The Teddy Bears Are Back For One Final Year

November 1, 2015 by
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November 1, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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

Creative Saturday Crafters

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


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

Handmade Baby Blankets Are Donated By Saturday Crafters

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


  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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November 19, 2013 // Filed under Uncategorized


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

Blankets for Preemies from Saturday Crafters

September 25, 2013 by
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September 25, 2013 // Filed under Uncategorized


Saturday Crafters, a Bernardsville Library crafting group, has just completed another charity project, this one to be donated to a local hospital.  Forty beautiful blankets for premature babies were knitted or crocheted by participating crafters who volunteered their time and materials for this project. Participants chose their own patterns and yarns, so each blanket is truly one of a kind.  Hospitals are happy to receive these donations which they distribute to premature infants remaining in hospital for a period of … Continue reading

Saturday Crafters, 117 Washcloths Later

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


Saturday Crafters, a monthly craft group organized by Bernardsville Public Library, recently received a letter from the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center in Morristown thanking the group for its donation of 117 washcloth and soap sets.  Many of the cloths were knitted or crocheted by participating Crafters, who purchased the soaps and wrapped the parcels in colorful ribbons.  Bernardsville Library staff member Evelyn Fischel, who founded Saturday Crafters, delivered the items to the Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center where they … Continue reading

Not Too Hot To Knit

July 20, 2012 by
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July 20, 2012 // Filed under Uncategorized


 Join library staff member Evelyn Fischel and the Saturday Crafters who meet tomorrow, July 21st, at 3 p.m. in the library to work on individual craft projects and share ideas.  Some of the group members have been busy knitting/crocheting washcloths to bundle with soap as gift packages for area shelters. Others are gearing up for the holiday Dress A Teddy Bear event this November/December.  Other members simply choose to work on their own projects in a convivial group setting.  Saturday Crafters is open … Continue reading

Saturday Crafters Library Group

June 15, 2012 by
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June 15, 2012 // Filed under Uncategorized


Saturday Crafters is a Bernardsville Public Library group which meets monthly on a Saturday afternoon.  Adults interested in working on their projects in a group setting are encouraged to join the crafters for conversation and tips during a pleasant afternoon at the library.  Bring a project – be it jewelry making, needlepoint, crochet, rug hooking, knitting, etc.  Feel free to show your latest creations, too.  Library resources for the Crafters are always available including the latest magazines, dvds, and books. In … Continue reading

Craftiness Pays Off

February 27, 2012 by
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February 27, 2012 // Filed under Uncategorized


  Bernardsville Library’s crafting group, Saturday Crafters, met recently to share project ideas and conversation. Led by library staff member Evelyn Fischel, the group is encouraged to cure cabin fever by crafting together one Saturday afternoon a month at the library.  Saturday Crafters is open to the public, and crafters work on their own projects while Evelyn showcases the newest library books and magazines dealing with crafting topics.  The February group brought some interesting projects, including charity knitting and crocheting as well … Continue reading

Ready, Set, Knit/Crochet!

January 11, 2012 by
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January 11, 2012 // Filed under Uncategorized


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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