Old Bridge, NJ –  March 9, 2020 — The Old Bridge Public Library will celebrate the sixth annual NJ Makers Day — a statewide celebration of making and maker culture — with crafts and interactive technology learning experiences on Sat. March 21 from 11am-3pm. Program highlights include:

Code Ninjas STEM Lab: 11am-3pm. Kids ages 7-14 are invited to drop in to the Library’s hands-on STEM Lab and explore activities such as Scratch coding, Snap Circuits, and other STEM crafts. Presented by Code Ninjas of Old Bridge.

Hands-On Robots: 11am-3pm – All Ages. Drop in to play with the Library’s selection of robots, including a Code-a-pillar and Sphero, and build your own LEGO robot to take home. In addition, there will be robotics demonstrations from First Tech Challenge Team 14824 LiveWires, an independently run, privately-funded middle and high school robotics team.

Stuffed Animal Taxidermy: 12pm-1pm – Grades 6-12 – Give stuffed toys another life by turning them into creative new inventions. Materials will be provided but teens should feel free to bring in their own stuffed toy to taxidermy. Requires registration.

Cardboard Construction: 12pm-2pm – All Ages (Children must be accompanied by an adult) Transform plain cardboard boxes into something new, such as a pet castle, a dollhouse or toy car garage.  Boxes and other basic supplies such as construction paper, markers, glue and duct tape will be provided. Note: use of box cutters and other sharp objects permitted by adults only.

Adult Craft: Bath bombs 1:30pm-2:30pm  Learn how to make your own refreshing and colorful bath bombs to use to treat yourself to a luxurious bath. All materials provided; requires registration.

Program registration can be done at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033.

In addition to these sessions, there will be demonstrations in the Library’s Idea Farm makerspace, which includes a 3D printer, vinyl cutter and button maker. These programs are being generously supported by local partners: Code Ninjas, Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops of Old Bridge and JEI Learning Center.

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 these and other Library programs is available at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch (temporarily closed) is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.