The Old Bridge Library’s annual summer reading kickoff event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 29 at the library, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, intersection of Cottrell Road and Route 516, Old Bridge.
With the theme of “A Universe of Stories,” this year’s program will help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. It will run through Aug. 18.
The event on June 29 will include crafts and activities for families; a Story Walk around the Municipal Complex; a Mad Science Up, Up and Away into Space! program at 11 a.m.; and free ice cream from Friendly’s of Old Bridge from noon until supplies last.
By following action boxes on a game board, children can receive raffle tickets to be entered into weekly prize drawings for games, building sets and space-themed items. Tickets can be earned by reading, attending library programs and playing outside, among other activities. For every five squares completed, children will get a small prize.
Adults will have opportunities to enter weekly prize raffles based on their participation (reading and program attendance), and a grand prize will be awarded at the conclusion of the program in August.
For more information, visit www.oldbridgelibrary.org or call 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.