Weekly Story Time programs start again on April 9th. For our calendar of weekly programs and story times for children from birth through high school, click here.

Join us this week for Tons of LEGO Fun on Tuesday, April 3 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm for families; Decorate a Canvas Tote Bag on Wednesday, April 4 at 1:00 for ages 5 and up; and the movie Ferdinand on Thursday, April 5 at 1:00. Ferdinand is rated PG. Caregivers must stay with children under 10 years of age.

As always, Baby Play is at 10:00 am on Wednesday and there is a Story Time program on Saturday, April 7 at 10:30 am.

Sunday Science with John Lyga

Join us for this ever-popular hands-on science program for children in 2nd grade and older. Space is limited. Please click here for required registration.

Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 pm. For children in grade 2 and up with a caregiver.

Nursery Time

Toddlers and caregivers will participate together, listening to simple stories, and sharing finger plays, flannel board games and music. The social time after the program will allow for free play and conversation with other parents and caregivers.

Mondays, January 15-March 26 (note: no program on February 19), from 10:30-11:00 am. For ages 17 months-2 1/2 years, with caregiver. Free. No sign up needed.

DROP IN: Build It! 

Do you like to build? Stop by the library after school on Mondays to see what we’re building each week. We have tubes and balls, straws & connectors, Legos, large and small blocks. You are welcome drop in for a short while or stay for the whole time. Please check the calendar for the specific weekly building project.

Mondays, January 15-March 26 (note: no program on February 19), from 4:00-5:30 pm. For ages 3 years and up. Free. No sign up needed, just drop in. 

Story Time Express

Preschoolers will listen to stories, share flannel board games, play music, do finger plays and make a craft in this simplified story time aimed at our younger listeners.

Tuesdays, January 16-March 27,  from 10:30-11:00 am. For ages 2-4 years. Free. No sign up needed.

Reading Rumpus  

This program is designed to bring a story to life in a fun and hands-on way. Children will listen to a story and then participate in related activities. (Please note the time change)

Tuesdays, January 16-March 27, from 1:30-2:00 pm. For ages 3 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign up needed.

Baby Book Time and Baby Play Time 

Babies and caregivers will learn new finger plays, songs and rhymes at Baby Book Time. Baby Play Time, at 10:00 am, is open play and socializing for babies and their caregivers. You may park in the Borough and Staff designated parking areas, along the side of the building, until 11:00 am on Wednesdays. (Please note: the main library entrance will be closed at 9:30. You may enter the building from the glass door along the driveway.)

Baby Play Time only: Wednesdays, January 3 and January 10, from 10:00-10:30 am. Baby Book Time class resumes January 17-March 28, from 9:30-10:00 am, followed by Baby Play at 10:00 am. For ages birth-17 months, with caregiver. Free. No sign up needed.

DROP IN: Art a la Cart

Drop in each week to try a different art technique. It’s fun to experiment with art materials and you can take your project home.  Stay for the whole time, or just 5 minutes.

Wednesdays, January 17-March 28,  from 4:00-5:30 pm. For ages 3 years and up. Free. No sign up needed, just drop in.

Thursday Story Time

Children will listen to age appropriate stories, help with flannel board games, do finger plays, play music and make a craft, based on a weekly theme.

Thursdays, January 18-March 29, from 10:30-11:15 am. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign up needed.

Story Time Saturdays (every week)     

Don’t forget……we have story time every Saturday when the library is open, even during the other program breaks. Stories, music, finger plays and more await you and your children. We hope to see you there!

Saturdays, from 10:30-11:15 am. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign up needed.

Middle School Community Service

Students in grades 5-8 are invited to come to our scheduled Middle School Community Service hours throughout the school year. We have adjusted the time slightly for 2018. There’s no need to sign up, just come. You need to be here for the whole hour to receive service credit.

Tuesdays, April 3, April 24, and May 8  from 6:00-7:00 pm. For grades 5-8. Free. 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.