Celebrating
LGBT Pride Month
LGBT Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June commemorating the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.
In recent years, celebrations include pride parades, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world.
The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.*
One Book OCL:
An Online Book Club
Unfortunately, apart from being gay, single, and really, really in need of a date for a big event, Luc and Oliver have nothing in common. So they strike a deal to be publicity-friendly (fake) boyfriends until the dust has settled. Then they can go their separate ways and pretend it never happened....but the thing about fake-dating is that it can feel a lot like real-dating.

  • Joining the book club is completely free.

  • As an Ocean County Library cardholder you will have access to download an eBook of each reading selection for freeFor instructions on how to download from Freading click here.

  • Don’t have a card? Sign up online for a free library card here.
We are offering teens the opportunity to earn community service hours through our 2021 Virtual S.A.I.L. program.
This online modified volunteer program still allows teens the opportunity to serve their community while learning, sharing, and having fun at the same time! In Virtual S.A.I.L. teens will:
  • Learn more about the Ocean County Library.
  • Gain valuable insight into their community needs.
  • Help create future teen programs post COVID - 19.
  • Advise librarians on teen needs and library services.
  • Enrich family and friends while reading.
Molly Ostertag
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 6 – 7pm

Molly Ostertag is an Igntaz and Prism Award winning graphic novelist, 30 Under 30 Forbes scholar, and a writer for children’s TV animation. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she’s worked as a designer on the show Star vs. the Forces of Evil (Disney TVA) and as a writer for Thundercats Roar (Warner Bros.) and the The Owl House (Disney TVA).
P.C. & Kristin Cast
Thursday, June 24, 2021, 6 – 7pm

P.C. Cast is an American romance/fantasy author, known for the House of Night series, Goddess Summoning and Partholon series. These and other titles are edited by her daughter Kristin Cast.
The Ocean County Library Commission announced on Tuesday, May 18 an expansion of the library system’s hours of operation effective Tuesday, June 1:
 
Toms River, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Manchester Branches:
Monday through Thursday 9am - 9pm Friday and Saturday 9am - 5pm;

Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Point Pleasant Borough and Stafford Branches:
Monday 9am - 5pm, Tuesday through Thursday 9 am - 9pm,
Friday and Saturday 9am - 5pm;

Long Beach Island and Upper Shores Branches:
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am - 5pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am - 9pm;

Beachwood, Island Heights, Plumsted, Point Pleasant Beach, Tuckerton and Waretown Branches, Bay Head and Whiting Reading Centers:
Monday 10 am - 9pm, Tuesday through Friday 10 am - 5pm, Saturday 10 am - 2pm.

*Library of Congress. “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month: About.” 2019, www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/.
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