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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   

 

 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)

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!

LIBRARY HOURS

The library building is open with

limited (25%) capacity and limited hours, 

Monday - Thursday,  1-9 pm,

Friday, 1-5 pm

Saturday 9am-5 pm

LIBRARY IS CLOSED

MONDAY OCTOBER 11

in observance of Columbus Day

CURBSIDE PICKUP

Monday, 10am-1pm

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

BOOK RETURNS

Through the book return slot only, 

do not bring inside the library

 

You will be allowed into the building for short

browsing, to pick up requested material and

to use a computer by appointment only

(732-531-5092)

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE REOPENING?

BEFORE YOU COME,

READ THESE IMPORTANT FAQS

AS ALWAYS - REFER TO THE COUNTY LIBRARY

WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION

ON OPENINGS, PROGRAMS AND EVENTS:

MONMOUTHCOUNTYLIB.ORG

 

PLEASE NOTE:  ALTHOUGH WE APPRECIATE

YOUR KIND INTENTIONS,

THE FRIENDS  CANNOT ACCEPT ANY

BOOK DONATIONS AT THIS TIME.    

Join a virtual

book club session!

 

Virtual book discussions are continuing in August and will be conducted on Webex.

 Internet access is required to attend.  Event access details will be emailed prior to the start of the event.

Click the title to access the link

to the book on the Library's Overdrive

October 7, 2020

10:30 AM-Noon

"Bowlaway"

by Elizabeth McCracken

Moderated by Rebecca Gokberk

October 22, 2020

10:30 AM-Noon

 Virtual History Book Club

 The Library Book  

Moderated by Jeanmarie Kantor

The books are real; the discussion is virtual. Place a hold and pick up the selection at your local branch. No eBooks available.

Sessions will be conducted on Webex. 

 Contact:

Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   

 

For more information or to register:

Contact mcl@monmouthcountylib.org or phone1-866-941-8188 

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DEBBIE'S READING CHALLENGE PICKS

Debbie Bagchi, Reference Librarian

The October  Reading Challenge Theme is:

Horror and Mystery

Here are some of Debbie's suggestions for this this month's challenge.    

Enjoy!

More reading suggestions 

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DIANA SUGGESTS

Diana Zambrano, Branch Librarian

Click this link for some great mysteries!

 

Want more suggestions?  Use NovelistPlus.

New to NovelistPlus?  

See my Instructional video.

Or.. see the county's Reader Corner page

These book carts were a recent purchase by the Friends to help the staff stage and organize books that have been returned and require 72 hours quarantine, before going back into circulation.

 

 

just for teens

 

 

The Library is offering just-for teens virtual activities and resources.

  • Review books

  • Find titles for young adults

  • Learn Java Script

  • Write your own Novel - join Emerging Writers 

  • Do Research

  • Showcase your art in a virtual teen art show

See flyer for more details

Check out more teen related virtual events! 

  

 
"Point of View
Virtual Movie Discussions"

The Monmouth County Library is now offering 

Point of View Virtual Movie Discussions. 

You simply watch the film at your leisure

and then join a virtual discussion. 

 

Sessions will be held on

Tuesdays in September and October at 2 p.m.   

Here is a list of the films and the date for each discussion

September 29, 2020

 "At Your Own Risk"  (2018) (PG) moderated by

Lynne Myerson

October 13, 2020

-- "Dream Killer"  (2019) (NR)

moderated by

Lynne Myerson

October 27 -- "Nothing But The Truth"  (2008) (R)

moderated by Kristen Harvey.

 

You can watch , At Your Own Risk, and

Dream Killer for free on Access Video on Demand with

your library card: 

https://monmouthcountylib.org/research-databases-articles/

 

You can watch Nothing But The Truth for free with

commercials on Tubi at:https://tubitv.com/movies/462750/nothing_but_the_truth

or place a hold on a DVD at our library branch.

To register use this link to the County EventKeeper and click the Register box at the bottom of the film listing.

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

NOW WHAT? 

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!

email: dianazambrano@monmouthcountylib.org

Library services are

still available online! 

For help 

Email the Ocean Branch Librarian:

dzambrano@monmouth.lib.org

or

phone help is available  at

1-866-941-8188

or chat with a librarian by going to 

https://monmouthcountylib.org

[click "Chat" in the lower right of your screen}

Enjoy an Online

Daily Book Club  

Receive chapters from popular books from the genre of your choice in your email everyday -- Monday through Friday.  The Online Book Club sends you a portion of a book that takes about 5 minutes to read.  Each Monday begins a new book and by Friday you'll have had the chance to read two or three chapters -- enough for you to decide if it is a book you'd like to finish.  Available genres include Business, Classics, Fiction, Mystery, Nonfiction, Romance, Teens, Thrillers, and more.  All it takes is your email address and five minutes a day to find a new book.

Sign up here!

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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!

Access it here!

Fun tip!  See Diana's instructional YouTube video and o sneak peek of the Calligraphy class!

Experience Virtual Knitting and Crocheting with the Knit Wits!  

This group meets online every first and third Thursday

at 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

All ages, genders and abilities are most welcome.

Meeting is led by knitter Camille Scala.

All sessions will be conducted on Webex and you will need Internet access to participate.

