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.

From the Partnership That Brought You The GangWise Project
O.C. Board of Chosen Freeholders, O.C. Youth Service Commission, O.C. Health Department,
S.C. of NJ Ocean County Probation-Juvenile Supervision, O.C. Library,
Municipal Alliance Project, N.J. Governors Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse


Tools for Teens and Adults” is a series of free preventative programs that promotes healthy options and supports positive healthy development among our Ocean County teens. These valued programs are offered to teens, their guardians/ families, educators, professionals, and members of the public. Professional Development Certificates are offered to everyone who attends the prevention workshops.

Parents and guardians are highly urged to attend these free programs with their adolescent and engage in these crucial conversations with their teens. The library works closely with several agencies in Ocean County, including but not limited to the Juvenile Justice Committee, the Ocean County Probation Juvenile Supervision department, and the local schools for new and timely topics for the Tools for Teens programs.


Tools for Teens and Adults Upcoming Programs

Teen Dating Safety

With one in three adolescents in the U.S. a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, it's clear that parents, educators, and teens all need as much information as possible.

By sharing and discussing dating violence warning signs, dispelling myths and misconceptions, and giving real-life examples that address the difficult scenarios teen dating can bring, S.O.F.I.A.'s workshops have helped young people gain confidence and tools to build positive relationships for themselves and their peers.

Sign in at 6:15pm. Program starts promptly at 6:30 pm.

*Professional Development hours will be provided.


Jackson Branch

Tuesday, November 21st

(732) 928-440

Toms River Branch

Thursday, November 30th

(732) 349-6200

Lakewood Branch

Wednesday, December 6th

(732) 363-1438