All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 for President’s Day. They will reopen their normal business hours Tuesday, Feb. 20.
The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23 to prepare for the Ocean County Library Foundation’s 2nd Annual Links with the Masters fundraiser. The branch will resume regular hours Saturday, Feb. 24.

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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