Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

Teen Services

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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 Programs

Minecraft @ the Library!

Monday - Thursday, June 23 - June 26, 10 am - 12 pm & 3 pm - 6 pm
Friday, June 27, 10 am - 12 pm & 3 pm - 5 pm
Saturday, June 28, 1 pm - 4 pm

Help the Library to win a copy of Minecraft by making a replica of our building in the game. Children and Teens can sign up and play in teams of 2 or 3 for a 30 minute session.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting

Wednesday, July 2, 5:30 pm
If you know what you want to see in the Library, have suggestions for books to order, games to buy or programming you want to attend, join our Teen Advisory Board by coming to this meeting.

Pizza Pinwheels

Tuesday, July 15, 6 pm
Make the pizza dough from scratch, add the cheese, sauce and pepperoni (optional), then roll it into a pinwheel. Bake at home!

Chocolate Candy Making

Tuesday, July 29, 6 pm
Learn how to make chocolates. Choice of lollipops, pretzels, individual chocolates and/or chocolate covered Oreos.<

Summer Volunteers Needed!

We have some new and exciting opportunities for Teen Volunteers this summer. Please attend ONE meeting to get all the details and pick up an application. All volunteers must be entering grades 7-12 and live in the NRCSD. Earn Community Service for attending with food and free books available at all meetings.

Meeting Dates & Times

Wednesday, June 25, 6 pm
Monday, July 7, 5:30 pm, Village Branch
Tuesday, July 8, 6 pm
Tuesday, July 22, 6 pm

Book Buddies will be every Monday, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, from July 7 - August 4. Please attend training on Monday, July 7, 6 pm.

All About TASC: The New High School Equivalency Test

New York State has selected a new high school equivalency test called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) to replace the General Educational Development (GED) as the primary pathway to a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma effective January 2, 2014. For more information on TASC and what it means for you, visit the NYS Education Department website.

This is Teen

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!

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 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

Teen Reads

THE place for teens to talk about their fave books and find the hottest new titles! Check out Teen Reads now.

Favorite Teenage Angst Books

Come and visit Favorite Teenage Angst Books @ The Grouchy Cafe for a celebration of teenage angst and personal discovery.

Reading Rants

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

2013 Printz Honor Books

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowen
Eleanor & Park
By Rainbow Rowen

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
Navigating Early
By Clare Vanderpool

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
Maggot Moon
By Sally Gardner

Kingdom of Little Woounds by Susan Cokal
Kingdom of Little Wounds
By Susan Cokal

And the 2014 Printz Award Goes To...

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick


by Marcus Sedgwick

Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined - this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice. An archaeologist who unearths a mysterious artifact, an airman who finds himself far from home, a painter, a ghost, a vampire, and a Viking: the seven stories in this compelling novel all take place on the remote Scandinavian island of Blessed where a curiously powerful plant that resembles a dragon grows. What binds these stories together? What secrets lurk beneath the surface of this idyllic countryside? And what might be powerful enough to break the cycle of midwinterblood? From award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick comes a book about passion and preservation and ultimately an exploration of the bounds of love.

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.

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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
Students and the Government

Can't decide which college to attend? Then check out Unigo; where students rate their college!

Cool Teen Links

It's All About the Book
Cassandra Clare
Guys Lit Wire
Lisi Harrison
Pretty Little Liars
Stephanie Meyer
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
Go Ask Alice

Job Searching
Teen's Job Guide

Hunger Games

Catching Fire