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. Next stop is Platform 9¾ at the Bernardsville train station where we will photograph the Hogwarts-bound party goers. The final party stop is, of course, Hogwarts (Peapack-Gladstone Library) where, after serious course work in wizardry is completed, wizards and muggles … 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.

Homes of Distinction 2018 – Sunday, May 20

April 11, 2018 // Filed under Uncategorized

Join us on Sunday, May 20 at two spectacular homes this year for our Library Foundation fundraiser! Our first home is a magnificent contemporary with an extraordinary, world class art collection—a rare opportunity to see a living museum in such beautiful surroundings. Tours of this home will run from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, with shuttles leaving from the Bernardsville Library parking lot starting at 1:45 pm. The beautifully renovated carriage house at Upton Pyne is the second stop where the … Continue reading

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

Help Build A Strong Foundation

April 24, 2017 // Filed under Blog

The mission statement of the Bernardsville Library Foundation proclaims that it was established “to be a source of private funding to enable the outstanding Bernardsville Public Library to continue to operate at a level of excellence without regard to variations in public funding.” Famous for its spectacular annual Homes of Distinction fundraiser, which will be held at Hamilton Farms in June, this volunteer group is also determined to establish an income-generating endowment to fund special projects for the library. A well-funded endowment will help … Continue reading

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