To register see the Event Keeper on the County website or

 Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   

 

Super Heroes!

Graphic novels!

Comics for Early Readers!  

Young Adult visual classics   

The NJ State Library is offering a link to a selection of thousands of these for free!!   

RESOURCES

FOR KIDS!

ATTENTION ALL

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) 

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

town website:

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Cultural

Collaborators

Corner

Township of Ocean Cultural Arts Committee

 

The September art show has canceled.

 

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

Museum

The museum is open on Sundays

from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

The museum will NOT be open

Labor Day weekend.  

PLEASE NOTE:

FACE MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED OF ALL STAFF AND VISITORS. 

NO MORE THAN SIX GUESTS WILL BE PERMITTED INSIDE AT ONE TIME. 

 Hand sanitizer will be available for visitors.  

 

The Museum has added a new feature to its website - check out the new "Museum At Home" offerings that you can view and enjoy from the safety of your home. View here.

  • Have fun watching “Hometown Histories” -interviews with locals who lived our history.

  • Enjoy the Curator’s Cabinet and learn about curious items in the collection

  • Search for and learn about historical homes or structures in our town

 If you stop by our library this month, be sure to check out the exhibit case which features a new display highlighting Women's Right to Vote, marking the 100th anniversary of this hard fought achievement.   The display is courtesy of The Township of Ocean Historical Museum.  You can find more information about this "The Vote For Women Exhibit", now in the Richmond Gallery, online at  currently-in-richmond-gallery-virginia.html

 

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!

Also you won't want to miss the Museum's Historic Happenings Blog which lists history related activities around the State!

NJ Then

and now

Drawing from their extensive archives, PBS and NJTV have put together a website with educational resources for students. and links to social studies and history videos, suitable for grades 6-12 but interesting for all ages.    

 

There are sections on Equality and Rights (including the suffrage movement), Innovations and Industry, Resources and Geography, Wartime New Jersey, and even a section to edit your own historical video.   

Learn the English language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.

 

virtual classes or one-on-one tutoring offered through

Literacy NJ Monmouth beginning September 14.

Please contact Program Director Jhanna Even at 732.702.1895 or at jeven@literacynj.org

Open to adults 18 years and older

 

Library of Congress – By the People

Do you like history AND libraries?

Be part of both by becoming  a virtual volunteer.  Help the Library of Congress add notes and transcriptions to materials they have in their collection.    

In 2018 the Library of Congress started a crowd sourcing project, By the People, reaching out to the public for help in transcribing archival images and documents.    

 

Click here for more detail about the project

 

To roll up your sleeves and get right to work go here

EXPLORE THE AMAZING LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DIGITAL COLLECTIONS HERE

Virtual Bereavement Group

When you experience the loss of a loved one navigating through your emotions, making decisions, and finding a new daily rhythm can be both stressful and overwhelming. 

Beth Stamp, support facilitator,

offers workshops which can help. 

Join a virtual meeting any Wednesday at 6PM.

 

To register

Lost and Found Bereavement Support

meets Wednesdays, 6:45pm.

For login information contact: the Library

Reference Staff 732-431-7220x7222 or email to:  mcl@monmouthcountylib.org

Bon Jour!

Try out Pronunciator, a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with personalized courses, movies, music, and more. Includes new COVID-19 language course in 101 languages.

Hola!

CIAO!

Read Monmouth County's great local paper, The Asbury Park Press, with your library card -- Just follow the simple steps in this video to begin keeping up on all the happenings in and around the county:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j7yInhMfF0 

NEWSPAPERARCHIVE

 

Easily search the largest historical newspaper database online.  NewspaperArchive contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present from all over the world 

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 

 

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.

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! 

 

OUR

VOLUNTEERS

 

 

Looking to explore a new career or enhance your skills?

The Library offers Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning) to help anyone learn business,software, technology and creative skills.  

There's a video library of engaging, top quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.  

Includes online video software and technique training courses for a number of disciplines: 3D, video, business, photography, web design, graphic design, and more.

 

First time users should

select “Create a Profile”. Before proceeding

please set up a 4 digit PIN for your library card

Here's the link!   

ALL 2020 Book Sales

have been canceled

PLEASE NOTE:  ALTHOUGH WE APPRECIATE YOUR KIND

INTENTIONS WE CANNOT

ACCEPT ANY BOOK DONATIONS

AT THIS TIME.

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.  

Unfortunately the baskets will not be available until further notice due to the protocol for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic since they are considered high-touch areas.

THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND OF THE OCEAN TOWNSHIP

LIBRARY!

Fun (and important) Facts About the Ocean Library

  • 252,000 books were circulated (borrowed) in 2019!

  • 22,995 electronic books were borrowed!

  • In December 2019 alone, the library had 8,584 visitors!

  • And... no surprise here... from February through April ebook usage increased 34%

WHAT A COMMUNITY RESOURCE

WE HAVE!

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.

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.

Find and download ebooks and audiobooks

 

Township of Ocean Public Library

(Branch of the Monmouth County Library)

701 Deal Road

Ocean, NJ.  07712

732-531-5092

Library Hours:

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

 

Friends of the Township of Ocean Library

P.O. Box 728

Oakhurst, NJ. 07755 

friendsofoceantwplibrary.org

Question or suggestion for the Friends?