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, life-size Monopoly, DIY emoji pillows, Murder mystery & Zombie nights, DIY crafts, college seminars, and themed crafts.
Scroll down to find awesome websites, book of the month, college admission/financial aid, college prep checklist websites and more.
Tween/Teen Mother’s Day Floral Arrangements.
Wednesday, May 10th @ 3:30pm
Make a beautiful bouquet of flowers just in time for mother’s day. No worries about adding water, these flowers will last “forever”.
Make Your Own Ice Cream
Thursday, May 25th @ 3:30pm
We’ll be making our own ice cream to eat and enjoy and adding some toppings in too. Don’t worry there will be extra sweet treats in case it’s too hot.
*You can register for these programs, online, through our calendar.
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
Summer Reading 2017 - Coming Soon!
June 26th - August 31st
This year’s theme can mean many different things for our tweens and teens! It could mean build
projects with your hands or create a STEM/STEAM project. It could mean build more teamwork,
leadership or friendships/relationships in their lives. Or, it could also mean help to out in the community and volunteer, maybe even plant a new tree, flowers, or a garden. The possibilities are endless.
You’ll see a few important things that we’ve added this summer. We want them to take this theme and reach past the stars with all of their ideas, creativity and
Check out what we’ve added this year…
1.“How would you build a better world?” Wall: This is set up on the side of one of our tall book stacks in the teen room. All you have to do is grab a form, fill it out and hang it up.
2. Seed Packets: Take a seed packet from a children’s librarian, plant it wherever you please and be sure to photograph your good deed. Bring that photo back in to the librarian!
3. Acts of Kindness” list: Grab an “Acts of Kindness” list and you get the whole summer to complete it. When completed, bring it back to a librarian and get a certificate!
All three of these new additions get you extra raffle slips! The Acts of Kindness list lands you FIVE raffle slips upon completion.
Summer Reading 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
Thursday, July 27th @ 2pm
Stop in and see what we’re testing or making on science day! Grade 6 & up
On Display This Month...
On display: Spring/weather, baseball, poetry etc.
Check out TIME for Kids website for information, articles and much more!
TIME FOR KIDS
Book of the Month
It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You’ll see them in your dreams.
Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega—game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft.
In this graphic novel,New York Times–bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game.
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
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!
Websites to check 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.
Volunteer Opportunities at the Bronxville Public Library will begin again in June of 2017.
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.