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All branches of the Ocean County Library will have a delayed opening at 1 p.m. Friday, December 2nd, for the Annual Staff In-Service Training.
August 24, 2022
TOMS RIVER – September is Library Card Sign-up Month. The Ocean County Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) in reminding county residents how much a Library card offers. OCL’s books, recorded materials, programs, online resources, and social media platforms can spark creativity and foster knowledge, awareness, and communication. The Library’s web site places its resources and services wherever you need to be. Among the... Read More
August 23, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will mark Constitution Day by hosting Thomas H. Pyle’s presentation, “David Brearley, 1745-1790: NJ Signer of the Constitution,” 6:30 PM Tuesday, September 20 in Mancini Hall. Attendees will learn about one of the most important, but often overlooked, of America’s Founding Fathers. Brearley not only signed the Constitution, but also chaired the committee tasked with creating the... Read More
August 22, 2022
TOMS RIVER – During Labor Day weekend, all Ocean County Library branches and reading centers will be closed Sunday, September 4, and Monday, September 5. Patrons are welcome to use the Library’s online resources, databases, eBooks, eMagazines, video and audio streams and digital classes. They are available continuously at www.theoceancountylibrary.org. Keep up with Library programs and events at www.theoceancountylibrary.org, and on... Read More
August 19, 2022
BARNEGAT – Enjoy the change from summer to autumn at the Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch, where programs for all ages and interests fill the September calendar. Book Café -  7 PM Tuesday, September 6. Share your new favorites and hear from fellow book lovers. New members are always welcome. “Rubies of the Pines” - 10 AM Wednesday, September 7. Learn about Ocean County’s cranberry heritage from staffers of Cloverdale Farm County... Read More
August 19, 2022
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP – More than 175 children and adults shared a love of reading and community support in Storywalk®, during July and August through a partnership of the Ocean County Library Stafford Branch and the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean. Attendees strolled through the Stafford Community Garden at Lake Manahawkin, stopping at points along the way to follow the story line of Kari Percival’s gentle introduction to outdoor... Read More
August 18, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch is pleased to present “New Perspectives,” a multimedia exhibit by the Toms River Artist Community (TRAC), throughout the month of September. “New Perspectives” will be on display in the Branch’s 2nd Floor Gallery. It represents unique creative expressions of the lively, thriving art scene in Downtown Toms River. Works by TRAC members will encompass a broad range of themes, styles, and... Read More
August 17, 2022
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to present a program about the New Jersey’s environment, its impacts, and ways that residents can address them. “Civic Participation in Cancer Alley” will take place 7 PM Monday, September 12, in the Library’s Toms River Branch, and will be simulcast virtually. Independent author, journalist and environmental scientist Thomas Belton will lead the interactive discussion in Mancini Hall.... Read More
August 17, 2022
TOMS RIVER – Enjoy pastel landscapes of local sites that you might already know. New Jersey artist Scott Molnar’s exhibit, “Pastel Interpretations of Ocean County,” will be on display throughout the month of September at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch. Molnar’s pastels, enhanced by watercolor underpainting, will occupy the Library’s McConnell Gallery. He points out that his formal training has all been through classes and... Read More
August 16, 2022
LAVALLETTE – The music of the ‘60s is a soundtrack for a generation, and its influence continues today. International singing star Maggie Worsdale will perform “1960s Classics” at the Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branch, 7 PM Wednesday, September 14. Maggie will mine her vast repertoire for some of the most popular songs of the era, made famous by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Elvis Presley, and other memorable... Read More
August 15, 2022
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP – From identity theft to “phishing,” reports of financial fraud in the United States continue unabated. Learn ways to avoid becoming a victim during a live program at the Ocean County Library Stafford Branch, 10 AM Thursday, September 8. “Common Scams and How to Avoid Them” will be led by Officer Marisa Lawrence, the Stafford Township Police Department Community Outreach Officer. She will shed light on scams most frequently... Read More