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Beginning on Friday 1/14/2022, the Long Beach Island Branch will offer door-side only service from Monday-Saturday during the hours of 10:00am - 4:00pm.
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
July 26, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Fans of the contemporary mythic novels Dragon Warrior and The Fallen Hero can enjoy a virtual chat with creator Katie Zhao in the Ocean County Library’s “Dive Into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” series, 6 PM Thursday, August 12.  The discussion series aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts propel Young Adult literature beyond traditional age categories.  The Michigan... Read More
July 02, 2021
JACKSON – Meet new friends, share some laughs and turn yarn into useful, decorative items in the great outdoors during the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch’s “Crochet Meet in Nature,” 10 AM Tuesday, July 13.  Knitters and crochet enthusiasts will pass the time in the branch gazebo, weather permitting. In case of rain, the session will move to the branch’s meeting room.  Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. Newcomers... Read More
July 02, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will feature Elizabeth Lim, creator of the bestselling “The Blood of the Stars” duology, in its ongoing “Dive Into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” virtual author chats, 6 PM Thursday, July 22.  The discussion series aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts propel Young Adult literature beyond traditional age categories.  The New York-based writer’s... Read More
July 01, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library has become fine-free as of July 1, by action taken at the Ocean County Library Commission’s June 15 meeting. The Library's mission is to connect people, build community, and transform lives. Eliminating overdue fines will further that mission by removing barriers to the Library's resources. “Going fine-free provides wider access and enjoyment of the Library’s resources,” said Ocean County Commissioner... Read More