Programs/Activities

High School Community Service 
Sunday, 11/26 and Monday, 12/4, from 3:00-4:00 pm. For Gr. 9-12. Attend any or all of the designated high school community service dates to earn hours throughout the school year. No need to sign up, just come. Note: you must attend the entire hour to receive credit.

BOOK REVIEWS
Thank you to all of our summer book reviewers!  Check out some of the reviews. Maybe you’ll find your next good read.

Monster High by Lisi Harrison
Drama, Interesting, Engaging: “High School drama + secret identities = A great read!” (VB gr. 7)

The Grey Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima
Heartbreaking, Pate-turner, Hopeful: “The third novel in Chima’s addicting fantasy novel (series) is packed with political intrigue, romance, and it always keeps you on your toes.” (L gr. 9)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Thrilling, Intriguing, Captivating: “This book was great but don’t read it before going to bed.” (anonymous, gr. 8)

The Steps by Rachel Cohn
Adjusting, Adapting, Growth: “Having to share your father? Flying from New York to Australia to meet your completely new family that you’ve already decided you don’t like? This really shows how it can be hard to adapt to new situations, but how you’ll really be ok in the end.” (VB gr. 7)

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
Astounding, Absorbing, Exciting: “While reading Wolf Hollow, I felt like I couldn’t stop reading, and every page I read told its own exciting story.” (AM gr. 8)

Who Done It? edited by Jon Scieszka
Witty, Suspenseful, Funny: “I loved looking at all my favorite authors’ alibis and trying to figure out who is guilty.” (SL gr. 7)

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
Authentic, Unfortunate, Vivid: “This book is a memoir but with a touch of fiction. The reader gets a glance at post WWI in Europe, experiencing life in poverty.” (anonymous, gr. 10)

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Humorous, Breathtaking, Surprising: The Wild Robot is a book full of adventure. Every character ecperienced change in their life, went to new places, and made new friends. (AM gr. 8)

Pish Posh by Ellen Potter
Descriptive, Witty, Well-planned/written: “It grabbed by attention from the first sentence to the last!” (SL gr. 7)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Riveting, Tragic, Inquisitive: “Nick exhibits the legend of Gatsby and understands what it’s like to be rich and successful…….and the tragedy of it.” (anonymous, gr. 10)

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Funny, Great commentary, Nice: “I loved this book!” (SL gr. 7)

Mouseheart by Lisa Fielder
Surprising, Emotional, Page-turner: “This book will have your undivided attention and no matter how many times you reread it, you will never be disappointed.” (AM gr. 8)

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Surprising, Emotional, Page-turner: “The book was a very intense book that was hard to stop reading, and it was very emotional.”(AM gr. 8)

Movers & Fakers by Lisi Harrison
Drama, Competition, Traitorous: “This sequel to the series The Clique, is ah-mazing! It is full of drama and abandonment – what’s better than an island full of gossip-hungry Alphas led by an eccentric ‘cliquetator? And what happens when secrets are unveiled? Who’ll get the boot? Where do everyone’s loyalties lie? Who will be the last one standing – the ultimate Alpha?” (VB gr. 7)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
Magical, Adventurous, Vivid: “Harry Potter is probably the best book I have ever read. You get so involved in the book and with Harry, Hermione, and Ron that it becomes a ‘fandom’.” (CW gr. 7)

 

Thank You Summer Volunteers
We really enjoyed having all of our Teen Volunteers this summer.  They were an important part of the Summer Reading Club – welcoming visitors, signing kids up for the reading club, and giving out prizes.  Thank you very much for your time spent sitting at the “welcome desk” and we look forward to seeing many of you throughout the school year, on the High School Volunteer afternoons. Watch the newsletter and calendar for specific dates and times.  Questions? Email us at teenvolunteers@bernardsvillelibrary.org for answers to your questions and to be notified of other volunteer opportunities as they become available.

 

 

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