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Battle of the Books

Our team from New City Library scored high marks in the Ramapo Library System "Battle of the Books" this past Sunday.  Teams members are Sandra Charalel, Marissa Krasny, Karen Zollinger, John Walters, Vicki Cheung, Nicholas Procino, Priyanka Ramanathan and Allison Eisenberg.  The Battle was held on the campus of The Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY.  Teens from 14 libraries participated.  Teen librarians from the system selected 8 books for this competition.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Counting by Sevens by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Maze Runner by James Dashner

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Who Are These Masked Teens?

Some of the members of our Teen Summer Reading Club.

Join and receive your free bag with fun items and information on programs and the Summer Reading Club.  Prizes for members include gift certificates, candy, games, puzzles and crafts.  You can sign up online and report online on our teen tab.  Just visit the library to pick up prizes and attend events such as our Friday evening movie and laser tag.

Friday Movie for Teens is Jurassic Park


Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts. Then later there’s running and screaming.”

Movie at 4 pm.  Laser Tag at 6 pm.  Must register using your library card.  For ages 12 and up.


Movie for April 17 is The Hobbit 3: the Battle of the Five Armies

Movie starts at 4 pm and Laser Tag starts after the Library closes at 6.  Everyone must be picked up by 7 pm.  Please register for this event.  If you arrive at the Library after 6 pm, our doors are locked, and you will not be able to enter.  Refreshments iinclude pizza and drinks.  No one under 12 will be admitted.

Betting on the Books

I do not consider myself a gambler.  I do not buy lottery tickets, I have never been inside a casino, and I have never visited a race track or betting parlor.  However, there is one bet I will place this Friday when I meet with other librarians who select books for teens.  We bet on which book will be the winner of the Michael L.

Not Just for Teens

Recently teen books have become very popular with adult readers.  Many people enjoyed reading The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.  As the Teen Librarian, most of my personal reading is in the teen book area.  I still read an occasional “Adult “ title and enjoy a wide range of adult authors.  However, I find that many “teen” books are fun and exciting to read with complex ideas, plots and relevancy.   The following are some of my personal favorites.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly [ separared by centuries, a teen tries to cope with the tragic deaths of two young boys]

Cover image for Revolution

Battle of the Books Team 2014

Our team members are [top row] Sandra Charalel, Ally Eisenberg, Priyanka Ramanathan, Karen Zollinger, Nicholas Procino and Mary Phillips (coach), [bottom row] Vicki Cheung, John Walters, and Grace Singleton.

Hup Cap Artists


Ansa Thomas, Priyanka Ramanathan and Sudarshan Sundar display their unique Hub Cap art work.  This week's winner of The Book in the Bottle is Tara Patale for The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.  We still have Renaissance Tickets for Reading Club Members.  It's not too late to join and win a ticket.  Our current Book in a Bottle has no entries, so I will give you some very strong hints.  The title of the book can be found on one of the Reading lists, and the title also appears on the bottom of the bottle.  See if you can play detective and select the title and author.  Good Luck!

Pictures of the Week


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