The Bridgewater Township Library was filled with the sounds of music, laughter and applause Thursday as it held its bi-weekly open mic night, the brainchild of librarian and musician Kyle Pucciarello.
"At the turn of the year, I wanted to do something that had to do with music and the arts," Pucciarello said. "There are a lack of these kinds of opportunities for performers. And I thought, what better place than the library."
The program has been running about five months with participation growing from 25 to as many as 65 people with 16 performers.
"It is a treat to come every two weeks and do this," Pucciarello said.
The next open mic night will be August 9 at 7 p.m. in the library's meeting room.