Bergenfield Public Library Newsletter

July 2016

50 W. Clinton Ave

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Library Hours

Monday  10am-9pm
Tuesday 10am-9pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday  10am-9pm
Friday  1pm-5pm
Saturday  Closed
Sunday   Closed



The Library Will be Closed Monday July 4th

Friends of the Library
For over 50 years the Friends, an independent 501(c)(3) volunteer organization, has shared the belief in the value of the Library to our community. Your membership contribution helps assist the group with programs, activities and fundraising events for the library. Consider joining today! 


Ongoing Book Sale

Find a fantastic selection of books at the ongoing book sale hosted by the Friends of the Bergenfield Public Library.  The book sale offers popular fiction, non-fiction, foreign language, and music CDs and movies as well!  Check it out at anytime upstairs at the Bergenfield Public Library.

Hardcovers - $1
Paperbacks -50 cents
DVDs and CDs -$1
Books on CD - $1
VHS - 50 cents

Letter From the Director

As the director of the Bergenfield Public Library, I'm thrilled to welcome you to our new and improved email newsletter! Each month, you'll receive one "bite sized" email that will highlight some of the fun programs and activities we have planned in the month ahead. We'll also keep you updated on any new services, resources, events or building projects. 

To celebrate the start of summer, our Summer Reading Club officially kicked off on June 22nd. This year's fun themes are "On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!" for children and "Get in the Game. READ!" for teens.  Going away for the summer? For the first time ever, you can register and keep track of your child's progress all online - click here to register.

I began working as the Library's new director back in November 2015. Since then, I've had the pleasure of meeting many Bergenfield residents and have begun brainstorming new ways to make your library bigger and better. You might have noticed a few of these changes already, including the library's new website ( ) and brand new logo, which was designed by Bergenfield High School student Christopher Bruno.

Above all else, the Bergenfield Public Library is YOUR library. We do not exist in a vacuum - we are here to help YOU. I welcome any suggestions or comments that will help us improve our services. My office is located on the 2nd floor near the ESL wing.  Feel free to drop in and say "hi" - my door is always open!

Allison Moonitz
Tel: (201) 387-4040 x2829
Adult Activities

Summer Film Festival - July Movies
All movies start at 1pm in the Friends Room


July 5 - "Thin Ice" - R
Alan Arkin has never been funnier as reclusive, Kenosha, Wisconsin farmer, "Gorvy", who crooked insurance broker (Greg Kinnear) is out to swindle. As the the scheme starts unraveling, the web of lies turns into a web of laughs. (2011)

July 12 - "Woman in Gold"- PG-13
Elderly Jewish woman wages struggle to recover family possessions seized by Nazis 60 years before. Based on true story. (Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds 2015)

July 19 - "Room"
Faithful to the bestselling novel, this is the harrowing yet uplifting story of mother and son in a nightmare situation who courageously face danger and huge psychological challenges. Brie Larson won 2016 Oscar.

July 26 - "The Intern"- PG-13
  Classy comedy with Robert DiNiro as retired, widower who gets a job as an intern at a fashion company run by Anne Hathaway and eventually becomes her mentor and wins fans among his 20-ish co-workers with his "old school" charm. (2016)
For Teens and Tweens

This year's Summer Reading theme for teens is "Get in the Game. READ." All summer long, keep track of your child's reading online using Beanstack. Click here for more information or to register.

YA Gaming Club
Thursdays at 2:30pm

The video game club promotes social interaction while providing  a fun and challenging environment. Teens in middle school and High school are welcome.  Come and play current and retro video games in our YA lounge with new gaming chairs and beanbags.

Teen Lock in: Decades of Dance-athon
Friday July 8th at 6pm

Dance the night away after the Library closes. Learn how dancing has changed over the years from the "Twist" all the way to the "Running Man."  A permission form must be signed by a parent or guardian before the program.

Grades 6+

Children's Corner  

This year's Summer Reading theme for children is "On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!" All summer long, keep track of your child's reading online using Beanstack.   Click here for more information or to register.  Roy Brown students can earn extra credit for participating, remember to hold onto your reading log!  As you read over the summer, make sure to fill out your log. You can track either books or pages!  If you've read and logged 20 books (or more), you will be invited to attend our Summer Reading Club Party in September.

Awesome Kids Klub presents:  Summer Music Jam with Mr. Chris 
July 17th at 3pm 

This fun and inviting music program is designed for children with various needs and disabilities.   Mr. Chris' Magical Melodies are fun for kids of every age! Mixing classic kids' tunes into a high energy performance guarantees a toe tapping time for everyone!   All children are welcome and NO registration is required!

For more information, contact the Children's Desk at 201-387-4040 x2848.  
Morris Museum Presents: "On Your Mark"
July 27th at 10:30am

Children will discover what it was like to be an athlete in 776 BC at the very first Olympic Games in Greece, learn about the history of sports in America, and identify what it takes to bring home the gold!

Grades 1+