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,

June to Labor Day - 10 to 2


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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Click on the button above to get help from the State Library on jobs, finances, health, housing, parenting and aging issues.

 

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This page was

last updated on

04/19/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridgeton Public Library

Our library provides services for adults and children. To explore, use these links: Adults Children

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The Friends of the Bridgeton Library

had  a Celtic Concert

Sunday, March 23

 

 

 

The Friends of the Library presented a Celtic Concert featuring Charlie Zahm, considered by many to one of the most popular Celtic singers on the East Coast. He lived up to his reputation. We have two of his CD's and you may check them out. What a wonderful afternoon!

The Friends support the library’s entire book budget as well as many children’s programs.

 

 

 

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

As of November 1, 2012, the Cumberland County Library no longer subsidizes a county-wide (CLUES) library card. As a result, there are changes to library memberships:

Bridgeton, Millville and Vineland libraries now share a library system — Cumberland County Library has joined a group in Gloucester County. Because now only Bridgeton taxpayers support the Bridgeton Library, there is a charge for Township residents.

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.

 
 
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Hard Times for These American Hard Times
Saturday, April 26 at 2 PM


The Bridgeton Public Library will present a Victorian Program based on the novel, Hard Times by Charles Dickens. In this program local events from the Victorian era will be contrasted with current events. Participants will recognize the names, the places and the challenges of the past as a hostess portrays a Victorian character reflecting on English and American customs, philosophies and economics. High Tea will be served and cultured conversation will be encouraged. Please call 856 451 2620 to register. This program is made possible through a grant from the New Jersey Center for the Book in celebration of the 350th Anniversary of the Founding of New Jersey.
 

 

Bridgeton Public Library

DATE TIME AUDIENCE

DESCRIPTION

APRIL All Month Children & Families

 

4/20/14    

Happy Easter!

       
       
4/22/14 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.
4/22/14 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.
 
4/22/14 6 PM  Ages 12-18

Teen Anime Night

Tuesday, April 22 at 6 pm: 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.

4/24/14 4:30 PM Adults Board of Trustees Meeting: The Board of Trustees will meet on the main floor of the library. The public is welcome to attend.  Registration is requested.
4/25/14 10:30 AM Ages 6 to 23 months Baby Time! Thursdays: 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.
4/26/14 2 PM Adults

Hard Times for these American Hard Times A program which celebrates Bridgeton's past and asks participants to recognize that current times are not so different. Registration required.856/451-2620

4/29/14 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.
4/29/14 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.
 
4/29/14 6 PM
 
Ages 12-18 Teen Video Game Program
Teens, 12-18, are invited to play video games on our big screens. We have the Xbox 360, Wii, Gamecube and PS2. Play our games or bring your own to share. No registration required.
 
 

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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