Halloween is coming early to Bernardsville and the party is right in the center of town! Young and old alike are invited to don a costume and join the fun. The Bernardsville Public Library presents and afternoon of entertainment inside the library in conjunction with Bernardsville Special Events Trunk or Treat in the parking lot (see www.downtownbernardsville.com for trunk and vendor registration). Come for the candy; stay for the fun!
- Register here for 12:30 pm Family Escape Room.
- Register here for 1:30 pm Family Escape Room.
- Register here for 2:30 pm Family Escape Room
- Register here for Teen Only grades 7 & up) Escape Room 3:30 pm
Thursday, November 8th, 11am – 12pm
Make this day off from school a little more magical. Children and their families will be astounded by the magic and comedy of this talented magician! No Registration Required.For Ages 4 and Up.
Friday, November 9th, 1pm – 2pm
Create a perfect seasonal snack. A great way for children and their caregivers to share and prepare for Thanksgiving together For ages 5 years and up with caregiver. Registration Required.
After School Activities for Grades 2 and Up:
Sunday, October 21st from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Registration is required. (Space is limited)
Don’t miss this popular hands-on program that is full of fun and science for children in grades 2 & up with adult. Click here for required registration.
Mondays, September 17th – October 29th from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. For Grades 1-4.
Science, technology, engineering, and math concepts are reinforced with hands-on activities and art projects. Find out how to make paper airplanes go faster and farther, use paint to demonstrate the properties of gravity learn about surface tension by playing with bubbles, and enjoy concocting different types of slime.
Activities for Ages 2 1/2 and Up:
Mondays, September 17th-October 29th, from 10:30-11:00 am and Thursdays, September 20th – November 1st from 10:30-11:00 am. For ages 2 1/2 – 4 years.
Children will learn the rhythm and routine of story time through theme-related books, finger plays, verses, rhymes, and will complete a simple craft.
Mondays, September 17th – October 29th from 1:30 – 2:15 pm For ages 3-5 years.
Through theme-related stories, preschoolers and their caregivers will be introduced to key early literacy skills. Songs, finger plays, games, and a craft will reinforce reading readiness.
Wednesdays, September 19th – October 31st from 10:30-11:00 am. For ages 3 -5 years.
This award-winning, interactive story time is perfect for active children. Through a variety of hands-on activities, children will bring a story to life.
Wednesdays, September 19th – October 31st from 4:00-5:30 pm. Drop in anytime. For ages 3 and up. (Younger siblings are welcome)
This open studio approach to art programming is ideal for creative people with busy schedules. Each week we’ll have a different art experience, using a variety of materials to create a broad range of projects. There is no right or wrong and no two are ever the same.
Fridays, September 28th – November 2nd from 10:30 – 11:00 am. Ages 2 1/2 and up.
Each week focuses on a different hand-on, activity-based program featuring games, crafts, creativity, food and fun.
Music in the Somerset Hills with Alison Siener Brown: October 5th
Healthy Snacks with Allie Sanderson: Oct 12th, Nov 16th, and Dec 14th
Yoga Story Time with Pamela Nixon: Fridays, Oct 19th, Nov2nd and Dec 7th.
Sunday,October 14th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Build and create with our over-sized collection of LEGOs. Choose from an “idea card” to get started or build something of your own choosing. Just drop in.
Birth to 2 1/2 Years:
Tuesdays, September 18th – October 30th from 9:30 – 10:00 am. Ages 17 months – 2 1/2 years.
This story time is just right for Toddlers. With shorter stories, action verses, finger plays, rhymes,and games, toddlers are sure to love listening and learning.
Wednesdays, September 19th – October 31st from 9:30*-10:00 am. And open playtime from 10:00-10:30am For Birth – 17 months, with caregiver.
Babies and caregivers will be introduced to finger plays, baby games, action verses, and Mother Goose rhymes. Followed by Baby Play Group that is an open play time with toys.
*Please note: The library will be closed at 9:30. You may enter the building from the side door along the driveway.
Every Saturday, from 10:30-11:15 am. All ages are welcome!
Saturday is family day! Everyone will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, games, and a craft.
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