Old Bridge, NJ –  March 29, 2019 – The Old Bridge Public Library will host a variety of activities for all ages in celebration of National Library Week from April 7-13th.

Maker Monday: Love Your Library Crafts: Mon, April 8th @7pm. Children ages 3-8 are invited to celebrate National Library Week by making a craft showcasing their love of the Library. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required for each child participating, by calling 732-721-5600 x5033 or online at www.oldbridgelibrary.org.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Tues. April 9th @7pm.  Families are invited to participate in a special nighttime story time with their favorite stuffed animals. The furry friends will “sleep over” in the Library and can be picked up the next day.  Their owners will see how much fun they had in the Library overnight- complete with pictures to take home.

National Library Week Celebration: Wed. April 10th from 2-4pm.  This drop-in event will feature light refreshments, music, and several crafts. While it is geared for adults, all ages are welcome.

Library Tours: Mon. April 8th @4pm; Tue. April 9th @11am; Wed. April 10th @4pm; Thurs. April 11th @4pm and Sat. April 13th @11am.  Tours will meet and begin at the circulation desk and will provide an overview of the various Library departments and resources. Participants will receive Library information and small giveaways.

Love Your Library Story Time and Craft: Wed. April 10th @4pm. This family program will feature a story time focused on reading and libraries, followed by a special craft to make a personalized library card holder.

The Library will also raffle off a gift basket, containing books for all ages and a $10 Amazon gift card.  Anyone visiting the Library during the week is eligible to submit a free raffle ticket (one ticket per person, per day).  The winner will be drawn the following week.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries participate — school, public, special and academic. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for 2019 National Library Week is “Libraries = Strong Communities,” and Gates Foundation Co-founder Melinda Gates will serve as 2019 National Library Week Honorary Chair.

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.


Print Friendly, PDF & Email