During the third full week of October, teens will be reading for the fun of it, as hundreds of libraries, schools, and bookstores celebrate Teen Read Week.
This year's theme is "It Came from the Library!," which encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more — and become regular library users.
Read or listen to biographies of your favorite musicians, comedians, politicians, or sports figures.
Read or listen to books about a hobby that interests you.
Read or listen to books that approach a subject through humor.
Join a teen book discussion group at the library. See groups below.
Read or listen to what you want to read or listen to, just for the fun of it!
Need suggestions? For starters, here's the 2012 Young Adult Choices Project, a list of best books chosen by teens throughout the USA.
For more suggested titles or further information about our young adult programs at the library, please speak to our Young Adult Librarian, Kerri Darcy at 845-352-5700, ext. 278.
Have fun! Start Reading!
November 6th at 7:00 P.M.— Teen Advisory Board Meeting. Meeting the First Tuesday of the month, teens can come and discuss ideas for programs, book discussion titles, and more! Voice your opinions for the things you want to see happen. Volunteer credit will be given to those who attend. Snacks will be served.
October 29, November 12, 26, December 27th at 6:00 P.M.—Monday Night Night Movies include The Avengers on October 15th and Dark Shadows on October 29th. The November and December movies are to be determined. Free popcorn will be served for all movies.
Teen Game Nights at 6:00 - 8:30 P.M.—Game Night continues thru December 19th. Teens ages 14-18 are invited to show off their gaming skills on our Playstation 2 & 3, XBOX 360, and the Nintendo Wii. Get your groove on with games like DJ Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, or Rock Band. Try your stealth skills with Uncharted and Call of Duty orgo retro with Mario Brothers and Mario Kart. Play time is limited so get here early to sign up for a time slot. Note: There will be no Game Night November 28th or December 5th.
October 22 & November 19th at 6:00 P.M.—Monday Night Crafts. Teens ages 12-18 join us as we learn how to make Wax Paper Stained Glasson October 22nd with all supplies provided. On November 19th teens ages 12-18 will be making Exploding Picture Boxes.Bring in your favorite photos and learn how to make this fun exploding scrapbook box. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required for both programs. To register please call 352-5700 ext. 243.
October 25 & December 20th at 7 P.M.—Tweens and teens ages 10-14 come and join us for our mew craft series on Thursday nights where we will be making Wire Bookmarks on October 25th and Mini Shadow Box Magnets on December 20th.
November 4 & December 2nd at 3:30 PM.—Teen Book Discussion Fall Series. 2nd floor Founders' Room. Teens ages 12-18 come and participate in our monthly book discussion. The discussion series will be led by the Teen Librarian. Snacks will be provided. The October 7th we will discusse Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life as We Knew It, the November 4th book will be Kristin Cashore's Bitterblue, and the December 2nd book will be E. Lockhart's The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. The books will be provided by the library. Free snacks will be provided at all discussions.
If you are a high school student and need community service hours, consider being a “Junior Volunteer” at the Finkelstein Memorial Library in the children’s department. For more information please call 352-5700 ext., 237 and ask for Sue Donohue, Children’s Librarian/Volunteer Coordinator.
What is a graphic novel? Well, that seems to be open for debate also; but, the quick answer is that a graphic novel is a book or novel length comic book. Some of them are collections of serialized comic books. This is especially true with superheros and some of the science fiction comics. Many graphic novels are original publications, never before serialized.
Our library has graphic novel collections in the Children, Teen, and Adult sections of the library, with the largest section housed in the Teen area on the second floor. We have a very diverse collection ranging from the traditional superhero genre to original graphic novels to manga. Please ask a reference librarian if you'd like additional information.
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