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

CPR Training

Wednesday, April 18, 6 pm
For ages 12-17. Join local instructor Scott Kohn for this two-hour class on CPR and First Aid. $20 materials fee per person includes workbooks, DVD and a 2 year certification card. National Safety Council issues certification for infant, child and adult CPR. Fee due at registration. You may contact Scott Kohn at (845) 323-5627 with any questions.

Babysitting Workshops

Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 3, 5 pm
Facilitated by Childcare Resources of Rockland. Learn fist aid, safety, child development and more! Must be 12 years old and attend school in North Rockland Central School District (NRCSD). Registration required. $10 materials fee due at registration. Limited space.

Community Service Opportunities

Teens may come to the library to work on projects we donate to various organizations as well as help with library programs. Email the Teen Librarian, Patrice Gottfried, at volunteens464@gmail.com with any questions and to sign up for volunteers notifications.

24/7 Crisis Text Line

Suffering a crisis?
Get free help by texting HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond and help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment to stay safe and healthy. Visit Crisis Text Line for more information about this service.

Inclement Weather Notice

Check announcements made on our phone message at 786-3800, WHUD 1700 FM, WRCR.com, and cancellations.com for the library's late openings and closings this winter season. No fines on snow days!

Click here for NRCSD closings.

White spruce grove

Celebrate Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, we will be giving away seedlings of white spruce the week of April 23, 2018.

"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." - Warren Buffet

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

Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
Sixteen-year-old Solomon has agoraphobia. He hasn't left his house in 3 years. Ambitious Lisa is desperate to get into a top-tier psychology program. And so when Lisa learns about Solomon, she decides to befriend him, cure him, and then write about it for her college application. To earn Solomon's trust, she introduces him to her boyfriend Clark, and starts to reveal her own secrets. But what started as an experiment leads to a real friendship, with all three growing close. But when the truth comes out, what erupts could destroy them all.

Read a Book Recently? Tell Us What You Think!

Fill out this form and let us know what you think about the books in our Teen collection. Your input is important! Help us decide what to buy for you and your peers.

Top 10 Teen Books

Results Are In! Teens Voted for the Top 10 Books of 2017

  • 1. Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan (Humor)
  • 2. Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Sci-Fi)
  • 3. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Romance)
  • 4. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (Fantasy)
  • 5. This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (Real Life)
  • 6. Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Fantasy)
  • 7. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (Romance)
  • 8. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (Real Life)
  • 9. Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout (Action Adv)
  • 10. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (Real Life)

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