Old Bridge, NJ – Feb. 22, 2018 – The Old Bridge Public Library will once again participate in NJ Makers Day on Sat. March 10th, showcasing the Library’s Idea Farm makerspace and popular maker culture.
A variety of events will occur between 11-3pm, including hands-on activities for makers and creators of all ages. There will be craft projects, robotics demonstrations, tech take-apart sessions, tours of the Idea Farm, 3D printer and electronic demonstrations, and giveaways throughout the day. Highlights include Google Cardboard for adults, LED origami bookmarks and special activities led by the Old Bridge Boy and Girl Scout troops. Some programs will require registration and a final schedule will be available shortly; patrons are encouraged to consult the Library’s website (www.oldbridgelibrary.org), Twitter (@OldBridgePL) or Tumblr accounts (#OBPL) for updates and registration.
NJ Makers Day is a celebration of maker culture across New Jersey. This fourth-annual event connects individuals with libraries, museums, schools, businesses, and independent makerspaces that support making, tinkering, crafting, manufacturing, and STEM-based learning. In the past, activities have included displays, live-feed demonstrations, and hands-on programming. In 2016, NJ Makers Day was expanded into a two-day event, which allowed sites not able to host events during the weekend (i.e., schools, manufacturers, local businesses, etc.) to be able to provide programs, demonstrations and other events for their communities. Additional information can be found at www.njmakersday.org. The official hashtag is: #njmakersday.
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 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.