Old Bridge, NJ – May 17, 2016 – The Old Bridge Public Library will host two events in June to directly benefit the community.

In conjunction with AARP, the Library will offer a Smart Driver Course on Tues. June 7th and Wed. June 8th from 10am – 1pm. Topics discussed will include: the effects of medication on driving; how to reduce driver distractions; proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes and new car technology; techniques for handling left turns, right-of-way, and roundabouts, and how to adjust driving to compensate for age-related physical changes.

Participants must attend both sessions in order to successfully complete the course, and may be eligible to possibly reduce up to two points from their driving record and/or receive an auto insurance premium reduction. The class is open to drivers of all ages, and the fee, which will be collected at the door, is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Cash, or checks payable to AARP, will be accepted. Registration is required by calling 732-721-5600 x5033 or online at www.oldbridgelibrary.org/events.

In addition, there will be a Community Blood Drive sponsored by New Jersey Blood Services at the Library’s main branch on Wed, June 15th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.  Donors can simply walk-in or can make an appointment by calling 800-933-2566 or logging onto http://tinyurl.com/oblibrarydrive. To donate, people must be between 17 and 76 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds; 16-year-olds can donate with a parental consent form and those over 76 can donate with a doctor’s note. People with diabetes and blood pressure controlled by medication can donate. Donors are encouraged to eat before coming, and to bring I.D. and proof of age.

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.

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