, first serve” basis, so DON’T WAIT!

Many of the 21 branches of the Ocean County Library will be participating in Reading Buddies. Each branch has its own unique program.

2019 applications will be available soon.