Thursday, June 30, 2005

Phyllis makes a friend! Children's Librarian Phyllis Church poses with the Commerce Bank mascot during the opening program of the Children's Dapartment's Summer Reading Club.

The Library has posted the Family Crests designed by the children who visited the Library during the Summer Reading Kick - Off Party. The crests are on display in the Reading Area Gallery.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Sirsi Goes Live!

What is Sirsi? We’re so glad you asked! The Old Bridge Public Library will migrate to a new automated circulation system on June 29. Our new electronic card catalog will be called the “iBistro.” The options that it offers you, the Library customer, are far greater than our current options. Expect to see the availability of renewals from home using the Internet soon among other things. Our staff has attended training classes and are hard at work practicing the new software. It is new to all of us and we hope that you will be patient in the first weeks after our “go live” date as we become familiar with the ins and outs of using the program.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Children of all ages loved Mark Dolson's Wings of Magic show, the featured event of the Library's Summer Reading Kickoff Program.

Young Adult Librarian Theresa Wordelmann leads the teen volunteers through craft preperation.

Tim and Herb mug for the camera before that start of the big Summer Reading Kickoff Party.

Friday, June 24, 2005

The Central Library has new computer desks in the Computer Training Center... come in and take a look!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Photographer Adoree Nielsen will be hosting a meet the artist reception in the reading area of the Central Library on Saturday, June 25 from 1 - 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds

Come to the Central Library for the Summer Reading Kickoff Party! MAGIC SHOW featuring Mark A.S. Dolson's Wings of Magic on Sunday, June 26th at 1:30 pm Central Library. Watch Mr. Dolson's amazing performance, design a family crest, make neat toys, and snack on foods that were eaten during medieval times! Adults and teens will also be able to sign up for the Summer Reading Club. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or e-mail Wendi.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Holocaust survivor and scholar Simon Jeruchim read from his book Hidden in France and spoke about his experiences at the Old Bridge Cantral Library on June 11th.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Thanks to all of the volunteers and customers who attended the Friends of the Library's Annual Book Sale this past week. The sale was very successful and the money raised will go toward supporting future Library programs.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Noted holocaust scholar and survivor Simon Jeruchim will come to the Central Library at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18th to read from his book "Hidden in France" and to discuss his experiences. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

Monday, June 13, 2005

The Library was closed last Friday for Staff Development Day. The staff participated in workshops and team building programs. Here, the Children's Department holds up a super-sized copy of the omnipresent "pink card."

Also during Staff Development Day, Young Adult Librarian Theresa Wordlemann and Children's Librarian Phyllis Church won Outstanding Employee Awards.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The aerial photography of Adoree Nielsen is on display in the Central Library through June 30. Adoree will be hosting a "Meet the Artist" afternoon on June 25 at 1:30 p.m. Learn more about Adoree and her photography here.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

The contemporary bluegrass trio Red Molly will perform in the gallery of the Old Bridge Central Library on Saturday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 2313.

Monday, June 06, 2005

It's Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds all summer long in the Children's Department. Come see the epic castle that Head of Custodial Services Tiberiu Fekete has built for the summer - the Children's Department's home is truly it's castle! For more information on the castle or summer programming in the Children's Department, call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5028 or e-mail Phyllis.

Friday, June 03, 2005

There is some colorful new carpeting in the Children's Department of the Central Library.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Laurence Harbor Branch Library is presenting a wonderful display of frog memorabilia - stop down there and check it out!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Librarian Jennifer Sherman hosts story time at the Laurence Harbor Branch Library. For more information on Harbor programs, call (732) 566-2227.