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.
September 25, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean county Library will host “Meet the Author Lisa Scottoline” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 in Mancini Hall.Join bestselling author Lisa Scottoline for a talk and Q&A, which will be followed by a book selling and book signing.Tickets for this event are $30 are include a copy of Scottoline’s newest novel “Someone Knows.” Funds will benefit the Friends of the Ocean County Library.Tickets are available... Read More
September 23, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various featured events throughout October.“Brain Games for Adults” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. Exercise your mind and keep your thinking sharp with fun games, puzzles, and other activities.“Advocating for People with Special Needs” 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. Special needs advocate Sandi Bongart will talk about her work and passion supporting people with special needs.“Purrfect... Read More
September 23, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of regularly held adult activities throughout the month of October.“Writer’s Circle” 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 1 and 15. Critique one another’s work and discuss issues pertinent to authorship and getting published. Registration is not required.“Wednesday Movies” 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. See movies on the big screen without the admission fee of a... Read More
September 23, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 31 for the Halloween parade.The branch will resume regular hours Friday, November 1.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through theoceancountylibrary.org.
September 17, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of tech classes throughout October. All classes are held in the library’s computer lab on the second floor. Duration of the classes may vary.“Introduction to the Internet” 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. This class will teach you how to find information on the Internet. Learn how to access the Internet, search for a specific company or organization, and browse for a... Read More
September 17, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “How to Do a House History” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.Have you ever wondered about the history of your or an ancestor’s home? Lorraine Arnold will give a starting point for your own research.Lorraine Arnold is a historical researcher of people, places, and things to solve mysteries, tell histories, and build lives. She has worked as a paralegal and studies architecture,... Read More
September 16, 2019
BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Alborada Spanish Tapas” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre. They will perform “Dance of Spain,” showcasing flamenco, classical, and regional dances using castanets, guitars, fans, and beautiful costumes.This program is sponsored by the Ocean County Library Cultural Awareness Team.The branch is located at 112 Burr... Read More
September 16, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Hispanic Tapas” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.Join this celebration of Hispanic music and dance performed by Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre. This program brings Hispanic and Spanish cultures together through traditional music and dance. It will feature dances and music from Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, as well as the Aztecs and Incas.This program is sponsored by the Friends of the... Read More
September 06, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various events throughout the month of October.“Brain Joggers” 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7. Exercise your mind by playing games and working puzzles.“Evening Film” 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7. See a film on the big screen without the admission fee of a movie theater. Call the branch at 732-928-4400 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events for additional information.“Prose & Ink Writers... Read More
September 06, 2019
LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “New Jersey Natural Gas Energy Assistance Day” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.Are you having trouble paying your energy bills? New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) representatives will be on hand to answer questions and offer personal assistance with the application process for programs which you may qualify for.Attendees should bring social security cards and income verification... Read More