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.
November 08, 2017
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.On Friday, November 24, the Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River branches will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.All branches will reopen Saturday, November 25.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks... Read More
November 01, 2017
TUCKERTON - The Ocean County Library will present “Essential Oils 101” at the Tuckerton Branch, 380 Bay Ave., 6 p.m. Monday, November 13.Integrative Nutrition Coach, Joan Colandria will present an informative overview of what essential oils are and their many benefits.She will explain ways to include essential oils in everyday life as well as how to use them safely and effectively. Attendees will learn how a family could benefit from essential... Read More
October 31, 2017
STAFFORD – The Ocean County Library will offer a Key Arts production of “Let Freedom Sing” at the Stafford Branch, 129 N. Main St. 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16.This inspirational and engaging multi media performance explains how music can move and motivate people to action.Historical film footage and narrative will feature a journey through the music of Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, The Staple Singers, Curtis Mayfield and voices who provided a soundtrack... Read More
October 27, 2017
TUCKERTON – The Ocean County Library’s Puppet Show Players will perform a show based on David Shannon’s “Duck on a Tractor” story at eight branches during November.Audiences will enjoy the story of Duck who began to like adventure ever since he took a whirlwind ride on a big red bike. The story continues when he hops aboard a big red tractor and takes a ride around town.The following branches will offer “Duck on a Tractor:”Berkeley Branch, 10:30... Read More
October 25, 2017
BARNEGAT - The Ocean County Library will offer “When Cranberries Were King in New Jersey” at the Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr Street at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 9.Presenters from the historic Whitesbog Village will tell the story of the cranberry industry in New Jersey. The program will include descriptions of Whitesbog from its early days through its rise as the largest cranberry farm in the state during the first half of the twentieth century.... Read More
October 23, 2017
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Tuesday, November 7 for Election Day.They will reopen Wednesday, November 8.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through theoceancountylibrary.org .For more information contact the Ocean County Library at its website or by telephone at 732-349-6200.
October 23, 2017
BEACHWOOD – Friends of the Beachwood Branch, 126 Beachwood Blvd., are hosting their annual Jewelry Sale.Do your holiday shopping early. Find a gently used piece of jewelry or a holiday ornament for a friend, family member, or your child's teacher.All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Beachwood Branch. No registration is required but for additional information can be found online at theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732-244-4573.
October 23, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host a screening of the documentary “I Am Jane Doe” 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.Narrated by Academy-Award nominee, Jessica Chastain, “I Am Jane Doe” reveals how, after rescuing their daughters, several mothers filed lawsuits against the advertising website, Backpage. Their efforts have sparked a human trafficking Senate investigation, pending legislation in... Read More
October 23, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Medium RoseMarie Rubinetti Cappiello will discuss her new book “Speaking From Spriit during a program at 2 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St.Cappiello will bring forth spirits who seek to make connection with people in the audience. If you have ever wondered how a medium works here is your chance to learn more.Books will be available to purchase after the presentation and signed by the author.This program... Read More
October 23, 2017
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library, 2 Jackson Drive, will host author, poet and Iraqi refugee Faleeha Hassan at 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 2.Hassan, known as Maya Angelou of Iraq has published 17 books, several plays, novels and many short stories. Her work has been translated into 14 languages.Faleeha will share her poetry and her story of escaping Iraq with her two children, after her name was put on a hit-list by local... Read More