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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!

LIBRARY HOURS

Please Note:

Library will be closed on October 11, 2021 in observance of Columbus Day.

Mon 10AM-9PM

Tues   9AM-9PM

Wed.  9AM-9PM

Thurs  9AM-9PM

Fri.      1PM-5PM

   Sat.     9AM-5PM**

Sunday::  CLOSED

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

  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

 
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DEBBIE'S READING CHALLENGE PICKS

Debbie Bagchi, Reference Librarian

The August Round Table Reading Challenge theme is

 

You Haven't Read This?

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

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!

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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ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS!  

 

The Township of Ocean is once again looking for photos to be included in our town's 2022 Township of Ocean municipal calendar and newsletters.  

 

If you have photos that depict the beauty and unique qualities of our township, photos of volunteers in action at community events and gatherings, or photos that show what the "Community of Gracious Living" is all about, consider submitting them. 

You DON'T have to be a professional photographer to participate.  All photos must be submitted by October 20, 2021 to Tracey Berkowitz at tberkowitz@oceantwp.org and should include "2022 calendar photos" in the subject line. 

 

The town will be giving credit for all photos selected so be sure to include your full name in your email. 

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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

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

however it will be closed

Sunday September 5 in

observance of Labor Day

The following events are planned --for more

information go to the Museum website:

https://www.oceanmuseum.org

 

NEW EXHIBIT

October 24

100th anniversary of the

Wanamassa Fire Company

PRE-HOLIDAY SALE!

November 13 AND 14, FROM 11AM to 3PM

at the Museum.

 If you love to shop you won't want to

miss the Museum quilters

"Pre-Holiday Sale of American Girl Doll Clothes"

Beautiful handmade outfits and knitwear

will be on sale for both 18" and 14" dolls. 

Historic Happenings Blog

Find out what other historical organizations

are doing throughout the State.

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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:

OUR

VOLUNTEERS

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THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND OF THE OCEAN TOWNSHIP

LIBRARY!

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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.

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

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