Programming and Events for Kids!


Cookie Decorating

Thursday, December 13th, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
We bring the gingerbread cookies, you decorate them. A deliciously delightful program. For Ages 3 yrs. and up. No registration required!

WINTER CAMP: December 26th – 28th                                                     (All children attending these events must be accompanied by a caregiver)

Winter Camp Day 1: December 26th

Boxing Day 10:30am – 12:00pm

What’s more fun than opening presents? Playing with the boxes! Come play in a room full of boxes of all shapes and sizes. For ages 2 years & up. Free. No sign up needed.




Make and Eat Animal Snacks 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Make delicious and nutritious snacks in the shape of animal faces, insects, and more. Fruits and vegetables have never been so cute. Please click here to register. In order to have enough materials and avoid waste only those children who are registered and meet the age criteria will be able to participate.  Ages 4 and up.



Winter Camp Day 2: December 27th

Animal Tales 10:30am-11:15am

Families with young children will enjoy some favorite animal stories and songs followed by a kid-friendly animal craft. Ages 2-5 years.



Lizard Guys: Live Animals! 12:00pm-12:45pm

Young and old alike will devour this main course of reptiles and amphibians with tasty tidbits of fun and a side of giggle soup. You will be introduced to each animal and will learn where the animal comes from, its normal diet, its life expectancy, and more about its day-to-day life. Ages 5 and Up.



Build a Bird House 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Build and decorate a simple bird house. Great for inviting nature to your home. Please click here for required registration. Supplies are limited; children who are not registered are not guaranteed a spot. Children must be within ages 5- 10 years with adult. 




Escape Room! First session starts at 3pm

Back by popular demand, the library is hosting an escape room on December 27th!  You’ve gotten trapped inside a zoo enclosure and you only have 30 minutes to find the key!  Four sessions will be available: Three are for families with children ages 8 and up and one is for teens in grades 6 and up. Registration is required.

Register here for 3:00 pm Family Session

Register here for 4:00 pm Family Session

Register here for 5:00 pm Family Session

Register here for 6:30 pm Teen Session


Winter Camp Day 3: December 28th

Animal Magnetism 11:00am – 12:00pm

Make adorable animal refrigerator magnets using pom poms and other craft supplies. Ages 4 & Up.




Eyes Of the Wild Presents: Exotic Live Animal Show 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Meet and learn about a variety of unusual furry creatures. Fun and informative. For children ages 4 years old and up. Free. No sign-up needed.

A HOLE Lot of Fun!


On February 8th and 9th, the Library will be transformed into a mini golf course for all to enjoy! This fundraiser for the Friends of the Bernardsville Library has three exciting parts.  Purchase your tickets at the door!




Teen Night is 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, February 8. 

$5 to play golf. Pizza, drinks, and desserts will be offered for sale.
Tickets will be available at the door.

Family Day is 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 9. 

$5 for golf. Bagels, donuts, coffee, juice boxes and later hot dogs, hot pretzels, chips, desserts, drinks will be offered for purchase.
There will also be a basket raffle and you don’t have to be present to win!
Tickets will be available at the door.

Adult Night is 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturday, February 9.  
$35 for golf, food, beer/wine. We’ll have international cuisine from local restaurants plus appetizers and desserts (Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, American).
Tickets will be available at the door. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required.

Our mini golf course will have 18 holes with one hole designed by the US Golf Association. Local business sponsors and Bedwell and BHS students are participating in the design and building of the other holes. The library display cases will also feature exhibits from the U.S. Golf Association during the month of January.

We look forward to having you join us!


Weekly Activities:

Ages 2 1/2 and Up:


Stories and More!

Mondays, November 12th-December 17th,  from 10:30-11:00 am and Thursdays, November 15th, November 29th – December 20th from 10:30-11:00 am. For ages 2 1/2 – 4 years.

Children will learn the rhythm and routine of story time through theme-related books, finger                                                   plays, verses, rhymes, and will complete a simple craft.



 Ready-To-Read Story Time

Wednesdays, November 14th – December 19th from 10:30 – 11:15  pm                          For ages 3-5 years.

Through theme-related stories, preschoolers and their caregivers will be introduced to key                                                   early literacy skills. Songs, finger plays, games, and a craft will reinforce reading readiness.



Art a La Cart

Wednesdays, November 14th – December 19th  from 4:00-5:30 pm. Drop in anytime. For ages 3 and up. (Younger siblings are welcome)                                    There will be no Art A La Cart on November 21st

This open studio approach to art programming is ideal for creative people with busy                                                             schedules. Each week we’ll have a different art experience, using a variety of materials to                                                     create a broad range of projects. There is no right or wrong and no two are ever the same.



Friday Fun

Fridays, November 16th – December 21st  from 10:30 – 11:00 am. Ages 2 1/2 and up.

Each week focuses on a different hand-on, activity-based program featuring games, crafts, creativity, food and fun.

Yoga Story Time with Pamela Nixon: December 7th

Healthy Snacks with Allie Sanderson:   December 14th



Birth to 2 1/2 Years:


Toddler Tales

Tuesdays, November 13th – December 18th from 9:30 – 10:00 am.                                        Ages 17 months – 2 1/2 years. 

This story time is just right for Toddlers. With shorter stories, action verses, finger plays, rhymes,and games, toddlers are sure to love listening and learning.



Baby Book Time Plus Additional Play Time! 

Wednesdays, November 14th – December 19th from 9:30*-10:00 am. And open playtime from 10:00-10:30am For Birth – 17 months, with caregiver.

Babies and caregivers will be introduced to finger plays, baby games, action verses, and Mother Goose rhymes. Followed by Baby Play Group that is an open play time with toys.

*Please note: The library will be closed at 9:30. You may enter the building from the side door along the driveway.



Family Story Time

Every Saturday, from 10:30-11:15 am. All ages are welcome!

Saturday is family day! Everyone will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, games, and a craft.


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