All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.
Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Thanksgiving Friday, November 23.
All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, November 24.
October 15, 2018
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will screen the documentary, “Destiny’s Bridge: A Home for the Homeless” in Mancini Hall 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.This documentary tells the story of a homeless minister who stands up to a New Jersey town that is evicting him along with 80 other people living in the woods. With the town closing in and eviction at their doorstep, the innovative homesteaders set out to create their own... Read More
October 09, 2018
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library will host “How to Launch a Small Business” 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive.Glenn Harris of Ocean County SCORE will talk about specific skills that are critical to launch your own business, including a financial plan, marketing plan, and business plan. These skills will save time and money.This program is presented in partnership with SCORE of Ocean County.Registration is... Read More
October 09, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ocean County Library will host “Teen Pixel Art” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Long Beach Island Branch.Attendees will design their own Perler bead art and may follow a pattern or chose their own adventure. This event is geared toward teens and tweens.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City.Registration is required for this free event. To register, call the branch at 609-494-2480 or visit... Read More
October 09, 2018
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library and the Friends of the Manchester Branch will host a flea market fundraiser 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Manchester Branch.The branch is looking for sellers to sell their merchandise at the event to attract shoppers looking to buy unique gifts, craft items, and more. The cost to be a vendor at the event is $15. One five-foot table will be provided to each vendor.All proceeds from this event will... Read More
October 09, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ocean County Library will host “Finger Knit Rope Scarves” 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Long Beach Island Branch.Learn how to finger knit a scarf. Supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Island Library.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City.Registration is required for this free program. To register, call the branch at 609-494-2480 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events.
October 09, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ocean County Library will host “Afterschool STEAM” 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Long Beach Island Branch.This STEAM-based program gives children the opportunity to learn together through play. Creative crafts and engaging activities are chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development. Dress for a mess.This program is geared toward children ages 6 to 10.The branch is located at 217 S.... Read More
October 09, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “It Was Fate: A War, a Massacre, a Romance” 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.Gina Maguire’s grandfather, Nick Venturella, entrusted his photos, letters, and a narrative of his life. Maguire compiled them into his memoir and will present these treasures that give a personal and historical perspective of his experiences.Maguire is a professor at Stockton University.This... Read More
October 09, 2018
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Friday, November 23.All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, November 24.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases,... Read More
October 09, 2018
TOMS RIVER - What would you pay for choice movie seats, with start times whenever you’re ready? Ocean County Library resident cardholders are getting it all for free, at home or on the go, through the newly-added Kanopy website and mobile app.Browse 26,000 titles in dozens of categories such as current, classic, comedies, sci-fi, mysteries, documentaries, musicals, and cinema from around the world in various languages.Kanopy Kids contains 1,443... Read More
October 08, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Read the most recent issues of “The Star Ledger” and “The Philadelphia Inquirer” online with your Ocean County Library card. Free online access means no paywall blocking access and no need to recycle paper.“The Star Ledger” is the largest circulated newspaper in New Jersey. It is one of the foremost publications for state and national politics, just in time for election season.“The Philadelphia Inquirer” features world and local... Read More