September 2, 2012 by
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Summer ends, children return to school, and it might just be time for a change in your life.  Maybe you’re ready to transition into or out of a career.  Perhaps you are looking for some fulfilling way to spend a few hours a week outside the home. Let Bernardsville Library assist you in finding opportunities for full and part-time employment.  There are numerous online resources accessible from our website which may prove very useful to you.  For New Jersey residents you’ll find … Continue reading

Bernardsville is a 5 Star-Rated Library

October 5, 2010 by
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Bernardsville Public Library has just been accorded a Five Star rating by Library Journal .  Please refer to the Library Journal article for specifics about this rating and to see the very short list of  libraries nationwide that  earned five stars in our expenditure category, $400,000 to $999,999.  These ratings are based on data gathered in 2008 after the recession had started.  Bernardsville Public Library director, Karen Brodsky, is quoted in the article as noting that high usage levels were “partly … Continue reading

Expand Your Career Options

September 21, 2009 by
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Are you looking for a job or considering a career change? Have you been thinking about starting a new business? Are you seeking professional licensing or certification? Taking any of these actions could potentially change your life for the better, and Bernardsville Public Library is prepared to help you along that pathway. Visit the library’s newly updated Career Center which is filled with information for career guidance, continuing education, job search skills, exam and test preparation, and self-employment resources.  In addition … Continue reading

Global Statistics on Women

July 15, 2009 by
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Newly published, The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World, fourth edition, is a great go-to resource for statistics on women’s issues. The book is divided into eight parts – Women in the World, Families, Birthrights, Body Politics, Work, To Have and To Have Not, The Vote, and Demography and Health. Each of these sections is subdivided to cover specific topics. For example, in Part Six – To Have and To Have Not – subcategories include Water, Literacy, School, Higher … Continue reading

Display Your Home Improvement Skills

April 2, 2009 by
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photo source: Bernardsville Public Library We know a thing or two about turning a house into a home – a cardboard home, that is. Now you, too, can bolster your home improvement skills with the help of the books in our new display. photo source: Bernardsville Public Library This display, located in the nonfiction wing of Bernardsville Public Library, showcases books that will help you spruce up your home inside and out. Do you want to learn how to build … Continue reading

Go Ahead…Push That Button!

March 15, 2009 by
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As more and more people have recently discovered, local and state libraries are among the best places to go for help in addressing today’s challenging economic problems. Numerous postings on the Book News and More blog have educated you about some of the ways Bernardsville Public Library can help you weather these financial storms. Simply click on the word “economy” on this blog’s labels to find these postings. Now the New Jersey State Library has stepped in to offer a … Continue reading

Do You Need To Update Your Business/Computer Skills?

February 25, 2009 by
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Are you thinking about getting back into the workplace or perhaps upgrading to a more challenging job? If so, you are undoubtedly aware that technology changes quickly, and job seekers must adapt their skills to meet the times. Why not go to that interview reassured that your computer skills are up-to-date? Bernardsville Public Library has your needs in mind. We have been offering free computer classes for a number of years and want to encourage you to attend them. The … Continue reading

How Do You Value Your Library?

January 15, 2009 by
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Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Today’s front page article in The Wall Street Journal, “Folks Are Flocking to the Library, A Cozy Place to Look for a Job,” is just one of many news articles reporting an up-tick in library usage during this deep economic downturn. The MSNBC video above further elaborates on the increasing number of people returning to their local libraries for services which will aid them in finding a job. … Continue reading

Bernardsville Goes Green

May 7, 2008 by
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The Bernardsville Environmental Commission has instituted the Bernardsville Green Initiative (BGI) to advance energy efficiency based on the State of New Jersey’s strategic plan. The initiative hopes to reduce operating costs of public buildings by promoting the environmentally responsible and efficient use of energy, water and building materials. In addition, BGI will provide local residents and businesses with helpful information on this matter. Bernardsville Public Library offers a number of excellent resources, as well. Look for the bright green BGI … Continue reading