All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. All branches will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28.
Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Friday, Nov. 29. All other branches will be closed.
All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, Nov. 30.

The Little Egg Harbor Branch will be closed until further notice for electrical repairs. More Information.
October 16, 2019
Little Egg Harbor – The Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library will be closed until further notice for electrical repairs. These repairs are a result of a power surge from an Atlantic City Electric transformer located on the perimeter of Mathistown Road. The surge occurred around 11:00 pm on October 14, after the branch had closed for the evening. Our maintenance team and electricians are on site to address the issue.All holds in... Read More
October 15, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Honoring NJ Veterans: Artistry of Remembrance” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20.Discover New Jersey’s major monuments of World War I and the artists who created them.History advocate Erik Burro will present the program, dedicating it to the late Ocean County Freeholder John C. Bartlett, Jr., who passed away last December at the age of 71.Erik Burro is founder of Pennjerdel... Read More
October 14, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “The ABCs of Recovering from Mental Illness” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13.This presentation will provide non-medical strategies and approaches for recovery from mental illness. Individuals living with mental illness, their loved ones, medical and mental health providers, organizations, and anyone striving for wellness will find practical and powerful information in this... Read More
October 10, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Truth & Consequences: A Real-World Discussion about Teen Substance Use & Underage Drinking” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.Substance use and drinking are some of the biggest issues parents and caregivers of teens are likely to face. This informative program is suggested for parents, grandparents, teens, volunteers, and professionals.Attendees will learn about what... Read More
October 09, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host its regularly held events throughout the month of November.“Chess Club” 12 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Play chess in a relaxed atmosphere and share your love for the game with beginners. Participants may bring their own game set. Registration is not required.“Writers’ Circle” 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 5 and 19. Critique one another’s work and discuss issues... Read More
October 09, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various featured events for adults throughout the month of November.“Making a Glowing Autumn Leaf Lantern” 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Use mason jars, fabric leaves, raffia, LED tea lights, and decoupage, participants will create their own decorative lanterns to take home. These can brighten your décor and serve as vases for dried or fake flowers.“Artists’ Reception for... Read More
October 09, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an arts and crafts fundraiser fair by the Friends of the Manchester Branch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.Vendors will sell unique handcrafted items and fine works of art. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to enhance programming at the branch and extend the ability to meet other needs.This event is indoors and will take place rain or shine.The branch is located... Read More
October 08, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library is seeking yarn donations.The Knit-Chat-Chain volunteers make items with yarn to donate to those in need.Donations of 4 ply worsted yarn are to be brought to the Circulation Desk during the branch’s hours of operation.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.For additional information, call the branch at 732-928-4400.
October 07, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host tech classes throughout the month of November.“Microsoft Word Basics” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Learn how to create and format a document. Topics will include writing text, changing the size and color of words, printing, and more. Participants should have mouse and keyboard skills.“Résumé Basics” 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. Participants will receive résumé writing tips to present... Read More
October 04, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of events throughout the month of November.“Brain Joggers” 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4. Exercise your mind by playing games and working puzzles.“It’s Cranberry Time!” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. Andrew Anderson of Double Trouble State Park will discuss the history of Ocean County’s cranberry industry, specifically on the production of the fruit in Jackson Township.“Armchair... Read More