Welcome to 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.
COVID-19: How to keep busy and what to do. Also, some links with information about the virus to help with your questions. Head to the Children’s page for links and ideas on activities, e-books, health and more.
Virtual Summer Reading 2020 : Imagine Your Story
This year we may be doing things a little differently but we will do our best to make sure you’re still having fun and getting some reading done! We have gone completely virtual with our summer reading game and our programs.
To view our programs head to our Events Calendar under the “Events & Programs” tab at the top of the page.
Babies and Tots: Birth to 3 years old
Children’s: 4 to 9 years old
Tweens and Teens: 9 years old & up
Here is how it works :
Log on to http://bronxvillelibraryny12.readsquared.com/ and register for the corresponding game to your age. You may then start logging your reading hours. There will be two prizes to work up to this year, the grand prize and the “Prize of the Summer”. Each age group has a different set of rules on how to win one of these prizes. See below:
Babies and Tots: A parent or guardian and their little one will gain one point for each hour that you read together (1 hour = 1 point). You can go up to 2 hours (2 points) a day. For each hour that you read, you will receive a raffle ticket for the grand prize. Once you reach 24 points ( 24 hours) you’ll receive a completion certificate, however you can keep reading after! The library will contact you when it is ready for pick up. “Prize of the Summer”: The registrant with the most hours read will win our Prize of the Summer. Prize is TBD.
Childrens: For each hour that you read gain one point (1 hour = 1 point) . You can go up to 3 hours (3 points) a day. You earn a raffle ticket for every 3 hours ( 3 points) that you read. Once you reach 48 points (48 hours) you’ll receive a completion certificate. The library will contact you when your certificate is ready for pick up. Prize of the Summer (optional): The participant that logs the most pages will win the prize of the summer: a kindle fire.
Tween and Teens: For each hour that you read gain one point (1 hour = 1 point) . You can go up to 3 hours (3 points) a day. You earn a raffle ticket for every 3 hours ( 3 points) that you read. Once you reach 48 points (48 hours) you’ll receive a completion certificate. The library will contact you when your certificate is ready for pick up. Prize of the Summer (optional): The participant that logs the most pages will win the prize of the summer: a kindle fire.
Up Next for Teens
Listen, Read & Watch
Some vendors require you to go through a one-time registration process. It always involves your library card number. It sometimes involves your library PIN and/or your email address.
If you need help, ask a librarian! And remember that we offer personal eReader instruction by appointment with the Reference Desk.
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.
SmartScholar – a website that helps you find the perfect scholarship for you. Check it out and get some money for college!