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​In memory of Terry A. Thompson 

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​                            The Board of Trustees of the Bernardsville Library Foundation extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Terry Armstrong Thompson, who passed away, peacefully on Thursday, April 13. Terry Thompson was a dear friend and a loyal patron of the Bernardsville Library. Terry joined the Friends of the Bernardsville Library soon after moving to Bernardsville in the mid-1980s. Terry was then appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Bernardsville Library, and did so for many years, serving for a time as Board Secretary and as President of the Library Board. In 2010, Terry was instrumental in establishing the Bernardsville Library Foundation. She spent many hours helping to interview and establish the inaugural group of trustees and officers of the Foundation. As a lawyer, Terry was incredibly helpful in structuring the mission and bylaws of the organization. Terry generously donated the seed money to help get the Bernardsville Library Foundation started on its mission of fundraising for the Bernardsville Public Library. Terry’s devotion to the town of Bernardsville, and in particular to the Bernardsville Public Library, was unmatched. She will be dearly missed by the trustees of the Bernardsville Library Foundation.

​Library Giving Day 2023: Thank you, Bernardsville!!

          The Bernardsville Library Foundation gratefully thanks the citizens of Bernardsville and surrounding communities for their support of the second annual Bernardsville Library Foundation Library Giving Day, held for 24 hours on Tuesday, April 4. Through your generosity, we have raised $23,489 for Library Giving DayThank you to Donna Baier-Stein, Jack and Michelle Burke, Tom and Patrice Cummings,

Robert Graham and Leslie Brownwitt, Drs. Neill and Julia Johnson, Eugene Kalkin, Mark and Therese Krook, John and Polly La Duc, Ernie and Roni Larini, Mark and Ruth Melillo, Peter and Kathleen Palmer, The Rossi Family, Terry Thompson, Nancy and Craig Verduin, and two donors who wish to remain anonymous, for raising a Collective Matching Gift of $9,500 to kick off the campaign. Thank you to the 150 donors who rose to the occasion on Library Giving Day and made an online donation or mailed a check to the Library Foundation. You are the heroes! Your donations up to $9,500, were matched 100%. You will help the Foundation reach the $80,000 we must raise this year to close the gap between what the Bernardsville Library actually needs for operations, and what the Borough of Bernardsville voted to budget for the library in 2023.

Thank you all for your support of the Bernardsville Public Library!

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