BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ _ Local schoolchildren undoubtedly know this already, but everyone else should be aware: There will be lots of kids around during the day for the long holiday weekend, since Bernards Township schools are closed on both Friday and Monday, May 22 and May 25,  for a long holiday weekend.

But maybe the kids will be heading to the Bernards Township pool, even if it's still a little cold to jump in. The town pool at Pleasant Valley Park opens for the season this Saturday at 11 a.m., and will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, according to the schedule posted on the Bernards Township website.

The website also said memberships at the Pleasant Valley Pool, located in the park off Valley Road, are available for this season. Potential members do not need to be accompanied by a member, the usual requirement, to try the pool on next Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31, for the cost of a guest pass, the website says.

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Municipal offices and Bernards Township Library to close on Monday

Municipal offices, including the town hall at 1 Collyer Lane, will be closed on Monday, Memorial Day. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, and a Bernards Township Committee meeting is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Tuesday at town hall.

The Bernards Township Library will also close on Monday. The library will be open for it's regular schedule on Saturday and Sunday, according to the library's website. 

Parade on Memorial Day

The Liberty Corner Fire Company will be hosting this year's Bernards Township Memorial Day Parade, starting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday. on Monday, May 25. The parade will start at the Liberty Corner Fire Company Firehouse at 95 Church St, in Liberty Corner Village, and will proceed down the road towards the flag pole and memorial in the center of Liberty Corner.