One Book Bernardsville

October 7, 2015 by
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October 7, 2015 // Filed under Blog

  This month Bernardsville Library and its community will be enjoying a shared reading experience called One Book Bernardsville. We will be reading “The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken” by Laura Schenone, discussing the book at three different book group meetings, and participating in an interesting and varied assortment of programs related to Italian culture, cuisine, and ethnic history. Our first program offers insights into the Italian community in Bernardsville which provided skilled artisans for the Mountain Colony estates they … Continue reading

Takin’ It To The Streets

September 23, 2015 by
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September 23, 2015 // Filed under Blog

    Bernardsville Public Library is going on the road in September to sign up new members during Library Card Sign-Up Month. You could even say we’re “takin’ it to the streets” of Bernardsville to show you just how easy it is to get a library card! Our information tables are popping up at such Bernardsville locations as Starbucks, Kings, Shoprite, and Penguin Ice Cream where staff members greet shoppers and acquaint them with the many benefits of having a Bernardsville … Continue reading

September Selfies for Library Card Sign-Up Month!

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


    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

Go Set A Watchman: Tell Us What You Think

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


The newly released novel “Go Set A Watchman” pre-dates Harper Lee’s masterpiece, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” yet reactions to its storyline have been swift and furious even though some people haven’t read it.  Have you finished “Go Set A Watchman,” and do you hold an opinion you’d like to share with us about this early Harper Lee book? We’d love to hear from you! If you’re local, feel free to write up a short review or even a few lines that we … Continue reading

Our Outdoor Reading Room

July 12, 2015 by
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July 12, 2015 // Filed under Blog


Join us on the patio! It’s our “outdoor reading room.” Bernardsville Library’s patio is the place to be for some fresh air, nice views, and comfortable seating throughout three seasons of the year. Find a seat and follow your muse to read a book or maybe write a book! Bring out a newspaper or magazine from our collection and enjoy the breeze while you keep informed. Practice a musical instrument, but not too loudly! Play some games with your friends … Continue reading

Summer Reading Magic

June 22, 2015 by
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June 22, 2015 // Filed under Blog


The 2015 summer reading program at Bernardsville Library kicks off the week of June 22nd with family sign-ups and the first of many “Amazing Mondays” events. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers may now register their children in the library for a full summer of adventures in reading, exploration and learning. Those who register by June 29th may select a free book immediately. Incentive prizes will be distributed throughout the summer as children meet their reading or participation goals. Our Youth Services staff is here to acquaint you with the … Continue reading

There’s No Denying It

June 16, 2015 by
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June 16, 2015 // Filed under Blog

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Bernardsville Library’s book group, Memoirs & Coffee, will look death in the face when they discuss a thought-provoking memoir, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” on Tuesday, June 23, 10:30 a.m. FYI, the smoky part of the title refers to its subtitle – “& Other Lessons From The Crematory.” Written by Caitlin Doughty, a licensed mortician with a killer sense of humor and reality, the book serves to acquaint the living with how the newly departed are handled postmortem. As a … Continue reading

Thank You, Volunteers!

May 4, 2015 by
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May 4, 2015 // Filed under Blog


Volunteer Appreciation Week is coming up the week of May 18th, at which time the Friends of Bernardsville Public Library will celebrate our hardworking volunteers. Without this capable corps, it would not be possible to offer many of the features that make our library so extraordinary. For instance, our free English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs are run by trained volunteers who offer their time on a regular basis, as do our knowledgeable Local History volunteers. These people are … Continue reading

No More Forgetting to Remember

April 20, 2015 by
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April 20, 2015 // Filed under Blog


A quiet little feature with a big impact has been added to your Bernardsville Library account. We will now automatically renew your two-week items when due if no reserves have been placed on them. Automatic renewals will continue on these items for up to three renewal periods, so you won’t have to track your due dates for quite a while! This also means that you won’t accrue fines by forgetting about those return deadlines. Life is complicated enough as is! Please note … Continue reading

Celebrate National Library Week With Us

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

Library Week

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

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