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

Make A Difference

January 18, 2010 by
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Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service.  To honor his life’s work toward social justice, equality and community service, Congress  in 1994 appointed the third Monday of every January as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, asking people to make this holiday “a day on, not a day off.”  Learn more about the Rev. King, his life, and opportunities for volunteerism here. Bernardsville Public Library, open today, has a display of books about … Continue reading

Library Volunteers Keiko Matsuura and Bob Baker Honored Today

September 15, 2009 by
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Bernardsville residents, Bob Baker and Keiko Matsuura, were recognized for their outstanding volunteer service to Bernardsville Public Library at a reception held on the library’s patio this afternoon.  The Board of Trustees organized this event which included refreshments, speeches and awards. Board members, staff and friends were in attendance to show their appreciation. . Bob has given many hours of service to the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program he manages at the library. VITA provides free assistance with income tax preparation … Continue reading

From Bernardsville To Mongolia With Love

July 18, 2009 by
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Thanks to a very generous donation of wool yarn from area resident Susan Haynes, the Adult Services department of Bernardsville Public Library was able to organize a charity knitting project this year. Knitters on the library staff, as well as library volunteers and members of the library’s Saturday Crafters group, turned an abundance of colorful skeins into woolen outerwear designed to keep children and adults in Mongolia warm throughout the winter. As you can see, we had spectacular results… Our … Continue reading

Pig Fever, Yes! Swine Flu, No!

June 30, 2009 by
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Be Creative @ Your Library, Bernardsville Public Library’s summer reading program, has attracted a huge number of young readers, but it has also caused “Pig Fever” to break out among our patrons. Anyone who enters the library is sure to experience symptoms that include gasps of amazement, feverish urges to smile, and an overwhelming sense of complete happiness. No one seems to be immune. This is all due to the performing pigs who highlight the summer reading program theme of … Continue reading

Knit Up a Storm This Winter And Help Others At The Same Time

December 12, 2008 by
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photo source – Bernardsville Public Library With winter just waiting to blast its way into our lives, it’s time for all you knitters to whip out your needles and start the great cast-on! Bernardsville Public Library is here to help you find pattern books and great ideas. Just visit our display of knitting books in the nonfiction wing to find inspiration and instruction. You’ll find a wide selection, including Nordic and Andean pattern books, as well as project ideas such … Continue reading

Thank You, Keiko

June 24, 2008 by
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photo source – Bernardsville Public Library Keiko Matsuura, a volunteer in the Youth Services department of Bernardsville Public Library, is responsible for all the charming “reading bugs” that have taken up residence throughout the library. These adorable insects, posed with their books and magazines, mark the beginning of the library’s summer reading program called “Catch the Reading Bug @ Bernardsville Library.”Although Keiko has had no formal art training, she is obviously very talented and possesses an artist’s eye and imagination. … Continue reading

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