All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. All branches will reopen Tuesday, May 29, with the exception of the Manchester Branch.

The Manchester Branch will be closed for renovations May 29th and will reopen June 11th.

10th Annual Prom Dress Collection Drive Returns to Ocean County Library Branches

February 02, 2018

OCEAN COUNTY –The Ocean County Library’s 10th Annual Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway will run from Feb. 12 to April 12. Donations of clothes items can be left at all branches of the Ocean County Library.

Donations of gently used, modern dresses in both long and short styles, in a wide range of sizes including larger gowns are appreciated. Donations of tuxedo jackets, vests, shirts, and pants are also being accepted.

Coordinators of the event are requesting that no bridesmaid dresses or men's suits be donated.

Because of a generous donation from "Dress Me Up: A Unique Boutique" in Forked River, Lacey Township, a limited number of tuxedo jackets and pants will be available for gentlemen.

The library is also seeking donations of dress racks and mirrors.

The drive will provide formal attire to middle and high school aged students at no charge, for their school’s formal events. Last year more than 700 prom dresses were distributed during the giveaway.

Donate a formal dress or tuxedo and give a student the opportunity to join their friends at a memorable school event with confidence.

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