National Library Week 2021
Welcome to Your Library
April 4 - 10

Help us celebrate National Library week with book spine poems! Book spine poetry is created by arranging books so their titles create a poem. 
  1. Share your book spine poem on social media using the hashtag: #OCLNLW
  2. Email your pictures or written poems to
Poems will be featured on various OCL platforms

Young Adult Author Series
Dive into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens
Virtual Program
Crystal Maldonado
6pm Thursday, April 8

Crystal Maldonado's debut novel, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega centers around a teen who “follows her writing dreams, resists her mother’s weight-loss schemes, and even falls for the cute boy from art class – until she realizes that he may be after her BFF.” 
Sandhya Menon
6pm Thursday, April 29

Sandhya has written When Dimple Met RishiThere's Something about Sweetie10 Things I Hate about Pinky, Of Curses and Kisses, From Twinkle with Love and her new novel for adult's Make Up Break Up under the pen name Lily Menon. 
hoopla Flex Begins March 31
  • Ocean County Library resident cardholders will still have 8 Instant borrows available each month, but will now also have 5 additional borrows for items in the Flex collection.
  • Instant borrows will continue to be available for hundreds of thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, comics, TV shows, movies, and music with no holds or waiting.
  • Flex borrows and holds can be placed on specially marked hoopla Flex eBooks and audiobooks.
  • Each hoopla Flex title is available for 21 days.
  • Customers can check out up to 5 Flex items at a time, and can place up to 5 holds on Flex items, as well.
  • Customers will have the option to allow “auto checkout” for holds on Flex titles.
Temporary Hours

Toms River, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Manchester
Monday through Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM; Friday and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Point Pleasant Borough, Stafford
Monday 10 AM – 5 PM; Tuesday through Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM;
Friday and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

Long Beach Island, Upper Shores
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM;
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 AM – 8 PM

Beachwood, Island Heights, Plumsted, Point Pleasant Beach,
Tuckerton, Waretown, Bay Head, Whiting
Monday 10 AM – 8 PM; Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM

All Branches will be Closed on Friday, April 2 for Good Friday
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