Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

Teen Services

Book Trailer of the Month

Thank You to Our Teen Volunteers!

Teen volunteers worked on various projects this summer. They made blankets, pillows and toys that were donated to Hi-Tor Animal Shelter, built beautiful 3D wooden models that you can see around the library, and crocheted hats with yarn made by women in developing countries. Great job!

Teen Programs

Babysitting Workshop

Tuesday & Wednesday, October 11 & 12, 5 pm
Learn first aid, safety, child development and more! Participants must be at least 12 years old and attend school in the NRCSD. Registration required. Limited space! $10 materials fee covers both sessions. Must attend both sessions to earn certificate. This program is facilitated by Childcare REsources of Rockland.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pick up a pumpkin at the Library between October 17 and 22. Carve your pumpkin at home. Bring it back to the Library by October 25. Pumpkins will be displayed on the Circulation Desk to be judged. The pumpkin with the most votes wins a grand prize! There will be 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Choosing the Right College - For Teens and Parents

Monday, October 24, 7 pm
Get information on searching for and visiting colleges, filling out the applications and writing a good essay, getting financial aid, scholarships and grants. Presented by Joshua Marber, MS Ed. with over 16 years experience in education, counseling and college fields.

Food Through the Pages

Tuesday, November 1, 6 pm
Make some tasty Fault in our Stars cupcakes!

Do You Have Any News to Share?

We have a new Community News bulletin board on the mid-level. If you have any good community news you'd like to share please bring it to the Circulation Desk. We would love to hear the accomplishments of our local teens!

Welcome to the Teen Zone!

Read a Book Recently? Tell Us What You Think!

Fill out this form and let us know what you think about the books in our Teen collection. Your input is important! Help us decide what to buy for you and your peers.

Get with the Program! Library Guides for Teens

Did you know? Library Guides; a resource page full of library-related articles, information, guides, and more; specifically for teens are available for you to use. Love movies? Check out Upcoming Movies from Teen Books. Have a crush? Check out First Love in Teen Fiction. These and more useful guides will become available for your information. If you have a guide you would like to see, drop by the reference desk. We would love your input!

Free DMV Permit Practice Tests

Trying to get a driver's license? Take our free DMV permit practice tests! Go through 40 question practice tests or take the long 150 marathon practice test. Test yourself for car or mortocycle! View the Driver's Manual online, get your questions answered, and try out the optional road signs, fines, limits tests.

Teen Picks

Teens Top 10 Books

Over 2,000 online ballots were cast and the results, combined with the results of a separate vote of the TTT groups, determined the final ranking of the ten top books of the year, as selected by teen readers. Find out what your peers are voting for this year's Teens' Top 10. For prior Teens' Top 10, check out this list:

Best Books for Teens 2015
Best Books for Teens 2014
Best Books for Teens 2013
Best Books for Teens 2012
Best Books for Teens 2011
Best Books for Teens 2010
Best Books for Teens 2009
Best Books for Teens 2008
Best Books for Teens 2007
Best Books for Teens 2006
Best Books for Teens 2005
Best Books for Teens 2004
Best Books for Teens 2003
Best Books for Teens 2002
Best Books for Teens 2001

The Hub: Your Connection to Teen Reads

Come and visit The Hub, the one-stop-shop for finding information about teen reads, book trailers, best of the best lists, awards books, and more!

Reading Rants

For out of the ordinary teen booklists, Reading Rants is the place to go.

2016 Printz Honor Books

The Ghosts of Heaven
The Ghosts of Heaven
By Marcus Sedgwick

Out of Darkness
Out of Darkness
By Ashley Hope Pérez

And the 2016 Printz Award Goes To...

Bone Gap

Bone Gap

by Laura Ruby

Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps - gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren't surprised. After all, it wasn't the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O'Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That's just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?

Finn knows that's not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.

As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap-their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures-acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.

About the Michael Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association.

For other award winning books, check out:

The John Newbery Award
The Newbery Medal was named for the 18th Century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the American Library Association - Association for Library Service to Children, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for children.

The Alex Award
The Alex Awards, are funded by the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust, which are announced annually in conjunction with National Library Week, honor the top 10 adult books for teenagers published during a calendar year.

Don't forget to check out the previous Top 10 Teen Books for more reading suggestions!

What's Your Ideal Set of Books?

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Homework Help


Need help with homework? Get help with these resources:

Homework Resource
Khan Academy

College Resource

Going off to college? Don't know where to start? Check out these links:

Accredited Online Colleges
College Scholarships
Federal Student Aid
Free Test Prep
NY Colleges

Cool Teen Links

It's All About the Book
BN Teen Blog
Epic Reads
Guys Lit Wire
No Flying, No Tights
Rich in Color
Teen Central
Teen Reads

Movies, Music & Television

Anime Links
Anime News Network
Crunchy Roll  

Make It Yourself
How Cast
I Love to Create
Yo Yo Games

Interesting Places
Game Trailers
Go Ask Alice
Rock the Vote

Health & Fitness
Addiction Resource
Girls Health
Planned Parenthood
Stupid Cancer
Young Men's Health

Job Searching
Teen's Job Guide