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 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
November 12, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will present a virtual program, “Coping with the Holidays,” 10:30 AM Wednesday, December 9.The Samaritan Center for Grief Support’s program is designed to help those whose holiday season follows the loss of a loved one.The presentation will focus on finding solace in grief, coping, communication, and compassion for one’s self and for others, self-care suggestions, and holiday-related concerns related to... Read More
October 26, 2020
TOMS RIVER – At its October meeting, the Ocean County Library Commission approved revised, expanded operating hours for the Library’s 21 branches. The new schedules take effect Monday, November 9, and continue through May 31, 2021.The Commission’s action is in accord with the Library’s COVID-related re-entry plan. It marks the first increase in public access since OCL’s July reopening.Revised hours of operation, by branch, are:Toms River,... Read More
October 22, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library presents FanNation 2020, its largest yet – seven straight days, more than 20 free events and programs – and for the first time, all virtual from Monday, November 16 through Sunday, November 22. The fun includes:Writing for Books, Comics and Video Games with Sam Maggs – The best-selling writer takes you on a tour of writing for all three formats, and offers tips to start your own writing journey. Registration... Read More
October 20, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host a free virtual program, “Meet Susannah Marren,” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.Her newest novel, A Palm Beach Scandal, earned New York Times bestselling author Holly Peterson’s rave as “a page-turning, commanding novel.” Publisher’s Weekly said that it will “keep readers holding on until the shocking ending they won’t see coming."Former LBI Branch Manager Linda Feaster, now Chairman of the... Read More
October 16, 2020
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Tuesday, November 3, in observance of Election DayPatrons are welcome to access the Library’s catalog, digital resources and databases at
October 08, 2020
WHITING – The Ocean County Library’s Whiting Reading Center will be closed until Monday, October 12.Patrons and visitors are welcome to browse, check out and return items at the Library’s 20 other locations throughout Ocean County.Patrons also are welcome to visit the Library website to place requests for titles, check the calendar of events, access OCL’s digital services and databases, and keep up to date about election voting information,... Read More
October 06, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will offer a free virtual program, “Human Trafficking,” 6:30 PM Thursday, October 22.It will be presented by Jaimee Johnson, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the advocacy group Sisters of the Streets.Mrs. Johnson holds multiple awards and recognitions for her support and mentorship efforts. She encourages communities to identify and eliminate conditions that contribute to exploitation.The free program... Read More