March 17, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will mark Autism Awareness Month in April with the return of its Autism Resources Fair, and this year it’s a month-long event. Interested families and individuals can take part in free virtual programs, and pick up free, sensory-friendly “Take & Make” crafts at 19 Library branches. “Trivia for Teens,” packed with little-known facts about music, media, and the Ocean County Library, will be... Read More
March 16, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is initiating a system that will allow for quicker, more efficient customer service than ever before. Lending items are being adapted to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).Toms River Headquarters Branch will begin the RFID project on Wednesday, March 17. This project will continue throughout the system.During RFID tagging, some sections of the library may be unavailable for browsing. Materials in these... Read More
March 13, 2021
Point Pleasant Beach – The Ocean County Library’s Point Pleasant Beach Branch is closed for cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The Branch has an anticipated reopening of Thursday, March 18. All necessary steps have been taken to ensure the safety of our staff and the public. Items currently on hold at the Point Pleasant Beach Branch will be extended for their patrons’ convenience. Please contact any Branch of the Ocean... Read More
March 12, 2021
Jackson – Saturday, March 13, the Ocean County Library’s Jackson Branch will be offering temporary door-side services only. Hours of door-side services: 10am – 5pm Patrons who would like to place holds or checkout items at the Jackson Branch should call (732) 928-4400 The book drop remains open for returns. Ocean County Library’s online programs, databases, and services are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at www.... Read More
March 04, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Celebrate Women’s History Month with the Ocean County Library. Laura Sook Duncombe, author of A Pirate’s Life for She: Swashbuckling Women through the Ages, will discuss their lives and legends in a virtual program, 6 PM Thursday, March 25.A Pirate’s Life for She chronicles 16 women and the circumstances that drew them to lives on the open seas. Ms. Duncombe’s previous book, Pirate Women, examines daring damsels and the storytellers... Read More
February 25, 2021
BRICK TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Brick Branch invites you to enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the comfort of your own home. “Sounds of Ireland: A Virtual Music Concert with Charlie Zahm” will take place at 6:30 PM Thursday, March 18.According to www.charliezahm.com, the guitarist and singer weaves history, folklore, and humor into his repertoire of familiar favorites and hidden gems.Zahm has released 28 compact discs of Celtic... Read More
February 25, 2021
BRICK TOWNSHIP –  Learn how to play American-style Mah Jongg, wherever you need to be. The Ocean County Library Brick Branch will present a four-part virtual program, “Mah Jongg for Beginners,” starting 10:30 AM Tuesday, March 9.“Mah Jongg for Beginners” is geared for those new to the fun, competitive game. Instructor Christine Blackford will explain the tiles, their function to the Charleston and National Mah-Jongg League rules, the... Read More
February 19, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Celebrate Black History Month with the Ocean County Library and the Toms River Area NAACP, during a virtual production by the Bright Star Touring Theatre, beginning 12:00 Noon Saturday, February 27.Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement 1955-68 introduces viewers to iconic events and people in the advancement of equal rights, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Freedom Rides, Sit-Ins, the 1963 March on... Read More
February 11, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Join the Ocean County Library for a virtual discussion of the PBS documentary American Creed, 6:30 PM Tuesday, February 16. The online panel consists of Rutgers University Assistant Professor Dr. Nicole Mirra; author and social media host Gregory Andrus; entrepreneur Joel Markel; and communications and civics expert Claude E. Taylor. Dr. Mirra’s work in urban teacher education explores critical literacy and civic... Read More
February 11, 2021
Brick – The Ocean County Library’s Brick Branch is closed until Tuesday, February 16 for cleaning due to 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 programs, databases, and services are... Read More