Ocean County Library to Reopen April 6

March 20, 2020

TOMS RIVER The Ocean County Library system will close beginning Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, April 5 out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our library staff and customers during the declared state and national emergencies due to the developing conditions concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19).


The library plans to reopen Monday, April 6, 2020.


The library is waiving all late fees and will automatically extend the due dates of all books and materials that are checked out. The book drops at all library branches will be closed. Please help the library by not leaving library books and materials outside our doors, but keep them with you until we reopen.

The Ocean County Library’s digital resources and materials, online learning resources, and pre-recorded and live-streamed library programs are available for entertainment, education and information 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines, and more for children, teens, and adults by visiting our website at www.theoceancountylibrary.org, and by following the Library on Facebook and Instagram.

“The Ocean County Library truly appreciates the support of Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, longtime library liaison on the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, who cares deeply about our staff and the health and welfare of the residents of our county” said Susan Quinn, Library Director “and also for the leadership of Ruthanne Scaturro, Library Commission Chair, both of whom I have been in constant communication with about this developing situation.

For more information, visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org

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