6.2.2017

Old Bridge, NJ – June 2, 2017 — The Old Bridge Public Library was the recent recipient of a $1,500 Community Grant from Walmart facility # 4153, located at 2825 NJ-18 in Old Bridge. The funds will be used to help sponsor the Library’s annual Summer Reading program and its theme of “Build a Better World,” focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities.

The Summer Reading Program kicks off at the Library on Sat. June 24th from 11-3pm with activities and crafts for all ages.  Highlights include a presentation by the ScienceTellers and their “Tall Ships and Pirate Tales” interactive program, and a “Build a Cardboard Town” where patrons work together to construct a cardboard town. There will also be a robotics presentation in the Idea Farm makerspace, and representatives from Robert Wood Johnson will  be on hand to provide health screenings. The Summer Reading program encourages residents to read and engage in STEAM activities, and provides access to experiences that further their sense of discovery. The Program will conclude on Aug. 19th and the Walmart grant will help fund the cost of programming and prizes, including Finch robots.

“For the second consecutive year, we’re pleased to benefit from Walmart’s support of community organizations and we’re certain this grant will enhance Old Bridge where Walmart’s customers and associates live and work,” noted Library Director Nancy Cohen.

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.