Ocean County Library YA Summer Reading Events

Monday, July 1, 2024

Ocean County Library YA Summer Reading Events include fun and interactive activities for teens! Be sure to sign up here: https://theoceancountylibrary.libnet.info/events?r=months&n=4&a=Teens&term=undefined. Events to be held at all Ocean County Library branches throughout the summer!

Dungeons and Dragons for Teens
Join players on a short, but fun beginner friendly adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons! Open to and good for both new and experienced players! Space is limited, be sure to register. Wednesday, June 26th 6:30pm – LONG BEACH ISLAND
Monday, July 29th 6:30pm - MANCHESTER
Wednesday, July 31st 6:30pm – BARNEGAT
Eyes of the Wild: Live Animal Show for Teens
Join us for a fun, fascinating and educational look at some of the amazing creatures with whom we share our world. Ages 12-18. Please register each attendee separately. Space is Limited. Potential Allergens (PA).
Wednesday, August 14th
1:00pm – PLUMSTED
3:30pm – STAFFORD
Tuesday, August 20th
1:00pm – WARETOWN
6:00pm – BRICK
Forensic Science: Gotham Detective for Teens
Conduct an investigation and analyze evidence to build a case against one of the city’s notorious criminal masterminds before it’s too late.
Tuesday, August 6th
10:00am – LAKEWOOD
2:00pm – POINT BEACH
4:30pm – BRICK
I Literally Can Knot: Beginner Embroidery for Teens
Discover the art of embroidery with this beginner-friendly program. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refresh your skills, this course provides a solid foundation for mastering this timeless craft. Attendees will leave with the supplies needed to work on a piece of their own after the class.
Wednesday, June 5th 6:30pm - BARNEGAT
Wednesday, June 19th 6:30pm - BRICK
Wednesday, July 10th 6:30pm - POINT BOROUGH
Thursday, July 11th 6:30pm - BERKELEY
Wednesday, August 14th 6:30pm – LONG BEACH ISLAND
Wednesday, August 21st 6:30pm - UPPER SHORES
Knitting 101 for Teens
Teens will join, Hope, the instructor, and learn the basics of knitting, casting on and basic stitching by starting a knitted bookmark. All supplies will be provided, and teens will be able to take home yarn and knitting needles.
Thursday, July 11th 6:30pm – LACEY
Monday, July 15th 6:30pm – BRICK
Monday, July 22nd 6:30pm - MANCHESTER
Thursday, August 8th 6:30pm – BERKELEY
Monday, August 26 6:30pm -- WARETOWN
Penguin Pointers
Teens will meet one of our famous feathered friends while learning about them and their wild cousins.
Tuesday, July 31st 3:00pm – LAKEWOOD
Tuesday, August 6th 3:00pm – TOMS RIVER
Pride Painting for Teens
Teens will create a unique wood panel painting featuring Pride imagery.
Thursday, June 6th 6:30pm – BERKELEY
Wednesday, June 12th 6:30pm – BARNEGAT
Monday, June 17th 6:30pm - BRICK
Tuesday, June 25th 6:30pm – MANCHESTER
Squid Dissection
Teens explore the anatomy of one of the Oceans' most misunderstood creatures. Be ready to get a little dirty and have a lot of fun while getting to know about this important species. Potential Allergens (PA)
Monday, August 5th 3:00pm – ISLAND HEIGHTS
Monday, August 12th 3:00pm – STAFFORD
Summer Volunteering S.A.I.L.
This volunteer program allows teens the opportunity to serve their community while learning, sharing and having fun at the same time! The teen volunteer program, Service and Achievement In the Library (S.A.I.L) is offered to teens that have completed at least 7th grade. Applications will go live May 1st.
Teen Summer Reading Challenge
The 2024 Teen Summer Reading Challenge is Adventure Begins in your Library. The reading challenge runs on Beanstack from June 1st –September 13th. Two system winners will be chosen on September 16th. Teens (ages 12-18) can begin logging books on June 17th.
Age Groups
  • Adolescents
Community Services
Arts & Recreation

Last Updated: 05/09/24