September 15, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Discover the extensive array of support programs available through the Ocean County Office of Senior Services during an Ocean County Library virtual presentation at 2:30 PM Thursday, September 23. The county office’s mission is to improve access to available services, to promote healthy aging, to foster greater independence, to support family caregivers, and to advocate at the local, state and federal level. In Toms River, the... Read More
August 30, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host a trio of performances by the Alborada Spanish Dance Theater during Hispanic Heritage Month. “Romeria del Rocio,” a virtual performance, will take place at 6 pm Wednesday, September 15. Registrants at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events will receive links for the Zoom event by email. “Romeria del Rocio” is a joyous flamenco tribute to the pilgrimage undertaken annually on the Iberian... Read More
August 28, 2021
LBI branch has been closed today due to flooding.
August 23, 2021
TOMS RIVER – This September, the Ocean County Library will be celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month by supporting the goal of the Education Initiative - putting a library card in the hand of every student and to better serve the curriculum needs of educators, students, and their families.  We are looking to feature our Ocean County community in a short video that will be featured on the Library's social media platforms and website.... Read More
August 23, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is honored to participate in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, a downloadable educational exhibition of the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks.  The exhibition will be displayed in the Library’s Barnegat, Berkeley, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor, Manchester, Point... Read More
August 20, 2021
TOMS RIVER –Thriller writer, poet and editor Kit Frick will discuss her world of creativity as a featured guest of the Ocean County Library’s “Dive Into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” virtual discussions, 6 PM Thursday, September 16.  The chat series aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts propel Young Adult literature beyond traditional age categories.   Ms. Frick won awards and... Read More
August 20, 2021
BARNEGAT – Throughout the month of August, the Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch displays selected art works by Marty Mayo.  The Ocean County artist creates mixed media illustrations, caricatures, and collages inspired by everyday people, musicians, actors, and current events. His art has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Boston Globe.  In addition, Mayo is the founder and guitarist of... Read More
August 09, 2021
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day.  We encourage our customers to use the Library’s online resources, databases, eBooks, eMagazines, video and audio streams and digital classes. They are available continuously at www.theoceancountylibrary.org.
August 06, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The search is under way for compassionate, sociable volunteers to facilitate Memory Cafés @ The Ocean County Library, a collaboration of the Library and the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey.  The popular program is undergoing expansion throughout the Library system, following its successful implementation in the Lacey Branch.  Memory Cafés are monthly gatherings in which people experiencing memory loss,... Read More
August 06, 2021
TOMS RIVER –The Ocean County Library will welcome acclaimed horror-suspense novelist Gretchen McNeil to its “Dive Into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” virtual discussion series, 6 PM Thursday, August 26.  The dialogs aim to illustrate how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts propel Young Adult literature beyond traditional age categories.  Ms. McNeil is the creator of the “Don’t Get Mad” duology.... Read More