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

We are still here!

March 12, 2020 by
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Bernardsville Library is closed and all programs and meetings are cancelled until further notice. BUT WE ARE STILL HERE! Email us at if you need help with library card numbers, password resets, or new virtual library cards for Bernardsville residents. The book drop is closed. Enjoy your materials a little longer!—and please don’t leave materials around the book drop. Materials will now not begin accruing fines until a week after the library re-opens. The library is always open when … Continue reading

Password Managers – Why Everyone Needs One

March 10, 2020 by
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“Password Managers: Why Everyone Needs One” will be presented on Thursday, March 12 at 11:00 am. Identity theft is rampant online, yet most of us don’t protect our information as well as we should. But there’s an easy way to increase online safety: using a software program known as a password manager. In this class, attendees will learn how to create complex, unique passwords for all their accounts online (without driving themselves crazy), how to choose a password manager, and the … Continue reading

George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel

March 1, 2020 by
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On Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 pm, Michael Aaron Rockland, Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, will speak about his newly updated book on the George Washington Bridge. “George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel” recounts the history of the bridge, which, since opening in 1931 and linking New York and New Jersey, has become the busiest bridge in the world. Over 100 million vehicles cross it each year. Many people also consider it the most beautiful bridge … Continue reading

Sunday, March 1: Celebrate 20 Years in Our New Building!

February 26, 2020 by
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Twenty years ago on February 27, 2000, the doors of the new Bernardsville Public Library building opened to community residents for the first time. On Sunday, March 1 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, we will celebrate 20 years of serving the community with an open house. There will be an ice sculptor, music, remarks by local dignitaries, and refreshments. Photographs taken by Middle School students will be on view in the Community Room, and mementos of Bernardsville Library history will … Continue reading

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