Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

Teen Services

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Teen Programs

Painting Bookends

Wednesday, March 12, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Brighten up the Teen Room by painting our bookends with reading and book-themed art. You won't be able to take it home but you can visit it in the Library any time.

Babysitting Workshops

Monday & Tuesday, March 17 & 18, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Learn first aid, safety, child development and more with our Babysitting Workshops. Must be at least 12 years old and attend school in NRCSD. Limited space. Register today! $10 materials fee due at registration. This program is facilitated by Childcare Resources of Rockland.

Take the SAT/ACT Combo Test

Saturday, April 5, 12 pm - 4 pm
Deciding between the SAT or the ACT? Experience each section of both tests. Receive analysis of your performance. This program is facilitated by Kaplan.

Need Community Service? Sign Up for Homework Help

Don't wait until the last moment! We have volunteer opportunities for our Homework Help program. Help students in grades 1-5 with their homework. Sign up for a time slot at either library building. Hours at the Main Library in Garnerville are 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Monday to Thursday while hours at our Village Branch at Haverstraw are 4:30 - 5:30 pm from Monday to Friday. Volunteers must be in the Honor or Junior Honor Society.

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!

Online Book Club


Join our Teen Online Book Club! Pick your favorite genre's and read 5 minutes a day. Finish 2-3 chapters in just a week. Sign up and start reading!

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