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.
Summer Reading 2018
Summer Programs for Tweens and Teens:
**program requires registration
**Thursday, July 12th @ 3:30pm: Guitar Pick Necklace and Bracelet workshop
** Monday, July 16th @ 3:30pm: Rock in a cup ( a joint children’s program)
Thursday, July 19th @ 3:30pm: Decorative Rock Painting
Friday, July 20th @ 3:30pm: Rockin’ Friday – Music Note Picture frames (Drop in)
**Monday, July 23rd @ 3:30pm: Pop Rock Science ( a joint children’s program)
**Wednesday, July 25 @ 3:30pm: Musical Jar Science
Friday, July 27th @ 3:30pm: Rockin’ Friday – Rock in a cup/Rockslime (Drop in)
**Monday, August 6th @ 3:30pm: DIY Rock Photo holder and jewelry tree AGES 11 & up
**Tuesday, August 7th @ 4:00pm: Rock the Library with the Monster Detective Agency, Ages 7 to 14 ( a joint program)
Friday, August 10th @ 3:30pm: Rockin’ Friday- DIY Catch up day – make a few of our crafts we did all summer long! (Drop in)
Tuesday, August 14th @ 3:30pm: CD Art
**Wednesday, August 15th @ 3:30pm: DIY Music Note Pillows
Friday, August 17th @ 3:30pm: Rockin’ Friday – Catch up day for all crafts
**Thursday, August 23 @ 3:30pm: End of the Summer Rockin’ Pizza party is for readers that complete two reading logs, a total of 24 hours read.
Download the brochure and book log!
Tween teen brochure_2018
TWEEN_TEEN_BOOK LOG 2018
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
For fans of PostSecret, Humans of New York, and If You Feel Too Much, this collection from suicide-awareness organization Project Semicolon features stories and photos from those struggling with mental illness.
Project Semicolon began in 2013 to spread a message of hope: No one struggling with a mental illness is alone; you, too, can survive and live a life filled with joy and love. In support of the project and its message, thousands of people all over the world have gotten semicolon tattoos and shared photos of them, often alongside stories of hardship, growth, and rebirth.
Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn’t Over reveals dozens of new portraits and stories from people of all ages talking about what they have endured and what they want for their futures. This represents a new step in the movement and a new awareness around those who struggle with mental illness and those who support them. At once heartfelt, unflinchingly honest, and eternally hopeful, this collection tells a story of choice: every day you choose to live and let your story continue on.
Learn more about the project at www.projectsemicolon.com.
Get college ready!
Check out these great links on information for college - how to find one, how to pay for college and more!
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 guys :
Teek Ink, all things teens:
ScenariosUSA, for our filmmakers and creators:
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.
Awesome new books, magazines, movies, and games...
Click here for a list of our video game holdings!
Just for Teens
Ever wondered who invented toilet paper? Or who is the greatest baseball player of all time? We’ve got the books to answer!
Divergent, Hunger Games, Alex Rider, Blue Bloods, and Maze Runner are just a few.
Learn about the stories behind the names.
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.
Girls’ Life Magazine, Game Informer, Seventeen Magazine and coming soon – Teen Vogue.
Internet access plus Microsoft Word, Publisher, and PowerPoint.