Summer at Bernardsville Library

July 29, 2020 // Filed under Blog

Summer Programs: To access professionally produced comedy, story, theater, crafts, cooking and recipes, author interviews, guest performers, contests, games, and much more for children and tweens online, join our Bernardsville Library Summer Reading Group. Just click here while logged into Facebook, request to join, and once you’ve been accepted, you can watch all of our free Summer Reading exclusive online content. Summer Reading: For children and adults who want to win prizes for reading, we are offering READsquared, a free online application … Continue reading

Opening July 20, 2020

July 16, 2020 // Filed under Blog

Bernardsville Library will reopen the library building on Monday, July 20 with limited 25% capacity. To promote the health and safety of our patrons and staff, we’re opening with some changes in our building and to our services. The library layout has changed to encourage social distancing. That means fewer tables, chairs, and computers. You’ll also notice new Plexiglas fixtures installed at our circulation and children’s desks, and a new desk in the vestibule which will facilitate our new Grab … Continue reading

Virtual Storytime

June 30, 2020 // Filed under Featured Posts

In this modern take on the traditional story time, Miss Kat will be reading theme-based downloadable picture books augmented with songs, rhymes and fingerplays. This story time is sure to educate and entertain. Recommended for children ages 2-6. Click here to watch!

Summer Reading Facebook Group

June 29, 2020 // Filed under Featured Posts

You are invited to join our Bernardsville Library Summer Reading Group! Starting June 30th, you can access new programs every day at 10am! We will be using this group to give you summer reading content and updates all summer long! Click this link while logged into Facebook or go “like” our Bernardsville Library Facebook page. Go to the Groups tab to the left of the page and click to request to join the group “Bernardsville Library Summer Reading Group.” Once … Continue reading

Update on Library Services

June 29, 2020 // Filed under Blog

As you may have heard, Governor Murphy is allowing libraries to open to the public in July, and we at Bernardsville Library are getting ready to welcome you back as soon as possible. Please note that we will take every precaution to provide a safe building for our patrons and a safe workplace for our staff. Be prepared for major changes in operations: masks for patrons and staff members, social distancing and other restrictions in how we use the building. … Continue reading

How to Make Empanadas

June 24, 2020 // Filed under Featured Posts

Bored with the same old recipes? Try something simple and new! In this video, Miss Kat breaks down step by step how to make empanadas!  Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make them at home: 1 tbsp. olive oil; 1/2 lb ground beef or ground turkey; 1/2 cup medium yellow onion; 1/4 cup tomato sauce; 6 Spanish olives stuffed with minced pimientos thinly sliced ; 2 tbsp. of sofrito; 1 packet of Sazon with coriander and annatto; 1 tsp … Continue reading

Curbside Pick-Up Begins June 22

June 19, 2020 // Filed under Blog

We are delighted to announce another big step in heading toward normalcy! Curbside service–“contactless circulation”–begins on Monday, June 22. The book drop opened on Monday, June 15 for returns. Please see our schedule for dropping off books (by your last name initial) at, and please don’t use the book drop on weekends, since the library staff still isn’t back full-time. The library wants your books back, but slowly. No fines will accrue until after July 12. Starting on June … Continue reading

An Update from our Director, June 13, 2020

June 13, 2020 // Filed under Blog

Hello everyone! Over these last few weeks, it’s felt good to read posts on the Bubble and elsewhere from everyone wanting to see the Bernardsville Library reopen. I had an update ready on Thursday when rumors started flying in the library world that the governor would make an announcement at his press conference on Friday. The rumors were right! I’m delighted to tell you that the governor gave permission for libraries to begin contactless circulation – “curbside service” starting on … Continue reading

Heart Felt Stories

June 5, 2020 // Filed under Featured Posts

This story time will appeal to children ages 2-6 years, but will be especially popular with the younger children. Youth Services Manager Miss Tammy will use a felt board instead of books to tell familiar tales and Mother Goose rhymes. Interactive songs, finger plays and movements will round out this active story time. Please click here after 10:30am on June 12th to watch!

Story Time Yoga

June 3, 2020 // Filed under Featured Posts

Fantastic yoga instructor Pamela Nixon, invites you to share in doing relaxing yoga and story time for kids! Please click here to watch!

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