Kids

September is library card sign-up month! 
There’s a reason that the Bernardsville Public Library has the slogan “A World at Your Doorstep” on our newsletter heading, on library fliers and on the library card itself. Use your library card to check out books that interest you, and also movies, online resources, magazines and more.  There’s something for everyone at the library, and you may borrow it all with your library card.  Open your world by using your library card today.    


                                    

Friday Fun: A Special Music Program with Music in the Somerset Hills

On September 29 we’ll welcome Ms. Alison Siener Brown, and Music in the Somerset Hills. Preschoolers and their caregivers will learn about different music styles and different instruments, and then will have a chance to participate in making some beautiful and creative music.

Friday,  September 29, from 10:30-11:00 am. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign up needed.


Nursery Time

Toddlers and caregivers will participate together, listening to simple stories, and sharing finger plays, flannel board games and music. The social time after the program will allow for free play and conversation with other parents and caregivers.

Mondays, September 18-November 6, from 10:30-11:00 am. For ages 17 months-2 1/2 years, with caregiver. Free. No sign up needed.


Reading Rumpus (New day and time)

Children will enjoy listening to a story and then they will participate in related activities to reinforce concepts used. This program is designed to bring a story to life in a hands-on way.

Mondays, September 18-November 6, from 4:30-5:00 pm. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign up needed.


Story Time Express

Preschoolers will listen to stories, share flannel board games, play music, do finger plays and make a craft in this simplified story time aimed at our younger listeners.

Tuesdays, September 19-November 7,  from 10:30-11:00 am. For ages 2-4 years. Free. No sign up needed.


DROP IN: Build It!

We enjoyed all of our building projects over the summer, and we’ve decided to keep the “building ball” rolling through the fall. Stop by the library after school on Tuesdays to see what we’re building each week. This is a drop in program to fit your after-school free time schedule.

Tuesdays, September 19-November 7,  from 4:00-5:30 pm. For ages 3 years and up. Free. No sign up needed, just drop in.


Baby Book Time and Baby Play Time 

Babies and caregivers learn new finger plays, songs and rhymes. Baby Book Time is a half hour of program, and Baby Play Time, at 10:00 am, is open play and socializing for babies and their caregivers. You may park in the Borough and Staff designated parking areas, along the side of the building, until 11:00 am, on Wednesdays. Please note: the main library entrance will be closed at 9:30. Please enter the building from the glass door along the driveway.

Wednesdays, September 20-November 8, Baby Book Time is from 9:30-10:00 am. Baby Play Time, open play, is 10:00-10:30 am. For ages birth-17 months with caregiver. Free. No sign up needed.


 

DROP IN: Art a la Cart

We have some great ideas for art this fall. Drop in each week to try something different in the art workshop.

Wednesdays, September 20-November 8, from 4:00-5:30 pm. For ages 3 years and up. Free. No sign up needed, just drop in.


Thursday Story Time

Children will listen to age appropriate stories, help with flannel board games, do finger plays, play music and make a craft, based on a weekly theme.

Thursdays, September 21-November 9, from 10:30-11:15 am. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign up needed.


Friday Fun: Construction Zone

Did you have fun building with our portable workbench this summer? This week at Friday Fun, you’ll find several things to build with. Come and have fun!

Friday, October 6, from 10:30-11:00 am. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign up needed.


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. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign up needed.


Middle School Community Service

Students in grades 5-8 are invited to come to our scheduled Middle School Community Service hours through out the school year. There’s no need to sign up, just come.

Tuesdays, Oct. 3 and Oct. 17, from 6:30-7:30 pm. For grades 5-8. Free. 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.