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.
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!
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!
3D Animation Workshop
Thursday, October 24, 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Teens will learn the basics of Computer Animation, the backbone of movies, games and mobile entertainment. In this workshop teens will learn how to create a realistic flag blowing in the wind. Everyone will walk away with a finished animation.
October, TBA, 5 pm - 8 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. Facilitated by ChildCare Resources of Rockland.
Tuesday, October 22, 6 pm - 7:30 pm
Make chocolate creations using various techniques of dipping, decorating and combing. Learn how chocolate is made, where it comes from and some fun chocolate trivia!
Pumpkin Painting Contest
Pick up a pumpkin at the Library between October 23 and 28. Paint your pumpkin at home. Bring it back to the Library by October 29 when they will be displayed to be judged. The pumpkin with the most votes wins a grand prize!
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.
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!
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
Norris Kaplan is clever, cynical, and quite possibly too smart for his own good. A Black French Canadian, he knows from watching American sitcoms that those three things don't bode well when you are moving to Austin, Texas.
Plunked into a new high school and sweating a ridiculous amount from the oppressive Texas heat, Norris finds himself cataloging everyone he meets: the Cheerleaders, the Jocks, the Loners, and even the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Making a ton of friends has never been a priority for him, and this way he can at least amuse himself until it's time to go back to Canada, where he belongs.
Yet against all odds, those labels soon become actual people to Norris... like loner Liam, who makes it his mission to befriend Norris, or Madison the beta cheerleader, who is so nice that it has to be a trap. Not to mention Aarti the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, who might, in fact, be a real love interest in the making.
But the night of the prom, Norris screws everything up royally. As he tries to pick up the pieces, he realizes it might be time to stop hiding behind his snarky opinions and start living his life-along with the people who have found their way into his heart.
- 1. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (Real Life)
- 2. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (Mystery)
- 3. Warcross by Marie Lu (Sci-fi)
- 4. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (Fantasy)
- 5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Fantasy)
- 6. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Real Life)
- 7. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez (Romance)
- 8. Paper Hearts by Ali Novak (Romance)
- 9. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Supernatural)
- 10. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen (Romance)
Check out the summaries for the books listed above here.
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!