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)
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!
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.
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!
DEBBIE'S READING CHALLENGE PICKS
Debbie Bagchi, Reference Librarian
The July Round Table Reading Challenge theme is
(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.
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 JULY 5
(note the July and Aug Sat. hrs)
** July and Aug Sat 9AM-1PM
CURBSIDE PICKUP CONTINUES
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 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:
"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
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: