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The Long Beach Island Branch will reopen with normal service hours and operations beginning Thursday, January 27 at 9:00 am.
May 18, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Meals on Wheels subscribers who are unable to visit their nearest Ocean County Library branches are now eligible to receive “Books by Mail.”  The Ocean County Office of Senior Services, Meals on Wheels and the Library are community partners in the free program, which will be conducted through the U.S. Postal Service.  “We’re proud to enhance the vital service that Meals on Wheels provides,” said Ocean... Read More
May 13, 2021
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial 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.
May 13, 2021
TOMS RIVER – Award-winning graphic novelist and animation screenwriter Molly Ostertag will appear in the Ocean County Library’s “Dive into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” virtual dialog series, 6 PM Thursday, June 10. The program aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts propel Young Adult literature beyond traditional age categories. Her appearance coincides with the publication of her newest... Read More
May 12, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library, in partnership with the Greater New Jersey Alzheimer’s Association, will present virtual programs every week in June to foster understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and strategies for coping and communicating.  Nicolette Vasco, Program Coordinator of the Greater New Jersey Alzheimer’s Association, will present each program and engage attendees in post-discussion questions and answers.... Read More
May 10, 2021
Long Beach Island – The Ocean County Library’s Long Beach Island Branch will be offering temporary door-side services only on Tuesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 13. The branch is scheduled to reopen to the public beginning Saturday, May 15.  Hours of door-side services is: 10am – 5pm  All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, May 14 for its annual Staff Development Day.  Patrons who would... Read More
May 08, 2021
Long Beach Island – The Ocean County Library’s Long Beach Island Branch is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, May 11 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 Long Beach Island Branch will be extended for their patrons’ convenience.  Please contact any Branch of the Ocean County Library for... Read More
May 07, 2021
TOMS RIVER –  The Ocean County Library will introduce award-winning historical adventure author and screenwriter Steve Sheinkin to attendees of his virtual chat, 6 PM Thursday, May 27. The program is part of the Library’s ongoing “Dive into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” series, which aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts propel Young Adult literature and authors beyond traditional age... Read More
April 27, 2021
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, May 14, for the Ocean County Library’s annual Staff Development Day. Overdue fines will not accrue on materials during this time. 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.
April 26, 2021
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library invites fans of the best-selling “Ash Princess” series to join a virtual chat with its creator, Laura Sebastian, 6 PM Thursday, May 13. The program is part of the Library’s ongoing “Dive into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” series, which aims to show how real issues, vivid writing, diverse characters and imaginative concepts propel Young Adult literature beyond traditional age categories. According to the... Read More
April 23, 2021
TOMS RIVER – In accord with updated guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and in consultation with the Ocean County Health Department (OCHD), the Ocean County Library will discontinue quarantining of books and materials beginning the week of April 26.  Additionally, the Library is preparing to resume offering print newspapers and magazines for patron use.  CDC’s updated guidance is that the COVID-19... Read More