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

One Book Bernardsville

October 7, 2015 by
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October 7, 2015 // Filed under Blog

  This month Bernardsville Library and its community will be enjoying a shared reading experience called One Book Bernardsville. We will be reading “The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken” by Laura Schenone, discussing the book at three different book group meetings, and participating in an interesting and varied assortment of programs related to Italian culture, cuisine, and ethnic history. Our first program offers insights into the Italian community in Bernardsville which provided skilled artisans for the Mountain Colony estates they … Continue reading

Takin’ It To The Streets

September 23, 2015 by
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September 23, 2015 // Filed under Blog

    Bernardsville Public Library is going on the road in September to sign up new members during Library Card Sign-Up Month. You could even say we’re “takin’ it to the streets” of Bernardsville to show you just how easy it is to get a library card! Our information tables are popping up at such Bernardsville locations as Starbucks, Kings, Shoprite, and Penguin Ice Cream where staff members greet shoppers and acquaint them with the many benefits of having a Bernardsville … Continue reading

September Selfies for Library Card Sign-Up Month!

August 29, 2015 by
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August 29, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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    While libraries are observing Library Card Sign-Up Month in September, Bernardsville Library will celebrate its members by affording them a fun social media opportunity. New card holders and those who already have a Bernardsville Library card are invited to get “framed” by holding up the special “I Got Carded At Bernardsville Library” picture frame and snapping a selfie. What better way to show one’s pride in being a card-carrying member of the greatest free institution of learning, enrichment, and enjoyment – the … Continue reading

Go Set A Watchman: Tell Us What You Think

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

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The newly released novel “Go Set A Watchman” pre-dates Harper Lee’s masterpiece, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” yet reactions to its storyline have been swift and furious even though some people haven’t read it.  Have you finished “Go Set A Watchman,” and do you hold an opinion you’d like to share with us about this early Harper Lee book? We’d love to hear from you! If you’re local, feel free to write up a short review or even a few lines that we … Continue reading

Our Outdoor Reading Room

July 12, 2015 by
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July 12, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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Join us on the patio! It’s our “outdoor reading room.” Bernardsville Library’s patio is the place to be for some fresh air, nice views, and comfortable seating throughout three seasons of the year. Find a seat and follow your muse to read a book or maybe write a book! Bring out a newspaper or magazine from our collection and enjoy the breeze while you keep informed. Practice a musical instrument, but not too loudly! Play some games with your friends … Continue reading

Summer Reading Magic

June 22, 2015 by
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June 22, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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The 2015 summer reading program at Bernardsville Library kicks off the week of June 22nd with family sign-ups and the first of many “Amazing Mondays” events. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers may now register their children in the library for a full summer of adventures in reading, exploration and learning. Those who register by June 29th may select a free book immediately. Incentive prizes will be distributed throughout the summer as children meet their reading or participation goals. Our Youth Services staff is here to acquaint you with the … Continue reading

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