All branches of the Ocean County Library are closing at 5:00pm today, Wednesday, June 7th, due to air quality conditions.

The Whiting Reading Center and the Tuckerton Branch are currently experiencing an issue with their phone lines.
To contact the Whiting Reading Center or Tuckerton Branch, please call the Toms River Branch at 732-349-6200 and ask the operator to forward your call to the Whiting Reading Center or Tuckerton branch.

Ocean County Library Presents Aquatic ABCs And Sea Creatures

June 21, 2017

TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will offer “Aquatic ABCs with the Center for Aquatic Sciences” at 10 branches during July.

Children will learn about aquatic animals from alligators to zebra sharks using letter cards and live animals.

The center will promote understanding, appreciation and protection of aquatic life and habitats to children at the branches.The programs teaches conservation as part of the library’s Summer Reading program, which features the theme of “Build a Better World.”

The performances will take place at the following branches:

  • Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St., 732-349-6200, 10:30 a.m. Mon., July 10
  • Waretown Branch, 112 Main St., 609-693-5133, 2 p.m. Mon., July 10
  • Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave., 609-494-2480, 6 p.m. Mon., July 10
  • Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400, 10:30 a.m. Wed., July 12
  • Upper Shores Branch, 112 Jersey City Ave., 732-793-3996, 3 p.m. Wed., July 12
  • Pt. Pleasant Boro Branch, 834 Beaver Dam Rd., 732-295-1555, 6:30 p.m. Wed., July 12
  • Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr St., 609-698-3331, 10:30 a.m. Mon., July 17
  • Island Heights Branch, 121 Central Ave., 732-270-6266, 2 p.m. Mon., July 17
  • Beachwood Branch, 126 Beachwood Blvd., 732-244-4573, 6:30 p.m. Mon., July 17
  • Lacey Branch, 10 East Lacey Rd., 609-693-8566, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Wed., July 19

The programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register call the branch or visit

For more information about the Center for Aquatic Sciences visit

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