Virtual Tea and Conversation with Lynne Constantine

October 19, 2020 by
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Join us virtually for Tea and Conversation as Julie Maloney, Director of Women Reading Aloud, conducts an up-close and personal interview with international best-selling author Lynne Constantine. Sponsored by the Bernardsville Public Library, this program will take place via Zoom on Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 pm. Lynne Constantine is one half of the “Liv Constantine” author team with her sister, Valerie. Her debut novel written with her sister, The Last Mrs. Parrish, was a Reese Witherspoon book club pick, a … Continue reading

Free Drive-In Family Concert Featuring mr. Ray

October 6, 2020 by
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The Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library will host a free drive-in family concert featuring mr. Ray on Sunday, October 18 at 3:00 pm in the parking lot at Bernards High School. Masks and social distancing are required. Each car will receive one free mr. Ray cd. Ray (Ray Andersen) will perform original music as well as familiar hits that will keep children and adults dancing and clapping. While his roots are firmly planted in rock and roll, he has been … Continue reading

Virtual Chess Classes

September 24, 2020 by
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Virtual Chess Classes for 3rd Grade & Up After school chess goes virtual. Register now for our popular chess classes with Marty Sobin. Participants in 3rd grade and up will have fun and exercise their brains. Live virtual classes are Thursdays from October 1st through November 19th. Newcomers meet from 3:45-5:00 pm and Beginners/Advanced Beginners meet from 5:15-6:30 pm. Classes are managed via Zoom and Students can hear, see and play games with the instructor and one another. New … Continue reading

Chat Online with Author Michelle Cameron

August 26, 2020 by
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Join us on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm to hear author Michelle Cameron speak about her newest book, “Beyond the Ghetto Gates,” which was published this earlier this year and won a Silver Medal in Historical Fiction from the Independent Publishers Book Awards. A coming-of age story wrapped up in startling historical events, the book reveals a time in history few know about. Influenced by her experience living in Israel for more than a decade and learning of Napoleon’s … Continue reading

Summer at Bernardsville Library

July 29, 2020 by
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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 by
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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

Update on Library Services

June 29, 2020 by
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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

Curbside Pick-Up Begins June 22

June 19, 2020 by
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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 by
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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

Dear Bernardsville Library Community,

April 30, 2020 by
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Bernardsville Library was closed as of March 15, but we are still here! The library is always open when you visit us online. We are posting a variety of live and recorded programs, and we invite you to take a look at the abundance of online resources for education and entertainment for both children and adults that the library has to offer. All are accessible right here through our website. Email us at if you need help with library … Continue reading

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