Programming and Events for Kids!

Volunteer Information!

Middle School Community Service Winter Sessions 

Sessions are full!Session 3 begins on March 28th.

Grades 5 & 6 Thursdays, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, and 3/14  from 4:45-5:45 pm

Grades 7 & 8 Thursdays,  1/24, 2/7, 2/21, and 3/7 from 4:45-5:45 pm



January Events

Family Game Day

Saturday, January 26,  2:00 – 4:30 pm Families with children 5 and older

Looking for something fun to do with the whole family? Come to the library for our Family Game Day! Play board games, card games or enjoy a wild game of twister together.



Middle School Code Club

Mondays, January 21th – April 8th  (No Program 2/18) from 5:00 – 6:00 pm Grades 5-8. Registration is required.

Code Club is an informal way for kids to learn Scratch, Javascript, HTML/CSS and Python. Kids choose what they want to work on, go at their own pace, and have fun.    Click here to register.



Chess Classes with Marty Sobin

Wednesdays, January 23rd, 30th February 6th, 20th, 27th, March 6th, 20th & 27th  For Grades 1 & up

 **Please only register for the class if you can make more than half of the sessions. If not please consider registering for chess classes at another time.  Registration is required, and will open 2 weeks ahead


Beginner Class  From 4:30 pm
Learn the basics of this challenging game of strategy. As a guideline, if the student does not know the finer details of chess, they will be comfortable in our beginner class. Click here to register.

Advanced Class  From 5:30 pm
If the student is familiar with the terms checkmate, castling, pawn promotion or en passant then this is the class for them! Click here to register for advanced chess.



Lego Challenge

Tuesday, January 29, 4:00 – 5:30 pm Ages 3 and up.
Are you up for the challenge? We will provide building topics and you supply the creativity and expertise.  Free; just drop in.

February Events

A HOLE Lot of Fun!


On February 8th and 9th, the Library will be transformed into a mini golf course for all to enjoy! This fundraiser for the Friends of the Bernardsville Library has three exciting parts.  Purchase your tickets at the door!




Teen Night is 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, February 8. 

$5 to play golf. Pizza, drinks, and desserts will be offered for sale.
Tickets will be available at the door.

Family Day is 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 9. 

$5 for golf. Bagels, donuts, coffee, juice boxes and later hot dogs, hot pretzels, chips, desserts, drinks will be offered for purchase.
There will also be a basket raffle and you don’t have to be present to win!
Tickets will be available at the door.

Adult Night is 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturday, February 9.  
$35 for golf, food, beer/wine. We’ll have international cuisine from local restaurants plus appetizers and desserts (Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, American).
Tickets will be available at the door. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required.

Our mini golf course will have 18 holes with one hole designed by the US Golf Association. Local business sponsors and Bedwell and BHS students are participating in the design and building of the other holes. The library display cases will also feature exhibits from the U.S. Golf Association during the month of January.We look forward to having you join us!



Valentine’s Day Treats: Cocoa on a Stick and Cookie Spoons


Tuesday, February 12th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm                                                             For families with children ages 5 and older.

Make Valentine’s Day a little sweeter for a special somebody. Delicious cocoa on a stick and a cookie spoon to stir! It will make your Valentine smile.  Registration is required.


littleBits Challenge

Tuesday, February 26th from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Ages 8 & Up

See what you can create with these circuits that snap together like LEGOs. Turn on a light, sound a buzzer and “invent” some fun household gadgets.


Weekly Activities:

Ages 2 and Up:


Stories and More for Twos and Threes

Mondays, January 14th – February 25th  from 10:30-11:00 am and Thursdays, January 17th – February 28th  from 10:30-11:00 am.                      For ages 2 – 3. (No program 2/18)

Children will learn the rhythm and routine of story time through theme-related books,                                                             finger plays, verses, rhymes, and will complete a simple craft.



STEM Story Time

Tuesdays, January 15th – February 26th from 1:30 – 2:00  pm  For Ages 3-5.

Through simple stories, activities and experiments, Preschoolers and caregivers will be introduced to STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts.



Art a La Cart

Wednesdays, January 16th – February 27th  from 4:00-5:30 pm. Drop in anytime. For ages 3 and up. (Younger siblings are welcome)                               

This open studio approach to art programming is ideal for creative people with busy schedules. Children are encouraged to use their own imaginations to develop their own art.


Preschool Picassos

Thursdays, January 17th – February 28th  from 1:30-2:00 pm.For ages 3 – 5.

Preschool children will explore their creativity and experiment with different materials in a relaxed atmosphere.



Friday Fun

Fridays, January 4th – February 22nd  from 10:30 – 11:00 am. Ages 2 1/2 -5.

Each week focuses on a different hand-on, activity-based program featuring games, crafts, creativity, food and fun. Highlights include:

Yoga Story Time with Pamela Nixon: February 1st 

Music in the Somerset Hills: February 15th 

Healthy Snacks with Allie Sanderson: February 22nd




Birth to 2 1/2 Years:


Toddler Tales

Tuesdays, January 15th – February 26th from 9:30 – 10:00 am.                             Ages 17 months – 2 1/2 years. 

This story time is just right for Toddlers. With shorter stories, action verses, finger plays, rhymes,and games, toddlers are sure to love listening and learning.

*Please note: The library will be closed at 9:30. Please enter the Community Room through the side door.



Baby Book Time Plus Additional Play Time! 

Wednesdays, January 16th – February 27th  from 9:30*-10:00 am. Baby Play Group from 10:00-10:30am For Birth – 17 months, with caregiver.

Babies and caregivers will be introduced to finger plays, baby games, action verses, and Mother Goose rhymes. Followed by Baby Play Group that is an open play time with toys.

*Please note: The library will be closed at 9:30. Please enter the Community Room through the side door.



Family Story Time

Every Saturday, from 10:30-11:15 am.(No program 2/9) All ages are welcome!

Saturday is family day! Everyone will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, games, and a craft.


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