Do you have a library card and do you know where it is? September is library card sign-up month, and if you don't already have your own library card, now is a great time to get one. Enjoy some time in the library and don't forget to use your library card to check out some good books to read, too!
Art a la Cart on Mondays We love sharing this open studio approach to art, and now we’ll have the “studio” open on Monday afternoons. Each week we’ll have a different art experience, and you may drop in any time between 4:00-5:30 pm to participate. On September 26 we’ll be making collages.
Mondays, September 19-October 31, from 4:00-5:30 pm. Family program. Free. No sign-up needed.
Story Time Express returns on Tuesdays Children will learn the rhythm and routine of story time through theme-related books, finger-plays, action verses and rhymes, and will do a craft. This abbreviated story time is ideal for children who are not yet accustomed to focusing for longer periods.
Tuesdays, September 27-November 1, from 10:30-11:00 am. For ages 2 1/2-4 years. Free. No sign-up needed.
Reading Rumpus on Tuesdays Have you heard about our Reading Rumpus program? Each week we read a story together, then share it in different ways. Children actively participate in the story telling process, and they leave with an activity to share with their friends and family.
Tuesdays, September 27-November 1, from 2:00-2:30 pm. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign-up needed.
Tuesdays, September 27-November 1, from 4:00-5:30 pm. Family. Free. No sign-up needed.
Baby Book Time and Baby Play Time Our Baby Book Time class, followed by an open play time, began the fall session on Wednesday, September 21 at 9:30 am. This program shares an array of finger-plays, books and music for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and their babies. Remember to enter the library from the glass door along the driveway, as the main library doesn’t open until 10:00.
Wednesdays, September 21-November 2, from 9:30-10:00 am. Baby Play Time will follow from 10:00-10:30 am. Birth-17 months. Free. No sign-up needed.
Library Discovery Lab Experience the library in an “experimental” way! Join us for stories and experiments featuring STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts. Children will listen to stories, watch basic demonstrations and do simple experiments that reinforce these concepts. This program is perfect for home-school students, but everyone is welcome.
Wednesdays, September 21-November 2, from 3:00-3:30 pm. For ages 6-9 years. Free. No sign-up needed.
Thursday 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.
Thursdays, September 22-November 3, from 10:30-11:15 am. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign-up needed.
Friday Fun: Special Music Program with Music in the Somerset Hills Fridays you’ll find special activities at the library, just for fun. This week we welcome Music in the Somerset Hills with singing, instruments and lots of music. You and your children will love it.
Friday, September 23, from 10:30-11:00 am. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign-up needed.
Story Time Saturdays Don’t forget……we have story time every Saturday, 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.
Preteen 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, September 22, October 6 and 20, from 6:30-7:30 pm. Gr. 4-6. No sign-up needed.
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.