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.
Children’s Book Collection
Not sure what to read next? Check out our Kids Book Lists for recommended titles by genre or by grade.
Don’t forget! You can also check out TumbleBook for access to digital titles.
Check out other electronic resources for children here.
Please see calendar below for our virtual programs.
For more information about any program or event visit the Youth Services Dept.
or phone us at 732-721-5600, ext. 5028.
Celebrate Children’s Book Week May 3-9!
Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of
reading. Established in 1919, CBW is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the
country. Children’s Book Week originated in the belief that children’s books and literacy are
life-changers. Now, every year events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, and in homes (wherever young readers and books connect!) to celebrate the importance and fun of reading.
We want to encourage reading in many different ways for this year’s Children’s Book Week. See how many of the activities you can complete on the BINGO board found below (boards can also be picked up at the library curbside or during browsing appointments). It’s ok if one book counts for more than one square (for example if you read a comic book with a girl main character you can cross off both). This is open to kids of all reading levels including pre-readers; reading with someone or being read to counts, and books of any level count.
If you get BINGO, bring your sheet back to the library on Saturday, May 8 from 2-4pm to pick out a prize! You can also grab a fun character craft to take home and make.
Prize table will be outside the main entrance of the library, so no browsing appointment is
required (if you would like to make an appointment to browse in the library, please visit
You can find information and ideas for more fun things you can do at home at
https://everychildareader.net/cbw/for-home-2021/ and be sure to follow
#BookWeekSuperpower online for inspiration from some of your favorite book creators.