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.
Did you know?
All of our tween and teen programs are made possible by the generous funding of the Friends of the Bronxville Public library. By donating to the Friends, you can help fund our amazing programs and even be a part of starting brand new programs! Donate today: https://fobpl.org/pleasedonate/
Tuesday, October 16th: Tween/Teen Halloween craft. Decorate an acrylic pumpkin that will last forever! You’ll be able to decorate your home/room every year with our stylin’ pumpkin. Ages 9 & up – registration required.
Wednesday, October 24th: Tween/Teen Cooking. This tasty treat is great for goodie bag gifts, a sweet treat to snack on during a Halloween movie or just a daily treat to munch on! This recipe originally contains peanut butter; please let a librarian know to write down your allergy when signing up so that we can have a substitute ingredient for you. Ages 9 & up – registration required.
Annual Zombie Night: Friday, October 26th. Zombie night is back! The library has been taken over by Zombie librarians and you must do your best to survive. Grab your team and find all the supplies you can in order to get the most points and WIN! Ages 10 & up Registration required! Limited Space: 20
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
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
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.