All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. All branches will reopen at regular hours Tuesday, May 28.

  • Miles Away From You

    By A.B. Rutledge (YA Rutl)

    Eighteen months after Vivien, his beloved transgender girlfriend, slipped into a coma after a suicide attempt, eighteen-year-old Miles begins healing while photographing her empty shoes against the stark landscapes of Iceland. Told through a series of instant messages.


  • Queer, There, and Everywhere

    By Sarah Prager (YA 306.76 Prag)

    Profiles notable LGBTQ figures and highlights their contributions to society and their community, including Kristina Vasa, Frida Kahlo, Alan Turing, Glenn Burke, and George Takei.


  • Release

    By Patrick Ness (YA Ness)

    Struggling with his family's religious beliefs, an employer's ultimatum and his unrequited love for his ex, Adam struggles to move on with a best friend and a new relationship while trying to find the courage to stay true to himself.


  • Leah on the Offbeat

    By Becky Albertalli (YA Albe)

    With prom and graduation around the corner, senior Leah Burke struggles when her group of friends start fighting.


  • People Like Us

    By Dana Mele (YA Mele)

    When a girl is found dead at her elite boarding school, soccer-star Kay Donovan follows a scavenger hunt which implicates suspects increasingly close to her, unraveling her group of popular friends and perfectly constructed life.


  • Mask of Shadows

    By Linsey Miller (YA Mill)

    The gender fluid thief Sal Leon enters a competition to become a replacement member of the Left Hand--a quartet of the Queen's personal assassins--but must first survive the training and the contests while putting the reason for auditioning into motion--revenge.


  • Love and Other Carnivorous Plants

    By Florence Gonsalves (YA Gons)

    Nineteen-year-old Danny returns home after a disastrous first semester of college as a pre-med student and struggles with first love, grief, identity, and self-destructive behavior.


  • The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

    By Mackenzi Lee (YA Lee)

    Vowing to make his yearlong escapade across Europe his last hurrah before taking over the family estate, Henry "Monty" Montague and his best friend Percy find themselves in the middle of a dangerous manhunt involving pirates and highwaymen.


  • Autoboyography

    By Christina Lauren (YA Laur)

    High school senior Tanner Scott has hidden his bisexuality since his family moved to Utah, but he falls hard for Sebastian, a Mormon mentoring students in a writing seminar Tanner's best friend convinced him to take.


  • Let's Talk About Love

    By Claire Kann (YA Kann)

    In this young adult novel, Alice, afraid of explaining her asexuality, has given up on finding love until love finds her.


  • All Out: the No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages

    Edited by Saundra Mitchell (YA All)

    A collection of historical fiction featuring a transgender soldier, two girls falling in love while mourning Kurt Cobain, and forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent.


  • Spinning

    By Tillie Walden (YA B Wald)

    A graphic memoir recounts the years Walden spent competitively figure skating, before her developing love of art and first girlfriend causes her to question the insular world of figure skating.


  • The Last To Let Go

    By Amber Smith (YA Smit)

    When her mother is arrested for killing Brooke's abusive father, Brooke must confront the shadow of her family's violence and dysfunction.


  • Fire Song

    By Adam Garnet Jones (YA Jone)

    Fire Song tells about the struggles of two Indigenous gay teenagers trying to find their place in the world.


  • The Summer of Jordi Perez and the Best Burger in Los Angeles

    By Amy Spalding (YA Spal)

    A summer of first love, fashion, friendship, and cheeseburgers.