Middle and High School Programs and Activities!

Middle and High School Calendar of Events


Middle School Community Service Winter Sessions 

In order to make community service available to as many students as possible, priority will be given to those students who did not  participate in Session 1. Please plan to attend at least 4 of the 5 scheduled dates. Students who attended Session 1 and wish to participate will be placed on a wait list. For those unable to attend Session 2, Session 3 begins on March 28.

Grades 5 & 6 Thursdays, 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, and 3/14  from 4:45-5:45 pm

Please Click Here to Register

Grades 7 & 8 Thursdays, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, and 3/7 from 4:45-5:45 pm

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High School Community Service

No Sign up Required. For Grades 9-12.  January dates coming soon.

For more information about our volunteer opportunities, please click here.         

Anime Club  
Wednesday, December 26th at 4:00pm
Watch some anime, talk about your favorite manga series, share cosplay ideas, play games, and discover new things about Japanese culture! Snacks will be provided. Grades 6 & up

Teen Cooking Class
Thursday December 27th from 4:30 -5:30pm
Join Local Dietician, Allie Sanderson, as she teaches us to cook nutritious and delicious meals. For Grades 6-12. Sign up Required. Please Click Here to Register!
Teen Cupcake Decorating
Thursday December 27th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Join us and decorate your very own cupcakes! For Grades 6-12. Sign up Required. Please Click Here to Register!

Teen Escape Room                                                                               Exclusive teens only session at 6:30 pm

Back by popular demand, the library is hosting an escape room on December 27th!  You’ve gotten trapped inside a zoo enclosure and you only have 30 minutes to find the key!  Four sessions will be available: Three are for families with children ages 8 and up and one is for teens in grades 6 and up. Registration is required.

Register here for 3:00 pm Family Session

Register here for 4:00 pm Family Session

Register here for 5:00 pm Family Session

Register here for 6:30 pm Teen Session


Gaming Club!

Friday, January 11th from 3:00 – 4:45 pm Grades 6-12
Come by the library and celebrate almost 20 years of Super Smash Brothers! Bring your own Nintendo Console and controllers and play against each other or play Brawl on the Library’s copy on the Wii. No registration required.


A HOLE Lot of Fun!

On February 8th and 9th, the Library will be transformed into a mini golf course for all to enjoy! This fundraiser for the Friends of the Bernardsville Library has three exciting parts.  Purchase your tickets at the door!





Teen Night is 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, February 8. 

$5 to play golf. Pizza, drinks, and desserts will be offered for sale.
Tickets will be available at the door.

Family Day is 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 9. 

$5 for golf. Bagels, donuts, coffee, juice boxes and later hot dogs, hot pretzels, chips, desserts, drinks will be offered for purchase.
There will also be a basket raffle and you don’t have to be present to win!
Tickets will be available at the door.

Adult Night is 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturday, February 9.  
$35 for golf, food, beer/wine. We’ll have international cuisine from local restaurants plus appetizers and desserts (Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, American).
Tickets will be available at the door. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required.

Our mini golf course will have 18 holes with one hole designed by the US Golf Association. Local business sponsors and Bedwell and BHS students are participating in the design and building of the other holes. The library display cases will also feature exhibits from the U.S. Golf Association during the month of January.

We look forward to having you join us!

This Summer’s featured Book Reviews!

Wrath and the Dawn By Renee Ahdieh (Gorgeous, Enchanting, Mystical)

“The opening of Renée Ahdieh’s debut duology wove a stunning story with elements of political intrigue, romance, and the beautiful retelling of the old tales, 1,001 Nights.” (LD Gr.10)



The Rose and the Dagger By Renee Ahdieh (Heart-Wrenching, Romantic, Magical)

“The Rose and the Dagger ends Ahdieh’s first duology with bang weaving a story of love, both old and new, magic, and the terrors of war.” (LD Gr.10)




Turtles All the Way Down By John Green (Intriguing, Romantic, Heartfelt)

“I never knew what was going to happen next in this book! I couldn’t put it down!” (MT Gr.10)




City Of Ember By Jeanne DuPrau (Intriguing, Mysterious, Page-Turner)

“This book is more for kids, but it was still a great read as a teen! I was kept in suspense the whole time and never knew what was about to happen.” (MT Gr.10)



Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot (Informative, Detailed, Emotional)

“This book followed a family who wanted answers about the death of their mother and why people are calling her immortal.” (AR Gr.9)



Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi (Hillarious, Heartwarming, Perfect)

“As with all of her writing, Roshani Chokshi captivates readers with her elegant prose, intricate plots, and beautiful use of mythology and culture.”  (LD Gr.10)



Rein the Earth by A.C. Gaughen  (Heartbreaking, Sweet, Exciting)

“The fast-paced first novel in Gaughen’s new fantasy series tells a gripping story beautifully while expertly weaving a tale of family, magic, rebellion, and romance to create a powerhouse book.”         (LD Gr. 10)



Flame in the Mist (Fierce, Surprising, Romantic)                               

The first book in Renée Ahdieh’s thrilling duology features a beautiful retelling of Mulan set in a country of magic, deception, and the ancient art of the samurai. Mariko is a strong, clever protagonist with such greatness. (LD Gr. 10)



All the Reviews below are from the most Avid reader this Summer: VB Gr.8!


Soldier X by Don Wolffson (Captivating, Detailed, Edge-of- your-seat)       

“The story guides you through the life of a soldier in WWII, this book shows in real detail the whole storyline and what it took to be a soldier on the opposite lines.” (VB Gr. 8)



Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welsh (AMAZING, Beautiful, Captivating)

“I LOVE this book, it guides you through the eyes of a girl who lost her mother, which sends her on a trip to Italy! Where she meets her newfound crush, and a dilemma that no one had predicted from her before.”  (VB Gr.8)




Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Emotional, Beautiful, Honest)

“This book is just too good for words, it is a rollercoaster of emotions from start to finish. John Green honestly guides you through the sick main characters life, and her struggle to create serious relationships with others.” (VB Gr.8)




The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney (Mysterious, Entertaining, Honest)

“This mysterious novel places you in the mindset of a teen who is questioning everything and everyone she knows!” (VB Gr.8)



Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (INTENSE, Action-Packed, Adventurous)

“This action-packed novel shows the stress of being the third-wheel, and at the same time, tells a sci-fi story about overcoming challenges and becoming the hero!”(VB Gr.8)



Paper Towns by John Green (Sweet, Funny, Adventurous)

“This sweet book shows the lengths the main character will take for a crush, and how caring for someone can help others and yourself in the process.” (VB Gr.8)



Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Thrilling, Page-Turner, Insightful)

“Neal Shusterman’s novel was SO enjoyable to read through! The suspenseful behavior displayed by the characters in this book keeps you on the edge for every single page!” (VB Gr.8)



The Darkest Minds by Alexdra Bracken (Page-Turner, Emotional, Thought-Provoking)

“AMAZING… it makes you feel emotions along with the characters, such as embarrassment at their actions, pain for their hardships, and joy for their relationships!” (VB Gr.8)