January 20, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Library patrons now have online access to current editions of the New York Times, anytime and anywhere with an internet connection.Content in English, Spanish, or Chinese includes daily editions, the New York Times Book Review, podcasts, videos, interactive graphics, photos, film documentaries, and archival material dating back to 1851. The Sunday Crossword is not included.Computer terminals at all Ocean County Library... Read More
January 20, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is partnering with the Ocean County Office of Senior Services and Meals on Wheels in free, interactive virtual health management workshops for individuals aged 60 and up who cope with diabetes or chronic ailments.The six-week “Take Control of Your Health” program begins in February on Zoom. Registration is ongoing and is open to patients, family members and caregivers.One series will be devoted exclusively... Read More
January 11, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Library projects for adults, teens, and children are available to take home with you in a “Take & Make” project. “Take & Make” projects are designed to be useful, novel and decorative. No special skills are needed. Projects are designed for children and families, teens, adults. “Take & Make” materials are packed in specially-marked bags which are available at individual branches while supplies last... Read More
January 07, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will have a delayed opening Friday, January 22 for its annual Staff In-Service. Branch hours of operation on January 22nd will be: Toms River, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Manchester, Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Point Pleasant Borough, Stafford, Long Beach Island, Upper Shores 12 PM – 5 PM Beachwood, Island Heights, Plumsted, Point Pleasant Beach, Tuckerton,... Read More
January 05, 2021
Toms River – The Ocean County Library’s Toms River Branch is closed until Thursday, January 7 for cleaning after an employee tested positive for Covid-19.All necessary steps have been taken to ensure the safety of our staff and the public.Items currently on hold at the Toms River Branch will be extended for their patrons’ convenience.Please contact any Branch of the Ocean County Library for assistance.Ocean County Library’s online programs,... Read More
December 30, 2020
Lakewood – The Ocean County Library’s Lakewood Branch is closed until Wednesday, January 6 for cleaning after an employee tested positive for Covid-19. All necessary steps have been taken to ensure the safety of our staff and the public. Items currently on hold at the Lakewood Branch will be extended for their patrons’ convenience. Please contact any Branch of the Ocean County Library for assistance. Ocean County Library’s... Read More
December 17, 2020
Brick – The Ocean County Library’s Brick Branch is closed until Saturday, December 19 for cleaning after an employee tested positive for Covid-19. All necessary steps have been taken to ensure the safety of our staff and the public. Items currently on hold at the Brick Branch will be extended for their patrons’ convenience. Please contact any Branch of the Ocean County Library for assistance. Ocean County Library’s online... Read More
December 17, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library invites you to sit in on a live virtual interview with former New York Giants star running back Keith Elias, 6 PM Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Registrants planning to use more than one device should provide individual email addresses for each. Attendees may send questions to lehereader@theoceancountylibrary.org until Wednesday, January 20 or ask them during the event. Elias achieved All-American... Read More
November 24, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library presents family fun in a virtual program, “Songs & Silliness with Mr. Jon,” 10 AM Saturday, December 19.Mr. Jon and his silly friend George the Monkey will star in the interactive, sensory-friendly program filled with music, movement, and laughter.The musician and songwriter’s song compilations, “Mr. Jon & Friends” and “Rock & Rhyme,” are winners of Parents’ Choice awards.Registration is required... Read More
November 17, 2020
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 PM Wednesday, November 25 and will remain closed Thursday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving.The Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford and Toms River branches will be open 10 AM to 2 PM Friday, November 27. The Library’s online resources, databases, services and catalog are accessible any time at www.theoceancountylibrary.org.