We Put NextReads Books Right In Your Hands

October 7, 2013 by
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October 7, 2013 // Filed under Uncategorized

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We do everything except read the book for you! Now you can sign up on Bernardsville Public Library’s website to receive email newsletters tailored to your reading preferences via Next Reads.  The NextReads service delivers customized reading suggestions to your email inbox on a weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly basis.  Do you like to read historical fiction?  Want to know what’s the latest and greatest in mysteries or in kids’ books?  You get to choose which genres or kinds of books you will be notified … Continue reading

Library CAT at Work

June 11, 2013 by
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Bernardsville Public Library’s Collection Advisory Team (CAT) has just produced a new roster of recommended reading for our patrons.  These books are featured on shelving within the New Fiction area and may be borrowed immediately.  A blend of fiction, including thrillers, mysteries, and romance, is currently on display there. The Collection Advisory Team consists of members of the community who are active library members willing to make suggestions for the library’s collection development.  Their collaboration with our librarians enables Bernardsville Public … Continue reading

Keep Calm And Carry On With “All Things Downton”

May 9, 2013 by
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Need some help to get through the off season of Downton Abbey?  Chin up, we have a new library display entitled “All Things Downton.”  As you enter the library you will be greeted by a comprehensive selection of period literature and dvds exploring 20th century British fiction and history.  Read-alikes/view-alikes to the Downton Abbey PBS series are showcased throughout the display.  Featured videos include The Cazelets, Brideshead Revisited, The Forsyte Saga, and, of course, Upstairs, Downstairs.  When not on reserve, … Continue reading

National Library Week

April 17, 2013 by
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National Library Week (April 14-20th) at Bernardsville Public Library is designed to highlight the strong bond we share with our community.  The slogan, “Communities Matter” illustrates the symbiotic relationship inherent between libraries and library users.  When people use libraries, libraries succeed; when libraries serve people, people succeed. To celebrate our community, we have created posters of a few Bernardsville community leaders holding their favorite books.  Each poster is unique, but all posters say the same thing, “Read.”  Posters of the … Continue reading

Poems for a Month or One Day

April 26, 2012 by
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April is National Poetry Month, and today is Poem in Your Pocket Day.  April also is the birth month (and death month) of William Shakespeare, so poetry is definitely in the air and on our minds at Bernardsville Library.  Two of our book displays this month have showcased poets and poetry, one entitled “Life in Poetry” and the other featuring a variety of poetry collections in honor of National Poetry Month.  In addition, we have hosted a library program, “Coffee, … Continue reading

Dr. Seuss’s Naked Dames and Horses,Too!

March 28, 2012 by
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March 28, 2012 // Filed under Uncategorized

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During the final week of the library’s Dr. Seuss display, I thought it would be interesting to “flesh out” our appreciation of this author a bit.  We’ve learned that Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated many books for children, but he also produced cartoons for adults which have been collected in Dr. Seuss Goes to War and The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough. Additionally, Theodor Seuss Geisel authored the humorous storybook You’re Only Old Once! which was aimed at the aging adult … Continue reading

Seriously, Dr. Seuss

March 19, 2012 by
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                          Did you know that Dr. Seuss drew political cartoons during World War II? From 1941-1943, Theodor Seuss Geisel composed over 400 wartime editorial cartoons for the New York journal PM.  While he targeted Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and the Japanese, his cartoons also ridiculed any notions of appeasement or American isolationism. Dr. Seuss derided Charles Lindbergh and the America First movement, and he often used an ostrich as a stand-in for these … Continue reading

Dr. Seuss!

March 6, 2012 by
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During this month of March we are celebrating Dr. Seuss. His joyful, creative output is on full view in the lobby for all to enjoy. Entitled “Dr. Seuss!,” this display combines many wonderful Seuss favorites along with lesser known books for adults and additional biographies. Audiobooks and film versions of his stories are also included. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, and this year marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of his first children’s book, “And … Continue reading

Black History Month Displays at Bernardsville Library

February 2, 2012 by
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Black History Month at Bernardsville Library is being observed with book displays in both the Biography and Youth Services sections. A variety of picture books for young readers are showcased in the children’s area along with a posterboard featuring one new fact a day about Black History Month. Come by and learn a thing or two while enjoying these great kids books. Bernardsville Library’s Biography section now offers a month-long display showcasing many interesting books on the lives of notable … Continue reading

Ready, Set, Knit/Crochet!

January 11, 2012 by
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Before the first snowflakes fall, be sure to visit Bernardsville Library’s “Knit Up A Storm This Winter” display featuring our knit and crochet books. You’ll find lots of great ideas and patterns in these attractive books geared to creating the latest in handmade fashion, home decor and toys. Wander over to this display in our nonfiction section, borrow a book, and get started with your projects right now.

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