Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Back to School at the Library As summer winds down and the leaves begin to change, it’s time for students to head back to school. The Old Bridge Public Library has resources to help students of all ages in their learning needs. Help your student get ahead by signing them up for a free library card with access to thousands of resources, including online databases that put a universe of knowledge at your fingertips. The Youth Services and Teen departments offer a number of programs that can help young students get ahead, including the Pi Eaters Math Tutoring Club. In this club, students get help with math. It's free and the tutors are excellent! Wednesday sessions at 3:30 p.m. are for grades 6-12, and Saturday sessions at 10:00 a.m. are for grades 9 and up. Many of the Library’s educational resources are moving to the online realm, accessible through the Library’s web site. With your Old Bridge Library card, you can access wide ranging electronic content like Academic Search Premier, which is a database that provides full text articles from journals and magazines, including full text peer-reviewed titles. New for the fall is a database from the Home News Tribune containing full text articles from 1999 to present, perfect for assignments on local history and community issues. Of course the Library contains a full range of the latest books and magazines that are available for students and life long learners. For more information, please contact the Library’s Information desk, (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033. Send comments to: OBPL