Archive for June, 2010

The Summer Reading Family Kickoff At Beachwood

The Beachwood branch’s  Summer Reading  Family Kickoff event was held on June 25. Families were treated to a special magic show from the AMAZING V  and a visit from the library’s mascot, Sparks.  The children enjoyed crafts, games and much more!

Barnegat kids Make a Splash at the library!

The hot weather didn’t stop the fun at the June 28th Summer Reading Kickoff Party at the Barnegat Branch.

Make a Splash water relay

Make a Splash arts and crafts


Make a Splash limbo

Memorial donations result in new Children’s Dept furniture at Upper Shores

Memorial donations made in honor of longtime resident, Olga Maiocco Petitti, helped make possible the purchase of new children’s furniture for the Upper Shores branch. A Dedication Ceremony held on June 22nd was attended by family & friends including three of Ms. Petitti’s daughters who took part in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Ms. Petitti’s love of learning will be honored for generations to come as families enjoy the Big Cozy Books Reading Area. Her favorite story, Strega Nona, is immortalized as one of the book bench titles. The ceremony was followed by a marionette puppet show, Sea Story by Rosalita’s Puppets, which was kindly sponsored by the Friends of Upper Shores. It was a very special evening for our community, and the tribute will be remembered always.

Seaport Stitchers quilte presentation at LEH

Pictured left to right: Rita Murray (Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Library Vice President), Ann Flynn, Mary Archibald, Joyce Salow (Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Library Vice President)

The Seaport Stitchers, a local quilting club, presented a handmade quilt to the Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Library, Tuesday June 15, 2010.  The quilt was designed and made by  Ann Flynn. The quilt will be displayed at the Little Egg Harbor Library, behind the Information Desk.

4th Annual Battle of the Bands @ Upper Shores

The 4th Annual Battle of the Bands @ Upper Shores brought out the crowd as music lovers cheered for their favorite teen competitors.  Seven bands ‘rocked the lot’ from atop the County Stage.  1st place was awarded to Definite No, 2nd place went to A House Apart, and the rest of the fabulous contenders included Lost Intentions, The Funky Sons, Dear Night Sky, Reveche, and Axis. Thanks to all our sponsors & judges–see you again in 2011!

Stafford at Founder’s Day

The Stafford Branch tent and table at Stafford Township’s Founder’s Day was a popular stop for children and adults on Saturday, June 12.  Staffers Corinne Meys-Cronin and Kim Hazley were all smiles as they handed out summer reading calendars and other fun giveaways.

The Festive Flutes Present “Americana” Concert

This program was held at the Point Pleasant Borough Branch on June 12, 2010. The concert brought melodies of American music to the ears as the Festive Flutes performed their special “Americana” concert.

Staff Development Day III: even more photos!


The final set of photos, after the break!

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Staff Development Day II: more photos!

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Staff Development Day: news & photos

Ocean County Library hosted its 28th Staff Development Day June 4 in the headquarters branch, Toms River.

The annual event presented workshops and seminars on a variety of topics that enrich our staff both personally and professionally. 

This year there were 45 programs ranging from stress relief exercises and healthy lifestyle changes to preparing for retirement, from a history of toy characters in cartoons to learning about one’s own history while doing personal genealogical studies.

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