All branches of the Ocean County Library are closing at 5:00pm today, Wednesday, June 7th, due to air quality conditions.

The Whiting Reading Center and the Tuckerton Branch are currently experiencing an issue with their phone lines.
To contact the Whiting Reading Center or Tuckerton Branch, please call the Toms River Branch at 732-349-6200 and ask the operator to forward your call to the Whiting Reading Center or Tuckerton branch.

Toms River Library To Host Award-Winning Film, “David”

June 28, 2017

TOMS RIVER – Moviegoers ages 10 and up are invited to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., for a discussion and screening of the award-winning independent film, “David” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13.

'David' tells the story of Daud, an eleven year old Muslim boy growing up in Brooklyn. Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him as a fellow classmate at their Orthodox school. Daud struggles to keep his faith concealed in fear of losing his newly founded friendships.

The viewing will be followed by a moderated discussion by a member of the group, Ocean County Reaching Across Faith Traditions (RAFT). The movie runs 80 minutes and is not rated.

Through shared experiences, RAFT’s vision is “to create a vibrant community that fosters respect, friendship, and appreciation through shared knowledge of all faiths.” For more information on their group visit their website:

The movie is made possible by a grant from Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a division of the Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation. This program is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register call 732-349-6200 or visit

Free parking is available on weekdays after 5 p.m. in the top two levels of the Toms River parking garage located behind the library. Free parking is available anytime in the Ocean County parking garage on Hooper Avenue.

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