Monday, April 26, 2010

The Old Bridge Public Library wants to know: do you know more about baseball than the librarians at the National Baseball Hall of Fame? If you think you do, then enter Step Up to the Plate @ Your Library, and show off your knowledge of baseball trivia. You may win a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The American Library Association and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Step Up to the Plate @ Your Library program teams up two American classics-baseball and libraries-to promote the importance of information literacy skills and to increase awareness of the library as an essential information resource.

People of all ages are encouraged to use the print and electronic resources available at the Old Bridge Public Library to answer a series of trivia questions designed for their age group (10 and under, 11-13, 14-17 and 18 and over). Questions are available in both English and Spanish.

Everyone who successfully completes the program will be eligible to win a trip for two to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. The program runs from April 5 through September 4.

Unlike most contests, players are encouraged to look up the answers using both print and online sources at the Old Bridge Public Library.

Players can obtain a copy of the Step Up to the Plate questions appropriate for their age and the entry form through the library or on the program’s web site at Each player can enter the contest online or by sending in the entry form by mail. More information on the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is available at

For further information about library programs, call the Adult & Information Services Department, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033. The Central Branch of the Old Bridge Public Library is located in the Municipal Center at the corner of Route 516 and Cottrell Road.

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