Old Bridge, NJ — Dec. 21, 2016 – The Old Bridge Public Library has been selected to receive a commemorative kiosk marking the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Developed by the National Archives, the pop-up three-dimensional kiosk highlights informative content about the history and impact of the Bill of Rights. The kiosks were made available to a limited number of libraries, museums, schools, and community centers throughout New Jersey and will be on display through January.
The “Amending America: The Bill of Rights” display illustrates how America came to adopt the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The exhibition gives an in-depth look at each amendment and how it protects citizens, and features facsimile documents, reproduction artifacts, interactives, and videos to encourage the visitor to directly connect with the people, places, and events that mark the long history of the Bill of Rights. The displays are being presented in part by AT&T, HISTORY®, and the National Archives Foundation.
The National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service (NATES) offers traveling exhibits that engage and inspire diverse audiences. The exhibits draw from the holdings of the National Archives—a national network of Federal archives, Presidential libraries, and records centers.
“We are honored to have been selected as a recipient of this important display,” noted Library Director Nancy Cohen. “To acknowledge its significance, it has been placed prominently in our main entrance in hopes that the thousands of patrons who visit the Library this month will enjoy and learn from it.
The Old Bridge Public Library was recently voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about this and other Library programs can be found at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.