The Ocean County Library will temporarily close to support the proactive measures being taken by the state of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety Division of New Jersey State Police of Emergency Management Administrative Order No. 2020-3. Administrative Order No. 2020-03 was updated on March 20, 2020 (Executive Order No. 104). The following facilities have been added to the list of facilities closed to members of the public in accordance with paragraph 7 of Executive Order No. 104 (2020): all municipal, county and state public libraries, and all libraries and computer labs at public and private colleges and universities.

All Branches will remain closed to the public for as long as Executive Order No. 104 (2020) remains in effect. Click Here for More Information
November 18, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host programs in December as part of their “Chapters of Health” series. Presenters are often professionals from local health-related organizations that have partnered with the library to help educate the public.“Brain Games for Adults” 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Exercise your mind and keep your thinking sharp with games, puzzles, and other fun activities.“Relationships and Self-Care... Read More
November 18, 2019
MANCHESTER – The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of regularly held activities throughout the month of December.“Writer’s Circle” 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 3 and 17. Critique one another’s work and discuss issues pertinent to authorship and getting published. Registration is not required.“Wednesday Movies” 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11, and 18. See films on the big screen without the admission fee of a movie theater... Read More
November 14, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is excited to launch our Museum Pass Program at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2.The Museum Pass Program provides the opportunity to visit a variety of cultural and educational attractions in the area for free. Adult, Ocean County residents with an active library card in good standing may book a pass.Passes can be reserved online at, over the phone, or in person at any... Read More
November 11, 2019
JACKSON – the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of programs throughout the month of December.“Prose and Ink Writers’ Group” 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Beginning and seasoned writers will work together to get their manuscripts in shape. All genres are welcome. Participants should bring three to five pages of a work in progress for constructive critique. No registration is required.“Design Your Own... Read More
November 11, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Healthy Holidays with Essential Oils” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.Lauren Gitlin of Legit Oils will help attendees choose essential oil blends to relax during the holiday season.This program is not recommended for those with asthma, allergies, or skin sensitivity.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Registration is required for this free program. To register, call the branch... Read More
November 07, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “WREP – When Radio Entertained People” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.Actors from WREP will perform vintage radio skits for an evening of laughter, including a Halloween episode of “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” and two Christmas episodes from “Suspense” and “Grand Central Station.”WREP was founded by Michael Glenn Miller in Toms River.The branch is located at 101... Read More
November 06, 2019
BERKELEY – The Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “The Beatles: the Beginnings” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.Paul Groom grew up in Liverpool and attended the same high school, Sunday school, and youth club as members of the Beatles. He presents the story of their rise from obscurity to stardom with his personal and unique stories.This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library.The branch is located at 30... Read More
October 30, 2019
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce it is expanding their digital magazine collection by adding titles to OverDrive and introducing a new platform through EBSCO, Flipster. Combined with existing platform RBdigital, there will now be a total of 140 titles across the three platforms.All Ocean County Library cardholders in good standing will have access to Flipster, OverDrive, and RBdigital.Each of the three platforms... Read More
October 29, 2019
BARNEGAT – The Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “A Legacy of Loss: An Exhibition of Endangered Species Art” by artist Jill DeFelice throughout the month of November.Jill DeFelice is a primarily self-taught artist, painting mainly in oils. She first started painting in 2001. In 2003, DeFelice relocated to Hong Kong and China, continuing her art education. Her works are in private collections worldwide, including New York,... Read More
October 29, 2019
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host various featured events throughout the month of November.“Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmer Band” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Enjoy an evening of rousing dance music, including polkas, Eastern European, Jewish, Ladino, and Middle Eastern tunes.“How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays” 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Learn about nutrition, diet, exercise, how to avoid weight gain over... Read More