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Summer Reading Club 2016 is going strong!  Remember, you may sign up any time during the summer, and collect your prizes until September 2. Bring a friend, attend a program, or try the weekly fitness challenge (this week it's tossing bean bags).   

Summer reading photoOn Your Mark, Get Set….READ!    
   Is your summer flying by? You still have time to get in the Summer Reading Club game……and……to have your picture taken with our awesome Olympic athletes display.  Programs, reading, fun and prizes await you!       

Master Kwon 2016Monday Night Special: Martial Arts demonstration with Master Kwon of the Power Training Center        
If  you have lived in our area for a while, you will be familiar with Master Kwon’s Power Training Center, in Bernardsville.   Taekwondo, which began in Korea, is taught at the Power Training Center.  Taekwondo students learn technique, self-discipline and respect for their instructors, classmates and dojangs (training halls).  Join us to meet Master Kwon and to learn more about martial arts and taekwondo.

Monday, August 1  from 7:00-7:45 pm. For children ages 6 years and up. Free. Registration required.    

somerset grain and feed 2016Traveling Tales – August 2 – at Somerset Grain & Feed
   We are taking summer story times “on the road” to visit local businesses.  Each week we’ll be at a different location around Bernardsville. Check our website for upcoming locations, and suggested parking areas. We hope you’ll travel with us to hear some great stories!  For the Somerset Grain & Feed store, 74 Mine Brook Road, you could park in the upper portion of the train station lot (shoppers’ parking), or on the street. 

Tuesday, August 2, from 2:00-2:30 pm. For ages 3 yrs. and up.  Free.  No sign-up needed. 

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Tuesday Art a la Cart       Our Tuesday drop-in art program is back in session for the summer. Come to experiment with different art materials and techniques. We’ll have a new project for you each week. Let’s get our imaginations in action. 

Tuesdays, June 28-August 9, drop in from 4:00-5:00 pm. For all ages. Free. No sign-up needed.  

fitness challenge 2016Take the weekly fitness challenge       We want you to challenge yourself to some “feats of fitness” this summer.  Each week there will be a different fitness challenge (so far we’ve tried the long jump, jumping jacks and balancing). After you complete your challenge, fill out a raffle ticket to be entered into a weekly drawing for a unique prize donated by Tons of Toys.  

Come in any time to try a challenge, fill out a raffle ticket, and get fit! June 28-August 9. For all ages. Free. No sign-up needed.  

relay race 2016Wednesday Active Art 
    Our summer Wednesdays wouldn’t be complete without some kind of “active” program, and this summer we are featuring something new – Active Art!  Each week we’ll try a new artistic challenge that has a movement aspect to it.  This week (July 27) we’ll try relay race drawing.   

Wednesdays, June 29-August 10, from 5:00-5:45 pm.  For children entering 1st Grade and up. Free. No sign-up needed.  

blocks and shapes 2016Little Laboratory Stories       Our Thursday story time programs will feature simple counting, science or art activities, along with the stories.  Come to enjoy, touch and learn.  So far we’ve experimented with “things that float, and things that sink,” shape sorting, and with the concepts of “small, bigger, biggest.” Each program is an adventure. Explore with us! 

Thursdays, June 30-August 11, from 10:30-11:00 am. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign-up needed.  

rocket-launch-aircraft-485x728Rocket Building & Launch  What is involved in building a rocket?  This week John Lyga will lead our group of 12 rocket builders (and their grownups) in the second phase of constructing their own rockets. Wednesday, July 27 is our second building session.  If the rocket launch interests you, please join us on August 3 (at the Polo Grounds behind Bedwell School, on Seney drive) as the rockets are individually launched. Please bring an adult with you.  

Wednesdays, July 27,  from 6:30-7:30 pm for building. Wednesday, August 3 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Polo Grounds for the launch. For students entering 2nd Grade with an adult. Free.  

legosLEGO® Friday!  What will you build? Drop in for a few minutes or for the whole 2 hours. Build your own creation or collaborate with your friends.  


Friday, July 1-September 2,  from 3:00-5:00 pm. Family. Free. No sign-up needed. 

community service 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, July 28 and August 11 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Gr. 4-6. No sign-up needed. 

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.