SECAUCUS — The school year is coming to a close once again and libraries are encouraging children to take advantage of the time off to explore some of the many great books available as part of New Jersey’s summer reading program.
This year’s theme is “Every Story Has A Hero,” and Field Station: Dinosaurs wants to encourage youngsters to take their reading skills to new heights when their annual tour takes them to nineteen different library branches.
The Field Station’s talented Dinosaur Troubadour will have kids singing and dancing along to original songs about dinosaurs – naturally! Each visit will culminate in a special surprise guest – a 15 foot Tyrannasaurus rex – that kids will have a chance to meet. This is the fourth consecutive year Field Station: Dinosaurs has been involved with New Jersey’s summer reading program.
“My love of dinosaurs came from some great books about them that I read during summers as a youngster right here in New Jersey,” said Guy Gsell, Executive Producer of Field Station: Dinosaurs. “Our Dinosaur Troubadour and our incredible T-rex are on a mission to share that same excitement about reading that I felt as a child and that’s why we love being part of the summer reading program.”
However,this year’s library tour was not without its challenges as sponsorship dollars were not available this year. Gsell continued, “Libraries statewide have come to rely on us to help launch their summer reading program. We didn’t want all those families and children to miss a great experience, so we covered most of the expenses and the libraries helped as well.”
Nineteen library visits are planned to take place from June 15 through June 26.
FieldStation: Dinosaurs’ “Every Story Has a Hero” Tour:
- June 24 at 3:00 p.m.,Woodbridge Main Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge
- June 24 at 4:15 p.m.,Iselin Branch Library, 1081 Green Street, Iselin
- June 24 at 6:30 p.m.,Kenilworth Public Library, Kenilworth, 548 Boulevard, Kenilworth
- June 25 at 2 p.m., HobokenPublic Library, 500 Park Avenue, Hoboken
- June 25 at 4:30 p.m.,Allwood Branch Library, 44 Lyall Road, Clifton
- June 25 at 7 p.m., RiverEdge Public Library, 685 Elm Avenue, River Edge
- June 26 at 11 a.m.,Maplewood Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood
- June 26 at 2 p.m., RahwayPublic Library, 2 City Hall Plaza, Rahway
- June 26 at 4 p.m.,Middletown Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown
All library programs are free of charge. For more information about Field Station: Dinosaurs, located in Secaucus, visit www.fieldstationdinosaurs.com.
About Field Station: Dinosaurs:
Field Station:Dinosaurs is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun.
Nestled at the base of a 150 million year old rock formation, the Field Station is an oasis of natural wonder with over thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs come to life thanks to the brilliant engineering of the world’s leading roboticists and the imagination of our artists.
Scientists from the New Jersey State Museum have worked to ensure that the exhibition encompasses the latest theories and discoveries in the fields of paleontology,geology, and environmental studies but at the center of it all is the fun, the joy and the wonder of dinosaurs.
Field Station:Dinosaurs is sponsored by Goya, Beyer Ford, and Franklin Templeton Investments.Puppets designed, created and provided by Earth Visual& Physical Inc. All rights reserved.
For more information on the adventure, tickets, special passes and offers visit our website at www.fieldstationdinosaurs.com