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.

Doug Baron cartoonistSummer Reading Amazing Monday, August 3: Cartooning with Doug Baron, Professional Cartoonist Do you want to create comic book super heroes of your own? Join us and create someone or something heroic! Registration for this event is closed.

Monday, August 3 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Grade 1 & Up.

curious kidsCurious Kids Story Lab:  Using new and familiar stories, children will discover and experiment with basic scientific concepts such as gravity, construction, color theory and explosions. Why was the wolf able to huff and puff and blow the house down? Come and see for yourself.

Mondays, June 29-August 10 from 1:30-2:00 pm. Entering grades 1-2.

hero talesHero Tales/Starlight Stories:  Theme-related stories, books, flannel boards and songs will keep your preschooler’s attention. Each story time includes a theme-related craft project.

Tuesdays, June 30-August 25  from 10:30-11:15 am; Wednesdays, July 1-August 12 from 7:00-7:45 pm;       Saturdays, July 11-August 29 (no program August 15) from 10:30-11:15 am.  2 1/2 – 5 years

Kumon #1 2015Traveling Tales: We’re taking story time on the road! Each week we will visit a different Bernardsville venue, learn about the business and hear related stories. Children will receive a “Traveling Tales Passport” to log their travels and earn chances to win the Bernardsville Basket full of locally donated prizes and coupons. Story time will meet at Kumon Math and Reading Center, 75 Claremont Road, #200 on  Tuesday, August 4 at 1:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided by Kumon. Tuesday, August 11 at 1:30 pm we will meet at The Rebecca Collection. Note:  We have added a session of Traveling Tales on Tuesday, August 18 we will meet at Studio 7 Art Gallery.

Tuesdays, June 30-August 18 from 1:30-2:00 pm.  Ages 3 and older.

Lunch-BunchLunch Bunch at the Heroic Hamburger Hut: Join us for heroic stories, poems, riddles, participation activities, games and crafts. Wednesday, July 29 Heroes from tall tales and literature are in the spotlight.  Bring your lunch and we will provide drinks and a special treat.  

Wednesdays, July 1-August 12  from 1:00-2:00 pm. Entering grades 2-4.                 

Fridays, July 24 and August 7  from 1:00-2:00 pm. (Repeat of Wednesday program) Tuesdays, (Snack Pack), July 14 and August 11 from 7:00-8:00 pm (Repeat of Wednesday program)

reading rumpus 3Reading Rumpus:  Active preschoolers will enjoy this hands-on  experience. Props, games and motion engage children as they become part of the story. What can you do with a box? Stack them high, knock ’em down, mak a tunnel dark and deep!!! Join us for Reading Rumpus on Thursday July, 28 and let your imagination run wild.

Thursdays, July 2-August 13 from 10:30-11:00 am. 3-5 years. 

meet the musicMeet the Music:  Latin, classical and more! Each week we will explore a different type of music through colorful  stories, songs and crafts. Come to the library and make some noise.

Thursdays, July 2-August 13 from 7:00-7:45 pm. Ages 3 and older.

chapter chatChapter Chat: Parents and their 4th and 5th graders are invited to engage in fun and meaningful book discussions.  On August 25 we’ll discuss Lost and Found by Andrew Clements.  Extra copies of the books have been ordered.  Please call the library or stop in to reserve a copy of either book.  We’d love to have you join us at one or both upcoming Chapter Chats. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesdays, June 30 , July 28 and August 25  from 6:30-7:15 pm. Entering Grades 4 and 5.

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.

Tuesdays, July 7 & 21 and August 4 & 18

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!
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.