Books For Kids: A Holiday Giving Opportunity

November 21, 2016 by
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Imagine the consequences if you were to put the gift of a new book in the hands of a child with little access to reading material. You’d be right to envision the immediate joyous scene as the child smiled, laughed, or jumped with the thrill of book ownership. But think of the benefits that could accrue to that child over time just from being exposed to new reading opportunities. Early literacy opens a young mind to unimagined possibilities and choices. Books introduce new ideas … 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

The Teddy Bears Are Back For One Final Year

November 1, 2015 by
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If you always thought you’d get around to dressing a teddy bear for our holiday project, this is the year to do it! For many years, the Salvation Army has donated teddy bears to be dressed by various organizations, including our library, as a holiday charitable project for New Jersey children in need. This will be the final year that Salvation Army will donate bears, but the good news is that the teddies are already here at the library! They’re … 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

Handmade Baby Blankets Are Donated By Saturday Crafters

January 13, 2014 by
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  Saturday Crafters, the Bernardsville Public Library crafting group, has just completed yet another charity project, this one benefiting premature infants at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey.  As you can see, the project certainly brought out the creative talents of everyone involved!  Each of the baby blankets was a unique creation demonstrating a joyful choice of color, pattern, and technique.  Not only will the blankets brighten up the neonatal ward at Overlook, but once the infants are released from … Continue reading

Teddy Bears Need Clothing, Too

November 19, 2013 by
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Once again, Bernardsville Public Library is participating in the annual Teddy Bear project. In just a few weeks, the Salvation Army will be distributing these teddy bears to needy children in New Jersey as a holiday treat.  But first, there is something missing; the bears are bare and need clothing! Right now the teddies sit patiently in our lobby cases waiting for their outfits, so we invite you to drop by, borrow a bear, dress it, and then return it … Continue reading

Go Green This Halloween

September 5, 2013 by
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What a great idea!!  Donate your gently used Halloween costumes so that others can purchase them at the upcoming Halloween Costume Sale hosted by Bernardsville Library’s Teen Group. Recycling a costume makes perfect sense these days and is in keeping with the Teen Group’s interest in the “green” movement. Your slightly used Halloween costumes for children or adults are now being accepted in the donation box located in our lobby.  Costume accessories are also welcome.  The fun part starts on … Continue reading

Supporting Your Library

December 10, 2012 by
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Libraries are able to stir the spirit, warm the heart, and enliven all those who enter.  They are a portal for knowledge and a refuge in times of emergency.  As charitable giving approaches the end of the calendar year, please remember your local library’s contribution to you and your family’s well being. Bernardsville Public Library is one of those libraries that has been there for you – open and operating – even in times of crisis.  Most recently, during the … Continue reading