Teen Book Club
Each meeting will feature a chosen book, plus discussion about your favorite books!
Time: 6:00-7:00pm Ages: 12-18
Dates and Books:
February 26: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
March 26: Graceling by Kristin Cashore
April 30: Your Lie in April vol. 1 & 2 by Naoshi Arakawa
CALL FOR FALL VOLUNTEERS!
Did you know teens can earn community service hours by volunteering at the library? Volunteering is a fun way to gain work experience and looks great on future applications!
· Must be between 12-18 years old and in school
· Completed application (pick one up at the
Children’s Desk, or download one on the volunteer page)
· Letter of recommendation on letterhead from a teacher, counselor, coach, etc.
· If you’re in high school and are interested in Homework Help, you must turn in your most recent report card or transcript. You must have at least an 80 average in your core classes.
· Must attend an orientation with Jessica.
2018 Winner of The Michael L. Printz Award!
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Marin hasn't spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she's tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that's been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart. YA FIC LaCour
Check out some of the Printz Honor Books:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – (Winner of the 2018 William C. Morris Award for first time YA authors) When Starr Thomas witnesses her friend Khalil die in a police-related shooting, she is forced to confront the difference between the way she experiences the world in her home neighborhood and what she sees at her fancy, private (and predominantly white) high school. YA FIC Thomas
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds – As Will sets out to avenge his brother’s death, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know. YA FIC Reynolds
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – The aftermath of a war between gods and men…a mythic hero…a young librarian…and a girl every bit as dangerous as
she is in danger… YA FIC Taylor
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman – Learn about the deep friendship and connection between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo. Available as Hoopla digital audiobook
2018 Alex Award Winners!
The Alex Award is given to exceptional books that are intended for an adult audience, but appeal to teens. If you’re ready to move up the next step in your reading habits, consider giving one of these a try.
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing (Available as Hoopla digital eBook)
A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea by Melissa Fleming (nonfiction)
Malagash by Joey Comeau
Roughneck by Jeff Lemire
She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper
Things We Have In Common by Tasha Kavanagh
An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS 2018!
Battle of the Books is an annual competition between libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS), which includes Rockland, Orange, and Sullivan Counties. Each library forms a team of up to 10 teens in grades 6-12 to duke it out at the Battle on Sunday, September 10th (venue TBA)! Each teen reads the eight selected titles over the course of the summer. That's where Teen Book Club comes in handy! Sure, you can just tell Jessica you're interested in the Battle and then read all of the books on your own, but it's much more fun to discuss them together!
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
- Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
- Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
- Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
- Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz
- Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin
Summer Reading At The Library
Throughout the summer, teens logged the books they read for the Teen Summer Reading Program. Each week, the reader stopped by the Children’s Reference Desk to pick up a book and a prize. They also received a raffle entry for every book they reviewed, which entered them to win gift cards or signed books!
It all led to the end of summer Grand Prize Raffle! Congratulations to the four runners up, who each received a $50 gift card to Target!
How will Nicole and Naomie spend theirs?
And a gigantic congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner, Hector, who received an iPad mini!
Like what you see? Consider participating in the Teen Summer Reading Program and teen programming coming to you for Summer 2018.
Summer Programs at the Library
Teens enjoyed a summer of art, technology, and of course, books here at the Finkelstein Memorial Library! On July 25th, Henna artist Margie Nugent taught us about the plant-based dye that began in the Fertile Crescent and has become a popular expression of art in recent years.
First, teens practiced their skills on paper hands Next, they practiced with frosting on cookies (YUM!)
Finally, everyone got a henna tattoo from Margie herself (glitter optional!)
Each teen walked away with a beautiful henna design, some of which lasted for two weeks!
On August 2nd, we were joined by Jennifer Treuting who taught us how to make our own stop motion films! Not sure what stop motion animation is? Think about movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, or Wallace and Gromet!
Working in groups of 2 or 3, tweens ages 9-14 created 3 individual short films!
Click the links below to watch the finished films!