Bernards Township Library’s mission is to inform, enrich and connect our community.
To cultivate an inviting community destination, where curiosity can spark discovery.
Interested in helping the Library achieve its Mission and Vision? Click here for information on how to join the Friends, volunteer or donate!
Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Summer Library hours during the months of July and August through Labor Day:
Monday - Thursday: 9:30am to 9:00pm
Friday: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday - CLOSED
- January 1 (Monday) New Year's Day - Closed
- January 15 (Monday) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Closed
- February 19 (Monday) President's Day - Closed
- March 30 (Friday) Good Friday - Closed
- April 1 (Sunday) Easter - Closed
- May 28 (Monday) Memorial Day - Closed
- July 4 (Wednesday) Independence Day - Closed
- September 3 (Monday) Labor Day - Closed
- October 8 (Monday) Columbus Day - Closed
- November 21 (Wednesday) Day before Thanksgiving - Close at 5:00pm
- November 22 (Thursday) Thanksgiving Day - Closed
- November 23 (Friday) Day after Thanksgiving - Closed
- December 24 (Monday) Christmas Eve - Closed
- December 25 (Tuesday) Christmas Day - Closed
- December 31 (Monday) New Year's Eve - Close - Close at 3:00pm
The Library is located at:
32 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
FROM ROUTE 78 WESTBOUND: Take Exit 36 "Basking Ridge/Warrenville". Turn right at light at end of exit ramp, and follow King George Road (Route 527) towards Basking Ridge. King George Road runs into Valley Road and into Stonehouse Road. Proceed to the fifth traffic light and bear right at the fork just before this light (Lyons Mall is straight ahead) on to South Finley Avenue. Go under the railroad trestle, and through the next two traffic lights. After the second light [Ridge High school is on your right], continue .3 mile and turn right on Collyer Lane. At the bottom of the hill turn left onto South Maple Avenue and continue .6 mile. The Library is on your right, just past Lindbergh Lane.
FROM ROUTE 78 EASTBOUND: From Route 78 Eastbound, exit at Route 287 North and follow the directions "From 287 Southbound or Northbound" below.
FROM ROUTE 287 SOUTHBOUND OR NORTHBOUND: Take Exit 30A "North Maple Avenue". Follow exit ramp and merge into North Maple Avenue traffic. This is the correct direction on North Maple, and just 2 miles from the Library. Continue through the light at Madisonville Road, on into town, and bear left at the fork where road changes to South Maple Avenue. The Library is immediately on the left.
FROM ROUTE 80 EASTBOUND OR WESTBOUND: Exit at Route 287 South and follow the directions "From Route 287 Southbound or Northbound" above. Parking is available in the Library lots accessible from Maple Avenue to the north of the Library building or in the lower-level lot down Lindbergh Lane to the south of the building. There is also a municipal lot opposite the Library on Maple Avenue.
(Back) Santosh Subramanian, President-Kippy Piedici, Secretary-MaryJane McNally, Tim Opremcak, Zina Pozner, Scott Ross
(Front) Cynthia Yin, Director-Ruth Lufkin, Treasurer-Vivian Pagoulatos
Not Pictured: John Carpenter
Please take notice that the Library Board of Bernards Township will meet to discuss or act upon public business on each of the dates set forth below at the Library, 32 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
ORGANIZATION MEETING January 24, 2018
- January 24, 2018 - 7:30 pm
- February 28, 2018 - 7:30 pm
- March 28, 2018 - 7:30 pm
- April 25, 2018 - 7:30 pm
- May 30, 2018 - 7:30 pm
- June 27, 2018 - 7:30 pm
- September 26, 2018 - 7:30 pm
- October 24, 2018 - 9:00 am
- November 28, 2018 - 7:30 pm
- December 19, 2018 - 7:30 pm
|August 2016||No Meeting|
The Bernards Township Library offers a wide variety of programming year round. Our Program Coordinator prepares the schedule in advance so that our program offerings remain balanced for all age groups and topics.
When we are not hosting Library programs, local community groups and organizations may be able to use our rooms for meetings if:
- the group is local
- the group operates as a non-profit
- there will be no charge to attendees, who are not required to be a member of the sponsoring organization or group
- there will be no sale of goods or services
- the meeting is open to the general public
- the meeting is not social in nature
- the meeting is not intended to generate business opportunities
Click links below for full details regarding the use of our Program Rooms:
Click here for the Computer and Internet Use Policy
Click here for the Patron Behavior Policy
No job openings at this time.
The Bernards Township Library probably began sometime between 1751 and 1787 under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Samuel Kennedy, fourth minister of the Presbyterian Church in downtown Basking Ridge.
The Basking Ridge Free Public Library was incorporated in 1898. This we record as the official beginning of the Library structure we know today, although several significant changes can be noted since then. The Library holdings continued to grow and the library moved several times before arriving at its current location in 1974.
More detailed Library History information can be found here.