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

History of Diners in New Jersey Presentation Coming to Toms River Library

August 14, 2019

TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “The History of Diners in New Jersey” at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21.

Author and historian Michael C. Gabriele will discuss his book, “The History of Diners in New Jersey.” Gabriele’s book details how diners have played an essential role in the Garden State’s culture, commerce, and communities, as well as how New Jersey was once the hub of diner manufacturing, making it the “Diner Capital of the World."

The branch is located at 101 Washington Street.

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

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