September Selfies for Library Card Sign-Up Month!

August 29, 2015 by
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August 29, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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    While libraries are observing Library Card Sign-Up Month in September, Bernardsville Library will celebrate its members by affording them a fun social media opportunity. New card holders and those who already have a Bernardsville Library card are invited to get “framed” by holding up the special “I Got Carded At Bernardsville Library” picture frame and snapping a selfie. What better way to show one’s pride in being a card-carrying member of the greatest free institution of learning, enrichment, and enjoyment – the … Continue reading

Celebrate National Library Week With Us

April 13, 2015 by
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April 13, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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This year, April 12-18th marks the period when U.S. libraries and their associations celebrate National Library Week. It’s a time when communities acknowledge the importance of libraries to their well being and when individuals make a point to visit their public or academic libraries. During National Library Week, libraries around the country present special programming and activities to promote their services. If you haven’t visited your local library recently, this is the week to see what’s new and to learn how … Continue reading

Bernardsville Public Library To Participate In NJ Makers Day 2015

February 19, 2015 by
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February 19, 2015 // Filed under Blog

Select New Jersey libraries, museums, schools and commercial spaces will be providing public makerspaces on March 21st for the first statewide NJ Makers Day 2015, and Bernardsville Public Library is proud to be hosting one of these makerspaces. As stated by its organizers,  “The ultimate goal of NJ Makers Day 2015 is to enhance community engagement and develop connections among New Jersey residents by collaborating with libraries, museums, small businesses and others to promote and explore new opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation … Continue reading

Is The Thought of Tax Prep Taxing You?

January 28, 2015 by
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January 28, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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We’ve had our fun with various festive holidays, but now it’s time to get those tax documents ready for state and federal filing deadlines! Once again, Bernardsville Public Library will offer free tax assistance to local residents through the VITA program. This Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program known as VITA utilizes local volunteers who are trained to help you in the filing of state and federal income tax returns, extensions, and estimated tax payments. Our volunteers have just completed a training update and … Continue reading

Are You Making A New Year’s Reading Resolution?

January 6, 2015 by
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January 6, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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

Senior’s Day 2014

May 29, 2014 by
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May 29, 2014 // Filed under Uncategorized

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We are pleased to announce that our 12th annual Senior’s Day event will be hosted once again by the Friends of Bernardsville Public Library on Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room.  Our guests will be treated to a free continental breakfast and entertainment provided by Gordon Thomas Ward.  Mr. Ward will present an original musical program – “Story-Songs of History” – using anecdotes, multiple instruments, and vocals to transport the listener on an enchanting journey through time. … Continue reading

Creative Saturday Crafters

May 13, 2014 by
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May 13, 2014 // Filed under Uncategorized

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Saturday Crafters, a monthly craft program run by Bernardsville Public Library, will hold its next meeting on Saturday, May 17, at 3 p.m.  Teens or adults are welcome to join others who enjoy doing various handwork techniques.  This could be your opportunity to complete an unfinished project, start something new or just get creative ideas, all while spending a pleasant afternoon in the library’s Community Room. At past meetings, members have practiced rug hooking, needlepoint,  jewelry-making, crochet, rug weaving, paper arts, embroidery and … Continue reading

Become Conversant in Icelandic or Hawaiian!

April 22, 2014 by
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April 22, 2014 // Filed under Uncategorized

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Bernardsville Public Library continues to offer the free, online language-learning resource, Mango, which has recently been upgraded to Mango Connect.  This user-friendly portal offers improved graphics and is considered to be a more intuitive way to learn a language.  Mango Connect offers a base of more than 50 foreign languages from which to chose, including Bengali, Scottish Gaelic, and Tagalog.  In addition, non-English speakers may learn English with instruction in one of 17 native languages. Another feature of Mango Connect … Continue reading

VITA Appointments Being Taken

February 26, 2014 by
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February 26, 2014 // Filed under Uncategorized

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Bernardsville Public Library continues to provide complimentary tax assistance to community residents through the VITA program.  VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, and this service has been offered free of charge for over 15 years at our library. Volunteers are trained to assist with state and federal tax preparation as well as to help with estimated taxes and the filing of tax extensions.  We are especially pleased to offer translation for Spanish language speakers who request this service. Free … Continue reading

Free IndieFlix Access For Our Patrons

February 3, 2014 by
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February 3, 2014 // Filed under Uncategorized

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Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to offer its members free access to thousands of feature films, award-winning short films and documentaries.   Our library website now provides Bernardsville Library patrons the opportunity to sign up for free viewing access to IndieFlix, an online video streaming service.  With IndieFlix, our patrons can even watch foreign language films from over 50 countries!  These films may be viewed on computers, smartphones, tablets or on Roku, xBox and Apple TV.  Simply create an IndieFlix account with … Continue reading