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.

  • The CHAOS Cure: Clean your House and Calm your Soul in 15 Minutes

    By Marla Cilley (648.5 Cill)

    With the help of New York Times bestselling author and housekeeping guru Marla Cilley, you'll cure your household CHAOS (“Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome”) by changing your messy home into a soothing sanctuary.

     


  • Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff

    By Dana White (648.8 Whit, CD 648.5 Whit)

    Dana White identifies the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out for good.

     


  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

    By Margareta Magnusson (648.5 Magn, CD 648.5 Magn)

    This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism.

     


  • Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living

    By Linnea Dunne (158.1 Dunn)

    Explains how to live "lagom," or a balanced life, by cherishing relationships, improving work-life balance, freeing the home from clutter, and savoring good food.

     


  • Lightly: How to Live a Simple, Serene, and Stress-Free Life

    By Francine Jay (648.8 Jay)

    Whether you want to strip down your life to a backpack or free up some space in your closet, overhaul your schedule or gain back an hour in the evening, Lightly helps you identify what you treasure, while letting what's unnecessary fall away.

     


  • The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life

    By Joshua Becker (241.68 Beck, Q 241.68 Beck)

    The popular blogger outlines practical guidelines for simplifying a home lifestyle and rendering spaces both peaceful and purposeful while addressing the underlying issues that contribute to home clutter problems.

     


  • A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind

    By Shoukei Matsumoto (648.5 Mats)

    In this one-of-a-kind guide to cleaning your home, Buddhist monk Shoukei Matsumoto reveals how to make your home as spotless as it is tranquil and peaceful. For Buddhist monks cleaning well is a cardinal skill and, in A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind, readers will discover their never-before-shared cleaning pro tips.

     


  • New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living

    By Cary Telander Fortin (648.8 Fort)

    Your external space reflects your internal state. Authors Fortin and Quilici help you get to the bottom of why you've accumulated too much stuff, so that you can make a lasting change in your life-- without filling up a landfill!

     


  • The Real Simple Method to Organizing Every Room: And How to Keep it That Way

    By Julie Vadnal (648.8 Vadn)

    From the editors of Real Simple magazine comes the definitive, clutter-busting, space-maximizing road map to create a happier home. This book offers smart solutions and detailed guidance to help you rein in the chaos, no matter how little time you have

     


  • Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World

    By Brooke McAlary (158.1 McAl)

    Slow is an inspirational guide on creating a life filled with the things that really matter, and is meant for anyone seeking peace, meaning, and joy in their otherwise rapid lives. Slowly--of course. Includes writing prompts for self-reflection with space to write on the pages.