Old Bridge, NJ – March 23, 2016 — In an effort to make books easily accessible to a greater number of residents, the Old Bridge Public Library is introducing a pilot “Books by Mail” program to select senior living facilities and homebound residents.
Residents of the Golden Living facility, located on Rt. 18 South in Old Bridge, and of the Reformed Church Home facility, located on Rt. 18 North in Old Bridge, will be able to reserve up to three books at a time through the program. In addition, Old Bridge residents that are temporarily or permanently homebound or facility bound, may qualify for this program. The books will be mailed to the residents with a three week loan time and can simply be mailed back together in the reusable bags or can be returned to the Library. The postage costs are assumed by the Library. Only books from the Old Bridge Library are eligible for this program; other materials, such as DVDs and CDs, as well as interlibrary loan items, are not available to be mailed. Residents can reserve the materials by calling 732-721-5600 x5012. All program users must have a current Old Bridge Library card.
“This Books by Mail program is another method to achieve our mission of making the Library accessible and relevant to all residents,” noted Library Director Nancy Cohen. “It is our desire to eventually expand the program to make it available to a greater number of patrons in the community.”
The Old Bridge Public Library was recently voted “Best Public Library 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.