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.
March 07, 2017
JACKSON – Join us for the Friends of the Jackson Library’s Country Western Dance and Silent Auction from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Jackson Firehouse #55, 113 North New Prospect Road.You’ll have a fun evening with friends, music, dance and desserts. Music and instruction provided by Billy and Lisa, BTK Entertainment. Couples, singles, no experience or partner needed. Adults 18 and older welcome.Tickets are $18 in advance (before... Read More
March 06, 2017
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library’s Cultural Awareness Team, in partnership with POAC Autism Services, invites families and caregivers to meet autism-related organizations, practices, and experts for an Autism Resources Fair.The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St. Keynote speaker for the day will include Gary Weitzen, executive director of POAC Autism Services.The Fair... Read More
March 06, 2017
JACKSON - The Ocean County Library will offer educational programs about Alzheimer’s disease at nine branches throughout the year beginning March 2017. The programs provide insight on why people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia experience behavioral changes. You will learn what those behaviors mean and how to cope when behaviors are challenging.The programs are sponsored by Alzheimer’s New Jersey.The Alzheimer’s programs will... Read More
March 02, 2017
LAVALLETTE – Enjoy a lively evening of music, song, and dance performed by Jennifer Mylod & the Boys of County O’Cean at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave., Lavallette.Traditional and original Irish tunes will be performed on the uillean pipes, Irish fiddle, whistle, bodhran, mountain dulcimer, and guitar. Mylod music is a unique meld of folk, Celtic, and contemporary... Read More
March 02, 2017
LAVALLETTE – Enjoy a lively evening of music, song, and dance performed by Jennifer Mylod & the Boys of County O’Cean at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave., Lavallette.Traditional and original Irish tunes will be performed on the uillean pipes, Irish fiddle, whistle, bodhran, mountain dulcimer, and guitar. Mylod music is a unique meld of folk, Celtic, and contemporary... Read More
February 27, 2017
TOMS RIVER - The New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s “Stages Festival” will return to the Ocean County Library this March, with 11 different productions presented across 15 library branches and two off-site locations throughout the county. The alliance is committed to providing Broadway-quality productions in partnership with local playhouses.This unique program, which originated in 1981, was designed to encourage New Jersey residents to attend local... Read More
February 18, 2017
TOMS RIVER – If you enjoy video games, the Ocean County Library has plenty to choose from in a variety of formats.Video games available from game consoles Playstation, Wii, and XBOX are available at the Ocean County Library.Popular games like “STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed” is available in several formats along with “LEGO Harry Potter”, “Minecraft,” “ Lost Planet,” “Halo” and many others.Games are available at the library’s branches in Jackson... Read More
February 07, 2017
ISLAND HEIGHTS – Who is the woman that created Madame C.J. Walker Beauty Culture and became the first self-made female millionaire in America? Come find out 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the borough branch of the Ocean County Library.The Island Heights Branch, 121 Central Ave., will host the Black History Month program “Madam C.J. Walker’s Success and Shampoo” which will focus on the life of Sarah Breedlove better known as Madam C.J. Walker.... Read More
February 02, 2017
JACKSON – Join us for the Friends of the Jackson Library’s Country Western Dance and Silent Auction from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Jackson Firehouse #55, 113 North New Prospect Road.You’ll have a fun evening with friends, music, dance and desserts. Music and instruction provided by Billy and Lisa, BTK Entertainment. Couples, singles, no experience or partner needed. Adults 18 and older welcomeTickets are $18 in advance (before... Read More
January 27, 2017
JACKSON - Ocean County Library will help celebrate Jackson Township’s 173rd anniversary with a presentation by Borden Applegate 6:30 p.m. Monday March 6.The library’s Jackson Branch, 2 Jackson Drive, will host Applegate who will present his newly-released book, “Jackson Mills: A Personal Reflection.” He will follow it up with a Q&A session and book signing.The book gives readers a brief glimpse of life during the 1940s and 50s in Jackson... Read More