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News from the Bergenfield Public Library

Virtual Citizenship Exam Test Prep @ the Library

The Bergenfield Public Library is pleased to offer anbther series of US Citizenship Exam prep. This series will be run exclusively using Zoom. Participants must have their own PC or smart phone with Internet access.

 

To qualify for the course, you must meet all the eligibility criteria to apply for US Citizenship. Class size is limited to 6 people, priority will be given to Bergenfield residents.

 

Dates are as follows:

Mondays 6:30pm-8pm - 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16

Saturdays 10am-11:30am - 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21

 

For more information or to register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 201-387-4040

Free Virtual Tutoring from the Library

The Bergenfield Public Library is excited to announce the launch of Brainfuse – on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels. Brainfuse offers personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including SAT preparation. Students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. All live tutoring sessions are saved and can be replayed as well as shared with friends and teachers. 

 

Brainfuse is available to all library patrons from the public computers or from any computer with internet connection from 2pm-11pm 7 days a week.

 

The Writing Lab and the Send Question Center options give students the freedom to receive assistance at any time of the day without connecting with a live tutor. Users can submit papers through the Writing Lab for detailed feedback. The Send Question Center is for non-writing assignments such as math or science.

 

For adult learners, Brainfuse provides access to GED prep, U.S citizenship test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and Career Resources which lists popular job search links. Microsoft Office support allows patrons to ask questions about Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

 

To use Brainfuse, all you need is your Bergenfield library card number. There is no limit to the number of tutoring sessions you can have. Spanish-speaking tutors are available for all subjects as well.

 

Click here to sign up for your Brainfuse account. For more information about this new service, visit www.bergenfieldlibrary.org

Sign Up To Receive A Wellness Phone Call from the Library

During this difficult time, the Bergenfield Library realizes that not everyone may be tech savvy. If you would like to sign up a family member to receive a brief weekly "Wellness Check" phone call from one of the library staff, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Staff can answer any questions related to your library account or provide referral information for services during this public health crisis. This service is limited to Bergenfield residents only.

Visit the Bergenfield Library's Virtual Branch

While the Bergenfield Library's building is closed until further notice, the library staff are here to help you and your family cope during the public health crisis.
 
Though you're stuck at home, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Bergenfield Public Library's "Virtual Branch," featuring access to all of our free e-collections, our weekly Children's and Teen virtual programming schedule, information about research databases to assist you with school projects, access to our remote ESL and Museum Pass programs and more!
 
For those who do not have a library card, you are in luck! Any Bergenfield resident may sign up for a temporary BCCLS Digital Card to have free access to all of our e-services. Learn more and apply from here!
 
If you have any questions during this time, you can speak with a staff member in real time using the "Contact Us" button on our website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
During this time, residents are encouraged to follow the Bergenfield Library's Facebook page to view all of our virtual programs and read local community updates.
 
As a public library, we always want to provide as much service to the public as we possibly can, even in these difficult circumstances. During our closure, overdue fines will be waived on all Bergenfield items. You may continue to return your items in our book and AV drops on Clinton Avenue. Our wireless network (BPL-Public) remains on 24/7 and can be accessed from your car in the parking lot.
 
We hope everyone stays safe and sound during this challenging situation. Be Well!

Free Citizenship Exam Classes for Bergenfield Residents

The Bergenfield Public Library offers citizenship exam classes on a recurring quarterly basis. These classes are taught by ESL volunteer tutor Terry Wright along with course information provided by USCIS. The series is free to Bergenfield residents, though there is a $25 registration charge that is refunded once the student has a confirmed exam date. 

 

For more information about upcoming dates and times, contact Don Hansen, ESL Coordinator at 201-387-4040 x2837 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bergenfield Library Offers Museum Passes

The Bergenfield Public Library is pleased to offer its new Museum Pass Program. Passes are available to Bergenfield residents with valid adult cards (18 years+).  A valid card is one that has less than $10 in fines and no lost or overdue items. Passes can be reserved up to 60 days in advance online, by calling Reference or in person at the Reference desk. 

Please note that each museum pass has its own admission rules. One pass per museum may be reserved during a 30-day period. Only one pass per museum can be booked at one time as well as only one museum per household. Passes are loanable for 3 days and must be picked-up on the reserved date.

Current Museums include:

  • Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of NJ
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Morris Museum
  • Museum of Early Trades and Crafts
  • Newark Museum
  • NY Transit Museum
  • Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center

For more information, contact the Library at 201-387-4040 x2832