Ocean County Library to Offer Solar Eclipse Events at Nine Branches

August 04, 2017

TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse with programs before and during the event itself at nine branches during August.


The solar eclipse programs will take place at the following branches:

  • Plumsted Branch, 119 Evergreen Rd., 609-758-7888, 1 p.m. Mon., Aug 14 and 2 p.m. Wed., Aug 16. Drop-in to celebrate the solar eclipse with an interactive eclipse craft.
  • Island Heights Branch, 121 Central Ave., 732-270-6266
    • 1:30 p.m. Mon., Aug 14 Prepare for the solar eclipse by building a Pin Hole Viewer
    • 1:30 p.m. Mon., Aug 21 Watch the partial solar eclipse and play themed games at the Island Heights Pavilion.
  • Stafford Branch, 129 N. Main Street., 609-597-3381, 3:30 p.m. Fri., Aug 18. Paint a solar eclipse. All materials will be provided.
  • Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St., 732-349-6200, 10:30 a.m. Mon., Aug 21 Drop-in for a fun craft as we prepare for the partial solar eclipse.
  • Waretown Branch, 112 Main St., 609-693-5133, 1:30 p.m. Mon., Aug 21 Solar eclipse activities will take place up until the main event. Eclipse-safe glasses will be provided. Prior to the event, learn what solar eclipses are and participate in a STEM project.
  • Tuckerton Branch, 380 Bay Ave., 609-296-1470, 2 p.m. Mon., Aug 21 Join in the fun as there will be crafts and activities on hand to prepare for the solar eclipse. Free glasses will be provided by StarNet while supplies last.
  • Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Rd., 609-294-1197, 2:30 p.m. Mon., Aug 21Get a free pair of glasses and watch the solar eclipse. There will be snacks and games.
  • Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr St., 609-698-3331, 2:30 p.m. Mon., Aug 21 Join us for this awesome event. Pick up a pair of free solar eclipse glasses while supplies last and head outside. Light snacks and stickers will be available.
  • Beachwood Branch, 126 Beachwood Blvd., 732-244-4573, 7 p.m. Mon., Aug 21 Learn about the partial solar eclipse on the night of this incredible event.


The programs are free and open to the public, but some require registration. To register call the branch or visit https://tinyurl.com/SolarEclipseOCL.

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