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

  • The Hazel Wood

    By Melissa Albert (YA Albe)

    Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have always been on the road, one step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. Then Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, and Alice learns how bad her luck can really get.


  • The Deepest Roots

    By Miranda Asebedo (YA Aseb)

    Three friends each have a subtle magical power, as do all the girls in their small town. Is it a curse? It doesn’t keep them from being poor or keeping secrets. But friends are stronger than curses, and trust is worth the risk.


  • The Supervillain and Me

    By Danielle Banas (YA Bana)

    Her brother may be a superhero, but Abby doesn’t have any powers of her own. Then she gets to know a fledgling supervillain who says he’s not evil, and that their city is vacing a terrible threat.


  • Jane, Unlimited

    By Kristin Cashore (YA Cash)

    Recently orphaned Jane accepts an unexpected invitation from an old acquaintance to an island mansion where she will face five choices that could ultimately determine the course of her newly untethered life.


  • To Kill a Kingdom

    By Alexandra Christo (YA Chri)

    A princess among sirens must kill a human prince every year. Until as punishment, Lira is assigned to kill a siren-hunting prince she has come to admire.


  • Bruja Born

    By Zoraida Cordova​​​​​​​ (YA Cord)

    Lula was born to heal and fix, but she’s not healing from the trauma her magical family recently experienced. She invokes a dark spell to bring her boyfriend and others back after a fatal bus crash, but unwittingly raises an army of hungry, half-dead casimuertos, instead.


  • The Graveyard Book

    By Neil Gaiman (YA Gaim)

    Nobody Owens would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy – but leaving would mean coming under attack by the man who killed his family.


  • Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower

    By Christian McKay Heidicker (YA Heid)

    Phoebe Lane and her mom constantly flee flesh-eating plants, radioactive ants, and blobs from outer space, surviving thanks to Phoebe’s dad—a sky titan only they can see, whose giant eyes warn them where the next monster attack will take place. Then Phoebe is left on her own, and starts to transform.


  • Every Day

    By David Levithan​​​​​​​ (YA Levi)

    Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. A tries to avoid being noticed – until they fall in love and wish to find a way to take some control.


  • I Am Number Four

    By Pittacus Lore (YA Lore)

    In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.


  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here

    By Patrick Ness​​​​​​​ (YA Ness)

    What if you aren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? Mikey just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.


  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    By Ransom Riggs (YA Riggs)

    A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - mysterious island, an abandoned orphanage, and a strange collection of very curious photographs.


  • Shiver

    By Maggie Stiefvater​​​​​​​ (YA Stie)

    Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house for years, especially one who watches her back. But this year as the winter draws in, things change.


  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    By Laini Taylor (YA Tayl)

    In this epic tale of forbidden love, seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters--the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.