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

Teen Yoga

Thursday, October 18, 6 pm
Wear comfortable clothes.

Decorate Teen Room Windows for Halloween

Wednesday, October 24, 5-7 pm
Teens - Come and help us decorate the Teen Room for Halloween! Let your imagination run wild - create scary and spooky decor for all patrons to enjoy.

Decorate Teen Room Windows for Halloween

Come and draw some scary images for Halloween on our Teen Room windows! Wednesday, October 24, 5 pm - 7 pm

Programs Coming in Early November:

Learn about Aromatherapy on Monday, November 5, 5:30 pm then come Wednesday, November 7, 5 pm and learn about, and play with drones!

Thank you!

Thank you to all the teens who volunteered this summer! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Patrice at volunteens464@gmail.com

Teen Tech Volunteers Wanted!

Sign up to become a Teen Tech volunteer! Help others with basic computer tasks such as using a flash drive, creating a Word document, using the copy machine, and more. Reserve a day and time here and earn community service today!

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.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pick up a pumpkin at the Library between October 22 and 26. Carve your pumpkin at home. Bring it back to the Library by October 28 where they will be displayed to be judged. Pumpkin with the most votes wins a grand prize! There will be 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Nintendo Switch

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!

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!

Book Preview of the Month

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever.

In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.

Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston's School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose.

But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

Top 10 Teen Books

Results Are In! Teens Voted for the Top 10 Books of 2018

  • 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.

2018 Printz Honor Books

Strange the Dreamer
Strange the Dreamer
By Laini Taylor

Long Way Down
Long Way Down
By Jason Reynolds

The Hate U Give
The Hate U Give
By Angie Thomas

Vincent and Theo
Vincent and Theo
By Deborah Heiligman

And the Printz Award Goes To...

We Are Okay

by Nina LaCour

You go through life thinking there's so much you need.... Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.

Marin hasn't spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she's tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that's been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

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

Reach Out to Us At:

Main Library

  • 10 West Ramapo Road
  • 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