LG BT Pr id e M on th
LGBTQ 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 year, 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.*
Due to Covid-19, and the need for social distancing, Ocean County Library is modifying our in-person S.A.I.L. volunteer program to an engaging online format. We are offering teens the opportunity to earn community service hours through our 2020 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.

Chat/Text service is a quick way to get answers to brief, factual questions from trained OCL staff in real-time.

You can also text your question (140 character limit) to (732) 943-1625.

Text/chat will be available from
10am-2pm, Monday - Friday.
Need a Library Card?

The Ocean County Library is now offering temporary, digital library cards to residents. These cards are active for 60 days after received via email. 
Our Digital Materials are available to you 24/7

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