National Library Week runs from April 14 to April 20 this year, and Bernardsville Public Library is beginning the week with a brief opening reception on Saturday, April 14 from 5:00-6:00 pm. The theme is 'Communities matter @ your library' which highlights the active role libraries take in supporting their communities.
At the reception, where light refreshments will be served, new READ posters will be unveiled with some surprisingly familiar faces and some great reading suggestions. During National Library Week, anyone with a library card who says "Communities matter" at check-out will get one free DVD rental.
Bernardsville Library's role in our community has expanded over the last several years. Core services, such as providing quality literature, popular titles, cultural programs, and supporting children and parents in an appreciation of reading and learning, are still widely used by our community, and the focus on unique collections to preserve the area history and culture continues. But at the same time, to meet the changing needs of the people in our community, the library is also expanding its services from providing information to guided exploration of knowledge and new technology offering programs on topics such as eBooks and iPads, Internet navigation skills, and resources for job seekers. The goal is to connect with library users and to enrich the community where they live.
National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
The reception is free and open to the general public. No sign-up is needed to attend. For further information, call the library at 908-766-0118.