Every year the American Library Association celebrates our freedom to read by observing Banned Books Week. This year’s observation takes place Sept. 25-Oct. 2, and Bernardsville Public Library is marking the occasion with a special book display featuring a large quantity of books which have been banned or challenged at one time by certain schools, governments, and organizations, both in America and around the world. To read more about the history of banned books, please refer to the ALA’s information sheets. Our … Continue reading
Nancy Pearl’s your girl if you should find yourself overcome with lust in the library…lust for books, that is. Ms. Pearl is one of the preeminent readers’ advisory librarians in the United States and the author of a book suggestion series which includes the titles Book Lust, More Book Lust, and Book Crush. She blogs, tweets and speaks her lust for books at gatherings all over the country and appears regularly on NPR’s “Morning Edition” to discuss book topics. Bernardsville Public … Continue reading
Bernardsville youth services librarian Michaele Casey and library volunteer Keiko Matsuura have done it again…yet another great display for the children’s summer reading program! This year’s theme is “Make a Splash at Your Library” and the accompanying book display does just that. Read more about this beautiful display by clicking here. Keiko constructed the sea figures and young diver from paper, fabric and paint, and it took her very special imagination to assemble them all into a magical underwater scene. … Continue reading
The first week of Bernardsville Public Library’s summer reading program has started with a SPLASH! In fact, that’s the theme of the statewide reading program for children this summer – “Make a Splash at Your Library.” As you enter the library lobby, you will be immersed in a beautiful display created in part by library volunteer Keiko Matsuura and Youth Services librarian Michaele Casey with contributions as well from Bedwell School. This display depicts a fantastic underwater scene complete with … Continue reading
Bernardsville Public Library has performed a triple salchow for sports fanatics who can’t get enough of the Winter Olympics. Our “Olympic Spirit” book display in the nonfiction wing is loaded with interesting books on popular winter sports as well as the history of the Olympics themselves. Look for our super-sized snowflake and Olympic rings marking this display. Check out a few items and keep the spirit alive even after the games have finished.
Some of the most recent additions to our collection at Bernardsville Library are now featured in a New Books display near the circulation desk. November releases include the books pictured above dealing with current topics such as animal extinction and environmental risks to fetal development. Christmas fiction, including Garrison Keillor’s A Christmas Blizzard and T. D. Jakes’ The Memory Quilt are also on display along with Civil War historical fiction, Devil’s Dream, by Madison Smartt Bell. Additional fiction choices are … Continue reading
Make Chick Lit a definite pick-me-up when you enter the library next time. We’ve put up an attractive display in the lobby of fiction with that come hither pink and pearl look to it. Books by authors such as Lisa Kleypas, Jane Green, Sophie Kinsella, and Cecilia Ahern will vie for your attention as you browse and shop for your next fun read.
If you’re hunting for some reading thrills and chills, why not bite into the great selection of vampire fiction currently on display at Bernardsville Library? Let your imagination experience the flutter of batwings on your shoulder or the caress of a vampire lover who (perhaps) may not be all that bad. Try authors known for their vampire series such as Charlaine Harris, Laurell K. Hamilton or Anne Rice. And, of course, you shouldn’t overlook the original vampire story, Dracula, by Bram … Continue reading
While you wait for your library copy of Dan Brown’s newest book, The Lost Symbol, cool your heels at our library display featuring Dan Brown read-alikes. There you will find an enticing selection of similarly-themed books guaranteed to captivate your imagination. You will be intrigued.
The summer heat is finally on, and it’s too hot to do anything except read. So drop by Bernardsville Public Library’s display, Relax with a Good Book, and help yourself to some great books. Maybe a “staycation” at home is all you need. If, on the other hand, the travel bug has been buzzing in your ear, sample some interesting fiction and nonfiction about living or traveling abroad. Just visit the Oversize Collection area at the library to browse some … Continue reading