The Ocean County Library will temporarily close to support the proactive measures being taken by the state of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety Division of New Jersey State Police of Emergency Management Administrative Order No. 2020-3. Administrative Order No. 2020-03 was updated on March 20, 2020 (Executive Order No. 104). The following facilities have been added to the list of facilities closed to members of the public in accordance with paragraph 7 of Executive Order No. 104 (2020): all municipal, county and state public libraries, and all libraries and computer labs at public and private colleges and universities.

All Branches will remain closed to the public for as long as Executive Order No. 104 (2020) remains in effect. Click Here for More Information

Author Kathy Curto is “Coming Home” to Toms River Library

August 14, 2019

TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Coming Home – Author Talk with Kathy Curto” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sep. 18.

Kathy Curto will discuss her memoir “Not for Nothing: Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood,” growing up at the Jersey Shore in the 70s and 80s, and her loving and chaotic Italian-American family.

Copies of Curto’s book will be available for purchase.

Ex-Toms River native Curto currently resides in New York and teaches writing at Montclair State University.

This program is being held as part of the Ocean County Library’s programming in support of “Water/Ways,” a Museum on Main Street exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service, made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean County Library – Toms River.

The branch is located at 101 Washington Street.

Registration is required for this free program. To register, call the branch at 732-349-6200 or visit

Free parking is available daily after 5 p.m. or anytime in the county parking garage on Hooper Avenue.

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