All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. They will reopen their normal business hours Wednesday, Dec. 26.
All branches will close at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. All branches will also be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. All branches will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2.
April 18, 2018
LITTLE EGG HARBOR – Ratchett’s body is found on the crowded Orient Express, and everyone’s still aboard. Watch the mystery unfold and enjoy gourmet cuisine, Monday, April 30, at Cuisine On The Green in Little Egg Harbor, with the Ocean County Library.Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Branch present the fund-raising “Murder On The Orient Express” dinner-theater experience.Tickets are available at the library, 290 Mathistown Road. Proceeds from... Read More
April 18, 2018
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, May 11 for its annual Staff Development Day. All branches will reopen Saturday, May 12.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through theoceancountylibrary.org.
April 17, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Put on your dance shoes and join us at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St. when DJ Joanne will provide a 30-minute lesson before turning on your favorite Latin music.This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean County Library – Toms River.Registration is required. To register, call 732-349-6200 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org.Free parking is available on Satudays and Sundays in the... Read More
April 17, 2018
LAVALLETTE – The talented Gary Evans will entertain those present at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Main St. Lavallette, every Thursday at 2 p.m.Evans will perform great American standards so stop in and enjoy a fabulous afternoon of live piano music. Requests are welcome.It is recommended that those wishing to listen to Evan’s music, call the branch at 732-793-3996 to confirm that he will be performing that day.
April 17, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Friends of the Ocean County Library will sponsor its Spring 2018 Mah Jongg tournament fundraiser Wednesday, April 25 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St.The cost is $40 per person that includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Prizes will be awarded.Registration is limited to 80 participants and the deadline to register is April 18. Registration forms are available at library branches or on the library’s website... Read More
April 17, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Ocean County Library will celebrate blues and jazz music with “Can You Woogie to the Boogie?” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave. in Surf City.Gail Storm, songwriter and musician, will play a variety of piano styles which will capture ‘blues’ and ‘boogie woogie’ music, including upbeat swing blues. Storm will also play the music of some jazz greats for a lively, fun and... Read More
April 17, 2018
LACEY – Ocean County Library will offer a “Carole King Tribute Concert” 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 30 at the Lacey Branch, 10 East Lacey Rd.A live performance by Gail Storm, New York-based songwriter and musician, will include commentary of some of Carole King’s songs from the award winning Tapestry album. Enjoy music of the 1970s for a lively, fun and entertaining evening to remember.The program is free and open to the public, but registration is... Read More
April 16, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND -  The Ocean County Library will present “Capture the Spirit: Sumi-e Painting with Glenys Baulderstone” 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 30 at the Ocean County Library’s Long Beach Island Branch, 217 S. Central Ave. in Surf City.Baulderstone, artist and presenter, will introduce the history and technique of Sumi-e, the mystical Japanese art of painting images through simple and yet most skillful strokes... Read More
April 13, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “ReferenceUSA Business Networking Breakfast” from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30.Special guest speaker Bill Loges of ReferenceUSA will teach you how to gain a competitive advantage to dominate your market. He will demonstrate how to easily develop a client list and more with the help of the Ocean County Library.A light breakfast will be served.The branch is located at 2... Read More
April 10, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Top Notch Resumes I: The Basics” 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9.Get some resume-writing tips to help present your best resume to potential employers.This class is funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Career Connections grant.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Registration is required for this free event. To register, call the 732-928-4400 or... Read More