Old Bridge, NJ – July 13, 2017 – Special community members including Mayor Owen Henry will serve as guest readers during the Old Bridge Library’s new “Around the Town” storytime series.

The hour-long sessions will also feature a craft related to the stories being read and are geared for kids ages two and up and their families. The schedule is as follows:


Tues. July 18th at 7pm:           Mayor Owen Henry

Tues. July 25th at 7pm:           Police Officer Patrick D’Onofrio

Tues. August 1st at 7pm:        Stephanie Colvell, first grade teacher from Schirra Elementary School

Tues. August 15th at 7pm:      Fire Marshall Tom Gerity

“We are happy to welcome these community leaders to the Library during our popular Summer Reading Program,” noted Youth Services Supervisor Pham Condello.  “It not only creates excitement amongst our patrons but helps reinforce the importance of early literacy initiatives within the community.”

With the theme of “Build a Better World,” this year’s Summer Reading Program focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities, including a series of Finch robotics classes.  The benefits of summer reading are well documented, and the Library has developed an engaging program that allows children to enhance and grow stronger reading and critical thinking skills. The program will conclude on Sat. August 19th with a culmination event at the Library.

The Old Bridge Public Library was recently 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.


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