BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Winter recess officially begins in Bernards Township schools on Monday, Dec. 23, and continues through New Year's Day. Students are due to return after the break on Thursday, Jan. 2.

Bernards Township already has canceled the last Township Committee meeting of 2019. The first Township Committee meeting of the new year, when a new mayor will be named, and local government reorganized for the year, is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 2.

Township offices will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25, and on New Year's Day the following Wednesday.

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Library will close early on Christmas Eve

The Bernards Township Library is scheduled to close early on Tuesday, Dec. 24. The library is scheduled to close at noon on that day, and will remain closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25.

The Community Holiday Sing is scheduled to be held in downtown Basking Ridge from 6:55 to 7:30 p.m. in downtown Basking Ridge on Tuesday, Dec. 24.