All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. All branches will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28.
Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Friday, Nov. 29. All other branches will be closed.
All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, Nov. 30.

The Little Egg Harbor Branch will be closed until further notice for electrical repairs. More Information.
October 04, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of upcoming events.“Prose & Ink Writers’ Group” 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 4, 11, and 18. This writers’ group will help get your manuscript in shape whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran. All genres are welcome. Participants should bring three to five pages of a work in progress for constructive critique. Registration is not required.“Ed Goldberg and the... Read More
October 02, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “U.S. Census Ocean County Data Workshop for Business” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.Are you looking for data to help start or grow a business or to understand the business landscape of the Toms River and Ocean County area? This hands-on workshop will help your business plan and aid in making smart business decisions based on current demographic, social, and economic data from... Read More
October 02, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will host its fifth annual “FanNation: The Geekstravaganza” at the Toms River Branch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. FanNation is a multi-genre fandom convention for science fiction, gaming, comic books, animation, anime, fantasy, horror, steampunk, and everything in between. Programming will be geared toward adults and teens 12+.FanNation will feature panels, workshops, presentations, crafts,... Read More
October 01, 2019
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 5 for Election Day.They will reopen Wednesday, Nov. 6.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which are available through theoceancountylibrary.org.
September 30, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is joining public libraries nationwide in a new digital reading program, the Libraries Transform Book Pick, which offers access to the same ebook for a two-week period. The first ebook selection is the newly released title “After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag, published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.“After the Flood” will be available Oct. 7 to 21 through the Ocean County Library... Read More
September 26, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Friends Fun Fair” from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.Celebrate National Friends of the Library Month with fun, games, raffles, crafts for children and adults, refreshments, and more. There will be face painting from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Registration is not required for this event. For more information, call the branch at 732-928-4400 or... Read More
September 26, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an arts and crafts fundraiser fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.The Friends of the Manchester Branch are currently accepting interested parties who would like to sell their work. Reservations are $15 and will include a five-foot table. No money will be taken from sales.To rent a table, call 732-657-5534.Proceeds from reservations will benefit the Friends of the... Read More
September 26, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a psychic fair fundraiser from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.Five psychic readers will share their expertise of astrology, tarot cards, and more. There is a $20 cash only donation for a private reading. Attendees may sign up for private sessions upon arrival at the event. All readings are for entertainment purposes only.Proceeds will go toward the Friends of the... Read More
September 26, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Adult Writers’ Group” at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Oct. 21 in the Green Room.Join other writers to explore your skills in this informal session. Aspiring or published novelists, poets, screenwriters, or playwrights of any level or genre can meet new people, get and give feedback, and share ideas with others.Participants should bring their work to the workshop along with pencil and... Read More
September 26, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “The Early American Swedish Colonial” in the McConnell Gallery throughout the month of October.“The Early American Swedish Colonial,” brought by history advocate Erik Burro, consists of freestanding panels depicting the history of the New Sweden colony in southern New Jersey.The exhibit was created by the New Sweden Center in Wilmington, Delaware and the Swedish American... Read More