August 21, 2014 at 9:50 AM
Field Station: Dinosaurs, the world-class family attraction that teaches kids about our world through the science and story of dinosaurs, hit the road this summer to celebrate the New Jersey Summer Reading Program, “FIZZ, BOOM, READ!” with visits to 14 New Jersey public libraries - the most recent stop being Hillsborough Township Library, a branch of the Somerset County Library System, Thursday.
The visit was sponsored by Investors Bank.
The hour-long event began with the Field Station’s own Dinosaur Troubadour hosting a sing-a-long and dance party, followed by a brief dinosaur-themed story hour. Patrons, staff and Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione then met an unbelievably life-like, roaring, breathing, 15-foot juvenile T-Rex for a prehistoric interactive experience. Hillsborough Branch Director Ed Hoag even stuck his head into the T-Rex's mouth.
“‘FIZZ, BOOM, READ!’ is a great summer reading program, and we’re proud to be a part of it,” said Guy Gsell, executive producer of Field Station: Dinosaurs. “It’s important to challenge kids and to keep them learning all summer long. At Field Station: Dinosaurs, that’s what we do. The history of paleontology is one of science’s great mystery stories - with intrigue, unexpected twists and brilliant detectives who crack the case. Of course, we’ll also be bringing along a walking, roaring T-Rex just to make things interesting."
To learn more about SCLS services and programs, visit SCLSNJ.org
. SCLS branches can be found in Bridgewater, Bound Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, at the Mary Jacobs Library in Rocky Hill, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Somerville, Warren Township and Watchung.