Mario Kart tournament at OCL

December 1, 2010


CONTACT: Scott Walker (732) 349-6200, ext. 5914

Teens that are too young to drive can still fulfill their virtual need for speed at Ocean County Library Mario Kart tournament.

Does your teen have the winter blahs or cabin fever? Bring them to one of nine library locations in January and February for the Mario Kart Wii tournament.

The event is for teens ages 12 -18 and registration is required and each player may only register for one qualifying round. Players are encouraged to bring their Wii Wheels and Classic Controllers

Nine branches will host qualifying rounds, and the top players from each location will get to compete in our “Tournament of Champions” at the Toms River Branch on Saturday, February 26th.

Qualifying Rounds –
Lakewood – Wednesday Jan.5 – 6:30 P.M.
Berkeley – Saturday Jan.8 – 1 P.M.
Lacey – Saturday Jan 22 – 1 P.M.
Jackson – Wednesday Jan 26 – 6:30 P.M.
Point Pleasant Borough – Thursday Jan.27 – 6:30 P.M.
Manchester – Saturday Jan 29 – 2 P.M.
Toms River – Wednesday Feb 2 – 6:30 P.M.
Little Egg Harbor – Saturday Feb 5 – 2 P.M.
Barnegat – Thursday Feb 17 – 7 P.M.
Tournament of Champions” Toms River Feb 26, 1 – 4 P.M.

For more information please contact Ocean County Library at or by phone at (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514


JAckson: Getting into the college of your choice

October 14, 2009






CONTACT:    Freda Lehman


 Program at Jackson Library: “Accepted: Getting Into Your First Choice School

 JACKSON– Ambitious high school students, and their parents, will want to carefully plan a strategy for gaining admission to selective colleges and universities and getting up-to-date information will help. Come to the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library for Accepted: Getting Into Your First Choice School, on Thursday, November 12th at 7:00pm. The workshop is designed to show students and parents what college admissions officers expect from applicants’ high school experiences. Topics covered include a variety of admissions policies and the key factors used by admissions officers when deciding which students to accept. This program is presented by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.

 This program is free and open to the public.  Registration for the program begins Oct. 12. Please register in-person, by phone 732-928-4400, or online at

Jackson to host movie “Inkheart”

October 14, 2009

CONTACT: Freda Lehman, 732-928-4400

Free screening of the movie: Inkheart at the Jackson Library

JACKSON – In celebration of Teen Read Week the Jackson Library will have a free screening of Inkheart starring Brendan Fraser and Helen Mirren. Free Popcorn too! The movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20th. The Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 2 Jackson Drive. The 2009 Teen Read Week theme is “Read Beyond Reality @ Your Library.” Inkheart, Rated PG, is an entertaining fantasy film based on the book of the same title by Cornelia Funke. A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook’s hero. This program is free and open to the public. Please register in-person, by phone (732-928-4400) or online at