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. 

dot paintingArt 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! Tuesday, February 24 is dot painting. What will you create?

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

parachute playFriday Fun Parachute Play: If you are feeling cooped up and need to shake your sillies out, come to Friday Fun and get moving with a parachute and music.

Friday, February 20, 10:30-11:00 am. Ages 2 1/2 – 5 years with caregiver. 

chinese new yearCelebrate Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the sheep. Come learn about the Chinese Zodiac, enjoy traditional New Year treats and make a lantern out of string, glue and glitter.

Thursday, February 19  from 4:30-5:10 pm. Kindergarten and older.

treasure HuntFamily Story Time and Treasure Hunt Enjoy story time and then search and find hidden “treasures” in the library. Find them all and win a prize!

Saturday, February 28 from 10:30-11:30 am. (Story time from 10:30-11:00) Family program, best suited for ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.  

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, February 12 and 26 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Grades 4 through 6.

boxesFriday Fun! What Can you do with a box? Here a story or two about boxes and then use your imagination to play with boxes of all sizes. Will you stack them? Make a trail? Knock ‘em down? Go inside and sail to Africa or fly to the moon?

Friday, February 27 from 10:30-11:00 am. Ages 2 1/2 – 5 years with caregiver.

kids cookMayor’s Wellness Team Presents: Kids CAN Cook with Dietician, Kaitlyn McGowan fun Kids will learn to cook healthy and delicious recipes that are fun to make and eat. Registration is required. Space is limited. 

Saturday, February 21 from 10:30-11:15 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.