Second Annual Book Lovers Tea Nov. 4th

Posted on October 18, 2017

Enjoy an afternoon of books and tea at your Library

Spend the afternoon savoring tempting sweets, heavenly teas, and intriguing books at the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s second annual Book Lovers Tea.

SCLSNJ’s Book Lovers Tea will be hosted Saturday, November 4th at the Hillsborough branch located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“My mom has been a voracious reader her entire life and is famous for finishing a book in a day. As I have been planning this year’s tea, what continually comes to mind is a quote from author C.S. Lewis that my mom was known to recite: ‘You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.’ So famous for repeating that quote, we even had it written on her 70th birthday cake,” said event coordinator Cathy DeBerry. “As the winter season begins, we should take advice from my mom and C.S. Lewis – nothing provides more comfort or more solace than a wonderful book and an endless cup of tea. On November 4, our patrons will get their fill of both!”

Listen as book maven Yvonne Selander, collection development supervisor for SCLSNJ, shares the best books of 2017 with a sneak peek into 2018 releases.

“There will be thrillers, mysteries, stories from the distant and the not-so distant past, even a touch of romance,” said Selander. “Plus, some books which will be hitting SCLSNJ shelves in the next few months.”

Explore the history of British tea culture and traditions, while tasting some favorite blends, brewed by Deborah Raab, certified tea specialist.

“There are few more rewarding times than those spent with a cup of tea and a great book. I am delighted to participate in the Somerset County Library’s Book Lovers Tea as a guest and presenter. As a tea specialist, certified by the Specialty Institute, I am always grateful for opportunities to share tea and its rich history and culture with others. I look forward to meeting and sharing with other tea and book lovers at this event,” said Raab.

Light refreshments will be served. Giveaways and door prizes will be available for participants. Registration is required; register at

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About Somerset County Library System of New Jersey

Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) partners with you to connect, to explore, to share and to discover. Together we enrich lives, expand knowledge and strengthen communities. SCLSNJ branches can be found in Bridgewater, Bound Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Rocky Hill at Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, Somerville, Warren Township, and Watchung. Additionally, there are two SCLSNJ reading stations in Branchburg and Washington Valley. Visit\

Source: SCLSNJ