The Toms River Branch will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 1 in preparation for "Links with the Masters," an Ocean County Library Foundation mini golf fundraising event.
October 09, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ocean County Library will host “Finger Knit Rope Scarves” 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Long Beach Island Branch.Learn how to finger knit a scarf. Supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Island Library.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City.Registration is required for this free program. To register, call the branch at 609-494-2480 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events.
October 09, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ocean County Library will host “Afterschool STEAM” 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Long Beach Island Branch.This STEAM-based program gives children the opportunity to learn together through play. Creative crafts and engaging activities are chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development. Dress for a mess.This program is geared toward children ages 6 to 10.The branch is located at 217 S.... Read More
October 09, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “It Was Fate: A War, a Massacre, a Romance” 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.Gina Maguire’s grandfather, Nick Venturella, entrusted his photos, letters, and a narrative of his life. Maguire compiled them into his memoir and will present these treasures that give a personal and historical perspective of his experiences.Maguire is a professor at Stockton University.This... Read More
October 09, 2018
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. All branches will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.Seven branches – Barnegat, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Manchester, Stafford, and Toms River – will be open on Friday, November 23.All branches will resume regular hours Saturday, November 24.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources, including databases,... Read More
October 09, 2018
TOMS RIVER - What would you pay for choice movie seats, with start times whenever you’re ready? Ocean County Library resident cardholders are getting it all for free, at home or on the go, through the newly-added Kanopy website and mobile app.Browse 26,000 titles in dozens of categories such as current, classic, comedies, sci-fi, mysteries, documentaries, musicals, and cinema from around the world in various languages.Kanopy Kids contains 1,443... Read More
October 08, 2018
TOMS RIVER – Read the most recent issues of “The Star Ledger” and “The Philadelphia Inquirer” online with your Ocean County Library card. Free online access means no paywall blocking access and no need to recycle paper.“The Star Ledger” is the largest circulated newspaper in New Jersey. It is one of the foremost publications for state and national politics, just in time for election season.“The Philadelphia Inquirer” features world and local... Read More
October 04, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a variety of programs for adults throughout November.“Write Your Story” 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. In commemoration of National Novel Writing Month, the Jackson Branch is opening its computer lab and Quiet Study Room for novice and experienced novel writers. Please bring laptop if using Quiet Study Room. No registration required.“Afternoon Film” 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. The... Read More
October 04, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Enjoy a demonstration on combining fresh ingredients to create healthy soups using a blender at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15 at the Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave.Amy Paradise of Twin Boys Enterprises, will present the program “Soup’s On” which will include a fun “tasting bar” and recipes to take home.Register early, as space is limited. To register, call the branch at 609-494-2480 or... Read More
October 04, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – Celebrate the long running comic book “The Walking Dead” with exclusive swag and comics from Diamond Book Distributors as well as a drop-in craft on Saturday, Oct.13 at the Long Beach Island Library, 217 S. Central Ave. in Surf City.No registration is required for this teen/adult program. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to participate.
October 03, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Ocean County Library will host “Medicare 101: Aging In” 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Long Beach Island Branch. The topic for this event is “Eating Healthy on a Budget”.Learn tips on buying fruits and vegetables at a low cost, planning home meals, and saving money on food.Optional free screenings by a registered nurse will take place after the program. This will included health and wellness information, blood pressure,... Read More