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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...!

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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

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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!

More reading suggestions 

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 Hours

The library building is closed

but the library services are

still available!   

Email our 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}

Until the building re-opens:  

Book drops are closed - enjoy your items 

Due dates have been extended 

Fines will be waived

Have a question or suggestion for the Friends?

Click here and let us know

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) 

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!

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:  

dzambrano@monmouthcountylib.org

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

Facebook and  Instagram    

 

The librarians are providing innovative online programs, information, and even doing children's story hours!   

 

 

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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!

Congratulations Friends member

Ann Svarnas!    

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

LIBRARY!

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.

 

POSTPONED!

2020 JULY BOOK SALE

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES ON NEW SALE DATE

Cultural

Collaborators

Corner

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

Museum

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.

our volunteers

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

WE HAVE!

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?