Endless Summer!

New and Exciting

Beat the Heat


The Old Bridge Public Library is a cooling center

for the remainder of the summer.

Our library is open 7 days a week,

so come visit and stay cool.

We look forward to seeing you.

Laurence Harbor


Please Note:

From July 5 - August 12, 2022


due to Summer Camp,

the hours of the Laurence Harbor library location

in the Recreation building

will be


2:00 - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday


Traveling soon?


Get your Passport here.

Walk-ins are welcome.


The Old Bridge Public Library is a designated

Passport Acceptance Facility.

You must apply at a Passport Acceptance Facility

if you do not have a Passport,

or your previous passport was issued before you were 16,

or your previous passport expired more than 5 years ago.

Renewals are NOT processed here.


We are open 7 days/week

and take photos for you, as well as expedite processing.

Passport applicants are encouraged to make an appointment,

however, walk-ins are accepted if an opening is available.  


For more information, go to:

http://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/resources/passports/

or call (732) 721-5600 x 5046


Get a Passport through us, and see the world.


Museum Passes


The Old Bridge Public Library Museum Pass program is back.


Reserve your FREE passes on our website

(http://oldbridgelibrary.org)


or go to:


https://www2.museumkey.com/

ui/byMuseum/?code=oldbnj08857&branchID=218

-- a sample of databases we offer --

http://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/database/

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All library programs are Free and Open to the Public.

Medicare

Health Insurance

Workshop


Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 PM


Peter Hegel, a licensed, independent insurance agent,

will discuss Medicare basics,

along with Medicare Supplement vs. Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and how to reduce drug costs.


No Registration required.

For more information call:

(732) 721-5600 x 5033

Second Saturday

concert series


Saturday, August 13 at 1:00 PM


It's back!

Join us in our Large Meeting Room with the return of the 

Second Saturday Concert Series.


Marjorie Koharski is a retired flutist from the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, and a former faculty member of the Monmouth Conservatory of Music.

Marjorie will perform classical pieces,

as well as Spanish and Argentine music.


Admission is FREE.


No Registration required.

For more information call:

(732) 721-5600 x 5033




Friday Films


August 5, 12, 19 and 26


Join us at 2:30 PM


Watch movies on the big screen

in our Large Meeting Room.


 August 5th - Spencer (2021, R)

The marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana is on the rocks, rumors abound, and it's Christmas at Sandringham Estate.


 August 12th - Dream Horse (2020, PG)

The inspiring true story of Dream Alliance,

an unlikely race horse bred by a small town bartender,

who competes with the racing elites.


 August 19th - The Farewell (2019, PG)

A funny, uplifting tale of a family returning to China, under the guise

of a wedding, to say goodbye to the beloved family matriarch.


 August 26th - Wild Mountain Thyme (2020, PG-13)

Family conflicts arise when the patriarch threatens

to give the farm over to a nephew instead of his own son.


No Registration required.

For more information call:

(732) 721-5600 x 5033

School Supply Drive


Sponsored by the Old Bridge Public Library Teen Advisory Board


Each year, thousands of New Jersey children

attend their first day of school without basic educational tools

such as backpacks, notebooks, and calculators.

These under-resourced children struggle to succeed academically. 

Please donate new school supplies

that will be given to the Old Bridge Food Bank to help our community.

Our donation box is located in the Youth Services area of the library.


Items ACCEPTED for the School Supply Drive include:

  • Backpacks (may be new or gently used)
  • NEW 1, 3, and 5 Subject Notebooks
  • NEW Composition Notebooks
  • NEW 2-Pocket Folders
  • NEW Pencil Cases
  • NEW #2 Pencils
  • NEW Pencil Sharpeners
  • NEW Erasers
  • NEW Pens
  • NEW Hi-lighters
  • NEW Crayons, Washable Markers, and Colored Pencils
  • NEW Book Covers
  • NEW Calculators
  • NEW Child Safety Scissors
  • NEW Glue
  • NEW Rulers (12")
  • NEW Headphones


Donations will be collected until August 23, 2022.

Thank you.


Kids Summer Reading Club


Runs through August 20


Log your reading online

Earn points

Win Prizes!


To get started, create an account at:

http://obpl.readsquared.com


If you would prefer not to log online,

then stop by the Youth Services area

for a paper log

that will still let you count your days

to earn prizes.


No Registration required.

For more information call:

(732) 721-5600 x 5028

STAFF PICKS

In spring 1943, Ava Harper is perfectly happy with her position in the Rare Book Room at the Library of Congress, but as WWII rages on, she is pressed into service for a covert government operation. Eager to do her part for the war effort, our protagonist heads to Portugal, and learns that the job entails much more than promised. The Librarian Spy is a captivating read, and it's a delight to be carried through these experiences by Ava, an endearing, quiet bookworm who finds purpose despite the odds. 

Would humans be better off as narwhals? Is our intelligence more of a curse than a gift? There’s an evolutionary reason why human intelligence isn’t more prevalent in the animal kingdom. Simply put, non-human animals don't need our brains to be successful. Filled with remarkable tales of animal smarts, this book is mind-bending and hilarious at the same time. If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal will change how you look at animals, humans, and the meaning of life itself. BTW a narwhal is a whale with a large tusk.

Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
(732) 721-5600 x 5030
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