Summer 2014 Events and Information   

In every job that must done, there is an element of fun.  Mary Poppins  

fizz boom readHave you registered for the Summer Reading Program? Everyone is invited to join us this summer for an exciting, sensational, spectacular summer reading experience. Log what you read and earn weekly prizes through Friday, August 8th.  Click here to register for this year’s science activated reading program. Read more… 

Lunch Bunch at the Mad Scientists’ Cafe! Join us for stories, poems, riddles, games and super science fun. Wednesdays at 1:00 pm for grades 2-4. Coming next (July 23): Ro-bot-bot-bots. Enjoy a silly robot play. Create your own robot and snack on robot treats — computer chips, nuts and bolts and more. Bring your lunch. We provide juice. 

RobotandboyBe a Book Buddy: Book Buddies pairs Little Buddies (ages 3-8) with Big Buddies (grades 6-12) for a half hour of one-on-one reading and story sharing. Little Buddies learn by example and Big Buddies love the responsibility and earn community service.  Thursdays 5:00-5:30 pm  OR 5:30-6:00 pm. Register to be a Book Buddy. Link here to register for 5:00 pm or Link here to to register for 5:30 pm.   

pancakesBreakfast with Books at Burger King: Enjoy stories and songs when you treat the whole family to breakfast at Burger King on Fridays at 9:30 am. sharing. Family program, all ages welcome. No program on Friday, July 4th. Happy Independence Day.  

GirlandcloudLibrary Adventurers: Tuesdays at 4:15 for grades 2-3. Stories, fun facts and activities. Coming up next, (July 22) Learn what causes a tornada and make one of your own.

pool-clipartthree-kids-in-pool---clipart-foo83tibGet Cool at the Pool! When you need a break from the water, dry off and listen to some summer stories at the pool. Thursdays at 1:30 pm. Pool members meet in the picnic area. Family program, all ages are welcome.


legosWednesday are Lego® Build Days at the Library! What will you build? Join Lego builders on Wednesdays starting May 7th @ 4:00 pm. Every Wednesday Legos will be available to build, construct and connect!

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]

May book selection by Youth Services Staff is book quotes. How many of the book quotes do you know?

question-face“The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.”   


multiple“I like it better HERE where I can sit just quietly and smell the flowers.” 


emoticon question“Once you are real, you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” 


mystery question“How do we know what dinosaurs really looked like?  All that remains are fossils, so it requires guesswork, but the guesswork is based in science!” 



“I felt bad news coming but I didn’t want to hear it . Didn’t want to hear it. And that was all I could fit in my prayer. That I didn’t want to hear what the letter had to tell us.”


question-face“Ok, which of you wise guys hid all the water?” 

multiple“Nobody knows who said it first, but somebody must have: ‘Kid’s gotta be a maniac.” 

emoticon question“We wanted a family so bad, all of us. And we just grabbed each another and made us one. Simple as that.”

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

Weekly Story Time Programs The Library offers the following: Baby’s Book Time, Nursery Time, Tot Time, Story Time, and Afternoon with Books.  Click here to see the target ages and schedule for 2014 Story Times. The library offers a wide selection of special programs including bedtime story hour, craft programs, science programs, and theater productions. Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required for special programs. Link here for description of programs. Family friendly activities and suggestions are available too! Stop by the Library to pick up a copy of our monthly Fridge Calendar for all of our events plus fun monthly activities and facts.