Virtual Reading Challenges!
What should I read next?
How do I find something to read?
Where do I go to search to see if the library has the
e-books and audiobooks I want?
How do I get the e-books so I can
actually read them?!?
Read below for help...!
DEBBIE'S READING CHALLENGE PICKS
Debbie Bagchi, Reference Librarian
May's Reading Challenge topic is:
"Once Upon a Crime"
Here are some of my suggestions for fiction, mysteries and non-fiction for this month's challenge. Enjoy!
I'VE FOUND MY ITEMS - NOW HOW DO I GET THEM AND START READING?!!??
Download e-books or audio books to your devices - computers, phones, tablets, or e-readers.
Follow instructions in the links below
Still have questions?
You know what to do - email Diana!
The library building is closed
but the library services are
Email our Ocean Branch Librarian:
phone help is available at
or chat with a librarian by going to
[click "Chat" in the lower right of your screen}
Until the building re-opens:
Book drops are closed - enjoy your items
Due dates have been extended
Fines will be waived
WIZARDS AND MUGGLES!
The Harry Potter Book"The Sorcerer's Stone" is now available through the library's ebook and audiobook collection, to all users without any wait.
New crafts & stories are posted every weekday at 1:45 pm - and all the craft videos are archived there! (stories are taken down after 24 hours)
NEW! NEW! NEW!
EBSCO, a major content provider to libraries worldwide, has opened up their searchable full text databases to all during this coronavirus pandemic.
Access is unlimited to all of these databases:
Find more information by accessing this page through the NJ State Library.
LIBRARY CARDS -
gotta have 'em
There are SO many digital offerings you can access with your library card.
If you need to apply for a library card for the first time, you can email Diana Zambrano to request a card. IMPORTANT: YOU MUST EMAIL A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE WITH YOUR REQUEST.
**If you have a library card and it needs to be renewed you can emailBranch Librarian Diana Zambrano and she can renew your card remotely.
Email Diana at:
FOR SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THE COUNTY LIBRARY'S
The librarians are providing innovative online programs, information, and even doing children's story hours!
The Library is Offering Universal Class!
Universal Class offers over 500 online continuing education classes with CEU certification documents upon completion. There are courses in business and finance, Science, Careers, Crafts and hobbies, homeschooling, teacher resources, law, writing, math, test prep, computer training and applications, web development and much more.
This is a great resource - take advantage of it!
Fun tip! See Diana's instructional YouTube video and o sneak peek of the Calligraphy class!
Congratulations Friends member
One of the lucky bookmark entries for the April Monmouth Countly library book mark design challenge, Ann's winning design will be printed and distributed once the library reopens.
Pilot Program Begun!
Friends of the Library recently purchased six rolling and handled shopping baskets to help carry your items to the check-out desk. Please have a look at the baskets once the library re-opens and give your honest feedback about them to the library staff. Thanks!
THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND OF THE OCEAN TOWNSHIP
The Friends of the Township of Ocean Library is an all volunteer, member supported,
nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the programs
of the public library in Ocean Township, NJ, a branch of the Monmouth County Library system.
2020 JULY BOOK SALE
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES ON NEW SALE DATE
Township of Ocean Cultural Committee
The opening of the art show in the Terner Gallery featuring works of artist Linda Alston has been postponed and will be featured in next year's schedule on July 21, 2021. Watch for more news about this cultural event.
Township of Ocean Historical
PLEASE NOTE: THE MUSEUM HAS
CANCELED THESE EVENTs:
May Spring Tea
July Doll and Teddy Bear Tea
Be ready when the library opens for this new collaborative offering for book groups.
The Library is offering "Book-Group Kits" on topics related to exhibits on
display at the Township of Ocean Historical Museum.
Choose a title from the Library's list
Pick up your books at the Library
Arrange a date to meet as a group at the museum
Hold your meeting at the Museum, complete with a tour of the related exhibit if you wish.
Here's a link to the Historical Museum website to check out their exhibits for ideas!
JUST FOR FUN !!
Scroll to bottom of this page for even more links
to the online library services and resources, the catalog, ebooks
and audiobooks, and databases for research.
Ocean Twp. Human Services
If you or someone you care about is struggling emotionally, counselors are available to talk on the phone and discuss resources available.
If you have any other needs during this time of quarantine, please feel free to call. The
Department of Human Services staff is available via telephone, 732-531-2600, Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:30 p.m. to respond to your questions and concerns.
Fun (and important) Facts About the Ocean Library
252,000 books were circulated (borrowed) in 2019!
22,995 electronic books were borrowed!
In December alone, the library had 8,584 visitors!
And... no surprise here... from February through April ebook usage increased 34%
WHAT A COMMUNITY RESOURCE
For more information about the library, complete listings of other branches, and links to the library catalog and available online resources go to: