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.
January 17, 2020
MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Library Manchester Branch brims with free activities for adults in February. Here are the highlights of events for education, entertainment and well being in our newly renovated meeting room.“Artists’ Reception for Barbara Whelan,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.  Meet and chat with this prominent local artist and share refreshments. Barbara’s photograph exhibit can be viewed in the meeting room during regular... Read More
January 17, 2020
MANCHESTER – Do you enjoy cooking or baking? The Friends of the Manchester Branch Library invite you to share one - or even a couple - of your favorite recipes, in their upcoming fundraiser cookbook.Contributions to the fundraising book can be submitted until March 1 at the Ocean County Library Manchester Branch.Proceeds from the sale of each copy will help the Friends support programming for all ages at the Manchester Branch.Choose among eight... Read More
January 16, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will present “So You Want to Write a Romance Novel” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3.Novelist Carol Lee Mahler, of Soulmate Publishing, will discuss the business of writing, the romance genre, and the steps required to move from manuscript to publication.The Jersey Shore resident’s most recent novels are “Katie and the Cowboy” and “For the Love of a Scotsman.”The branch is located at... Read More
January 10, 2020
TOMS RIVER - Ocean County Library’s Toms River Branch, 101 Washington St., will be transformed into a miniature golf course during a two-day fundraiser by the Ocean County Library Foundation.The 4th annual “Links with the Masters” will be held Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7. Golf attire is suggested to add to the fun atmosphere of the event, but is not required.Friday’s adult-only (21+) event will start at 7 p.m. with cocktails and light... Read More
January 10, 2020
Little Egg Harbor – The Ocean County Library System continues to make progress on the Little Egg Harbor Branch’s electrical repairs. These repairs are a result of a power surge from a transformer located on the perimeter of Mathistown Road. The surge occurred around 11:00 pm on October 14, after the branch had closed for the evening.“We are looking forward to welcoming back our Little Egg Harbor patrons and staff,” said Susan Quinn, Ocean County... Read More
January 10, 2020
WARETOWN – The Ocean County Library Waretown Branch will host “Understanding Depression” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10.Attendees can gain an understanding of the types, signs and symptoms of depression, and learn coping strategies and self-help suggestions.The branch is located at 112 Main Street.Registration is required for this free event, presented by Ocean Mental Health Services. To register, call the branch, 609-693-5133, or visit www.... Read More
January 10, 2020
WARETOWN – The Ocean County Library Waretown Branch will host “Martin Luther King: A Man of Conscience,” at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.First-person interpreter Keith Henley will highlight the communicative skills that placed the pastor, activist and humanitarian among the world’s great orators.Henley serves as Artistic Director and Choreographer for the Folkloric Heritage Culture Arts Company in Cherry Hill. He has performed interpretations... Read More
January 10, 2020
LACEY – The Ocean County Library Lacey Branch will present “Killing Kate” at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 1.The event will be streamed live via https://www.facebook.com/oceancountylibrary.Kate Ranta, who emerged from a severely abusive relationship to become a leader in raising awareness about domestic violence, will read passages and autograph copies of her book, “Killing Kate,” and engage in questions and answers.Ranta’s story is one of triumph... Read More
January 10, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Drawings ‘From The Past,’” images by Rita Apsegaite-Clemens, in the McConnell Gallery throughout February.Rita, a native of Lithuania, is a professional artist, graphic designer, photographer and art teacher with a passion for drawing and watercolor.She has studied at Kaunas College of Art and Vilnius Academy of Art in Lithuania, and now studies computer graphics and... Read More
January 10, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Faces,” a collection of street photography by Anthony Cuttitta, in the 2nd Floor Gallery throughout the month of February.A native of Lodi, New Jersey, Anthony recently relocated to Toms River after living 30 years in the Pocono Mountains. His work has been shown in the Soho in the Burg Gallery, Sweet Cream’s Café, and Monroe Street Gallery in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.He... Read More