Winter 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 January 5 and run through the end of February. Click here for descriptions and schedule of special events.  OR Click here to see our calendar and register for Special Programs. 

paper-bag-puppetsArt 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! This Tuesday, January 20 is Paper Bag Puppets. What will you create?

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

chefAfter School Snack Attack with Kaitlyn McGowan: Elementary school kids and their caregivers will learn to make delicious and nutritious snacks. Fun to make and yummy to eat!

Thursday, 4:30-5:15 pm.

bagel bird feederFriday Fun! It’s for the Birds! Preschoolers and their caregivers can make this fun and useful bird feeder to keep our feather friends from getting hungry this winter. 

Friday, January 23  from 10:30-11:00 am. Ages 2 1/2 – 5 years with caregiver.

princessAnnie’s Playhouse presents: Frozen Princess Tales. If you are a fan of Frozen, you will love these live skits of frozen princess tales. Bring the whole family and “Let It Go!”

Saturday, January 24 from 2:00-2:45 pm. Family program.  

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, January 15 and 29 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Grades 4 through 6.

Dental-Health-BrushingFriday Fun! Dental Health with Dr. Andrea Mann: Dental health will keep you smiling. February is Dental Health Month and Dr. Andrea Mann will demonstrate basic dental health for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Friday, January 30 from 10:30-11:00 am. Ages 2 1/2 – 5 years with caregiver.

alice tea partyMad Hatter’s Un-Birthday Tea Party Celebrate Alice in Wonderland’s 150th anniversary at this magnificent Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. We will have tea and cakes and crazy hats to make and decorate. Don’t miss this after school treat!  

Tuesday, January 27 from 4:30-5:30 pm. Family program.

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.


Chess: There are many opportunities to play chess at the library this winter. Chess instructor, Marty Sobin is conducting a Chess Instructional Workshop on January 17 from noon – 2:00pm. This workshop will include chess instruction as well as information about the weekly instructional programs. It is a great way to meet our chess instructor and get acclimated to the program. Space is limited. Please click here for required registration. Weekly Chess Instruction with Marty Sobin meets on the following Wednesdays: January 21 and 28, February 4, 18 and 25. Beginner sessions are from 4:30-5:30 pm. Advanced sessions are from 5:30-7:00 pm. Please click here for required registration. If your child has not had previous chess instruction, please select the beginner session. If you want to play more chess, try our Open Chess sessions on January 7 and 14 and February 11 from 4:30-6:00 pm.  This is an informal session for those who are interested in playing pick up games and meeting new chess enthusiasts. 

Chess players for all programs must be in 1st grade or older.

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.