Back to School Ready with the
Ocean County Library's
Education Initiative
Discover Ocean County Library: An Education Initiative  is an ongoing partnership between OCL and our schools. Our goal is to put a library card in the hand of every student and to better serve the curriculum needs of educators, students, and their families. Our librarians can provide professional development hours for educators. We can also visit classrooms to promote reading and demonstrate online resources for research and enrichment. These resources are free to access with your library card. Learn more by exploring the links below.
September Is National Library Card Sign-up Month!
OCL will be celebrating 2019's Library Card Sign-up Month with a video series featuring our patrons answering "How has the Library transformed your life?"
September Programming
Saturday, September 14: 6:00 pm
Toms River Branch
2019 James J. Mancini Author Event Featuring Alice Hoffman

Meet Alice Hoffman the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty works of fiction including: The Rules of Magic , The Marriage of Opposites , The Red Garden , The Dovekeepers , and Oprah's Book Club selection Here on Earth .
Book signing to follow.
This program is sponsored in part by the
Ocean County Library Foundation
Thursday, September 12: 6:30 pm
Toms River Branch
Buried Alive With the Will to Survive – From Devastation to Inspiration

Buried beneath the rubble of the South Tower, Joe Torrillo wondered what life could be if given just one more day. Miraculously found alive, Joe was buried again under the debris of the second collapse minutes after being rescued. Retired FDNY Lieutenant Joe Torrillo will share his inspiring story and his lessons on how to manage fear under the most horrible situations.
Sponsored by the
Ocean County Library Foundation.

Save The Date
Saturday, November 16: 2:00 pm
Toms River Branch
Lisa Scottoline

Meet best selling author, Lisa Scottoline for a book talk and signing. Tickets go on sale at all 21 locations on October 1st. Ticket price ($30) includes a copy of "Someone Knows."
Fundraising event sponsored by
the Friends of the Ocean County Library

  • The Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 2.
  • The Lakewood, Toms River, and Stafford Branches will begin their Sunday schedules September 8.
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