A Summer of Reading and So Much More

June 28, 2017 by
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“Summer Reading” is still going strong at Bernardsville Library with featured attractions for youngsters, teens, and adults. The summer months are filled with giveaways, reading challenges, exciting day and evening programming, story times around town and at the community pool. It’s not too late to register your children (they don’t have to be members of the library) for the Build a Better World summer reading program that entitles them to loads of fun activities throughout the summer while challenging them to meet … Continue reading

Summer Reading Fitness, It’s A Thing

June 22, 2016 by
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This year’s summer reading campaign – “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” –  challenges us to exercise our minds and bodies for improved overall fitness. And it’s not just for kids anymore! Adults and youngsters are encouraged to step up their literary habits, pump up their healthy living practices, and exercise their right to claim fun prizes and rewards. Parents may sign up their children at the library beginning the week of June 20th. The kids will receive reading logs … Continue reading

Summer Reading Magic

June 22, 2015 by
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The 2015 summer reading program at Bernardsville Library kicks off the week of June 22nd with family sign-ups and the first of many “Amazing Mondays” events. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers may now register their children in the library for a full summer of adventures in reading, exploration and learning. Those who register by June 29th may select a free book immediately. Incentive prizes will be distributed throughout the summer as children meet their reading or participation goals. Our Youth Services staff is here to acquaint you with the … Continue reading

The Briny Deep

August 3, 2012 by
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  Neither sailors nor readers want to find themselves “in the doldrums” – languishing in a torpid state, going nowhere – yet August is a time of year when readership can be affected by the weather.  We’re halfway through a sweltering summer and exhausted by it.  We need a bit of sea spray and a cool, off-shore breeze to revive us.  We need to read some nautical tales! To find the right book for you, try Bookmarks Magazine’s reading list, … Continue reading

One World, Many Stories

June 20, 2011 by
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Sign-ups begin today for Bernardsville Public Library’s summer reading program for children, “One World, Many Stories.”  Exciting activities have been planned all summer long for ages 2 1/2 through the high school years.  Our Summer Reading Club will enjoy a great kick-off at the “Wild Animals & Wallaby Tales” event scheduled for Saturday, June 25, at 1 p.m.  Don’t miss it! All activities and reading programs are free.  We encourage you to sign up your children and help them learn … Continue reading

Summer Reading: Literary Novels Served Up With Werewolves And Robots

May 27, 2011 by
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Better stockpile some silver bullets and wolfsbane; this summer could get hairy! Supernatural fiction has elbowed its way to the forefront, but this year you’ll find an even greater intermixing of genres such as science fiction or occult with literary fiction according to The Wall Street Journal article of today entitled “The Season of the Supernatural.”  Novelists are taking a stab at writing crossover books which bridge literary fiction with the popular genres of fantasy and the supernatural. Successful publications such … Continue reading

Michaele and Keiko Make a Splash at the Library

August 3, 2010 by
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Bernardsville youth services librarian Michaele Casey and library volunteer Keiko Matsuura have done it again…yet another great display for the children’s summer reading program! This year’s theme is “Make a Splash at Your Library” and the accompanying book display does just that.  Read more about this beautiful display by clicking here. Keiko constructed the sea figures and young diver from paper, fabric and paint, and it took her very special imagination to assemble them all into a magical underwater scene. … Continue reading

Kids: Dip Into Some Great Summer Reading!

June 30, 2010 by
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The first week of Bernardsville Public Library’s summer reading program has started with a SPLASH!  In fact, that’s the theme of the statewide reading program for children this summer – “Make a Splash at Your Library.” As you enter the library lobby, you will be immersed in a beautiful display created in part by library volunteer Keiko Matsuura and Youth Services librarian Michaele Casey with contributions as well from Bedwell School. This display depicts a fantastic underwater scene complete with … Continue reading

Bring Home The Bacon

September 9, 2009 by
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Our “Be Creative” summer reading pigs are closing up the circus tent and looking for good homes to go to after a wildly successful summer appearance at Bernardsville Public Library.  These papier mache piggies have charmed and delighted us with their various talents, including juggling, painting, singing, and dancing. They have inspired the children to test out their own creative interests under the guidance of the Youth Services staff as well. Now it is time for them to retire to happy … Continue reading

Weed… or Read?

August 17, 2009 by
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The summer heat is finally on, and it’s too hot to do anything except read. So drop by Bernardsville Public Library’s display, Relax with a Good Book, and help yourself to some great books. Maybe a “staycation” at home is all you need. If, on the other hand, the travel bug has been buzzing in your ear, sample some interesting fiction and nonfiction about living or traveling abroad. Just visit the Oversize Collection area at the library to browse some … Continue reading

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