Welcome to Youth Services!

Old Bridge Public Library strives to be a welcoming place for all our patrons, including the youngest ones. We invite you to explore our children’s room to browse our book collection, work on homework, play with toys, socialize with other children, and more. Please stop by the Youth Services desk if you have any questions or just to say hello.

For Parents: Our Youth Services Policy

OBPL Summer 2024 Learning Challenge: Adventure Begins at your Library

Beginning Sunday, June 23 stop by the library to get your summer learning road trip game board. Each square on the board contains a different activity, from reading, to playing outside, to attending library programs. Complete as many as you can, and for every five spaces you finish on the board come to the library and pick out a prize from our treasure box plus receive a raffle entry for our grand prizes! You do not have to do every square, but the more you do, the more fun stuff you get. If you finish the whole game board you will not only have an awesome summer, you also earn a coupon for free pizza & a drink courtesy of Giusseppe’s of Old Bridge! Keep an eye out for our special Bonus Challenges on the back to earn extra raffle entries. Raffles prizes will be drawn the week of August 18. 

The Summer Reading program runs from June 23 – August 18.

Parents- Prevent The Summer Slide

Students who participated in their public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate. For more help with keeping up skills over the summer, check out our Buddies programs:

Reading Buddies

Saturdays, July 6 – August 3 from 10:30am – 11:30am

Thursdays, July 11 – August 8 from 6pm – 7pm 

Practice your reading skills with the help of our teen volunteers! Children will be paired up with a teen buddy for one-on-one mentoring. For children entering grades 1-5 (must have completed kindergarten). No registration required. 

Math Buddies 

Saturdays, July 6 – August 3 from 11am – 1pm

Improve your math skills this summer! Teen volunteers will be on hand to help you with all of your math questions. Please bring your own summer math assignment or other work.. For grades 1-12. No registration required.

Children’s Book Collection

Not sure what to read next? Check out our Kids Book Lists for recommended titles by genre or by grade.

Check out other electronic resources for children here

 

You can also check out TumbleBook library for access to digital titles.

 

Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. Kanopy Kids has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that range across Movies, TV Series, Animated Storybooks, Live Action, and Animated favorites. Kanopy Kids is appropriate for children ages 2 and up, with a focus on Kids age 2-8.

Children’s Events

Printable Calendar of Events June 2024

View Calendar online »

For more information about any program or event visit the Youth Services Dept.
or phone us at 732-721-5600, ext. 5028.

 

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