Books For Kids: A Holiday Giving Opportunity

November 21, 2016 // Filed under Blog

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Imagine the consequences if you were to put the gift of a new book in the hands of a child with little access to reading material. You’d be right to envision the immediate joyous scene as the child smiled, laughed, or jumped with the thrill of book ownership. But think of the benefits that could accrue to that child over time just from being exposed to new reading opportunities. Early literacy opens a young mind to unimagined possibilities and choices. Books introduce new ideas … Continue reading

Learn With Lynda

October 28, 2016 // Filed under Blog

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What a busy fall this has been for us! First we added Rosetta Stone, the language immersion program, to our roster of important resources that are free to Bernardsville Library members. Rosetta Stone enables you to learn up to 30 languages online in self-paced sessions that cater to your needs. Do you want to learn enough vocabulary to get by on a trip abroad? Maybe you want to improve grammar and conversation skills in a language you previously learned? You … Continue reading

It Will Boo Spooktacular!

October 15, 2016 // Filed under Blog

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Halloween lurks around the corner to wrap up a spooky month during which we’ve celebrated several famous ghosts! A literary ghost, Sir Simon de Canterville, has haunted us this October while we’ve enjoyed the communal reading of Oscar Wilde’s short story, “The Canterville Ghost,” chosen as our One Book Bernardsville selection. In addition, there’s also our very own library ghost, Phyllis, to whom we must pay homage. Said to haunt the old library building, Phyllis has her own extended history of … Continue reading

Hoopla, A Lending Service Worthy Of Its Name

October 6, 2016 // Filed under Blog

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This month we’re making a big hoopla about offering Bernardsville Library members free access to an exciting digital lending service called hoopla. Hoopla enables you to instantly borrow digital media which you can stream or download to a computer, tablet, or smartphone using the hoopla app. This product is also compatible with Chromecast and viewable on Apple TV. One of the most exciting features of hoopla is that it allows you to borrow music, movies, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV episodes without … Continue reading

Broaden Your Horizons With Rosetta Stone

September 25, 2016 // Filed under Blog

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Here’s a unique opportunity for you to broaden your world by learning another language. You’ll feel more confident when you travel internationally if you can be understood by people in their native language. Shopping, sightseeing, dining, conducting business, and seeking assistance will all become easier if you’re multi-lingual, so we invite you to take this opportunity to learn one of thirty languages available to Bernardsville Library members through Rosetta Stone Library Solution’s online-learning program. Learn at home, on the go with the … Continue reading

Say It In 30 Languages With Rosetta Stone!

September 8, 2016 // Filed under Blog

Ajabu! Incroyable! Fantastiskt! Whether you say it in Swahili, French or Swedish, you’ll think it’s amazing, too, once you try Rosetta Stone, the leading language-learning software which is now free to Bernardsville Library members. Would you like to try your tongue at Pashto, Portuguese, Irish, Arabic or Mandarin? Rosetta Stone will lead you through an interactive series of online lessons in these languages with attention to pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and basic travel phrases. In fact, you can select from 30 … Continue reading

We’re Outspoken for You

August 24, 2016 // Filed under Blog

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We’re outspoken because we want you to know that Outspoken Library offers free services through the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center to state residents of all ages with a physical or vision impairment or a reading disability that makes it difficult to read. Services include audiobooks and downloadable audio magazines as well as audiobook players with large, easy to use buttons. The wide selection of book titles will appeal to children, teens, and adults, and users can specify their reading … Continue reading

Summer Reading Fitness, It’s A Thing

June 22, 2016 // Filed under Blog

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This year’s summer reading campaign – “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” –  challenges us to exercise our minds and bodies for improved overall fitness. And it’s not just for kids anymore! Adults and youngsters are encouraged to step up their literary habits, pump up their healthy living practices, and exercise their right to claim fun prizes and rewards. Parents may sign up their children at the library beginning the week of June 20th. The kids will receive reading logs … Continue reading

Reach for the Top

May 16, 2016 // Filed under Blog

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The pinnacle of success in life is built upon a foundation of hard work; it’s nearly impossible to achieve goals without it. Whether you’re a student writing a research paper, an adult seeking career advancement, a foreign-language speaker learning English, or a curious mind expanding your knowledge base, the public library provides you with the tools and inspiration necessary to get to the top. Best of all, these resources are abundant and free to you. We think the first step on your way … Continue reading

Thank You for Making Our Wine Pull a Success!

April 24, 2016 // Filed under Blog

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The Bernardsville Library Foundation is adding a “wine pull” to the festivities at its 2016 Homes of Distinction fundraiser to be held at the Faircourt estate on May 15th. But in order to “pull” this one off, we need to take in a quantity of wine varietals donated from your personal cellars or purchased from local merchants. Red, white, rosé – we’ll gratefully accept them all for a limited time; kindly bring your wine donations to the library by May 12th. These … Continue reading

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