Ocean County Public Library

101 Washington Street
732-349-6200


Reviews

Brittany Allen

Rating:
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
We loved Waddler Time and have already signed up to attend again. This library is clean, well staffed and has a great kids area. We look forward to attending more classes.

Lucille Budnick

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Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
Love to go to the library. Everyone is so helpful.

eileen simonet

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Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Love this place! Librarians are always sweet and very helpful!

Michele Barkley-Williams

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Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
I love it the staff is friendly and it’s easy to move around.

Bradley Mylchreest

Rating:
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Bathrooms need upgrades and more kept together. Dirty. Soap dispenser is broken upstairs near the 30 min express computers, some customers are loud and make a scene, the staff is great though! Nice list of programs

Recent News

OCL Puppet Players Present 'The Bad Seed'

OCL Puppet Players Present 'The Bad Seed'He’s rude, he’s crude. He’s got no friends. He’s just baaaad. Can he change? Children will find out in April and May, as the OCL Puppet Players present Jory John’s “The Bad …

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Leap Language Barriers with Pronunciator at the Ocean County Library

Toms River, NJ -- If you plan to travel abroad, if you’re new to the US, or if you just want to increase your language fluency, the Ocean County Library creates a bridge for diversity with Pronunciator, the world’s largest digital, fully-…

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Ladies of Country Music Coming to the Ocean County Library

TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will present “Ladies of Country Music with Elaine and the Cimarron Sky Band” at four branches.Celebrate Women’s History Month as the band will perform the classic country songs of singers Lorett…

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Master Gardeners To Offer Tips At Ocean County Library Branches

TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library willhost a series of programs featuring Master Gardeners, trained and certified by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County. They will provide a wide range of horticultural information and gardening tips…

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Ocean County Library Will Be Closed Feb.20 for Presidents Day

All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday February 20 in observance of Presidents Day. All branches of the Ocean County Library will reopen Tuesday February 21. We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources i…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Discussion at the Ocean County Public Library

Have you ever felt as though you had a case of the winter blues? The Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus will present “S. A. D.”, a discussion on seasonal affective disorder. As the days become shorter, join us to…

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Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary to be Remembered at Ocean County Library

Ocean County Library will commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor during a special remembrance program 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 7 in its Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street. “As we come together to commemorate the 75th ann…

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Celebrate National Native American Heritage at Ocean County Library

Toms River -  Ocean County Library will celebrate the many cultures of America’s indigenous population as it recognizes National Native American Heritage Month in November.For a look at the contemporary issues Native Americans face, the Barnegat B…

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Ocean County Library is Closed for Labor Day on September 5, 2016

Toms River, NJ -- All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.They will reopen Tuesday, September 6.We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources including databases, ebooks, emagazin…

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Ocean County Library-Food for Fines campaign

TOMS RIVER – In honor of its 90th anniversary and in accordance with its mission of “connecting people, building community and transforming lives,” the Ocean County Library is launching a “Food for Fines” campaign throughout September.The F…

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Labor Day Closing and the Resumption of Sunday Hours

All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. All branches of the Ocean County Library will resume normal branch hours on Tuesday Sept. 8. As always, the library website www.theoceancountylibr…

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Ocean County Library Closed for Memorial Day

Toms River, NJ - All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Sunday, May 24 and Memorial Day, May 25, 2015. All branches will resume their normal business hours Tuesday, May 26. The library’s website www.theoceancountylibrary.org will…

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Ocean County Library Hosts Program On Basic Rights In Special Education

Toms River, NJ -- The Ocean County Library Lacey branch is partnering with the Statewide Parents Advocacy Network (SPAN) New Jersey to host a program on basic rights in special education. This program provides families with an introduction to their …

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Ocean County Library Seeks Submissions For Ninth Annual Film Festival

Toms River, NJ - The Ocean County Library is seeking submissions from high school filmmakers for the ninth annual Student Film Festival.Submissions cover a wide variety of categories, including music video, short feature, news, animation and advertis…

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Affordable Care Act Assistance From Ocean Health Initiatives at OCL

TOMS RIVER -  Health insurance open enrollment starts Nov. 15 and bilingual (Spanish and English) assisters from Ocean Health Initiatives will be available at select Ocean County Library branches to answer your questions about the Health Insurance M…

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'Dying to do Letterman' Comedian Steve Mazan Comes to the Ocean County Library

Toms River, NJ -- Comedian and subject of the documentary “Dying to do Letterman” Steve Mazan will speak at the Ocean County Library Toms River branch (101 Washington Street).Mazan comes from the famous San Francisco scene that produced comedy le…

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Fred Miller’s Lecture in Song: All Over the Map

Pianist, singer, and narrator Fred Miller will perform his “Lecture-in-Song: All Over the Map,” a 60-75 minute musical/anecdotal international travelogue of American Popular Song circling the globe, throughout the Ocean County Library this fall.…

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Ocean County Library Closed for Election Day

All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 5. They will resume regular business hours Nov. 6. As always, the library Web site, www.theoceancountylibrary.org and its databases will be available during that …

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'Dia!' Celebration At The Ocean County Library

Ocean County Library will join in the fun of “Dia!”, a national American Library Association program, that celebrates diversity, children and literacy, and presents it to families through books, stories and programs during April and March…

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OCL Presents Stages Festival At 10 Branches

New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s “Stages Festival”  will present seven programs at 10 Ocean County Library branches in March. These programs will mark the 16th anniversary of the library’s partnership with the Alliance. …

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OCL To Host Storm Recovery Expos

Toms River, NJ -- Ocean County Library will partner with the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and host “Beyond Sandy: The Storm Resource Expo,”  two expos that will present resources to area residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Att…

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Ocean County Library-16 Branches Resume Normal Hours

Toms River, NJ -- Most branches of the Ocean County Library will be open during their normal business hours with the following exceptions: Beachwood; Point Pleasant Borough; Upper Shores (Lavallette); Bay Head; and Long Beach Island.The open branches…

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Susan Orlean to Speak at 2 OCL Branches

TOMS RIVER, NJ---She has been around the world, several times, reporting about people who are a little bit different, a little bit quirky.  She has entertained us and her writings have reminded us of life’s little joke: the more we are differe…

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