Old Bridge, NJ –  March. 8, 2019 – The Old Bridge Public Library will celebrate the fifth annual NJ Makers Day — a statewide celebration of making and maker culture — with arts, crafts, and technology hands-on learning experiences on Sat. March 23 from 11am-3pm. Program highlights include:

Code Ninjas STEM Lab: 11am-3pm. Kids ages 7-14 are invited to drop in to the Library’s interactive STEM Lab and try out different activities like Scratch coding, Snap Circuits, and other STEM crafts. Presented by Code Ninjas.

Cardboard Cat Castles: 11am-12pm. Transform a simple cardboard box into a cat’s new favorite hangout spot. The Library will supply boxes and other basic supplies. One registration per family; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tech Take Apart: 12:15pm-1:45pm.  Patrons can discover what lurks inside their computer and other home electronics by taking them apart and examining the pieces. This is a family program and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Light It Up! Learning About Electricity and Circuits: 2:30pm-3:30pm. This program will allow patrons to tinker with electricity and learn how circuits work using batteries, wires, lights and buzzers. They will also use special conductive Play-Doh to build a creation and bring it to life with LED lights.  This session is presented by Da Vinci Science Center and sponsored by InQuire Science Series. Ages 7-14; registration required.

There will also be Origami classes for adults, craft projects for all ages, and robotics presentations as well as tours and demonstrations in the Idea Farm. These programs are being generously supported by local partners: Code Ninjas, Girl Scout Troops of Old Bridge, InQuire Science, JEI Learning Center, and Primrose School of Old Bridge. Program registration can be done at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033.

The Old Bridge Public Library has consistently been 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 these and other Library programs is available 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.