All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. They will reopen their normal business hours Wednesday, Dec. 26.
All branches will close at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. All branches will also be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. All branches will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2.

  • Turtles All the Way Down

    By John Green (YA Gree, CD YA Gree, SPA YA Gree)

    16 year old Aza and her best friend, Daisy, pursue a fugitive billionaire for a $100,000 reward, while Ava struggles with OCD and anxiety.

     

     


  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    By Mark Haddon (YA Hadd, CD Fic Hadd, eBook hoopla)

    An autistic teen investigates a neighbor’s dog’s death in the style of Sherlock Holmes.

     

     


  • Thirteen Reasons Why

    By Jay Asher (YA Ashe, CD YA Ashe, PLAY YA Ashe, eMusic hoopla)

    Clay Jensen receives cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his best friend and crush, after her suicide.

     

     


  • All the Bright Places

    By Jennifer Niven (YA Nive, CD YA Nive)

    A love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

     

     


  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

    By John Green and David Levithan (YA Gree, CD YA Gree, SPA YA Gree)

    Two teenage boys named Will Grayson meet. One boy is shy and avoids relationships, and the other boy is depressed but seeks love online with another boy. Adventures ensue.

     

     


  • Paperweight

    By Meg Haston (YA Hast, eAudiobook hoopla)

    Stevie must find the strength to recover from an eating disorder and the loss of her older brother.

     

     


  • A Monster Calls

    By Patrick Ness, Jim Kay, Siobhan Dowd (YA Ness, CD YA Ness, PLAY YA Ness, DVD Mons, BLU Mons)

    This is a story about a boy, his beloved mother who is very ill, and a fantastical but generous monster who begins to visit the boy at night to help him through his fears.

     

     


  • Go Ask Alice

    By Beatrice Sparks (YA Go, CD YA Go)

    The diary of a teenage girl who leaves her comfortable home and spirals into addiction after having LSD in a soft drink at a party.

     

     


  • The Sky Is Everywhere

    By Jandy Nelson (YA Nels, CD YA Nels)

    A poignant portrayal of loss: Lennie struggles to learn to love again after her beloved older sister’s death.