Temporary Hours:
Toms River, Barnegat, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor, Long Beach Island, Manchester, Plumsted, Point Boro, Stafford and Upper Shores branches will be open:
Monday through Thursday 10am – 2pm, and 3pm to 7pm
Friday and Saturday 10am – 2pm

Bay Head, Beachwood, Island Heights, Point Beach, Tuckerton, Waretown and Whiting branches will be open:
Monday 10am – 2pm, and 3pm – 7pm
Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 2pm

The Stafford Branch will reopen at 3pm this afternoon, August 13, 2020.
February 19, 2020
LACEY TOWNSHIP – How have Ocean County’s communities and residents changed over time? The Ocean County Library Lacey Branch will host “The U.S. Census: Then and Now,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10.Joseph Quartullo, Census Data Dissemination Specialist, will present historical and current statistical information to illustrate the growth of Lacey Township and Ocean County.The discussion will also cover a brief overview of the 2020 U.S. Census, and... Read More
February 18, 2020
JACKSON – Tax prep help, neighborly knitting, adventures in writing and outstanding new literature lead the March programs at the Ocean County Library, Jackson Branch.“Prose & Ink Writers Group,” 6:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. All genres are welcome. Bring three to five pages of a work in progress for discussion.“Knit Chain Volunteers,” 6:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 2, 16, 30. Items are donated to hospitals.“Book Discussion,” 7 p.m.... Read More
February 18, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch, in partnership with the Ocean County chapter of the National Organization for Women, will host a Women’s Health Expo, 10 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 21.The six-hour Expo coincides with Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women’s suffrage.It will feature discussion panels and information on topics including... Read More
February 14, 2020
TOMS RIVER – Get ready to stomp, stride and strut. Join the Friends of the Ocean County Library – Toms River for their First Annual Country Line Dance fundraiser, 6 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 28 at Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River.Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Beginners can learn on the spot, courtesy of DJ Maureen and her team. Country-style attire is optional.The Friends will provide water and desserts. Cajun Jax BBQ will provide food... Read More
February 12, 2020
JACKSON – The centennial of women’s voting rights in the United States, a salute to unsung female heroes of the Civil War and a night of girl group rock ‘n roll lead Women’s History Month observances during March at the Ocean County Library, Jackson Branch.At 2 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 14, the branch will host Michèle LaRue’s interpretive performance of “Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffragist Satire,” written by reform activist Marie Jenny... Read More
February 12, 2020
TOMS RIVER – As part of its Women’s History Month celebration, the Ocean County Library will host Michèle LaRue in “Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffragist Satire” at five branches during March.“Someone Must Wash the Dishes” is a satire written in 1912 by social reform pioneer Marie Jenny Howe.Michèle’s character is a prim, affable anti-suffragist whose own rhetoric inadvertently illustrates the value of women’s voting rights.“Someone... Read More
February 12, 2020
JACKSON – The Ocean County Library Jackson Branch will exhibit the highly expressive creations of New Jersey artist Helen Harris, March 6 through April 17.Helen’s landscapes, seascapes, florals and abstracts are rendered in water color, acrylics, mixed media and oils. Her works have been displayed in numerous East Coast shows and galleries during the past 20 years.The holder of a Graphic Design degree from the Philadelphia College of Arts, Helen... Read More
February 12, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will present Dr. Jamie Scomak of Inner Dynamics Physical Therapy of Ocean and Monmouth Counties in a discussion of pelvic therapy, 6 p.m. Monday, Mar. 2.Dr. Scomak will discuss the scope, diagnoses and practices of pelvic physical therapy for men and women who cope with bladder dysfunction, constipation, post-surgical conditions and other disorders related to the pelvic and abdominal... Read More
February 10, 2020
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, February 17, in observance of President’s Day.Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, February 18.We encourage our customers to use the Library’s online resources, including databases, ebooks, emagazines, streaming services and online classes which are available throughwww.theoceanccountylibrary.org.For more information, contact the Ocean County Library through its... Read More
February 10, 2020
Long Beach Island – Teens and tweens, prepare to test your skills and knock out the competition. The Ocean County Library, Long Beach Island Branch will host the Super Smash Bros.© Tournament, 6 p.m Wednesday, Mar. 25.Players will take the roles of characters from the most popular and enduring Nintendo® games of the past several decades. Gamers will match wits for a full hour using the Switch system.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Ave.,... Read More