Archive for October, 2010

Trick or Treat–Berkeley Style!!!!!




Barnegat sent us a link to their Halloween parade and party.  They can be viewed at

Eranga & Prianga performed @ TR

Eranga & Prianga from Sri Lanka performed at the Toms River branch  Thursday, October 28th. They sang a medley of international songs including one from their country of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). Music from other countries included Hawaii, Spain and Russia. They also performed music of Harry Belafonte, including “Matilda.”

Sonja’s Legacy

The Friends of the Little Egg Harbor Library sponsored Sonja’s Legacy, Thursday, October 28, 2010, presented by Dr. Robert Fischl.  

Dr. Fischl shared the story of his family during World War II in Czechoslovakia, both how he was able to escape and how his cousin Sonja did not, and was later killed at Auschwitz.

 The Holocaust survivor program was attended by 75 people, children, teens, and adults.

LEH hosts Halloween parade

On Tuesday, October 26th we held our annual Halloween parade.  The library was transformed into a festive Halloween party and parade.  Little fairies, princesses, monkeys, firemen and all sorts of creative costuming adorned the children ages birth to five.  There was a scavenger hunt in the children’s area and then a parade through the pier, followed by a piñata that broke open to the children’s delight.  We had 40 children and 45 adults enjoying themselves.  Then the party moved into the meeting room where there were cookies and juice as well as spinning wheel games.  All of the food was supplied by the Friends of Little Egg Harbor Library.

Everyone had a great time!

OCL takes part in annual Passport to Independence Fair

Toms River Teen Services represented Ocean County Library at the 2nd annual Passport to Independence Fair for transition-age youth on October 26.  The Fair is organized by the Children’s Inter Agency Coordinating Council of the OC Department of Human Services and hosted 26 organizations that help young people who are transitioning from health and behavioral care to independence as adults.  Teen Services was represented by librarians Jeannie Collacott, who is taking the lead on TR’s programs for young people ages 18-24; Katie Fernandez, who designed the display; and Julie Tozer.

Cupcake decorating @ Lakewood

The Lakewood branch hosted Jen Richmond, who is the owner of the cake business JenniCakes, at the Lakewood branch this past Monday, October 25th.  She is an artist when it comes to decorating cakes.

Jen Richmond has been decorating cakes for over 11 years.  She has studied under some of the world’s most famous decorators such as Collette Peters, Nicholas Lodge, Debbie Brown, and Autumn Carpenter. 

28 people of all ages attended Jen’s demonstration.  After her demo, the attendees made their own decorations for the cupcakes.

To view a slideshow of photographs taken by Erin go to


The Toms River Youth Services department hosted “Trick-or-Treat @ the Library” today.  Children dressed up as everything from Disney princesses to dinosaurs and paraded through the library, collecting treats from each department.  Everyone had a spook-tacular time!

Shawn & Sue: Pretty in Pink

Sue and Shawn

Wobm’s Shawn & Sue were at the TR branch today (Oct. 26) raising funds to benefit the Ocean County Cancer Coalition, an organization that helps Ocean County residents with cancer prevention, education, treatment, and support.

OCL-TR hosts Ocean County Day

The Toms River branch hosted the 15th annual Ocean County Day Oct. 13.  County agencies presented information about their programs to hundreds of residents and it gave us an opportunity to show off what we offer to the public.

A slideshow of photos from the event can be viewed at

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