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.

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 2018

Congratulations to all of the Participants for completing the “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Game! 

Together we have read over 900 hours this summer.

The grand prize winners will be notified on Tuesday, September 4th.

We’d like to thank the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library for their generous funding which made the Summer Reading Game and all of our programs possible!

Monthly Guessing Jar

Each month we will fill up a jar with a mystery item and the five participants that guess the closest to the amount in the jar win a brand new book, of their choice!

Where: The children’s reference desk
What: Guess how many are in the jar
Why: You win a brand new book!
Rules: You may only guess once.

 

Book of the Month

Just in time for those heading off to college! 

College food has developed quite the culinary “reputation.” Most students don’t have the time, money, or space to make meals like mom used to, so words like fast, cheap, and microwavable have become synonymous with college eating. But there IS a better way!

Healthy cooking expert and cookbook author Pamela Ellgen brings you the latest in college cooking with The 5-Ingredient College Cookbook―the simplest college cookbook yet. By sticking to 5 easy-to-find main ingredients per recipe, The 5-Ingredient College Cookbook makes it easier than ever for students to cook tasty, high quality, healthy food for themselves.

  • NO MONEY? Each recipe in this college cookbook calls for no more than 5 main, affordable, tasty ingredients
  • NO TIME? Tried and true, these college cookbook recipes take 30 minutes or less from beginning to “yum!”
  • NO EXPERIENCE? Helpful illustrations demonstrate how to prep common produce and even how to properly use a knife
  • NO PROBLEM! 100+ of the most popular, student-approved recipes in this college cookbook include 3 variations to keep each one interesting time and time again

Don’t head to the cafeteria for overpriced soggy waffles or “controversial” mystery meat. With just 5 ingredients and 30 minutes you can enjoy any one of the delicious, college student favorites in this college cookbook, such as: Classic French Toast, No-bake Energy Balls, Mozzarella Sticks, Greek Pita Sandwiches, Thai Chicken Ramen, Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Fettuccine, and more. – Amazon.com description.

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

College Prep Checklist: a checklist and pamphlet created by the Federal Student Aid office of the U.S. Department of Education.

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!

YALSA'S 2017 BEST OF THE BEST

2017 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

  • Berry, Julie. The Passion of Dolssa. Viking Books for Young Readers. 2016. In thirteenth-century Provence, Dolssa, branded a heretic after claiming to speak with God, flees her hometown.
  • Chee, Traci. The Reader. G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers. 2016. With overlapping stories of swashbuckling pirates and merciless assassins, this stunning series opener introduces a world where reading is unheard of and a young orphan struggles to discover her family’s secrets.
  • Hardinge, Frances. The Lie Tree. Harry N. Abrams. 2016. In 1868, Faith’s father is providing expertise at an archaeological dig, and when his body is found, most assume suicide amid the allegations of falsified discoveries. Only Faith suspects murder.
  • McGinnis, Mindy. The Female of the Species. Katherine Tegen Books. 2016. The social hierarchy of a small-town high school is revealed through the voices of Alex, Jack, and Peekay
  • Medina, Meg. Burn Baby Burn. Candlewick. 2016. Nora López graduates from her Queens, New York, high school in the summer of 1977–a summer marked by a heat wave, arson, and the Son of Sam murders.
  • Reynolds, Jason. Ghost. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. 2016. His dad shot a gun at him, and “Ghost” Crenshaw has been running ever since.
  • Sepetys, Ruta. Salt to the Sea. Philomel Books. 2016. It’s near the end of WWII and four refugees travel on foot during January to board the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship bound for safety.
  • Shusterman, Neal. Scythe. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2016. In a distant future in which humanity has practically conquered death, the population is controlled by Scythes, the only beings capable of causing death
  • Yoon, Nicola. The Sun is Also a Star. Delacorte Press. 2016. Daniel decides to let fate dictate his life and NaTasha doesn’t believe in fate. But today, NaTasha will believe in anything if it allows her to avoid deportation.
  • Zentner, Jeff. The Serpent King. Crown Books for Young Readers. 2016. One is the son of a snake-handling preacher serving time in prison. One is a fashionista with New York dreams.

 

Websites to check out...

100 Best Young Adult books of All Time – By TIME magazine.

SAT DATES FOR 2017-2018: By CollegeBoard

YALSA Book Finder:
Teen Book Finder – don’t know what to read next? Try this site 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

 

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.