Spring 2015 Events and Information[/sws_yellow_box]

storytimeThe Youth Services Department offers a variety of weekly programs as well as special events for children of all ages. Weekly story time programs start on April 6 and run through June 5. Click here for descriptions and schedule of special events.  OR Click here to see our calendar and register for Special Programs. 

Library WeekNational Library Week Starts April 12: Celebrate with us! Check out special after school activities (in addition to the regularly scheduled LEGO and Art a la Cart programs) each school day from April 13-17. Don’t forget we are open until 6:00 pm on Fridays. 

minioncupcakeCelebrate National Library Week: Media Monday! Loved the Despicable Me movies? Come make minion cupcakes and while you are here check out your favorite DVD or video game.

Monday, April 13  from 5:30-6:00 pm. Ages 5 years and older. Adults must stay with children ages 8 and younger.

taco in bagCelebrate National Library Week: Taco Tuesday!  Try this zany recipe and make a tasty taco in a bag. Looking for more culinary inspiration? Check out one of our many cook books for kids from crazy to creative.

Tuesday, April 14 from 5:30-6:00 pm. Ages 5 years and older. Adults must stay with children ages 8 and younger.  

slimeCelebrate National Library Week: Weird Wednesday!  Something is slippery and sticky and strange at the library. Come learn how to make slime and goo and all sorts of things your mom probably does not want to touch.

Wednesday, April 15  from 5:30-6:00 pm. Ages 5 years and older. Adults must stay with children ages 8 and younger.

poetry cornerCelebrate National Library Week: Thoughtful Thursday!   Silly poems, serious poems, poems that inspire and maybe one or two that make you perspire. April is National Poetry Month and you are invited to enjoy some poems, take a tour of our poetry collection and try your hand at writing one.

Thursday, April 16 from 5:30-6:00 pm. Ages 5 years and older. Adults must stay with children ages 8 and younger.

parachute olderCelebrate National Library Week: Parachute Play!   Jump and move and have a blast with a parachute and some music. This is a great way to start your weekend.

Friday, April 17 from 5:00-5:30 pm. Ages 5 years and older. Adults must stay with children ages 8 and younger. This is NOT a preschool program. For the safety of all children, participants must be at least 5 years old. 

liquid nitrogenSunday Science with John Lyga: Brrrr, It’s Chilly.  What can you do with liquid nitrogen? Learn all about it and use it to make a tasty treat.

Sunday, April 19 from 2:00-3:00 pm. Second grade and older with an adult. Registration is required. Space is limited.

community servicePreteen Activities and Community Service: If you are in 4th, 5th or 6th grades, need community service, want to lend a hand, and like to have fun, the library is the place to be. Each session will include productive volunteer work along with social activities such as twister, Mad Libs and snacks. Bring your friends and earn service credit.

Thursdays, April 9 and April 23 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Grades 4 through 6.

legosMondays are LEGO® Build Days What will you build? Join Lego builders on Mondays @ 4:00 pm. Every Monday LEGOs will be available to build, construct and connect!

Family Program.

scratchartArt a la Cart: Exercise your creativity using different materials each week. Sculpt with pipe cleaners, draw with pastels, build with popsicle sticks. think out of the box and create something unique with whatever is on our Art Cart. Drop in and let your imagination go! Tuesday, April 7 is scratch and sketch. What will you create?

Drop in any time on Tuesdays between 4:00-5:30pm.

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. [/sws_yellow_box]

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.