All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. All branches will reopen Tuesday, May 29, with the exception of the Manchester Branch.

The Manchester Branch will be closed for renovations May 29th and will reopen June 11th.
May 24, 2018
TOMS RIVER – To better serve our customers and the community, the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library, 21 Colonial Drive, Manchester, will be closed for interior renovations.The branch will be closed beginning Monday, May 28 and is expected to reopen Monday, June 11.The branch can be reached at 732-657-7600 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Tuesday, May 29 to Friday, June 8.Library materials can be returned through outdoor... Read More
May 18, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a series of technology classes for adults in the month of June.“Microsoft Excel Basics” 2 p.m. Monday, June 4. Learn how to use a spreadsheet to organize and calculate data. Participants should have mouse and keyboard skills.“Computers 101” 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. This class will provide an overview of the mouse, keyboard, files and folders, saving documents, and other concepts.“... Read More
May 18, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host “Eating Healthy on a Budget” at its branches in Point Pleasant Borough, Lacey, Long Beach Island, and Brick.Blue Cross Blue Shield will present this workshop on how to buy fruits and vegetables at a low cost, how to plan home meals, and how to save money on food commonly eaten at home.This event will take place at the following dates and branches:Point Pleasant Borough, 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5,... Read More
May 18, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host “All About Autism” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive.“All About Autism” is a discussion and support group for caregivers of those affected by autism.Teen volunteers will run supervised activities for children 12 or under.Registration is required for this free event. Please notify the branch when registering if you plan to bring children. To register or for more... Read More
May 18, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host a screening of the documentary “Our Lips Are Sealed” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive.“Our Lips Are Sealed” is a documentary about the longest continuous kiss that broke the Guinness World Record in 2010. The kiss was hailed as “the kiss heard around the world” and was the inspiration for the novel “Two Boys Kissing” by bestselling author David Levithan.The screening... Read More
May 18, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host a classical music concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive.This concert is a piano recital which will feature students from the Verity Academy. It will include selections from the baroque to modern eras, including Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven.This is an all ages event.Registration is required for this free event. To register, call 732-928-4400 or visit... Read More
May 08, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Enjoy a “Spring Fling” from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St. Toms River.This free event is for adults with special challenges and their caretakers and will feature DJ services donated by DJ Shawn Party Hardy and balloon sculpting services donated by Cheryl Schwendel.This program is being sponsored by the Ocean County Library’s Serving Adults with Special... Read More
May 08, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library proudly presents New York Times Best Selling author Chris Bohjalian at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 4 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.A master of literary suspense, Bohjalian’s latest novel, “The Flight Attendant,” has received positive reviews from USA Today and many other publications.Bohjalian will discuss his newest novel and what influences him as a writer. There will be a book signing following... Read More
May 08, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Are you looking for a job in healthcare? The Ocean County Library is hosting a healthcare job fair from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.The job fair will include more than 20 employers looking to find employees for full-time, part-time, per-diem, and substitute employment positions.Available positions include: registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants,... Read More
May 08, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Music lovers are invited to the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St., for a performance by the Toms River Multigenerational Orchestra at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23.This local group brings together musicians of all ages and skill levels who put on dynamic and engaging concerts. The orchestra will play a selection of favorite classics as well as original compositions.This program is free and open to the... Read More