Read, hang out, volunteer and more!

Teens may take a break from school or home and hang out at the library
in the comfort of their own Teen Room. Study together with friends, with a tutor or by yourself.
Teen programs and opportunities for community service are available all-year-round.
Looking for a particular program or material? Let us know!

Upcoming Teen Programs

King Con 2019 Gallery Now Up!

We hope you all had a wonderful time at this year's King Con! For images from the event and more, drop by the King Con page.

Spiderman family

Thank You!

Thank you to all the Teens who volunteered this summer! Library teen volunteers worked on various projects this summer. They made blankets, pillows, toys, hats made with a loom, paracord bracelets for deployed military service people, helped with Children's programs, and more!

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!

Teens Gift Wrapping

Gift Wrapping Present

12/18 - 12/23
Sign up to wrap gifts for Patrons! Spread holiday cheer while earning community service!

Click the link below for available hours.
Sign Up Here

If you are interested you must also attend one of the two available Gift Wrapping Workshops on either Tuesday December 10th or Wednesday December 11th, from 5:00pm - 5:30pm , on a walk in basis.

Teen Book Review

Earn Community Service for every Book Review you submit! The book should be at a 6th grade reading level or higher. You will earn 2 hours for each book review you submit. There is a limit of 4 submissions per month/ maximum of 8 hours per month.

Your submission will be read and you will receive an acceptance email. If accepted Reviews will be posted on our website on the Library Teen page.
Submit a Book Review here.

Game On!

Attention Haverstraw Library teens - you may now borrow a Switch console! Drop by the Adult Reference Desk at the Main Library for more information. That's not all! Switch and 3DS games are now available! Grab the video game case you would like to borrow, receive the cartridge at the Circulation Desk and enjoy!

Nintendo Switch

Book Preview of the Month

Kingdom of Souls

KINGDOM OF SOULS by Rena Barron
Magic has a price—if you’re willing to pay.

Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, while her ambitious mother watches with growing disapproval.

There’s only one thing Arrah hasn’t tried, a deadly last resort: trading years of her own life for scraps of magic. Until the Kingdom’s children begin to disappear, and Arrah is desperate to find the culprit.

She uncovers something worse. The long-imprisoned Demon King is stirring. And if he rises, his hunger for souls will bring the world to its knees… unless Arrah pays the price for the magic to stop him.

Top 10 Teen Books

Results Are In! Teens Voted for the Top 10 Books of 2019

  • 1. #Murder Trending by Gretchen McNeil
  • 2. Wildcard by Marie Lu
  • 3. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  • 4. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
  • 5. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • 6. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  • 7. American Panda by Gloria Chao
  • 8. Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
  • 9. Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll
  • 10. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Check out the summaries for the books listed above here.

2019 Printz Honor Books

Damsel
Damsel
By Elana K. Arnold

A Heart in a Body in the World
A Heart in a Body in the World
By Deb Caletti

I, Claudia
I, Claudia
By Mary McCoy

And the Printz Award Goes To...

The Poet X
The Poet X

by Elizabeth Acevedo

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about.

With Mami's determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school's slam poetry club, she doesn't know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can't stop thinking about performing her poems.

Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.

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.

You may also check out the Top 10 Teen Books as voted by teens for more reading suggestions!

Teen Books

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Main Library

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  • Garnerville, NY 10923
  • Telephone: (845) 786-3800
  • Fax: (845) 786-3791

Village Branch

  • 85 Main Street
  • Haverstraw, NY 10927
  • Telephone: (845) 429-3445
  • Fax: (845) 429-7313