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Teen Services

Book Trailer of the Month

2015 Top Ten Books Chosen by Teens

1. The Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielson
2. I Became Shadow by Joe Shine
3. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
4. My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak
5. Heir of Fire by Sarah MaasM
6. The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
7. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
8. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
9. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
10. Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

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

Scrawl - Rockland Teens Write 2016

Attention teens! Want to get published? The Teen Librarian Division of the Library Association of Rockland County is proud to announce that they will be publishing Scrawl, their first collection of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written by teens in Rockland County.

This juried publication will feature guest editors Carolyn MacCullough (author of Once a Witch and Always a Witch), Emmy Laybourne (author of the Monument 14 trilogy), and multiple-award- nominated horror author JG Faherty!

Submissions are open to anyone in grades 6-12 who lives in Rockland County.

Submissions may be no longer than 2000 words.

The book launch will be at Rockland County Library (TBA) on Friday, May 13, 2016.

A separate contest for cover art for this project is open to anyone in grades 6-12 who lives in Rockland County. The deadline is February 8, 2016. Please submit written and art entries to rocklandteenswrite@gmail.com. Please include name, phone number, email, grade and school.

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.

This is Teen

Teen Programs

Writer's Club

Wednesday, January 13, 5:30 pm
Join us for our monthly Writer's Club every second Wednesday of each month starting January 13.

Paying for College

Tuesday, January 26, 7 pm
Get valuable information on financial aid, grants, scholarships, and loans. This program is for parents and teens and is presented by Joshua Marber.

Blind Date with a Book

February 1 - 25
During the month of Februaary, we'd like to set you up with a blind date - a book. We'll select the books, wrap them up and you won't know the "identity" of your blind date until you get it home.

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
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.

2016 Printz Honor Books

The Ghosts of Heaven
The Ghosts of Heaven
By Marcus Sedgwick

Out of Darkness
Out of Darkness
By Ashley Hope Pérez

And the 2016 Printz Award Goes To...

Bone Gap

Bone Gap

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
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
Teens Find Summer Jobs

Hunger Games

Catching Fire