The Teen Room

The Teen Room holds special events just for teens all year long! Check out the calendar for new and upcoming events. Past programs have included movie days, owl pellet dissection class, DIY emoji pillows, Murder mystery & Zombie nights, college seminars, themed crafts and more.

TWEEN/TEEN SUMMER READING BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 26TH

Scroll down to find helpful and useful websites, book of the month, college admission/financial aid, college prep checklist websites and events.

Programs

Summer Reading 2017

June 26th - August 31st

** Please note: This is not one single program/event. 

This year’s theme can mean many different things for our tweens & teens! It could many different things –  create a STEM/STEAM project, teamwork,
leadership or friendships/relationships in their lives. It could also mean help to out in the community and volunteer, etc. The possibilities are endless.

Below are PDF files of the forms you need for the SRG!

 Information brochure:

TSRG 2017 Brochure

Book Log:

Book log 2017

Review Sheet:

2017 SRG Review Sheet

Acts of Kindness form:

Acts of kindness form

Summer Tween/Teen Events

** Registration is required for these programs

Efficient Paper Airplanes
Thursday, July 6th @ 2pm

Design a more “efficient airplane” that may help out our world in the future! All materials will be provided, prepare to fly outside. 4th grade & up

 **Make your own Zen Garden
Wednesday, July 12th @ 2pm
Make your own Zen Garden and bring it home to add a calm and relaxed feel to your room or space. We’ll be adding very cool materials to each garden. 4th grade & up

** Escape Room: Library Style
Thursday, July 13th @ 2pm

Do you have what it takes to escape “The Room”? We’ve designed an Escape Room after the growing Escape Room phenomenon. Our teen room and 900’s room will be locked and your only way out is to solve the riddles, puzzles and mysteries
provided.
6th grade & up.

 **Animals Alive: A hands-on animal course
Wednesday,  July 19th @ 1:45pm

The Alley Pond Environmental Center (Queens, NY) is coming to the library to teach us about a handful of animals, their habitats and how to care for them. This is a hands-on program.
Doors will close exactly at 2:00pm in order to avoid disruption and frightening the animals.
Ages 8 & up—no exceptions. Space is limited.

 Solar Oven S’mores Thursday, July 20th @ 2pm

Don’t eat a big lunch! We’ll be making s’mores out of our “Solar Ovens”. First, we’ll have to make our solar ovens out of pizza boxes! All materials and S’mores ingredients will be provided.
Grades 4 & up

 Science Day
 Thursday, July 27th @ 2pm

 Stop in and see what we’re testing or making on science day! Grade 6 & up

** Registration is required for these programs 

Take the challenge! The 52 Week Reading Challenge just for teens

Read 52 books in 52 weeks and get prizes along the way! 

 The deal: Head to the Children’s or Teen Room to sign up and get a book log. Write the title of the book under each bullet you’re completing. Every 10 books you read, come back to the library with this booklet and get a prize OR pick a gift book. At the end of list, you will receive a certificate of completion, a book of your choice and a surprise.

You have 52 weeks, 1 year, to complete the challenge. Good Luck!

Print the booklet here: 52 week challenge PDF

Upcoming 2017 Programs

Beginning this September...

Movie Day – Saturday, Sept 16th

Origami Craft – September 19th

Movable Mummy – October 18th

Annual Zombie Night – October 27th

Pumpkin Clocks (yes a clock out of a real pumpkin) – November 13th

Leaf Art- November 21st

DIY Pillows – November 29th

Pinecone ornaments, Owls & elves – December 12th

**More to be added!

Get college ready!

Check out these great links on information for college - how to find one, how to pay for college and more!

** Changes to the FAFSA 2017-2018 : Click here

Bigfuture.collegeboard.org : A great website of handouts, presentations and tons of information about planning for college

Get Schooled!  : A GREAT website with current events, college info, resume help, GAMES and so much more!

BigFuture by The College Board : Information on finding colleges, paying for college and exploring careers.

Federal Student Aid : Visit this website for everything financial aid. How to get it, where to get it, who can apply for it, work study jobs and even help filling out a FAFSA(the Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

KnowHow2GO: A website made with teens in mind! Campus tours, college quizes, making a plan and even information on how to talk to an adult.

College Prep Checklists: Checklists for 9th-12th grade on what you need to do in each grade to prepare.

FAFSA Webinar: Learn the how-to’s, get questions answered and get resources.

Keep checking back here for more websites and information!

SmartScholar – a website that helps you find the perfect scholarship for you. Check it out and get some money for college!

Heading to college? Check out our Teen Room!

Prepare for college in ONE stop at the library! The teen room is equipped with information packets on paying for college, choosing the right college and more!

We even have an abundance of college guide books for parents and teens and test prep books.

If you don’t see a test prep or college guide that you are looking for just check with a librarian!

Book of the Month

In this dark, action-packed fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, Amy Gumm travels from Oz to the twisted land of Ev, where she fights to free Oz from evil once and for all.

“Just when we thought it was safe to start rebuilding the damaged land of Oz, we were betrayed. Now I’m following the Road of Yellow Brick as it helps me escape toward the mysterious land of Ev, where the Nome King rules a bleak and angry world. And what I’m about to find is shocking: My original mission may not have been successful.”

“I thought my job was over, but it’s only just beginning. And it’s up to me to foil Dorothy’s plans for revenge—and finally save the land I’ve come to love. “

Websites to check out...

All things STEM : wikis.ala.org
How Stuff Works:
http://science.howstuffworks.com/

All things guys :
www.guysread.com 

Music Composition:
http://www.youngcomposers.com/

Teek Ink, all things teens:
http://www.teenink.com/

ScenariosUSA, for our filmmakers and creators:
https://scenariosusa.org/

Ultimate STEM Guide: 239 cool STEM sites
for kids & teens

YALSA Best Fiction for Teens 2016

The Ultimate Teen Bookshelf

Tween Recommended Reads

ALA Top Ten Young Adult Books

Teen Reads
For a list of way cool websites & things to do online, check out Makeuseof.com : http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-8-things-for-bored-teenagers-to-do-online-nb/

Need to Volunteer?

Need to get volunteer hours done and you’re looking for something unique?

Check out New York Cares – a non-profit based out of New York City. They have plenty of unique volunteer opportunities throughout all five boroughs and some even outside of the city.

Click : Youth Volunteering OR Youth Volunteer Referral Guide

Due to high a volume of applicants, Volunteer Opportunities at the Bronxville Public Library will begin again in OCTOBER 2017. 

Awesome new books, magazines, movies, and games...
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Video Games

Click here for a list of our video game holdings!

Just for Teens

Non-Fiction Books

Ever wondered who invented toilet paper? Or who is the greatest baseball player of all time? We’ve got the books to answer!

Series Books

Divergent, Hunger Games, Alex Rider, Blue Bloods, and Maze Runner are just a few.

Biographies

Learn about the stories behind the names.

Audiobooks

Listen to a book instead!

Xbox360, Wii, PS3, Game Cube and more.

Lots of great titles to choose from. Xbox One and PS4 games will be arriving soon.

Magazines

Girls’ Life Magazine, Game Informer, Seventeen Magazine and coming soon – Teen Vogue.

Computer

Internet access plus Microsoft Word, Publisher, and PowerPoint.