All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.
On Friday, November 24, the Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River branches will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All branches will reopen Saturday, November 25.
July 25, 2017
TOMS RIVER- The Friends of the Ocean County Library Toms River are sponsoring a bus trip to the New York City on Thursday, Sept 14.The day will begin with a shopping trip to “Little Italy in the Bronx” followed by the New York Botanical Gardens. A guided tour of the Chihuly Exhibit will be provided, where the brilliantly colored glass sculptures of artist Dale Chihuly will be shown for the first time in a decade.Attendees will meet at 8:15 a.m.... Read More
July 25, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Published author and Ocean County resident Anysia Marcell Kiel will be visiting 14 branches of the Ocean County Library to promote her new book, “Discovering the Healer Within.”While many people are likely familiar with psychic mediums who do readings, few know about healing mediums who teach you how to clear illnesses and ailments in a noninvasive, peaceful way. Ms. Kiel guides you on a journey to awaken powerful healing abilities... Read More
July 25, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Children and adults will enjoy the classic story of “Charlotte’s Web” at the Toms River and Lacey branches of the Ocean County Library in August.The 1952 children’s novel written by E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams, “Charlotte's Web” tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte.A play adaptation of this classic will be presented by The Lacey River Teen Troupe directed by... Read More
July 25, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Elvis is in the building! He’ll be in three buildings in fact as part of a three-part musical lecture series in August that will focus on the legendary career of Elvis Presley.“Elvis Unplugged” will focus on Presley’s life and the historical moments that shaped our world. Each program will focus on a different time in Elvis’s life.The first lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 1 at the Upper Shores Branch, 112 Jersey City... Read More
July 24, 2017
BARNEGAT -  The Ocean County Library will present “The Lizard Guys” at the Barnegat Branch, 112 Burr Street, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug 3.Animal enthusiasts are invited to a live animal presentation that will educate and entertain with lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and various insects.The Lizard Guys welcome the audience to participate in viewing and asking questions about their animal friends.The program is open to all ages, but... Read More
July 24, 2017
TOMS RIVER -  The Ocean County Library adds two online research tools for antiques and collectibles to a growing lineup of free resources available on its website, www.theoceancountylibrary.org on Friday, July 21.Maloney’s Antiques and Collectibles Directory helps users find collectors, dealers, experts, auction houses, restoration or grading services, and appraisers. Information is available on thousands of categories of antiques and... Read More
July 24, 2017
TOMS RIVER -  The Ocean County Library adds two online research tools for antiques and collectibles to a growing lineup of free resources available on its website, www.theoceancountylibrary.org on Friday, July 21.Maloney’s Antiques and Collectibles Directory helps users find collectors, dealers, experts, auction houses, restoration or grading services, and appraisers. Information is available on thousands of categories of antiques and... Read More
July 20, 2017
BRICK – Childhood is an excellent time to exercise one’s imagination. The Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, will host a creative writing workshop for ages 7 and up at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug 9.Attendees will learn writing tips and gain experience in a creative outlet, in a friendly and supportive environment.This event is free but registration is required. To register, call the branch at 732-477-4513 or visit... Read More
July 20, 2017
BRICK – Jenkinson’s Aquarium will teach children and families about outrageous reptiles at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 8 at the Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Road.Children and families will learn the characteristics of all reptiles and compare different reptile groups, including snakes, turtles, lizards, and crocodilians. The presentation will include live reptiles.This event is free, but registration is required.... Read More
July 19, 2017
TOMS RIVER – Emmy award-nominated children’s band Alex & the Kaleidoscope will perform at several branches of the Ocean County Library on Aug 3 and Aug 14.Alex & the Kaleidoscope’s singalong melodies and inspirational lyrics engage children emotionally and physically. Audiences clap, sing, dance, and improvise with the band, creating community and connection. Alex & the Kaleidoscope will perform at the following locations on Aug... Read More