The Jackson Branch will be temporarily closed for maintenance from 3/4/2024 – 3/18/2024. While the branch is closed, any holds with a pick up at Jackson will be sent to Manchester by default.
October 24, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP – Author Kathy Nisivocci will offer a treat for adults with special challenges when she reads from her book Daisy Doesn’t Dock Dive and Other Doggy Adventures, 10 AM Monday, November 13 at the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch. Everyone will have a chance to win a prize by answering a trivia question from Daisy Doesn’t Dock Dive, available at the Ocean County Library. Autographed copies of her book will be available for... Read More
October 23, 2023
LAKEWOOD – Your tykes and you can have an enjoyable time and make new friends during “Ready, Set, Play!”, 10:30 AM until 12 PM Tuesday, November 21 and Tuesday, December 19 at the Ocean County Library Lakewood Branch. Children up to age five can have fun in supervised free-form play while adults socialize in a stress-free environment. Kids can tumble about on mats and tunnels and busy themselves with dolls, puzzles and books while happy music... Read More
October 23, 2023
LAKEWOOD – Sus hijos y usted pueden pasar un rato agradable y hacer nuevos amigos durante "¡En sus marcas, listos, a jugar!", de 10:30 a.m. a 12 p.m. el martes 21 de noviembre y el martes 19 de diciembre en la Biblioteca del Condado de Ocean, sucursal de Lakewood. Niños hasta a edad de cinco años pueden divertirse en juegos supervisados de forma libre mientras los adultos socializan en un ambiente libre de estrés. Los niños pueden dar tumbos... Read More
October 20, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by experiencing an authentic Pow-Wow at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, 7 PM Thursday, November 30. Citizens of New Jersey’s Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation will conduct the 90-minute program. “The Strength of Song and Dance” will feature evocative music and rhythmic movements traditional to the Lenape and Nanticoke tribes, and modern to all indigenous people.... Read More
October 19, 2023
TOMS RIVER – Whovians of all ages, join us to celebrate six decades of your favorite time traveling alien!  The Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Celebration will take place 2 PM to 4 PM Saturday, November 11, at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch. Test your Doctor Who knowledge and compete for a prize in our trivia contest. Then make your own sonic screwdriver, fandom buttons, weeping angels, adipose keychains, and more. The winner of... Read More
October 18, 2023
TOMS RIVER – All branches and reading centers of the Ocean County Library will open at 1 PM Friday, November 3, to accommodate OCL’s annual Staff In-Service Training. All Ocean County Library branches serving as Early Voting sites will be accessible for voters wishing to cast ballots. Berkeley Branch – 30 Station Road, Bayville, (732) 269-2144 Brick Branch – 301 Chambers Bridge Road, (732) 477-4513 Jackson Branch – 2 Jackson... Read More
October 17, 2023
LACEY TOWNSHIP – In honor of National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month, the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch is pleased to offer a virtual program for teens and adults, “Indigenous New Jersey: The Dispossession of Lenape Land,” 3:30 PM Wednesday, November 15. The program will be presented through Zoom. Jameson R. Sweet, Assistant Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University, will examine the history of interactions... Read More
October 16, 2023
MANCHESTER – New Jersey as we know it has history and inhabitants that far predate European settlement. Discover the rich legacy of our forebears during “Our Lenape Heritage,” 2 PM Tuesday, November 28 at the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch. Sand Hill Indian Historical Association Managing Director Claire Garland, will bring the Lenape Nation’s history and legacy to light in the program that celebrates Native American Heritage Month... Read More
October 13, 2023
TUCKERTON – The tidal wave of music that shaped American youth culture in the 1950s and ‘60s flowed from a skyscraper in midtown Manhattan. Experience “The Brill Building Sound” with pop culture historian Jimmy Scalia at the Ocean County Library Tuckerton Branch. 7 PM Monday, November 6. In his newest program, Scalia, the official Bobby Darin Archivist, will showcase many of the talented musicians, singers and songwriters who filled the... Read More
October 12, 2023
TOMS RIVER – In honor of Native American Heritage Month, teens and ‘tweens can discover the time-honored ingenuity of harnessing harvested food for multiple uses in a special crafting program. “Ink from Acorn for Teens” will be offered at four Ocean County Library branches in November. Waretown Branch – 6 PM Monday, November 6, 112 Main Street, (609) 693-5133. Long Beach Island Branch – 5 PM Wednesday, November 8, 217 South Central... Read More