The Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, April 19 for Good Friday and Sunday, April 21 for Easter Sunday. All branches will be open Saturday, April 20 and Monday, April 22.

Ocean County Human Relations Commission to Present Resources for Veterans Program at Toms River Library

April 05, 2018

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Human Relations Commission will present “Helping Our Heroes: Resources for Veterans, Family and Friends,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.

The program will honor veterans and share information about their experiences during times of conflict and the challenges they face when transitioning home.

Several guest speakers will provide insight about the policies and services available to veterans. Presenters include a representative from Congressman Thomas MacArthur’s office, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, Toms River Councilman-at-Large Maurice B. Hill, and Ocean County Veterans Bureau Director John Dorrity.

Various organizations, including the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Veterans Diversion Program, Housing Benefits, Mental Health Diversion, Jewish War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the New Jersey Departments of Veterans, will have outreach tables where community members can obtain informational materials and ask questions.

The program is co-sponsored by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ocean County Library.

The Human Relations Commission is a volunteer group working under the auspices of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office in its effort to reduce and eliminate bias crimes and incidents.  The Commission is proactive in providing programs for the community that helps to increase understanding and respect between groups and individuals in Ocean County.

This program is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register call 732-349-6200 or visit

Free parking is available daily after 5 p.m. in the top and middle levels of the Toms River parking garage located behind the library or anytime in the Ocean County parking garage on Hooper Avenue.

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