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.
June 21, 2017
TOMS RIVER – This will be the Summer of “Star Wars” at the Brick, Lakewood, and Point Pleasant Beach Branches of the Ocean County Library.Visit one of the branches to get your program passport, then attend three programs in Brick, two in Point Pleasant Beach, and one in Lakewood to enter to win a “Star Wars” grand prize.The Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, 732-477-4513“Star Wars Camp” at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 13 and 20Ocean County Library... Read More
June 19, 2017
LITTLE EGG HARBOR - The Sea Dogs will perform at the Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Rd., at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24.The pirate re-enactment group will perform hand-clapping, foot-stomping, traditional sea chanties and songs of the sea. They will teach about sailors, geography, and life at sea.This program is sponsored by the Friends of Little Egg Harbor Township Branch of the Ocean County Library. The... Read More
June 14, 2017
WARETOWN - The Friends of the Waretown Public Library will offer a “Family and Friends Fundraiser” at Kristy’s Casual Dining 562 Route 9 in Waretown, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 21.A portion of your bill at the Family and Friends Fundraiser will benefit the Friends of the Waretown Library. Please pick up a 15% off flyer at the Waretown Branch, 112 Main Street, and present it at the Fundraiser.The Friends of the Waretown Public Library... Read More
June 14, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Do you need help with your smartphone, tablet, or other tech item? The Ocean County Library will host “Tech Buddies,” where teen volunteers or library staff will assist you with your tech needs.Attendees can bring their device(s) and spend up to 30 minutes with a volunteer or staff member who will share their expertise.The following sessions will take place at the Brick Branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, 732-477-4513:Tuesday, July 11... Read More
June 08, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Businessman and radio personality Joel Markel will present the film “Oro Macht Frei” at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street.Markel, who co-hosts the morning radio show “Preferred Company,” on WOBM 1160 AM, served as executive producer of “Oro Macht Frei.” The film explores the Roman Jewish experience during the Nazi occupation of Rome from September 1943 to June 1944.“... Read More
June 08, 2017
BARNEGAT - The Ocean County Library will offer “Barnegat Bay: A National Estuary” at the Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr Street, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20.Karen Walzer, Public Outreach Coordinator for the Barnegat Bay Partnership, will provide an interactive presentation demonstrating how the wetlands and other bay habitats help protect coastal communities. Learn how scientists evaluate the health of this valuable estuary and how we are all... Read More
June 08, 2017
LACEY - The Ocean County Library will showcase “An Afternoon Opera Recital with Christa Dalmazio” at the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library, 10 East Lacey Road in Forked River at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17.Entertain your ears with the operatic tunes of Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and Strauss brought to life by soprano vocalist, Christa Dalmazio and accompanied by pianist Chun-Wei Kang.The program is free and open to the public, but registration... Read More
June 07, 2017
BARNEGAT - The Ocean County Library will offer four “StoryWalk® on Burr Street” programs for children to read and walk from the Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr St. to the Robert L. Horbelt Elementary School, 104 Burr St.Families can begin at either the library or school and walk along an adjoining sidewalk to read Ezra Jack Keats’ book “Over in the Meadow.” Laminated pages from this children's book will be displayed along an outdoor path. As... Read More
June 06, 2017
POINT PLEASANT – Celebrate the life of singer, actor, and comedian Dean Martin on Friday, June 23 at 11 a.m. at the Point Pleasant Branch of the Ocean County Library, 834 Beaver Dam Rd.Celebrate the 100th birthday of the “King of Cool” during “That’s Amore: A Century of Dean Martin.” Entertainer Dave DeLuca will replicate Martin’s relaxed, crooning voice as he performs signature songs such as “Memories are Made of This,” “Everybody Loves... Read More
June 06, 2017
POINT PLEASANT –  Celebrate the life of singer, actor, and comedian Dean Martin on Friday, June 23 at 11 a.m. at the Point Pleasant Branch of the Ocean County Library, 834 Beaver Dam Rd.Celebrate the 100th birthday of the “King of Cool” during “That’s Amore: A Century of Dean Martin.” Entertainer Dave DeLuca will replicate Martin’s relaxed, crooning voice as he performs signature songs such as “Memories are Made of This,” “Everybody Loves... Read More