Summer Reading 2015: Events and Information

Slogan with CharactersThere is still time to sign up for the Summer Reading program! Log your minutes and earn prizes for the time you spend reading. Read anything you like any where you are. Collect your prizes any time before September 5. All sign ups are in person this year. There will be no registration or reading logs online.

t-shirt decorating- August 2015Decorate a T-Shirt:  
Use our special fabric markers to design a “one of a kind” t-shirt for yourself.  Please bring a light-colored t-shirt from home.  Note: We have found that a 50/50 cotton/polyester blend t-shirt works best.  

Monday, August 24 from  3:00-4:00 pm. Family 

fun in the sun 2015Fun in the Sun Story Time:  It’s still summer. Let’s celebrate it!  Join us for this sunny, summery story time, where we’ll talk about all sorts of fun summer activities, read some great stories, and we’ll make a craft, too.

Tuesday, August 25  from 10:30-11:15 am.  Family 

chapter chatChapter Chat: Parents and their 4th and 5th graders are invited to engage in a fun and meaningful book discussion.  On August 25 we’ll discuss Lost and Found by Andrew Clements.  Extra copies of the book have arrived.  Please call the library  to reserve a copy, or stop in to pick one up.  We’d love to have you join us. . Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, August 25  from 6:30-7:15 pm. Entering Grades 4 and 5. 

lemonade 2015Join us for Lemonade and cookies with Local Hero, Bedwell School Librarian, Mrs. Crowley: What have you been up to this summer?  Please join Mrs. Crowley on the library patio  to share some of your own tales of travel and adventure, and to find out what she’s been up to.

Wednesday, August 26 from 3:00-4:00 pm. Grades K-4. In case of rain, we’ll be inside.  

Book Buddies 2015Book Buddies are back! What is a Book Buddy?  Who may participate? Children ages 3-8 years old may sign up as  “Little Buddy” listeners (or they may choose to practice their reading skills) for some or all of the reading time.  Teens may sign up to be “Big Buddy” readers,  earning Community Service time. This very popular program is back for one day only this year, so don’t miss out.  Please click here to register to be a Little Buddy.  Teens must be entering 7th grade or higher to participate in this program and earn community service time. Please click here to register to be a Big Buddy. 

Thursday, August 27 from 2:00-4:00 pm. This program pairs children 3-8 years old with students in grades 7-12.(Little Buddies choose a 30 minute time slot. Big Buddies volunteer for a one hour time slot).  

burger kingBreakfast with Books at Burger King:  Wrap up your summer with Breakfast and Books at Burger King. Bring the whole family. Patrons are responsible for purchasing their own food.

Thursdays, August 20-September 3  from 10:00-10:30 am. Family.

traveling tales 2015We’d like to express a big “Thank You” to all of our Traveling Tales locations: We’ve had a wonderful time taking story time on the road this summer! Each week we visited a different Bernardsville venue, we learned about the business and heard related stories. Children kept track of their visits in a “Traveling Tales Passport” and earned chances to win a basket of  locally donated prizes and coupons. Many thanks to our host businesses: Starbucks,  Buona Pizza,  Tons of Toys, Bagel Bin, O-PA! Performance Academy, Kumon Math and Reading Center, The Rebecca Collection, Studio 7 Art Gallery and Burger King.

See above for Breakfast with Books at Burger King story times on Thursdays, August 27 and September 3 from 10:00-10:30 am. Family program.

community servicePreteen Summer Reading Party:  Have you read a great book this summer? Have you had some adventures? Come wrap up your summer with a get together.  If you are in 4th, 5th or 6th grades, join us to chat about your summer activities and to share snacks.  

Tuesday,  September 1 from 3:00-4:00 pm. Gr. 4-6 

legosFridays are LEGO® Build Days What will you build? Drop in and join Lego builders on Fridays from 3:00-5:00 pm. Every Friday LEGOs will be available to build, construct and connect! (Note: the library will be closed on August 21 for Staff Development Day)
Family Program.

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.