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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!

  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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LOCAL
WRITERS' CORNER!

 
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DEBBIE'S READING CHALLENGE PICKS

Debbie Bagchi, Reference Librarian

The November Round Table Reading Challenge theme is

 

Time to Eat! 

Choose a book about food, drink, cooking, or chefs.

It can be History, Biography, Science, Business,

Travel, Health, Sports….so many good options!

 

All of the titles are either ebooks

or audiobooks and can be found through

Overdrive on the Monmouth County Library website.

(Need help with finding the books?

See instructions and links in next section!)

 

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

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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

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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The Community Hope Fund is seeking volunteers

to help provide holiday gifts to Ocean families.

The Adopt a Family program connects individuals,

families and business/community groups with

local families that may not be able to purchase holiday

gifts and necessities.

For more information please contact Jennifer Appio

at 732-531-2600 or jappio@oceantwp.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. 

To learn more about the Community Hope fund

http://www.oceantwp.org/CommunityHopeFund

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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 

 

LIBRARY HOURS

The Library will

be closed on: 

 

December 25 and 26

Please note: All branches of the

Monmouth County Library will close

at 5:00 p.m. on December 31, 2021

Regular Hours:

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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P.S. - WE ARE TAKING STEPS TO RESUME OUR BOOK SALES IN

THE SPRING AND SUMMER!   

MORE DETAILS SOON!

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 For current library events, news and updates, and much more, see

this month's newsletter

Click here for newsletter archive

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!

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 will be closed will be closed on Sunday, December 26, 2021 for the  Christmas holiday weekend. The museum will be open on all other Sundays in December from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The following events are planned --for more

information go to the Museum website:

https://www.oceanmuseum.org

NEW EXHIBIT

100th anniversary of the

Wanamassa Fire Company

 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

December 4, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and on December 5, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

There will be something for everyone to enjoy

-- from a holiday hunt, model trains,

two new exhibits, a real fire engine,

a boutique of handmade gifts,

and a bakeshop of homemade goodies.  

The annual quilt raffle will take place

on December 5, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

 

Historic Happenings Blog

Find out what other historical organizations

are doing throughout the State.

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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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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

LIBRARY!

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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