The Ocean County Library will be closed Friday, April 19 for Good Friday and Sunday, April 21 for Easter Sunday. All branches will be open Saturday, April 20 and Monday, April 22.
November 21, 2018
JACKSON – Various programs are coming to the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library throughout December.“Holiday Concert” 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Join classical flutist and guitarist Keith Calmes as they present a selection of holiday favorites. This will include selections from Bach, Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”, and a variety of popular international carols.“Afternoon Film” 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. See a free film on the big screen... Read More
November 21, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “What Is Kwanzaa?” 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.Use your eyes, ears, hands, and taste buds to discover what Kwanzaa celebrates. Find out the meaning of the seven candles, what colors represent this celebration, and where it originated.This is a family-friendly program.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Registration is required for this free... Read More
November 21, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Family New Year’s Eve Party” at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31.Get ready to ring in the New Year with crafts, noisemakers, and music. Enjoy a family friendly party complete with a countdown to noon and a new year’s ball.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Registration for children is required for this free event. To register, call the branch at... Read More
November 21, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “All Aboard the Polar Express” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.Enjoy storytime with the Conductor, a juggling lesson with the Chef, and singalong with the crew of this enchanted train. Guests may wear their favorite holiday pajamas and have milk and cookies while waiting for a surprise visitor.Snacks may contain potential allergens.The branch is located at 217 S... Read More
November 21, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host “Will It Waffe?” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.Have you ever wondered what you could make into a waffle? Experiment with creative waffle iron recipes and answer the question, “Will it waffle?”Recipes may contain potential allergens.This program is for teens and tweens.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Registration is required for this... Read More
November 21, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a blood drive by the American Red Cross from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26.Consider taking an hour to donate blood to those in need.Teens at least 16 years of age may donate with permission by parent or guardian.Donors will receive a voucher for five free items from the Friends of the Jackson Library’s Book Sale shelves.The branch is located at 2 Jackson Drive.Walk-ins are... Read More
November 21, 2018
JACKSON – The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library will host free wellness screenings 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.Registered nurses from Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center will provide a variety of free screenings including blood pressure, glucose, pulse, body mass index, and stroke risk assessments.This program has been made possible through the Partnership for a Healthier Ocean County.The branch is located at 2 Jackson... Read More
November 14, 2018
TOMS RIVER – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. They will reopen their normal business hours Wednesday, Dec. 26.All branches will close at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. All branches will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. All branches will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources including databases, ebooks, emagazines, and online classes which... Read More
October 31, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host an art exhibit for local digital photographer Robert Kirsch in the branch’s Meeting Room from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31.A reception for the exhibit will take place at the branch 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Peruse the display then meet and talk with Kirsch. Light refreshments will be served.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Registration is not... Read More
October 31, 2018
LONG BEACH ISLAND – The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library will host a paint party for teens 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.The branch will provide the canvases, paints, and instructions for teens to paint their own winter-themed masterpiece. No prior experience necessary. Dress to paint.Refreshments will be served.The branch is located at 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City.Registration is required for this free program. To register,... Read More