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June 26, 2020

CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
BERNARDSVILLE LIBRARY NOW OFFERING CURBSIDE SERVICES
We are delighted to announce another big step in heading toward normalcy! Curbside service--“contactless circulation"--began on 
Monday, June 22.

The book drop opened on Monday, June 15 for returns. Please see our schedule for dropping off books (by your last name initial) at bernardsvillelibrary.org, and please don’t use the book drop on weekends, since the library staff still isn’t back full-time. The library wants your books back, but slowly. No fines will accrue until after July 12.

Starting on June 22, you can order library materials by placing a hold through the catalog, calling the library at 908-766-0118 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or emailing the library at librarian@bernardsvillelibrary.org. (If you get our answering machine, leave a message or call back.) The library will need at least 24 hours to fill your order and will let you know when you can pick up your materials.

Pick-up times are Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and Wednesday evenings, 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Please drive up to the side entrance of the Community Room on the Anderson Hill driveway. (You'll see traffic cones indicating where you should stop.) You'll call when you arrive, have your library card or driver's license available, and a masked and gloved library staff member will come out and place your items in your trunk or cargo hold, which you must then close.

When the library is allowed to open to patrons, please be prepared for major changes in operations: masks for patrons and staff members, social distancing and other restrictions. We’ll let you know as dates and details are established.
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07- 21, 23, 28,  & 30 SUMMER VOICES
Music in the Somerset Hills, popular annual program for young singers Click here for flyer
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CENSUS 2020 101
As you well know, it's difficult connecting with people during these extraordinary time.  That's why the Census Bureau is hoping you will help us get out the message that the 2020 Census is safe, easy, and important.  Each year the federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to state and local communities based on Census data.  This money is used for emergency health services, schools, drug rehabilitation and  homeless programs, roads, public works and other vital projects.  A complete and accurate 2020 Census will ensure the local community gets its share of those federal dollars.
Here are a few local statistics:
  1. More than 2,400,000 households in New Jersey (63.0%) have responded to the 2020 Census.  New Jersey ranks #19 in the nation for response rate.
  2. Somerset County ranks #4 of 21 New Jersey counties with 70.6% of households responding.
  3.  Peapack & Gladstone's 56.3% response rate is #497 of New Jersey's 563 municipalities. This ranking is in the bottom 20% of household response rates in the United States.
The low response rate in Peapack & Gladstone is a little concerning.  
SOMERSET COUNTY YMCA'S SUMMER CAMP 2020
Get EXCITED-Summer Camp at the Y Starts July 6th! Our camp directors have been hard at work reimagining our summer camp program to create a safe, fun, and memorable summer for our campers! Visit gscymca.org/daycamp to learn more and register!

6/30/2020 VIRTUAL SUMMER ART CAMPS AT THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Weekly Virtual Summer Art Camps for Children and Teens ages 5 - 15 at The Center for Contemporary Art. Weekly half-day camps, mornings and afternoons, will take place online via Zoom from June 22 - August 28. Camps are designed to stimulate creative expression through projects and activities that change each week. Children develop important artistic techniques and learn about the principles of visual art, historical periods and well-known artists. Most of all they have fun while expressing their creativity! Camps are led by professional, experienced, and creative teaching artists; curriculum is tailored to three individual age groups; small classes; projects and themes vary weekly; and all art supplies provided. Learn more and register online at www.ccabedminster.orgClick here for flyer.
6/30/2020 THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART ONLINE ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS
The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster online adult summer classes and workshops begin June 10th and will be offered via Zoom. Students can select from either one or two-day workshops or spend the time exploring a medium in-depth. Classes are offered for all levels of experience in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, colored pencils, pen & ink, drawing, ceramics and graffiti. Other classes include "Introduction to Performance Art" and "Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry." Learn more and register online at www.ccabedminster.orgClick here for flyer.
THE CLARENCE DILLON LIBRARY 
Click here for Newsletter.
ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION - GARDEN IN HONOR OF CLASS OF 2020
Click here to read to read the letter for the Class of 2020.
FIRST RESPONDERS CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION
Please see the attached document regarding the First Responders Children's Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund. Click here
BERNARDS TOWNSHIP HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Please click here for the latest update from the Bernards Township Health Department about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-2019).

Today's update is a letter from Health Officer, Lucy Forgione. To view the full update including any testing site information, please visit www.bernardshealth.org and click on "COVID-19 Health Alerts".

If you should have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out by email or contact the Bernards Township Health Department at (908) 204-2520. If someone needs to be added to this distribution list, please email me at kcartoccio@bernards.org. Thanks you, and stay well.
THE SOMERSET COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM OF NJ
Reminder:  The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey's (https://sclsnj.org/) digital resources continue to be available to ALL Somerset County residents, whether your library is part of the County System or not, effective immediately, now through May 31, 2020.
Apply for your free digital library card now at:
PREPARATION & PLANNING - DISASTER/PANDEMIC READINESS
COVID-19 has created many challenges for residents across New Jersey. Families are rightfully concerned about the impact the Novel Coronavirus could have on them if a parent/guardian becomes sick. The New Jersey Department of Children and Families recognizes that these are uncomfortable, but necessary conversations. Click here for information regarding preparation and planing for pandemic readiness. 

HPV VACCINATION IS CANCER PREVENTION!  
All boys and girls ages 11 to 12 should get the vaccine.   The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a very common virus that can cause several cancers.  The HPV vaccine protects against the virus and the cancers it can cause. 

6/30/2020 VIRTUAL SUMMER ART CAMPS AT THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Weekly Virtual Summer Art Camps for Children and Teens ages 5 - 15 at The Center for Contemporary Art. Weekly half-day camps, mornings and afternoons, will take place online via Zoom from June 22 - August 28. Camps are designed to stimulate creative expression through projects and activities that change each week. Children develop important artistic techniques and learn about the principles of visual art, historical periods and well-known artists. Most of all they have fun while expressing their creativity! Camps are led by professional, experienced, and creative teaching artists; curriculum is tailored to three individual age groups; small classes; projects and themes vary weekly; and all art supplies provided. Learn more and register online at www.ccabedminster.org Click herefor flyer.
6/30/2020 THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART ONLINE ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS
The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster online adult summer classes and workshops begin June 29th and will be offered via Zoom. Students can select from either one or two-day workshops or spend the time exploring a medium in-depth. Classes are offered for all levels of experience in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, colored pencils, pen & ink, drawing, ceramics and graffiti. Other classes include "Introduction to Performance Art" and "Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry." Learn more and register online at www.ccabedminster.orgClick here for flyer.

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