Book Trailer of the Month
Earn Community Service!
For teens in 7th to 12th grades, wrap presents for our Library patrons using our provided wrapping paper, tape and other supplies. Please register and commit a time to come in from December 19 through December 24 within library hours.
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!
Scrawl: Rockland Teens Write 2017
The Teen Librarian Division of the Library Association of Rockland County (LARC) is proud to announce that they will be publishing their second collection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry written by teens in Rockland County. Submissions are open to anyone in grades 6-12 that lives in Rockland County. Submissions may be no longer than 2000 words in length. This will be a juried publication featuring guest editors Carolyn MacCullough, Emmy Laybourne, and JG Faherty! The book launch will be at a Rockland County Library (TBA) in May 2017. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Please submit entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Through the Pages
Tuesday, November 1, 6 pm - Fault in Our Stars
2016 National Book Award Nominations for Young Adults
Who deserves the Award? Add these to your reading list and see if you agree:
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.
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!
Free DMV Permit Practice Tests
Trying to get a driver's license? Take our free DMV permit practice tests! Go through 40 question practice tests or take the long 150 marathon practice test. Test yourself for car or mortocycle! View the Driver's Manual online, get your questions answered, and try out the optional road signs, fines, limits tests.
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 2015
The Hub: Your Connection to Teen Reads
Come and visit The Hub, the one-stop-shop for finding information about teen reads, book trailers, best of the best lists, awards books, and more!
For out of the ordinary teen booklists, Reading Rants is the place to go.
2016 Printz Honor Books
And the 2016 Printz Award Goes To...
by Laura Ruby
Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps - gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren't surprised. After all, it wasn't the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O'Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That's just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?
Finn knows that's not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.
As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap-their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures-acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
About the Michael Printz Award
For other award winning books, check out:
The John Newbery Award
The Alex Award
Don't forget to check out the previous Top 10 Teen Books for more reading suggestions!
Need help with homework? Get help with these resources:
Going off to college? Don't know where to start? Check out these links:
Cool Teen Links