Summer Reading 2015: Events and Information
There 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.
Chapter 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.
Join 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 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).
We’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.
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.