Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

Teen Services

Book Trailer of the Month

Thank You to All Our Summer Volunteers!

Library teen volunteers worked on various projects this summer. They made blankets, pillows, and toys that were donated to Hi Tor Animal Shelter, made cards for hospitalized kids, made paracord bracelets for military service personnel and more! Thank you!

Halloween Candy for Heroes

We will be collecting your extra candy for Operation Gratitude which sends care packages to deployed troops and first responders. All candy must be collected by November 10th. Details to follow.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pick up a pumpkin at the Library between October 16 and 20. Carve your pumpkin at home and bring it back to the Library by October 23 where it will be displayed to be judged. The pumpkin with the most votes wins a grand prize! There will be a 2nd and 3rd place winners. May the best carved pumpkin win!

Teen Programs

Star Wars Reads

Saturday, October 7, 1 pm - 5 pm
Activities, snacks, live readings, costumed characters and more! All ages welcome!

Local Authors Saturday

Saturday, October 14, 1 pm
Local authors JG Faherty, Lisa Mannetti, and Shanti Astra will speak about writing and publishing. A wonderful event for aspiring or published authors and a great overview of the pros and cons of all angles of the fiction publishing world. Authors are available for books signing.

Garnerville resident and multi-award winning author JG Faherty writes dark fiction, science fiction, horror and urban fantasy for adults and teens. New York native Lisa Mannetti is the Bram Stoker Award winner and a five times Bram Stoker Award nominee. Her short story Everybody Winds was made into a short film and her novella Dissolution will soon be a feature-length film directed by Paul Leyden. Shanti Astra is an illustrator and teen writer of three novels including Dragonrider.

Choosing the Right College - For Teens and Parents

Thursday, October 26, 7 pm
Get information on searching for and visitng colleges, filling out application and writing a good essay, getting financial aid, scholarships, and grants. Presented by Joshua Marber, MS Ed. Over 17 years experience in education, counseling and college fields.

Babysitting Workshops

Monday & Thursday, November 6 & 9, 5 pm
Learn first aid, safety, child development and more! Participants must be at least 12 years old and attend school in the NRCSD. Registration required. Limited space! $10 materials fee covers both sessions. Must attend both sessions to earn certificate. Facilitated by Childcare Resources of Rockland.

Results are In! Teens Voted for the Top Ten Books of 2016

Alive by Chandler Baker (Supernatural)
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (Real Life)
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough (Fantasy)
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardguo (Fantasy)
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (Real Life)
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (Real Life)
The Novice: Summoner Book One by Taran Matharu (Fantasy)
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman (Sci Fi)
When by Victoria Laurie (Mystery)
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten (Suspense)

Check out the summaries for the books listed above here.

Welcome to the Teen Zone!

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!

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.

Teen Picks

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 2016 *NEW*
Best Books for Teens 2015
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

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.

2017 Printz Honor Books

Asking for It
Asking for It
By Louise O'Neill

The Passion of Dolssa
The Passion of Dolssa
By Julie Berry

By Neal Shusterman

The Sun is Also a Star
The Sun is Also a Star
By Nicola Yoon

And the 2017 Printz Award Goes To...

March Book Three

March Book Three

by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

By the fall of 1963, the Civil Rights Movement has penetrated deep into the American consciousness, and as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Lewis is guiding the tip of the spear. Through relentless direct action, SNCC continues to force the nation to confront its own blatant injustice, but for every step forward, the danger grows more intense: Jim Crow strikes back through legal tricks, intimidation, violence, and death. The only hope for lasting change is to give voice to the millions of Americans silenced by voter suppression: "One Man, One Vote."

To carry out their nonviolent revolution, Lewis and an army of young activists launch a series of innovative campaigns, including the Freedom Vote, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and an all-out battle for the soul of the Democratic Party waged live on national television.

With these new struggles come new allies, new opponents, and an unpredictable new president who might be both at once. But fractures within the movement are deepening... even as 25-year-old John Lewis prepares to risk everything in a historic showdown high above the Alabama river, in a town called Selma.

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.

Don't forget to check out the previous Top 10 Teen Books for more reading suggestions!

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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
Accuplacer Free Tests
College Affordability Guide: NY
College Affordability Guide: NY Online Schools
College Scholarships
Federal Student Aid
Free Test Prep
NY Colleges

Cool Teen Links

It's All About the Book
BN Teen Blog
Epic Reads
Guys Lit Wire
No Flying, No Tights
Rich in Color
Teen Central
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
Game Trailers
Go Ask Alice
Rock the Vote

Health & Fitness
Addiction Resource
Girls Health
Planned Parenthood
Stupid Cancer
Young Men's Health

Job Searching
Teen's Job Guide