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.

Learn About Medications and How to Handle Them Safely

July 06, 2018

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host “Your Medications: An Overview” at four of its branches.

This presentation will demonstrate reading a medication label and how to interpret its meaning. It will discuss generic medications, formularies, and tiers that are often a part of most prescription plans.

Storage and disposal of medication will be reviewed along with other safety tips.

These sessions will be followed by optional screenings of blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose by a registered nurse, as well as general health and wellness information.

“Your Medications: An Overview” will take place at the following branches and dates:

  • Plumsted, 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, 609-758-7888
  • Manchester, 2 p.m. Monday, August 20, 21 Colonial Drive, 732-657-7600
  • Tuckerton, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 6, 380 Bay Avenue, 609-296-1470
  • Barnegat, 2 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 112 Burr Street, 609-698-3331

This event is sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Registration is required for these free programs. To register, call the branch or visit

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