Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

Teen Services

Book Trailer of the Month

Summer Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated Teen Volunteers to help us with the Summer Reading Program. Earn Community Service and gain valuable experience. Please attend ONE meeting to get all the details and pick up an application. Must be in grades 7-12.

Meeting Dates & Times

Monday, June 1, 7 pm
Wednesday, June 3, 7 pm
Monday, June 8, 5:30 pm, Village Branch and 6:30 pm, Main Library
Monday, June 15, 5:30 pm, Village Branch
Thursday, June 18, 5 pm
Wednesday, June 24, 6 pm
Wednesday, July 1, 5 pm, Village Branch
Monday, July 13, 5 pm, Village Branch
Tuesday, July 14, 6 pm
Monday, July 20, 5:30 pm, Village Branch
Tuesday, July 21, 6 pm

Book Buddies will be every Monday, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, from July 6 - August 3. Please attend training on Monday, July 6, 6 pm. Volunteers will be invited to our Pizza Party in August!

Become a Homework Help Tutor

Would you like to earn community service hours by helping younger students with homework? Become a Homework Help tutor! To become a Homework Help tutor you must be:

♦ in the North Rockland Central School District
♦ a student in grades 7-12
♦ a member of the National Honor Society

If you fit these criterias, and would like to help students with their homework, come to the Children's desk and ask for an application! Available Homework Help hours are Tuesdays to Thursdays, 4 pm - 7 pm.

This is Teen

Teen Programs

Big Vegg's Music Artist Development Program

Saturday, May 2 - June 27, 1 pm
Create, perform, record and produce all genres of music with VEGG, a sound engineer of S&S Pro Sound Studios and program director of The Roc Runna Radio Show. This 9-week program is your opportunity to express yourself, learn and cultivate your creativity. Professional guest speakers from studio engineers, performance artists, entertainment CEO's and song writers will also drop by as you learn sound-mixing, recording techniques, and perfect your music and lyric writing.

Space is limited. Serious inquiries only. Pick up a registration form at the Circulation Desk of the Library or call 845-269-8702. Sign up today!

Self Defense for Teens

Monday, May 4, 7 pm, Village Branch
Learn some useful physical techniques of self-defense and some basic common sense steps to avoid dangerous situations. Attendees should wear loose fitting clothing. Classes are conducted by Master Raymond Portante who is a 6th Dan black belt with over 33 years of experience.

Superhero Decorated Cookies

Tuesday, May 12, 6 pm
Create either Spiderman web or Green Lantern cookies using frosting, cookie icing, fondant, candies and other treats.

Babysitting Workshops

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19 - 20, 5 pm - 8 pm
Learn First Aid, safety, child development and more! Must be 12 years old and attend school in the NRCSD. Registration required. Limited space! $10 material fee due at registration. Facilitated by Child Care Resources of Rockland.

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 2014
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.

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!

Reading Rants

For out of the ordinary teen booklists, Reading Rants is the place to go.

2015 Printz Honor Books

And We Stay
And We Stay
By Jenny Hubbard

The Carnival at Bray
The Carnival at Bray
By Jessie Ann Foley

Grasshopper Jungle
Grasshopper Jungle
By Andrew Smith

This One Summer
This One Summer
By Mariko Tamaki

And the 2015 Printz Award Goes To...

I'll Give You the Sun

I'll Give You the Sun

by Jandy Nelsen

Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways... until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else-an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they'd have a chance to remake their world.

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!

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