Greetings From The Library Staff

Dear Friend,

Spring is finally here and with it, longer days and nature coming back to life after a long gray winter. Time to start thinking about outdoor adventures like gardening, nature walks, and maybe enjoying a sunny afternoon with a good book in the library’s backyard.

We have an exciting month of April coming up: For those of you with small children, you’ll be excited to learn that our Youth Services Librarian, Jes Mondino, has expanded and reimagined Wednesday morning Baby Builders with lots of new toys and new activities. We will also be celebrating Earth Day and, of course, the month’s big event: The total solar eclipse on the 8th!

We look forward to seeing you at the library!


NEW at the Library!

NEW: Native Seed Library

The library has partnered with the Native Plant Society of New Jersey to launch a seed library where patrons can pick up native plant seeds for free. Currently, we have seeds from 16 different perennial plants to share. If you have been thinking of starting your own native pollinator garden, this is a great place to pick up your first seed packets and get started.

Earth Day Native Plant Workshop

Monday, April 22, 6:00 p.m.

Join members of the New Jersey Native Plant Society for an informative workshop on how to start your own native pollinator patch from seeds, plugs, or live plants. Registration required, please. Reserve your spot here.


We have lots to share: Come on in and pick up some for yourself and your family. As long as supplies last!

Children's Programs

Wednesday Toddler Programs

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Baby Builders has a new look. Starting April 3, Miss Jes will be be leading Wednesday morning programs for babies and toddlers in 3-session cycles:

  • Baby/Toddler Storytime with Music
  • Builders & Climbers
  • Baby/Toddler Storytime with Craft

Solar Eclipse 2024!

Monday, April 8, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Join Miss Jes and library staff for fun crafts, eclipse viewing (crossing fingers for a clear day!), and eclipse-themed snacks. Registration required, please. Reserve your spot here.

Crafternoon for Kids!

1st or 3rd Tuesdays, 4th Friday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Just like the adults, our kids love crafts and Miss Jes heard you! Sessions are intended for children ages 7 and up. 

Registration is required as space is limited.

Tuesday, April 16: Friendship bracelets. Reserve your spot here.

Friday, April 26: Earth Day Painting. Reserve your spot here.

Adult Programs

Iceland - The Land of Fire and Ice

Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m.

Our friend and professional traveler, Chris McCormack, is back with another breathtaking visual travelogue. This time, Chris will take us on a trip to Iceland, the land of fire and ice (these days, more fire than ice, it seems!). Registration via Eventbrite is requested, please. Reserve your spot here.

Outsmart the Scammers

Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m.

As cyber criminals and scammers are getting ever more sophisticated, staying abreast of their methods is a must for law-abiding citizens who want to protect their identities and their wallets. Join financial expert, Ozzie Nyazi, as he gives a comprehensive overview on how to outsmart the online and in-person scam artists. Registration via Eventbrite is requested, please. Reserve your spot here.

Mystery Book Club

1st Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. via Zoom

We have a brand new list of titles to enjoy and discuss in 2024. The list is a pot pourri of classic and modern novelists from Arthur Conan Doyle to Patricia Cornwell. Take a look at the complete list here.

Adult Book Group

Adult Book Group took a break this winter and is looking for a new beginning and possibly a new format. If you are interested in joining or rejoining the group which discusses fiction and non-fiction of all genres, please take a moment to fill out this brief form.

NEW: Cookbook Club

The brainchild of our very own Laura Kraus! We are looking to find out if there’s an interest in launching a cookbook club at the library. We haven’t decided on a format, but it will definitely involve cooking and sharing. Please fill out this form if you are interested.

Upcoming Spring Events @ BHPL

Visit the library during April to learn more about our native seed library, participate in a Crafternoon, or join one of our book clubs! Check our website for announcements about additional exciting upcoming spring events.

April Events Calendar

NEW: Event Registration Platform

Our event registration platform has changed! As of this month we have switched from SignupGenius to Eventbrite. It’s easy to use. Please note that instead of “signup” Eventbrite uses the term “ticket” – there is no material difference, and you won’t be required to bring your “ticket” to a program unless it states that it is required.

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