Seen On Pinterest: Our Book Group Bags

September 26, 2012 by
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      More than three years ago, Bernardsville Library initiated a new library service for its patrons – book kits put together specifically for area book groups to borrow.  Referred to as book group bags, these kits contain ten paperback copies of a popular title along with an author biography, literary notes, and starred reviews – all contained in a sturdy canvas bag.  The selected books include new and older fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs or biographies known to inspire … Continue reading

It’s A Great Idea From Every Angle

June 16, 2009 by
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photo source: Bernardsville Public Library photo source: Bernardsville Public Library photo source: Bernardsville Public Library Is it your turn to come up with a book suggestion for your book group? Save yourself a lot of work; we’ve already done it for you at Bernardsville Public Library where you will find a large assortment of book group bags stocked with popular titles just waiting for you. These sturdy canvas zip-up bags contain ten paperback copies each of a title selected from … Continue reading

Here’s A Staff Pick With No Questions Asked!

April 27, 2009 by
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Susan Popper, staff member at Bernardsville Public Library, has written the following thumbs-up review of Q & A: a novel by Vikas Swarup: So you think you have all the answers? For Ram Mohammed Thomas, it was his luck & misfortune that he did. By now the story is well known. Q & A is the basis for the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire and so has taken on a new life. This book has a lot of heart. Set in … Continue reading

Reminder: Book Group Bags Are Available to Check Out at Bernardsville Library

March 19, 2009 by
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photo source – Bernardsville Public Library Gerry Van Tassel, readers’ services staff member at Bernardsville Public Library, admires one of our customized book group bags shown above. These bags were made possible last year by a grant from Bernardsville patron, Jean Horton, who is a book group leader herself. Thanks to her gift, the library has been able to assemble a number of bags which are available for checkout to book group leaders. These bags may be borrowed for one … Continue reading

New "Neighbors" in the Library

January 26, 2009 by
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photo source – Bernardsville Public Library Two of Bernardsville Public Library’s collection areas – adult graphic novels/comics and readers’/book group advice – have been moved to form their own “neighborhood.” You will find these books on the shelving to the right as you enter the library (see photo above.)Noting the growing adult interest in graphic novels, the library staff has brought together all our adult graphic novels and comic books to showcase these items. While Bernardsville Public Library’s young adult … Continue reading

Come to Our Book Group Fair

June 11, 2008 by
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Are you looking for a book group to join? Would you like to start one yourself? Does your current book group need some helpful resources to make organization and book selection easier? Come to Bernardsville Public Library’s Book Group Fair tomorrow, June 12th, for some great ideas to make book group planning a breeze. The library’s Readers’ Advisory Team will be on hand in the Community Room to demonstrate online resources which will enable you to find background and biographical … Continue reading