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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   

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.

 

TO JOIN OR RENEW

(Online or mail-in)

CLICK HERE

for printable MEMBERSHIP FORM

to pay by check, and mail to address on form. 

OR

Click the PayPal Button  below to

pay membership dues or to donate

using a credit card

OR

a PayPal account if you have one.    

(You do not have to have a PayPal account)

JOIN US!

Membership is $5.00/person/year

Additional donations are 

always most welcome!

THANK YOU!

  Our local branch is turning the spotlight on great books by local authors.  Be sure to check out the new "Local Writers' Corner" near the Reference Section of our library.  

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NEW!
LOCAL
WRITERS' CORNER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading Program Launches!

The program runs .  fJune 1, 2021- August 15, 2021.  

There are reading levels and prizes for all ages.

Make sure to read and log at least 4 books you read by August 15 

 

Click HERE to register.

 

If you participated in the summer reading program

in the past, you can use the same user name

and password to register this year. 

No problem if you've forgotten your user

name or password you can simply reset it.  

 

In 2019 Ocean was the top branch library in number of books/ebook/audiobooks read!!! 

  The more books you read, the better.  So ready, set, go -- start reading!

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DEBBIE'S READING CHALLENGE PICKS

Debbie Bagchi, Reference Librarian

The July  Round Table Reading Challenge theme is

Summer Olympics

(Summer sports, Olympic athletes,

or a book set in Japan)

The list includes the top picks in fiction, poetry,

historical fiction, mystery/thriller, science fiction,

young adult fiction, horror, science and technology, etc.  

See Debbie's choices here!

            

HOW DO I FIND OUT IF THE LIBRARY HAS THE BOOKS I'M LOOKING FOR?

 

Click below to search the library  

for e-books or audiobooks at these two sites:

 

Overdrive

Ebsco e-books

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NOW WHAT? 

I'VE FOUND MY ITEMS - NOW HOW DO I GET THEM AND START READING?!!??

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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

email: dzambrano@monmouthcountylib.org

NEW!

SELF-CHECKOUT!

 

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.) 

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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

http://www.oceantwp.org/CommunityHopeFund

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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 

 

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Town news, events, contacts, recreational activities, important links and much more always available on the

town website:

LIBRARY HOURS

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED JULY 5

 

(note the July and Aug Sat. hrs)

Mon 10AM-9PM

Tues   9AM-9PM

Wed.  9AM-9PM

Thurs  9AM-9PM

Fri.      1PM-5PM

   Sat.     9AM-5PM**

Sunday::  CLOSED

** July and Aug Sat 9AM-1PM

CURBSIDE PICKUP​ CONTINUES

Monday, 10am-1pm

Tues, Wed., Thurs., 9am-1pm

AS ALWAYS - REFER TO THE COUNTY LIBRARY

WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION

ON OPENINGS, PROGRAMS AND EVENTS:

MONMOUTHCOUNTYLIB.ORG

 

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 For current library events, news and updates, and much more, see

this month's newsletter

Click here for newsletter archive

GENEROUSLY DONATED BY 

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The Friends are supplying resources to help the library staff create new efficient spaces and enhance current sections in the adult and children areas.  

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Rolling shopping carts purchased by the Friends to help bring your items to the checkout desk!

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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.

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Thanks to the Friends the library now has plentiful, sturdy, stay-in-place bookends!

Friends activities

       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.

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Cultural

Collaborators

Corner

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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

Historical Museum

The Museum is now open

on Sundays from 1-4 PM

however it will be closed

Sunday July 4 in

observance of Independence Day

The following events are planned --for more

information go to the Museum website:

https://www.oceanmuseum.org

 

NEW EXHIBIT

"Aftermath: How World War II

Changed a Nation"

American Doll Tea

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 1, 2021.

 (Rain date is Sunday, August 8, 2021

Reservations required, 732-531-2136

Historic Happenings Blog

Find out what other historical organizations

are doing throughout the State.

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OUR

VOLUNTEERS

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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

LIBRARY!

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FOR SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THE MONMOUTH COUNTY LIBRARY'S

Facebook and  Instagram    

 

The librarians and library staff

are doing a fantastic job of providing innovative online programs,

information, instruction 

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:

https://www.monmouthcountylib.org

Find business information, academic journals, online classes, language learning, food and culture and much more...

Find books, check your account, place holds.

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