Temporary Hours:
Toms River, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Manchester branches will be open:
Monday through Thursday 10am – 8pm  |  Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm

Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Point Pleasant Borough, Stafford branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 5pm  |  Tuesday through Thursday 10am – 8pm  |  Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm

Long Beach Island, Upper Shores branches will be open:
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm  |  Tuesday and Wednesday 10am – 8pm

Island Heights, Plumsted, Point Pleasant Beach, Tuckerton, Waretown, Bay Head, Whiting branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 8pm  |  Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 2pm

Beachwood Branch Now Offering Temporary Door-Side Only Pickup.
Hours of door-side services are:
Mondays: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm

The Long Beach Island Branch is Closed for Cleaning until Monday, December 7th.

The Ocean County Library has an awesome collection of YA books to choose from!

We’re asking our teen volunteers to help spread the word about the YA books they are reading!


Interested?? Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. You will need to submit a Teen Volunteer Application to your local branch before you can complete book reviews. We recommend you speak to your local teen librarian for ideas on what books to read.
  2. Read a YA book, with the following requirements:
  3. After you’ve read your book, tell us what you think
    • Fill out the OCL Teen Book Review Form. Remember you are writing a review for your fellow teens! Give them enough information to help make a decision about choosing the book, but NO SPOILERS!!


Important Things to Remember:

  • We want you to enjoy reading and help us promote our awesome YA Collection!
  • The book you choose must be a YA book published no more than 3 years ago.
  • The books you review must not be on your school curriculum.
  • You will get 1 hour of community service time for each approved review.
  • You can submit up to 15 reviews per calendar year for a total of 15 qualifying volunteer hours. Please do not submit all reviews at one time.


For more information

Please contact the Teen Librarian at your local branch using the form below.