Fall 2014 Events and Information   

In every job that must done, there is an element of fun.  Mary Poppins  


penguinPenguin Pointers: Thursday, Sep. 23 at 11:00: No school today? Come to the Library and get close to a live penguin. Learn about different types of penguins, where they are from, what they eat and how they behave. Watch a live penguin from Jenkinson’s Aquarium waddle around and perhaps, snack on some fish. This is an educational program geared toward children in Kindergarten and up, teens and adults. Please click here to register.

MusikGarten logoMusikgarten with Music in the Somerset Hills Children and their caregivers can enjoy a participatory music class designed specifically for very young children. Programs are on Tuesday, Sep. 17 from 2:15-2:45 pm and Wednesday, Sep. 18 from 11:00-11:30 am.  

 storytimeStory Times start on September 15 Baby Book Time, Nursery Time, Tot Time, Story Time?!?! Which one is right for your child? Click here for descriptions and schedule of weekly programs and special events for children from birth through preschool and their caregivers.

afterschoolAfter School Programs Begin This Week There is plenty to do after school at the library. Whether you like to create with LEGOs, challenge yourself with a game of chess, participate in One Book Bernardsville, a community-wide reading program, or explore new topics and adventures, the library is the place to do it. See the calendar for times and topics. Click here for descriptions and schedule of weekly programs and special events for elementary school children.

legosMondays are LEGO® Build Days What will you build? Join Lego builders on Mondays @ 4:00 pm. Every Monday LEGOs will be available to build, construct and connect! Family Program.

alvin HoOne Book Bernardsville Junior Make a sundial, build a shelter, hear camp fire stories, eat s’mores and more! Students  in 1st – 4th grades will be tickled to hear the entertaining tale of how Alvin Ho overcomes his fear of camping and even enjoys his outdoor adventure. Each week will include a reading from Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking and Other Natural Disasters and an nature-related activity.  September 23: Make a Sundial. Tuesdays, 4:15-5:30 pm, Sep. 23-Oct. 28:

chessChess: Chess instruction with Marty Sobin is offered on October 8, October 22, November 5 and November 12 only. Beginner session are from 4:30-5:30 pm and are for those who have had no previous instruction. Advanced sessions are from 5:30-7:00 pm and are for those who have had instruction. Click here for required registration for chess instruction.

Want to play more? Share your interest in chess at the Open Chess sessions every Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 on dates when no instruction is offered. There is no registration for Open Chess sessions.

chocolate(1)After School Adventures  Looking for something new and different after school? Try a new adventure each week. Travel the world, be a chef, create art and have some fun. On Sep. 18, dive into the World of Chocolate. Did you know that monkeys play a critical part in growing cacao beans that are used to make chocolate? Learn about this and more interesting facts and enjoy some delicious chocolate tasting. After School Adventures meets every Thursday from 4:15-5:30 pm from Sep. 18-Oct. 23

teddy-bear-teaFriday Fun Something new for children ages 2 1/2 through 5 years. Each Friday is a different activity providing education and entertainment for young children and their car givers. Friday Fun starts on Sep. 19 with a Teddy Bear Breakfast. Come in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal for teddy bear stories, breakfast treats and a craft. Friday Fun meets every Friday from 10:30-11:00 am from Sep. 19-Oct. 24. 

Origami Butterfly-00058Maker Day is Saturday, September 20: Exercise your creativity and open your mind to some new craft and technology ideas. Maker Day is a full day of fun for the whole family. The morning from 10:30 am-noon will focus on craft activities for younger children and their families. From 12:30-4:00 pm activities will be geared toward elementary school aged children and will include making marble refrigerator magnets, molding edible chocolate clay and origami. There will also be interesting demonstrations and hands-on activities for adults throughout the day. Drop-in when you can and stay as long as you like. All activities go at your own pace.

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. [/sws_green_box]

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.