Come to the library for seasonal books, family read-aloud favorites and to browse the Special Collections display of poetry books during the month of April. Remember, April showers give you an excuse to snuggle up and read together as a family. Have you signed up to play a spring sport? We have many “how to play it” books on various sports, as well as information and biographies on players and teams. We are waiting to see you……come on down.

 nursery-time-2016Nursery Time on Mondays 
We start off Nursery Time with a “welcome” finger play, then play music, read books, and share finger play rhymes. Children and caregivers learn rhymes to play at home, and there is always time to socialize, play puzzles or build with blocks after the program.

Mondays, April 17-June 5, from 10:30-11:00 am. For ages 17 mos.-2 1/2 yrs. Free. No sign-up needed.

LEGO® Building on Mondays 
What will you build? We have a large collection of blocks to share. Drop in for a few minutes or for the whole time. Build your own creation or collaborate on a Lego challenge with your friends.

Mondays, April 17-June 5, from 4:00-5:30 pm. Family. Free. No sign-up needed.

story-time-expressStory Time Express on Tuesdays 
Children will learn the rhythm and routine of story time through theme-related books, finger plays, action verses and rhymes, and will make a craft. This abbreviated story time is ideal for children who are not yet accustomed to focusing for longer periods.

Tuesdays, April 18-June 6, from 10:30-11:00 am. For ages 2½-4 years. Free. No sign-up needed.


Baby Book Time/Baby Play Time  

At Baby Book Time, babies and caregivers learn finger plays, lap rhymes, play music, and read stories.  Baby Play Time at 10:00 am is open play. Caregivers and babies are welcome to socialize and we have an array of baby toys for the little ones to explore. (Note: the main library entrance is closed at 9:30 am. Please enter the building from the glass door along the side driveway, for Baby Book Time. At 10:00 you may also enter the front doors. You may park in the special Bernardsville Borough and Library Staff designated parking areas along the side of the building, until 11:00 am)

Wednesdays, April 19-June 7. Baby Book Time-9:30-10:00 am. Baby Play Time-10:00-10:30 am. Birth-17 months with caregiver. Free. No sign-up needed.

Reading Rumpus on Wednesdays  
Have you heard about our Reading Rumpus program? The idea behind it is to read a story, then find ways to enrich the story experience with props, games and activities. Children actively participate in the story telling process, and they leave with an activity to share with their friends and family.

Wednesdays, April 19-June 7,  from 2:00-2:30 pm. For ages 2½-5 years. Free. No sign-up needed.

Art la Cart on Wednesdays  

Join us after school to share in this open studio approach to art. Each week we’ll have a different art experience, and you may drop in any time between 4:00-5:30 pm to participate.

Wednesdays, April 19-June 7, from 4:00-5:30 pm. Family program. Free. No sign-up needed.

story-timeThursday Story Time 
Would you like to hear some stories, play music, learn a finger-play or an action rhyme, help with a flannel board activity and make a craft?  If that sounds like fun, join us on Thursday mornings for story time. We’ll be doing all of those things and more!

Thursdays, April 20-June 8,  from 10:30-11:15 am. For ages 2½-5 years. Free. No sign-up needed.

Drop in STEM Starters for Kindergarten and Up –  Build a Lever on April 20

Each week we guide you through an activity focusing on science, engineering concepts, math or technology. Be sure to drop in to try out the activities and experiments yourself.

Thursday, April 20, from 4:00-5:30 pm. For Grade 2 and up. Free. No sign-up needed.

Friday Fun: Nutritious Snacks with Allie Sanderson, Dietician

Join Registered Dietician Allie Sanderson for some hands-on snack prep and tasting. Making and tasting a new food is part of the fun, and Allie is great at coaxing kids to try a taste. Everything she brings is delicious.

Friday, April 21, from 10:30-11:00 am. For children ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign up needed.

Sunday Science with John Lyga – Coming up on April 23

Join us for some hands-on science. Each month we’ve experimented with different materials, building on our own science knowledge, and adding new information to the mix. Please be sure to bring a grown-up with you for assistance and safety. Click here for required registration.

Sunday, April 23, from 2:00-3:00 pm. For children in Grade 2 and up, with an adult. Free. Registration is required.

Story Time Saturdays (every week)     

Don’t forget……we have story time every Saturday when the library is open, even during the other program breaks. Stories, music, finger plays and more await you and your children. We hope to see you there!

Saturdays, from 10:30-11:15 am. Family. Free. No sign-up needed.

      community servicePre-Teen Community Service 

Would you like to earn community service credits while having fun at the library? Bring a friend and join us for Pre-Teen Community Service evenings. Come for an hour, help us with projects, chat with your friends and make a difference.

Thursdays, April 20 and May 4, from 6:30-7:30 pm. Gr. 4-6. No sign-up needed.  

Polaris PowerPAC - Children's Edition Did you know that we have a children’s version of our online catalog? Click here to try out our child-friendly version.

The Bernardsville Public Library has Test Prep Databases to help you prepare for the NJ Ask, the PSAT, the SAT, the GRE, the Citizenship Exam and so much more! Click here to register or start taking practice exams.