Are you looking to make better use of the Ocean County Libraries?
Did you know there are so many Ocean County Library Events for kids?
No matter what age your children are, there is something for them at your local library! Some libraries in Ocean County offer daily events, and some are weekly, or even monthly. Just stop in! Some library websites aren’t maintained daily, and your library might do a better job posting signs than posting online.
Reasons to Visit your Ocean County Libraries
- Learn more about reciprocal borrowing privileges through PALS Plus. PALS Plus includes a group of public and academic libraries located throughout New Jersey. Members share library and computer resources.
- Does your child just HAVE to have the next installment of the series they’re reading? Don’t run to Barnes and Noble before you check out your reciprocal privileges!
- No Ocean County Library Events when your kids are available for them? No problem! Stop in for a movie, CD, or of course a DVD. Exposing your children to the benefits of the library can inspire a love of reading and strengthen their resource skills.
- Libraries fit your budget! Free books, CDs, and often time movies, along with ebooks and audiobooks can help those with a limited entertainment budget. Have a preschooler at home and need to fill the days? Libraries offer story times, crafts, and even yoga. See below for what some Ocean County libraries offer!
What you need to know about the Ocean County Libraries
- There are over 20 Branches in the Ocean County Library System. See the list below.
- Listed below each library is a small selection of events/programs they offer. There’s a lot more to choose from so be sure to check our Calendar of Events link at the bottom of the page to see more.
- Some events may be limited to residents so call ahead if you’re unsure. Some also require preregistration.
- If your library doesn’t offer a program you’d be interested in, speak up! Most libraries have a Friends of the Library group that might be able to fund a program or event.
- Libraries offer plenty of adult programs too so take some time for yourself and join a book club, knitting club, or attend an author lecture.
The Ocean County Library System Locations
- Bayhead – 136 Meadow Ave, Bayhead NJ 08742 723-892-06627
- Berkeley- 30 Station Rd, Berkeley NJ 08721 732-269-2144
- Barnegat– 112 Burr St, Barnegat NJ 08005 609-698-3331
- Beachwood– 126 Beachwood Blvd, Beachwood NJ 08722 732-244-45733
- Brick-301 Chambersbridge Ave, Brick NJ 08723 732-477-4513
- Jackson-2 Jackson Dr, Jackson NJ 08527 732-928-4400
- Lakewood– 301 Lexington Ave, Lakewood NJ 08701 732-363-1435
- Lacey-10 East Lacey Rd, Forked River NJ 08731 609-693-8556
- Little Egg Harbor– 290 Mathistown Rd, Little Egg Harbor NJ 08087 609-294-1197
- Long Beach island– 217 S. Central Ave, Surf City NJ 08008 609-494-2480
- Manchester– 21 Colonial Drive, Manchester NJ 08759 732-657-7600
- Plumstead– 119 Evergreen Rd, New Egypt NJ 08533 609-758-7888
- Point Pleasant Beach– 710 Mclean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach NJ 08742 732-892-4575
- Point Pleasant– 843 Beaver dam Rd, Point Pleasant NJ 08742 732-295-1555
- Stafford– 129 N.Main St, Manahawkin NJ 08050 609-597-3381
- Tuckerton– 380 Bay Ave, Tuckerton NJ 08087 609-296-1470
- Upper Shores– 112 Jersey City Ave, Lavallette NJ 08735 732-793-3996
- Toms River– 101 Washington Street, Toms River NJ 08753 732-349-6200
- Waretown– 112 Main Street, Waretown NJ 08758 609-693-5133
- Whiting– 400 Lacey Road, Whiting NJ 08759 732-849-0391