Bridgeton Public Library

 

Welcome To The Bridgeton Free Public Library
 

 

 

THE ORIGINAL
LIBRARY

Built in 1816 as the
Cumberland National Bank, this was the city's library from 1901 to 1967.


THE MAIN ENTRANCE

Constructed in 1967,
this is the newer section
that now serves as the
main entrance.


Bridgeton
Free Public
Library

Courtenay Reece

Director

150 East Commerce Street

Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302

Phone - (856) 451-2620

Bpl@bridgetonlibrary.org


HOURS

Monday CLOSED

Tues. - Thurs. 10 to 8

Friday 9 to 5

Saturday 9 to 4

 


A new service has been added for holders of Bridgeton Library cards for downloading audio books. Click on the graphic below to go to our download page.

 


 

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The Bridgeton Public Library presents...
“Braaaiins for Books”

 Zombie Prom

 

Saturday, Nov. 1

7-11 pm

@ the Ashley McCormick Ctr.

40 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton

Dig up a date and come dressed in your best zombie attire! We’ll have delicious braaains...er food...games, prizes, silent auction, and more.

Live music will be provided by Southern Cut!

Ages 21& Over!
 
BYOB (Beer & Wine Only)

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door

and include dinner 

Bridgeton Public Library
150 E. Commerce St.
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(856) 451-2620

 

WOODRUFF MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTIFACTS OPEN

The Woodruff Museum of Indian Artifacts is open Wednesdays from 1 - 4 PM with a knowledgeable guide to assist visitors. Other times may be scheduled in advance. School tours and members of the public are encouraged to view these artifacts of local Lenni Lenape History.

Library Card Options at the Bridgeton Public Library

 

Library card options:

Bridgeton residents — Free card for use in Bridgeton,

Millville and Vineland Libraries
For township residents who would like to use city libraries:

Bridgeton Library only — $15 per year
Millville Library only — $30 per year
Bridgeton, Millville and Vineland Libraries — $50 per year

Cumberland County residents — Free card for Cumberland County Library
 

 
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Bridgeton Public Library

DATE TIME AUDIENCE

DESCRIPTION

OCTOBER All Month Children & Families

OCTOBER  EVENTS

 

       
       
10/2/14 7 pm Adults

Cinema Series: Thursday, October 2, 7pm

The Cinema Series at the Bridgeton Library will present a 1942 horror movie starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph and Tom Conway. Registration is requested.

10/7/14 6 PM
 
Ages 12 - 18

Teen Library Council Meeting

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to help plan programs for teens and children, help choose new books for the library, and much more! New members welcome.

10/10/14 10:30 AM
 
Ages 6-23 months

Baby Time! Fridays, Babies, ages 6 to 23 months, and their parents or a caregiver are invited to Baby Story Time where we will share simple stories, nursery rhymes and songs. No registration is necessary.

10/11/14 1-2:30 PM
 
Ages 5 and up

Lego Club: Kids ages five and up are invited to attend our Lego program where we will listen to stories based on a theme, and then build our own creations to go with that theme. Registration is required. Funded by a Community Development Block Grant for Library Programming.

10/11/14 2 pm Adults

Adult Book Discussion: Saturday, October 11, 2 pm

Featured book: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell. Registration is requested and copies of the book are available at the library.

10/14/14 10:30 AM
 
Ages 2-6

Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays: Children and a caregiver are invited for stories, songs, finger plays, crafts and a snack. Story time is free and does not require registration.

10/14/14 10:30 AM
 
Ages 7 and up

Story and Craft: Tuesdays: Kids are invited to share stories, activities and crafts. This program will take place at the same time as our Preschool Story Time and is perfect for older siblings! Please register.

       
10/14/14 6 PM
 
Ages 12 - 18

Teen Murder Mystery Program: Tuesday, October 14: Teens, age 12-18, are invited to help solve a murder mystery. Pizza will be served. Please register.

10/16/14 10:30 AM
 
Ages 2-6

“Zoobrary -- Wild About Books” Story Time!

Thursday, October 16, 10:30 am at the Bridgeton Public Library

 What happens when the Cohanzick Zoo and the Bridgeton Public Library work together to create an awesome event? The answer is Zoobrary! A program that exposes children to great stories and the opportunity to learn about and meet live zoo animals!

 Zoobrary will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 10:30 am, with the location alternating between the library and the zoo. This month’s program will be held at the library and feature “Creepy Crawlies.”

 This free program is recommended for preschool age children. Registration is not required.  

10/17/14 10:30 AM
 
Ages 6-23 months

Baby Time! Fridays, Babies, ages 6 to 23 months, and their parents or a caregiver are invited to Baby Story Time where we will share simple stories, nursery rhymes and songs. No registration is necessary.

10/18/14 12 - 2 PM Adults 21 and up 

Zombie Prom Prep!

