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.
*Self Watering Planters – Tweens & Teens! Wednesday, April 12th @ 3:30pm
*Tween/Teen CSI: Forensics Day: Tuesday, April 18th @ 3:30pm
*Tween Cooking Class: Tuesday, April 25th @ 3:30pm
*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
Tween and Teen Yoga
Tuesdays, March 21st & 28th and April 11th 4pm.
Join Budding Buddhas of New Rochelle for a Creative Expression yoga class that treats Pre-teens & Teens to a mind/body combination of yoga and expressive writing, collage and drawing. Children will be provided with the opportunity to develop not only physical strength but also greater emotional stability and a strong sense of self. They are encouraged to explore various themes such as inner beauty, compassion, healthy living and self-respect in a safe and nurturing environment.
Ages 9-12 – Register online!
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.