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

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  • Killer Thrillers

    Shocking surprises await readers in the pages of these dark and edgy YA thrillers filled with murder and suspense.

  • Non-Fiction

    Non-fiction books are books that are about real people, events, or facts. These books include biographies, histories, and self-help books, to name a few.

  • Adult Reads for Teens

    Adult fiction with characters or themes that may appeal to teen readers.

  • Books for Teen Gamers

    Books about video games and the teens who play them.

  • Keeping it PG

    Popular titles that avoid sexually explicit scenes, graphically violent descriptions, and/or excessive use of profanity.

  • Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards

    The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. 

  • Adrenaline Rush

    Thrillers and action/adventure books that feature danger, adventure, or exciting challenges. May focus on survival, sports, or escape.

  • Supernatural

    Books set in the here-and-now with paranormal elements.

  • BFFs

    Because life is always easier when you’ve got a friend by your side.

  • Fantasy

    Books set in fantastical worlds with epic adventures.