The Whiting Reading Center and the Tuckerton Branch are currently experiencing an issue with their phone lines.
To contact the Whiting Reading Center or Tuckerton Branch, please call the Toms River Branch at 732-349-6200 and ask the operator to forward your call to the Whiting Reading Center or Tuckerton branch.
June 01, 2023
TOMS RIVER – In celebration of Pride Month, the New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus (NJGMC) will perform a live concert, 2 PM Saturday, June 24, at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch. The chorus will perform a selection of familiar tunes, classic favorites and new songs. NJGMC is an inclusive, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer aggregation from communities in and near New Jersey. Its concerts, recitals, and other community outreach efforts are... Read More
May 31, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP –  The Ocean County Library Lacey Branch is pleased to mark Pride Month with a special presentation that highlights primary health care services tailored to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQA+) community. “Locally Proud” will take place at 6:30 PM Thursday, June 22. The program will be offered by the Promoting Respect, Outreach, Understanding and Dignity (PROUD) Center of... Read More
May 26, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Ceramic items add beauty to any living space, and they’re great gifts as well. Teens can create ceramic replicas of sea life in the Makerspace of the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, 3 PM Tuesday, June 20. All materials will be provided for this unique one-hour program for young adults aged 13 to 18. Create and decorate a colorful ceramic fish, and take your masterpiece home after it’s been fired in the kiln. The... Read More
May 25, 2023
JACKSON TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Jackson Branch is pleased to present an exhibit of airbrushings and paintings by Toms River artist Steve Moran throughout the months of June and July. Meet Steve during the Artist’s Reception, 2 to 4 PM Saturday, June 24. Steve’s extensive portfolio of oil and acrylic paintings includes images of people, wildlife and marine life, florals, still life, and landscapes. In addition to canvas, his work... Read More
May 25, 2023
TOMS RIVER – In honor of Juneteenth, the Ocean County Library will present a live program by noted storyteller Michelle Washington Wilson, “When the Cavalry Came to Call.” The presentations will take place at the OCL Jackson Branch, 2 PM Saturday, June 17, and at the OCL Waretown Branch, 4 PM Monday, June 19. Ms. Wilson will relate stories and poems that celebrate African American Emancipation and honor the sacrifices made to attain it.... Read More
May 24, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Author-photographer Jamie Beck, whose extended hiatus in France produced the New York Times best-seller An American in Provence, will appear in the Ocean County Library’s Virtual Author Talk series, 2 PM Thursday, June 15. An American in Provence is Beck’s account of her five-year stay in the storied French countryside, its contribution to her personal growth, and her evolution as a writer and photographer. Equal parts... Read More
May 23, 2023
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to present the “New Jersey Piece of Paradise P.O.P. Art Show” by Jersey Shore-based artist André Russell throughout the month of June. The exhibit in the Branch’s Second Floor Gallery consists of fine art pieces, created by reconstructing original photographs through the half-tone print technique. The Brookdale Community College honors graduate developed the “Pieces of... Read More
May 22, 2023
JACKSON TOWNSHIP – The Ocean County Library Jackson Branch is pleased to feature township resident Ceil Smolowitz’s minimalist art exhibit of painted stones. “Painted Rocks” will be on display throughout the months of June and July. “The Rock Lady” relates that her art grew from a pastime to a charity fundraising vehicle. “My daughter-in-law [OCL Librarian Wendi Smolowitz] came to me after she was asked to do a craft class,” Ceil recalled. “... Read More
May 19, 2023
SURF CITY – Take the family on an adventure in medieval Britain. The Ocean County Library Long Beach Island Branch is pleased to present a Talewise interactive program for youngsters age 4 to 11, Kindness Heroes: The Sword in the Stone, 11 AM Friday, June 9. The re-imagining of the King Arthur legend centers on two friends who set out to save the kingdom, and along the way learn the importance of kindness. Viewers enjoy fun team-building... Read More
May 19, 2023
TOMS RIVER – All branches and reading centers of the Ocean County Library will be closed Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Patrons are welcome to access the Library’s online resources, databases, eBooks, eMagazines, video and audio streams and digital classes, available continuously at Keep up with Library programs and events at, and on Facebook,... Read More