While our building may be closed due to the public health crisis, the Bergenfield Public Library is here for you. Our virtual branch is open 24/7 and library staff are here to help you with any questions you might have during this time. We are happy to offer our patrons the following virtual or remote services. If you want to learn how to access any of these services, your library is here to help – click the “Contact Us” chat button at the bottom right side of the screen or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to public health concerns, please refrain from donating any materials to the library until the health directive is lifted.
IF YOU’RE A RESIDENT OF THE BCCLS COMMUNITY AND DON’T HAVE A LIBRARY CARD, THE NEW BCCLS DIGITAL CARD IS HERE FOR YOU!
The public libraries of the BCCLS consortium know these are challenging times. In response, public libraries are helping patrons without a library card to register and get access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and more. The card is available to anyone who currently resides in the BCCLS service area (77 member libraries across 4 counties).
Learn more and apply from here!
The Library is proud to offer e- materials for adults, teens and children. Check out each of these resources to see what they have to offer. Access any of these resources with your library card.
K-6 children’s eBook database
K-6 math eBook database
Teen Book Cloud
Grade 7-12 eBook database
Audio Book Cloud
All ages audio book database
Romance Book Cloud
A huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Kanopy Streaming Movies & Television
Kanopy is an online streaming service with access to thousands of documentary, foreign, and independent films. You can access Kanopy from your smart device. Access Kanopy from your mobile or smart tablet by downloading the Kanopy App.
Start by visiting Kanopy and setting up your account using your e-mail address, library card number, and creating a password. Receive access to thousands of documentaries, foreign, and independent films with no waiting, and no lines.
Academic Search Premier
Job and Career Accelerator
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,050 general reference publications with coverage dating as far back as 1984. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 52 full text reference books and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.
Ebsco eBooks High School Collection
Ebsco ebooks K-8
Newspaper Archives is a database that covers 12 countries, including the U.S. from years 1607-present day. It is now accessible remotely to BCCLS cardholders through the Ridgewood Library.
For the duration of our closing, library staff will be bringing weekly programs and activities right to your home. Make sure to follow the library’s Facebook to watch any of these fun events.
Finding yourself a bit stressed in this unpredictable time? Join us every Monday night for Sahaja Yoga Online Meditation at 7pm. You will learn how to use easy techniques to become silent, calm, and connect to your deeper self.
Sahaja Yoga Online Meditation: in partnership with the Bergenfield Public Library Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 970 860 530
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As we sit around and try to find things to do alone and with family, cooking or learning to cook is a great way to fill our time! Join us every Sunday for the #BPLCookingClub!
How does it work? Staff will post a new video recipe every week. We encourage everyone to share their own recipes or follow along with us by posting pictures & recipes in the comment’s section of our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/BergenfieldLibrary/
Be sure to use #BPLCookingClub in your response.
During this difficult time, we realize that not everyone may be tech savvy. If you would like to sign up a family member to receive a brief weekly phone call from one of the library staff, please email email@example.com. Staff can answer any questions related to the library or provide referral information for services during this public health crisis. This service is limited to Bergenfield residents only.
Though you might not be able to visit any of the participating museums in our Museum Pass program, many of them are offering virtual visits and fun activities for families.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden lets you “explore the garden” by clicking through the various images & they provide detailed information on the various flowers.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan is offering programs every day that families can do with their children.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum also has many links for school resources, a video on Women’s history exploring WWII propaganda posters, and the ability to view the Intrepid’s history online.
Montclair Art Museum has videos of artists discussing their work that is currently on display. (Patrons should make note to scroll to where it says “Current Exhibitions.”)
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts has “METC AT HOME” with links to various recipes, games, and so much more!
Newark Museum is participating in #MuseumatHome where they post various artworks to their facebook page.
Facebook Live Guided Virtual Tours:
View a Virtual Tour of the museum here:
Visit this page to view guided tours for current & past exhibits!
Learn about the museum’s history and their works.
Want to see what’s on display, go to the MET website and experience it at home!
Explore their Magazine, teach art from home, take free online courses & more.
During this closure, our ESL tutors are still able to connect with their students remotely on a weekly basis. Contact Don Hansen to register for our ESL program or if you’d like to volunteer your services – firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out some of our recommended foreign language learning resources.
Improve your English or learn another language with Rosetta Stone Library Solution. This is an effective, easy-to-use program that allows you to learn a new language on your own time. You can use Rosetta Stone with your Bergenfield Public Library card.
Choose from thirty languages including: Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.