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LIBRARY HOURS

INSIDE HOURS 

Monday - Thursday,  1-9 pm,

Friday, 1-5 pm

Saturday 9am-5 pm

NEW! Our Ocean Branch now offers

limited (one person/table)

in-library seating

CURBSIDE PICKUP

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

 

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!

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DEBBIE'S READING CHALLENGE PICKS

Debbie Bagchi, Reference Librarian

The February Round Table theme is

"Celebrate National Library Week by reading a book about librarians, libraries, or books"

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

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

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. 

Assistance is available for individuals and families

living in the Township of Ocean.

To learn more about the Community Hope fund

http://www.oceantwp.org/CommunityHopeFund

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 

 

 For current events, news and updates see

this month's newsletter

Click here for newsletter archive

Cultural

Collaborators

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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

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.)  

 

 

Annual Spring Tea

Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 1:30-4:30PM.  

Call 732-531-2136 for more details

or visit their website.

 

Historic Happenings Blog

Find out what other historical organizations

are doing throughout the State.

Poetry anyone?

Stop by the museum and pick up a copy

of "Reflections"  a collection of

23 poems written by museum member Joe Bove.  

$15.00 and a  portion of the proceeds 

from sales of the book will benefit the museum.)

 

Visit the Museum Facebook page here:  

If you use Instagram, follow them

at @oceanmuseum,

and get daily images of town places

of historical interest and unique items from their collection.

    

Ocean Township

Garden Club

Despite the pandemic, the Garden Club

created these beautiful miniature bouquets to

distribute through Ocean''s Meals on Wheels

Program and the Onora Retirement Home.  

 

Watch for more information on these upcoming

Garden Club events:

  • May 2021 plant swap in participant members' driveways

  • Summer 2021 - self -guided tours of members' gardens

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

town website:

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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! 

 

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.

OUR

VOLUNTEERS

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.

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?