Saturday, October 18

Whether you’re attending the library’s Zombie Prom or just want to get ready for Halloween, you’ll want to attend our Costume & Make-Up Workshop! We’ll have donated prom dresses, suit jackets, ties and more.

 

12-2 pm – Adult Workshop -- $10 includes costume, make-up kit, and make-up workshop. Registration required. All proceeds benefit the Bridgeton Library.

10/18/14 2-4 PM Ages 12 - 18

Zombie Prom Prep!

Saturday, October 18

Whether you’re attending the library’s Zombie Prom or just want to get ready for Halloween, you’ll want to attend our Costume & Make-Up Workshop! We’ll have donated prom dresses, suit jackets, ties and more.

 

2-4 pm – Teen Workshop – Free! Includes costume, make-up kit, and make-up workshop. Registration required.

     

 

10/21/14 10:30 AM
 
Ages 2-6

Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays: Children and a caregiver are invited for stories, songs, finger plays, crafts and a snack. Story time is free and does not require registration.

10/21/14 10:30 AM
 
Ages 7 and up

Story and Craft: Tuesdays: Kids are invited to share stories, activities and crafts. This program will take place at the same time as our Preschool Story Time and is perfect for older siblings! Please register.

10/21/14 6 PM Ages 12 - 18

Teen Anime Night
Teens, 12-18, can watch anime and help choose new anime and manga for the library. Those who like to draw are encouraged to bring their art. No registration required. Funded by a Community Development Block Grant.

10/21/14 7 PM
 
Adults

Friends of the Library Meeting: The Friends of the Library provide the entire book budget for the library, as well as fund many programs for children. Please come out and learn how you can help!

10/23/14 4:30 PM Adults 19 and up 

Board of Trustees Meeting
The Board of Trustees will meet on the main floor of the library. The public is welcome to attend.
 

10/24/14 10:30 AM
 
Ages 6-23 months

Baby Time! Fridays, Babies, ages 6 to 23 months, and their parents or a caregiver are invited to Baby Story Time where we will share simple stories, nursery rhymes and songs. No registration is necessary.

     

 

10/28/14 10:30 AM
 
Ages 2-6

Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays: Children and a caregiver are invited for stories, songs, finger plays, crafts and a snack. Story time is free and does not require registration.

10/28/14 10:30 AM
 
Ages 7 and up

Story and Craft: Tuesdays: Kids are invited to share stories, activities and crafts. This program will take place at the same time as our Preschool Story Time and is perfect for older siblings! Please register.

10/28/14 6 PM Ages 12 - 18

Teen Book Discussion: Teens, 12-18, are invited to discuss the book Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough.

When Cora and her younger sister, Mimi, are sent to stay with their great Auntie Ida in an isolated village in 1958, they discover that they are in danger from a centuries-old evil and, along with village boys Roger and Peter, strive to uncover the horrifying truth before it is too late.”

 Registration is required. Participants will receive a free copy of the book to be discussed when they register in person at the library. Funded by a Community Development Block Grant.

10/31/14 7 PM Ages 12 - 18

Teen Zombie Prom at the Ashley McCormick Entertainment Center: Friday, October 31, 7-10 pm

Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to dress in their best zombie attire as we celebrate Halloween “zombie style”. The evening will feature food, music, games, photo booth, zombie make-up station, and more!

 This program will take place at the Ashley McCormick Entertainment Center, 40 E. Commerce St., in Bridgeton. Registration and a signed permission slip are required. Permission slips are available at the Bridgeton Library, 150 E. Commerce St.

11/01/14 7PM Adults 21 and up 

“Braaaiins for Books” Adult Zombie Prom to Benefit the Bridgeton Public Library!

Saturday, November 1, 7-11 pm

Adults, ages 21 and over, are invited to relive their prom night “zombie style” at the Ashley McCormick Center! There will be food, games, a photo-booth, zombie make-up station, silent auction, and more. Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, Best Zombie Shuffle, and Prom King and Queen. Live music will be provided by the band Southern Cut.

 Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and include dinner. This is a BYOB event (beer and wine only). The event will take place at the Ashley McCormick Center, 40 E. Commerce Street in Bridgeton.

 Tickets may be purchased at the Bridgeton Public Library. 

 All proceeds benefit the Bridgeton Public Library!

 

Bridgeton Public Library

The popular Woodruff Museum of Indian Artifacts is located in the lower level of our building at 150 E. Commerce Street. Use the link to explore an Indian artifacts exhibit.

Bridgeton Public Library

A rich history of library service in Bridgeton dates back to 1811. Use the Our History link to learn more about our history.

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Read about the facilities in the two levels of the Bridgeton Library, our activities room, a conference room and our library space. Use the Our Facilities link to learn more about our facilities.

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A non-profit organization, the Friends of the Bridgeton Library is a group wishing to financially support the library with equipment and programs. Use the Our Friends link to get more information.

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