Author Nancy Jo Sales To Discuss Social Media and its Impact on Teens At Toms River Library Program

Award winning author Nancy Jo Sales will discuss her book, “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St.

Sales is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other publications. She is known for her reporting on youth culture and crime and for her profiles of pop-culture icons.

The author will be talking about various forms of social media which has become the dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today.

“American Girls” has ignited an important conversation about how parents can help their daughters and sons negotiate unprecedented new challenges. The book will be available to purchase at the event, courtesy of Barnes & Noble. The author’s presentation will start at 6:30 p.m. and her book signing will take place an hour later.

The Ocean County Library system is in collaboration with the Prosecutor’s Office, the Family Court, the Ocean County Health Department and local Municipal Alliances to provide a series of prevention and awareness programs for teens and their families at local libraries around the county. This program series is entitled “Tools for Teens and Adults”. Information on future events can be found on the Teen page of the Ocean County Library website.

Professional development hours will be acknowledged as the Ocean County Library is a registered New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Provider.

This program is free but registration is requested. To register call 732-349-6200 or visit theoceancountylibrary.org. Parking is free after 5 p.m. in the top two levels of the Toms River parking garage located behind the library and in the Ocean County parking garage on Hooper Avenue.