We’re Outspoken for You

August 24, 2016 by
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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 … Continue reading

Summer Reading Fitness, It’s A Thing

June 22, 2016 by
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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 by
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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 by
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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

Our 2016 Homes of Distinction As Seen In Architectural Digest

March 24, 2016 by
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March 24, 2016 // Filed under Blog

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You are cordially invited to attend an early evening reception and silent auction to be held on Sunday, May 15, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Faircourt, an exquisite Bernardsville estate once owned by the first in-laws of philanthropist Brooke Astor. Faircourt will be the setting for the 2016 Homes of Distinction event organized by our Bernardsville Library Foundation to raise vital funds for the library.           This Tuscan-style villa was built in 1897 for millionaire Colonel Anthony R. Kuser. The estate … Continue reading

Make a Date for Makers Day 2016

March 8, 2016 by
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March 8, 2016 // Filed under Blog

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We’re happy to announce that we will once again celebrate the growing Maker Movement by participating in the statewide NJ Makers Day event in March.  Please reserve time on Saturday, March 19, to bring your family and friends to Bernardsville Public Library for an exciting and varied program of displays, demonstrations, and hands-on exploration. Our NJ Makers Day presenters will keep young and adult intrigued by new innovations in technology, including robotics and creative circuitry. You’ll have a chance to try … Continue reading

VITA Proves Vital In Tax Season

February 10, 2016 by
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February 10, 2016 // Filed under Blog

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Bernardsville Public Library is once again offering free tax preparation assistance for residents of the Somerset Hills. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is spearheaded locally by a group of dedicated volunteers who are trained annually by the IRS and the State of New Jersey to be able to handle a wide range of tax situations. They can assist you with the filling out of federal and New Jersey State tax returns, as well as Property Tax Reimbursement forms, PTR-1 or 2. Our VITA … Continue reading

Will You Be One Of Our Makers in 2016?

December 17, 2015 by
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December 17, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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Bernardsville Public Library is putting out a call for creative people – Makers – to participate in our Maker Day 2016, which is scheduled for Sunday, March 19, 2016. You might just be among the Makers who will be joining us! Are you one of those people who likes to tinker with technology, to kick it up a notch with culinary tricks, to create a new angle on an old craft?  Maybe you know a thing or two about robotics, circuitry, 3D … Continue reading

Books for Kids Holiday Drive

December 1, 2015 by
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December 1, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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Would you like to give a gift this holiday season that lasts the test of time? Consider giving a child who has little or no access to books the gift of a life-long love of reading! You can do this simply by donating new books to the Books for Kids annual holiday drive sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association’s Children’s Services Section. As a library partner in this drive, we are currently collecting new books that are appropriate for children … Continue reading

The Teddy Bears Are Back For One Final Year

November 1, 2015 by
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November 1, 2015 // Filed under Blog

If you always thought you’d get around to dressing a teddy bear for our holiday project, this is the year to do it! For many years, the Salvation Army has donated teddy bears to be dressed by various organizations, including our library, as a holiday charitable project for New Jersey children in need. This will be the final year that Salvation Army will donate bears, but the good news is that the teddies are already here at the library! They’re … Continue reading

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