Please join your neighbors and friends in our
Ocean Township (NJ) community
who are committed to supporting one of our
most important cultural and educational assets
Annual membership dues are only $5.00/person
By becoming a Friend of the Library
you help to provide the extras that
make our library such an awesome
town resource for all ages all year around.
If you would like to help us with our mission to reach out to expand literacy, promote activities of educational value, and raise awareness of this great resource in our community,
please join us.
TO JOIN OR RENEW
(Online or mail-in)
for printable MEMBERSHIP FORM to pay by check, and mail to address on form.
Click the PayPal Button below to
pay membership dues or to donate
using a credit card
a PayPal account if you have one.
(You do not have to have a PayPal account)
Membership is $5.00/person/year
Additional donations are
always most welcome!
DEBBIE'S READING CHALLENGE PICKS
Debbie Bagchi, Reference Librarian
The May Round Table theme is
"Planes, Trains, and Automobiles"
The list includes the top picks in fiction, poetry,
historical fiction, mystery/thriller, science fiction,
young adult fiction, horror, science and technology, etc.
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?
call the Library 732-531=5092 or
The library now has a self-service checkout station. It is located by the front desk. With this machine you can check out books, pick up holds (ask the at the desk for your items first), and pay bills. Payment is by credit or debit card only.
You can also print from one of the library computers to the checkout machine, pick up your materials and pay at the machine using a credit card. (For cash payments, patrons can continue to use the printer located near the public internet computers.)
The Community Hope Fund strives to be a source of support and to make life a little better
for our neighbors who may be struggling financially
due to temporary and/or unexpected life circumstances.
To learn more about the Community Hope fund
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.
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 or to schedule a Telehealth appointment
Town news, events, contacts, recreational activities, important links and much more always available on the
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED
MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021
IN OBSERVANCE OF
Monday - Thursday, 1-9 pm,
Friday, 1-5 pm
Saturday 9am-5 pm
NEW! Our Ocean Branch now offers
limited (one person/table)
Tues, Wed., Thurs., 9am-1pm
AS ALWAYS - REFER TO THE COUNTY LIBRARY
WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION
ON OPENINGS, PROGRAMS AND EVENTS:
GENEROUSLY DONATED BY
The Friends are supplying resources to help the library staff create new efficient spaces and enhance current sections in the adult and children areas.
Rolling shopping carts purchased by the Friends to help bring your items to the checkout desk!
The Friends have purchased these sturdy book carts to help the staff stage and organize books that have been returned before going
back into circulation.
Thanks to the Friends the library now has plentiful, sturdy, stay-in-place bookends!
The library entered into a long term borrowing agreement with the Ocean Township Historical Museum for 20 chairs on rolling cart. This loan will be extremely helpful in providing needed seating for programs and activities without having to move the existing ones across the library
In November 2020 the Friends co-sponsored with the Museum a safe socially distanced and delicious appreciation lunch for the Ocean Twp. Dept of Public Works employees to thank the team for their exceptional support especially during the year -- but particularly during this challenging time. The DPW team work long hours in good weather and bad and have faced the challenges of the current Coronavirus situation with extreme dedication.
During this pandemic time when the Friends group has not been meeting in person we have designed a new website and provided a year's worth of informative monthly newsletters for all members. This included notices of virtual events and information on town programs and services, and informed members of library opening, closings, and procedures.
We conducted a Fall-Winter membership campaign and for the first time offered members the option
to pay dues or make donations online.
Unfortunately no book sales or book donation days have been scheduled yet -- we will let you know when we can safely resume those activities.
Township of Ocean
Cultural Arts Committee
Art shows have been canceled
due to the Covid-19 situation.
Click here for more information
about the Cultural Arts Committee
Township of Ocean
The Township of Ocean Community Celebration
Committee is hosting a Spring Art Exhibit and
Sale featuring local artists on
June 12, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
on the grounds of the Township of Ocean
Historical Museum. (Rain Date: June 13, 2021).
The exhibit and sale features strictly paintings by
our talented local artists (no craft items).
Township of Ocean
The Museum is now open
on Sundays from 1-4 PM
however it will be closed
Sunday May 9 in
observance of Mother's Day
FACE MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED OF ALL STAFF
AND VISITORS. NO MORE THAN SIX GUESTS WILL
BE PERMITTED INSIDE AT ONE TIME.
The following events are planned --for more
information go to the Museum website:
May 2, 1:00 PM
Poetry reading by Joe Bove author
Zoom event on the Woolley House
August 8 afternoon
American Doll Tea
Find out what other historical organizations
are doing throughout the State.
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.
THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND OF THE OCEAN TOWNSHIP
FOR SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THE MONMOUTH COUNTY LIBRARY'S
The librarians and library staff
are doing a fantastic job of providing innovative online programs,
and even virtual children's
story hours and craft time!
For more information about the library, complete listings of other branches, and links to the library catalog and available online resources go to: