The Jackson and Plumsted branches will be closing early at 3:30pm on Thursday, November 15 due to inclement weather.

All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.
Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Thanksgiving Friday, November 23.
All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, November 24.

Intro to Paper Making at Manchester Library

June 22, 2018

MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library will host “Introduction to Paper Making” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, July 9 at its Manchester Branch, 21 Colonial Drive.

Winnie Radolan, paper artist and founding director of The Guild of Papermakers, will demonstrate the process of forming a sheet of paper by hand using cellulose fiber from old clothing.

Participants will be able to create their own unique paper samples which look attractive enough to frame. Radolan will talk about the history and art of making paper and show some her own creations.

Registration is required for this free program. To register, call 732-657-7600 or visit

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