Bernardsville: Then & Now

September 4, 2018 // Filed under Uncategorized

Last February, we hosted a remarkable exhibit of photographs showing Bernardsville as it was Then and as it is Now. Now we need your help to grow this collection of photographs of Bernardsville homes as they look now. Please bring in or email us (localhistory@bernardsvillelibrary.org) a photo of your home! To help with this Then & Now project, we will soon be launching a group Facebook page that will include fascinating stories and facts about Bernardsville. Whether you are a … Continue reading

Summer Reading Basket of Prizes!

July 31, 2018 // Filed under Uncategorized

Why should kids have all the fun? Adults can too, with summer reading at Bernardsville Public Library! Check out three books and/or audio books, and each time you’ll get a chance to win a fantastic gift basket! Get ideas for your summer reads in our pre-packaged bundles selected for you by library staff members and displayed in the library rotunda. “The Great American Read” (TGAR) display across from the Circulation Desk will also provide inspiration, or go to TGAR website, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

July 6, 2018 // Filed under Uncategorized

Muggles and wizards alike are invited to this roving birthday party for the beloved Harry Potter. First stop is Diagon Alley (Bernardsville Library) where wannabe wizards can procure wands, butter beer, and all that is needed to succeed at Hogwarts. The next and final stop  of course, Hogwarts (Peapack-Gladstone Library) where, after serious course work in wizardry is completed, wizards and muggles will join together to sing Happy Birthday and cut the cake. The festivities begin at Bernardsville Public Library … Continue reading

Calling all Anglophiles!

May 23, 2018 // Filed under Uncategorized

Enjoy our collection of British DVDs. Tour castles and mansions, solve mysteries with the best British detectives, or watch a three hanky drama. We have it all waiting for you. DVDs in the British Collection are free for a two-week loan. Boil the water, steep your tea, and relax with a little bit of Britain.

Spring Into Action with the Cloud Library by bibliotheca

February 22, 2018 // Filed under Blog

The Cloud Library brings you thousands of free e-books and e-audiobooks. It’s easy to use on your phone, tablet or computer with fast downloads and great features like a sleep timer for e-audiobooks. There are best sellers and, if the one you want is unavailable, there are plenty of other books that you always meant to read ready for download. Downloading the app is quick and easy. Want to get started? Click the Cloud Library logo, or check our website, … Continue reading

It’s time to try out hoopla!

December 15, 2017 // Filed under Uncategorized

Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card! We’re making a big hoopla about this free access to the 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 … Continue reading

Serious Fun!

August 29, 2017 // Filed under Uncategorized

It can be hard to keep up with the ever-changing digital world, and so Bernards Township Library and Bernardsville Library have teamed up again this fall to offer another series of classes “Serious Fun: Use Your Device to Improve Your Life,” which highlight popular apps and websites and help answer some of the common questions that come up. The classes will cover a variety of topics and are scheduled through January 2018. “We tried to select areas with wide interest and … Continue reading

A Summer of Reading and So Much More

June 28, 2017 // Filed under Blog

“Summer Reading” is still going strong at Bernardsville Library with featured attractions for youngsters, teens, and adults. The summer months are filled with giveaways, reading challenges, exciting day and evening programming, story times around town and at the community pool. It’s not too late to register your children (they don’t have to be members of the library) for the Build a Better World summer reading program that entitles them to loads of fun activities throughout the summer while challenging them to meet … Continue reading

One Transformative Word – Volunteer

June 4, 2017 // Filed under Blog

It only takes one word to make a significant difference in your community and your own life – “volunteer.” Both a verb and a noun, volunteer means you’re actively committing a portion of your time and talent to a cause. It also means you’ve been awarded a well-respected job title that “pays” in personal satisfaction. Bernardsville Public Library welcomes new volunteers throughout the year, and we hope you’ll consider joining our team of community-minded teens and adults who love their library. … Continue reading

Homes of Distinction 2017

May 16, 2017 // Filed under Blog

This year’s Homes of Distinction fundraiser, organized by the Bernardsville Library Foundation, puts an exciting spin on the usual idea of viewing a magnificent estate. In this case, the Foundation is providing its guests with a one-of-a-kind afternoon of entertainment and equestrian history presented in a perfect setting – the United States Equestrian Team stable and carriage barn at Hamilton Farm. Located in the horse country of Gladstone, Somerset County, the stable and carriage barn are part of the original 5,000-acre Hamilton … Continue reading

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