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

Telephone - (856) 451-2620

Bpl@bridgetonlibrary.org


HOURS

Monday CLOSED

Tues. - Thurs. 10 to 8

Friday 9 to 5

Saturday 9 to 4

Saturday Summer Hours,


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

 


 

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Summer Reading Program Begins!

 

 

Tuesday, June 17 – Friday, August 8.

 

The Bridgeton Public Library invites people of all ages to participate

in its independent summer reading program!

Wee Readers”, for babies and toddlers ages 0-4, is a program which encourages parents and children to complete activities that help develop early literacy skills.  There is a Reading Log in Spanish and English.

The “Fizz! Boom! Read! program features story hours, crafts, book discussions and special events for young people ages 5-11. Read about all the exciting activities available in English and Spanish.

Spark a Reaction is a program for teens ages 12- 18, and features weekly activities, a tubing trip, book discussions and more. All the events are listed here.

Literary Elements is a relatively new adult reading program that invites those over eighteen to join in the fun, as well. Read about the program details.

Participants can register for the reading program beginning Tuesday, June 17 by visiting the library in person or online at www.bridgetonlibrary.org.

 

 

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:

Cumberland County residents — Free card for Cumberland County Library
Bridgeton residents — Free card for use in Bridgeton, Millville and Vineland Libraries
Township residents — Free card for Cumberland County Library
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

Click Here to read a press release about our new library group.

 
 

Bridgeton Public Library

DATE TIME AUDIENCE

DESCRIPTION

JULY All Month Children & Families

JULY EVENTS

 

       
6/28 - 8/10/14   All Ages

Home Town Teams Exhibit Reception:  June 28 through August 10: Sports fans of all ages are invited to visit the exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.
Hometown Teams has been made possible in New Jersey by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and is part of the Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils across the country. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

7/22/14 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.

7/22/14  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.

7/22/14 6 PM Teens ages 12-18

Library “Wiki-Wars” for Teens: Tuesday, Teens ages 12-18 are invited to face off against each other in an attempt to go from one Wikipedia page to another using only hyperlinks. Registration required.

7/23/14 6 PM Adults 19 and up 

“Literary Elements” Adult Reading Program Movie: Wednesday, A film based on the program’s first book discussion of Harper Lee’s classic novel. Please register.

7/24/14 6 PM Adults

Board of Trustees Meeting: Thursday, July 24, 4:30 pm The Board of Trustees of the Bridgeton Public Library will meet on the main floor of the library. The public is welcome to attend.

7/24/14 7 PM All Ages

“Go Wild” Magic Show! Thursday, Magician John Carlson will present a magic show featuring puppets, music, storytelling and more! This family program is recommended for all ages. Funded by a Community Development Block Grant.

7/25/14 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.

7/26/14 1-2:30 PM Ages 8 and up

Science Saturdays: Saturday, Kids ages 8 and up can join us for stories, science experiments and crafts. Planned activities include an egg drop & a Lego water-botics demonstration. Registration required.

7/28/14 6 PM Teens ages 12-18

Teen River Tubing Trip: Monday, Teens 12 – 18 are invited to tube the scenic Egg Harbor River! Participants will travel by school bus to Winding River Campground in Mays Landing, enjoy a two hour trip down the river, and then return to the library. Teens may be accompanied by one parent, but it is not required. The trip is free and parents must visit the library to register their teen and sign a permission slip. Life jackets will be provided by the tubing company. For more information please call the library at 451-2620. This trip is made possible by a Community Development Block Grant for Teen Programming.

7/29/14 10:30 AM All Ages

Sing-a-long with Grandfather Joe! Tuesday, Kids of all ages are invited to this delightful musical program! Grandfather Joe has been entertaining for over thirty-five years but will still need plenty of help from the audience! Funded by the Friends of the Library.

7/29/14 6 PM Teens ages 12-18

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, Teens are invited to discuss the book, This Star Won’t Go Out, by Esther Earl. The book is a memoir told through journals, letters and stories of Esther, a young cancer patient. Teens who register for the discussion will receive a free copy of the book. Those taking books must attend the discussion. Funded by a Community Development Block Grant.

7/30/14 6 PM Adults 19 and up 

“Literary Elements” Adult Reading Program: Adults are invited to discuss the book, The Last Runaway, by Tracy Chevalier. Request a copy of the book in advance to be ready for the discussion. Please register.

7/31/14 6 PM Ages 5-16

Lego Tournament: Thursday, Kids ages 5-16 are invited to participate in the library’s annual Lego Tournament. Participants should bring their own building blocks, and will have 45 minutes to build their structure. If children do not have blocks, please contact the library, as a limited supply of blocks is available. Judging will be done by architect, Michael Henry of Watson & Henry, Associates. Prizes will be awarded. Registration is required.

8/1/14 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.

8/2/14 1-2:30 PM Ages 8 and up

Science Saturdays: Saturday, Kids ages 8 and up can join us for stories, science experiments and crafts. Planned activities include an egg drop & a Lego water-botics demonstration. Registration required.

8/5/14 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.

8/5/14 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.

8/5/14 6 PM Teens ages 12-18

Mystic Realms “Danger Room” Rehearsal for Teen Library Council Members: Tuesday,
Teen Library Council members are invited to rehearse for the upcoming “Danger Room” program. Please register.

8/6/14 12:30-2:30 PM
 
 

Skating Party for Summer Reading Members at Skate 2000! Wednesday, Summer Reading Program members who have read at least five books will get free admission, skate rental, and an icee drink courtesy of Skate 2000. Please call the library at 451-2620 to register.

8/6/14 6 PM Adults 19 and up 

 Book and Salad Event: Wednesday, Our “Literary Elements” Adult Reading Program wraps up with a tasty program! Participants are asked to request a copy of a book on salads in advance to be ready for a discussion, and are asked to bring a salad to share. Registration is required.

8/7/14 6 PM
 
Ages 5 and Up
 

Summer Reading Finale Party for ages 5 and Up! Thursday, Summer Reading Program members are invited to celebrate their reading achievements by playing games and enjoying some delicious ice cream sundaes! Registration is required.

8/8/14 6 PM Teens ages 12-18

Mystic Realms “Danger Room” Rehearsal for Teen Library Council Members: Tuesday,
Teen Library Council members are invited to rehearse for the upcoming “Danger Room” program. Please register.

 

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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