Thank You, Volunteers!

May 4, 2015 by
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May 4, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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Volunteer Appreciation Week is coming up the week of May 18th, at which time the Friends of Bernardsville Public Library will celebrate our hardworking volunteers. Without this capable corps, it would not be possible to offer many of the features that make our library so extraordinary. For instance, our free English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs are run by trained volunteers who offer their time on a regular basis, as do our knowledgeable Local History volunteers. These people are … Continue reading

No More Forgetting to Remember

April 20, 2015 by
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April 20, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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A quiet little feature with a big impact has been added to your Bernardsville Library account. We will now automatically renew your two-week items when due if no reserves have been placed on them. Automatic renewals will continue on these items for up to three renewal periods, so you won’t have to track your due dates for quite a while! This also means that you won’t accrue fines by forgetting about those return deadlines. Life is complicated enough as is! Please note … Continue reading

Celebrate National Library Week With Us

April 13, 2015 by
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April 13, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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This year, April 12-18th marks the period when U.S. libraries and their associations celebrate National Library Week. It’s a time when communities acknowledge the importance of libraries to their well being and when individuals make a point to visit their public or academic libraries. During National Library Week, libraries around the country present special programming and activities to promote their services. If you haven’t visited your local library recently, this is the week to see what’s new and to learn how … Continue reading

Little Brook Farm, A Home of Distinction

March 16, 2015 by
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March 16, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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Little Brook Farm, a charming country estate in Bernardsville, has been selected as the location for the 2015 Library Foundation fundraiser known as Homes of Distinction. Each year a notable Bernardsville home is featured by the Library Foundation and graciously opened by its homeowners for a late afternoon of house touring, cocktails, and an auction to benefit Bernardsville Public Library. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, April 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., affording ticket holders a wonderful opportunity to tour … Continue reading

Bernardsville Public Library To Participate In NJ Makers Day 2015

February 19, 2015 by
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February 19, 2015 // Filed under Blog

Select New Jersey libraries, museums, schools and commercial spaces will be providing public makerspaces on March 21st for the first statewide NJ Makers Day 2015, and Bernardsville Public Library is proud to be hosting one of these makerspaces. As stated by its organizers,  “The ultimate goal of NJ Makers Day 2015 is to enhance community engagement and develop connections among New Jersey residents by collaborating with libraries, museums, small businesses and others to promote and explore new opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation … Continue reading

Is The Thought of Tax Prep Taxing You?

January 28, 2015 by
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January 28, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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We’ve had our fun with various festive holidays, but now it’s time to get those tax documents ready for state and federal filing deadlines! Once again, Bernardsville Public Library will offer free tax assistance to local residents through the VITA program. This Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program known as VITA utilizes local volunteers who are trained to help you in the filing of state and federal income tax returns, extensions, and estimated tax payments. Our volunteers have just completed a training update and … Continue reading

Are You Making A New Year’s Reading Resolution?

January 6, 2015 by
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January 6, 2015 // Filed under Blog

We can help you with those New Year’s resolutions about reading more books! A great way to kick off the reading year is to participate in our annual “50 Book Challenge” which will inspire you to read 50 books in one year or set your own reading goal. Bernardsville Library’s 50 Book Challenge group will hold its initial meeting on Saturday, January 17, at 3 p.m. in the Community Room. We’ll offer you some great reading suggestions to help you … Continue reading

Books For Kids

December 2, 2014 by
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December 2, 2014 // Filed under Blog

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The library is collecting new books for kids once again this year. Our Books For Kids donation box is located in the lobby and awaits your kind donation of a new book/s appropriate for infants through teens.  These donations will be forwarded to children in New Jersey who have limited access to reading material and who would love to have a book of their own.  Please think of them when you are shopping at your local bookstore and pick up … Continue reading

Not One, Not Two, But Three!

November 11, 2014 by
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November 11, 2014 // Filed under Blog

Did you know that Bernardsville Public Library has three book discussion groups which meet at different times and days of the week?  Never again say that there’s no time in your life for a book group.  We’ve scheduled our discussion groups with you in mind! Do you prefer an evening time slot or perhaps a group meeting on a weekend afternoon? Is morning the most convenient time for you? Please consider joining one of our three monthly discussion groups at any point in … Continue reading