Summer Reading 2015: Events and Information

Slogan with CharactersCome to the Bernardsville Public Library to sign up for the Summer Reading program starting on June 22. You may sign up any time during the summer, but if you register before June 30 you will get a free book.  All sign ups are in person this year. There will be no registration or reading logs online.

sled dogs 2015Summer Reading Amazing Monday-Furry Four-Legged Heroes with the NJ Sled Dog Club.  Learn about the heroic feats of the original sled dogs as well as the history of the modern day sport. Meet and pet real sled dogs and find out how they train right here in NJ. 

Monday, July 6 from 7:00-7:45 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

pizzaTraveling 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. Check website for location each week. Story time will meet at Buona Pizza on Tuesday, July 7 at 1:30 pm.

Tuesdays, June 30-August 11 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. 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.

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

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

Thursdays, July 2-August 13 from 7:00-7:45 pm. Entering Grades 1 and older.

chapter chatChapter Chat: Parents and their 4th and 5th graders are invited to engage in fun and meaningful book discussions. We have selected two books for summer reading.  On July 28 we’ll discuss The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies.  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.