Hoopla, A Lending Service Worthy Of Its Name

October 6, 2016 by
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This month we’re making a big hoopla about offering Bernardsville Library members free access to an exciting digital lending service called hoopla. Hoopla enables you to instantly borrow digital media which you can stream or download to a computer, tablet, or smartphone using the hoopla app. This product is also compatible with Chromecast and viewable on Apple TV. One of the most exciting features of hoopla is that it allows you to borrow music, movies, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV episodes without … Continue reading

Summer Reading Fitness, It’s A Thing

June 22, 2016 by
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This year’s summer reading campaign – “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” –  challenges us to exercise our minds and bodies for improved overall fitness. And it’s not just for kids anymore! Adults and youngsters are encouraged to step up their literary habits, pump up their healthy living practices, and exercise their right to claim fun prizes and rewards. Parents may sign up their children at the library beginning the week of June 20th. The kids will receive reading logs … Continue reading

Books for Kids Holiday Drive

December 1, 2015 by
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Would you like to give a gift this holiday season that lasts the test of time? Consider giving a child who has little or no access to books the gift of a life-long love of reading! You can do this simply by donating new books to the Books for Kids annual holiday drive sponsored by the New Jersey Library Association’s Children’s Services Section. As a library partner in this drive, we are currently collecting new books that are appropriate for children … Continue reading

One Book Bernardsville

October 7, 2015 by
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  This month Bernardsville Library and its community will be enjoying a shared reading experience called One Book Bernardsville. We will be reading “The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken” by Laura Schenone, discussing the book at three different book group meetings, and participating in an interesting and varied assortment of programs related to Italian culture, cuisine, and ethnic history. Our first program offers insights into the Italian community in Bernardsville which provided skilled artisans for the Mountain Colony estates they … Continue reading

Go Set A Watchman: Tell Us What You Think

August 6, 2015 by
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The newly released novel “Go Set A Watchman” pre-dates Harper Lee’s masterpiece, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” yet reactions to its storyline have been swift and furious even though some people haven’t read it.  Have you finished “Go Set A Watchman,” and do you hold an opinion you’d like to share with us about this early Harper Lee book? We’d love to hear from you! If you’re local, feel free to write up a short review or even a few lines that we … Continue reading

Summer Reading Magic

June 22, 2015 by
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The 2015 summer reading program at Bernardsville Library kicks off the week of June 22nd with family sign-ups and the first of many “Amazing Mondays” events. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers may now register their children in the library for a full summer of adventures in reading, exploration and learning. Those who register by June 29th may select a free book immediately. Incentive prizes will be distributed throughout the summer as children meet their reading or participation goals. Our Youth Services staff is here to acquaint you with the … Continue reading

There’s No Denying It

June 16, 2015 by
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Bernardsville Library’s book group, Memoirs & Coffee, will look death in the face when they discuss a thought-provoking memoir, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” on Tuesday, June 23, 10:30 a.m. FYI, the smoky part of the title refers to its subtitle – “& Other Lessons From The Crematory.” Written by Caitlin Doughty, a licensed mortician with a killer sense of humor and reality, the book serves to acquaint the living with how the newly departed are handled postmortem. As a … Continue reading

Soon in June! What’s Coming Up

June 1, 2015 by
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  How concerned should you be that the precious resource, water, is endangered? In jeopardy not only from the physical effects of climate change, water reserves around the globe are now being depleted, polluted, privatized, and commoditized. Who has a handle on this? Find out at our free screening of the award-winning documentary, “Blue Gold: World Water Wars,” on Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. in the Community Room. This viewing is sponsored by the Bernardsville Green Team. Please tell … Continue reading

Are You Making A New Year’s Reading Resolution?

January 6, 2015 by
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We can help you with those New Year’s resolutions about reading more books! A great way to kick off the reading year is to participate in our annual “50 Book Challenge” which will inspire you to read 50 books in one year or set your own reading goal. Bernardsville Library’s 50 Book Challenge group will hold its initial meeting on Saturday, January 17, at 3 p.m. in the Community Room. We’ll offer you some great reading suggestions to help you … Continue reading

Books For Kids

December 2, 2014 by
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The library is collecting new books for kids once again this year. Our Books For Kids donation box is located in the lobby and awaits your kind donation of a new book/s appropriate for infants through teens.  These donations will be forwarded to children in New Jersey who have limited access to reading material and who would love to have a book of their own.  Please think of them when you are shopping at your local bookstore and pick up … Continue reading

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