Old Bridge, NJ – April 19, 2017 –  The Old Bridge Public Library has expanded its popular Museum Pass program, and is now offering patrons the opportunity to visit the Newark Museum and the WheatonArts and Cultural Center in Millville free of charge.

With a history spanning four decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. At the heart of the Center is the Museum of American Glass, housing the most comprehensive collection of glass produced in America. WheatonArts features special exhibitions, programs, workshops, performances and several weekend festivals, along with daily glass blowing and artist demonstrations. The center is open April-December, Tuesday-Sunday 10-5pm. It is located at 1501 Glasstown Road in Millville, NJ, phone number: 856-825-6800. Additional information and schedules of events can be found at www.wheatonarts.org. The Library’s free pass admits two adults and all children under 18.

The Newark Museum is the state’s largest museum, featuring extensive collections of American art include works by Hiram Powers, Thomas Cole, John Singer Sargent, Frederick Church, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Joseph and Frank Stella. The Museum is one of the most influential in the country, and its collections rank as the 12th largest in the nation, with nearly 300,000 objects representing American art, Decorative arts, the arts of Asia, Africa, Native America, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and the natural sciences. The museum is located at 49 Washington St., Newark, NJ; phone number: 973-596-6550. Hours are Wednesday-Sunday noon—5pm. Further information and details about exhibits and programs can be found at www.newarkmuseum.org. Two Library passes are available to patrons; each admits two adults and all children under 18.

The Old Bridge Public Library also offers patrons free passes to the Intrepid in NYC, the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, Insectropolis in Toms River, the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ and the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill, NJ. Discounts for Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ, are also available by presenting an Old Bridge Library card at the Center. Complete details about reserving and using the passes can be found at www.oldbridgelibrary.org.

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.



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