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Teens

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

                    

Summer Reading Club Winner

Last week Thomas Calletto won a movie ticket to the West Nyack Mall in our "Book in a Bottle." His correct entry was Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.  Remember that the winner is drawn from all the correct answers.  It's not too late to join the Teen Summer Reading Club and win weekly prizes including a free ticket to the Renaissance Faire.  We also have programs including crafts, food, movies, games and laser tag.  You can sign up on the left side of this page and also report online.  Prizes will be at the Adult Reference Desk.

 

Elrond and friends attended the showing of The Desolation of Smaug last week.  Afterwards everyone enoyed a spirited game of laser tag in the library after hours.  We will have another evening of games, pizza, and film on Thursday, July 24 starting at 7 pm.  Our film will be episodes of Sherlock from the BBC series.  Please register for this event.

Great Books on the Big Screen July 8 at 6:30

Movies, Laser Tag, Games, Snacks and more for teens.  On July 8 at 6:30 pm, enjoy a movie and have your picture taken with Elrond.  Register at the Adult Reference Desk or call to register, 634-4997 ex. 125 or 126.  You can also register online.  See you Tuesday!  Locked in the library starts at closing at 9 pm and the evening will end at 9:30.

 

Summer Teen Volunteers 2014

If you want to volunteer this summer at the library, please attend the Youth Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room of the library.  At that time there will be applications for those teens who want to volunteer for the Children's Summer Reading Club.  Only 20 teens will be selected for the Reading Club, and you must be entering 10th grade or up to be considered. 

However, there are other volunteer opportunities for teens in grades 7th and up this summer.  At the June meeting there will be sign-up sheets for a variety of projects.  If you can not attend this meeting, please email the Teen Librarian, Mrs. Phillips,     [ mphillip@rcls.org].

Teen Volunteers

If you are planning to volunteer at the library this summer, you should attend the Youth Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 pm in our Meeting Room.  You can fill out forms for volunteering in the Children’s Department and also sign-up for volunteering for teen programs. 

If you cannot attend this meeting you should contact Mrs. Phillips by email, mphillip@rcls.org  before the meeting.

Opportunities in the Children’s Department are very limited and open only to those teens entering 10th grade and up for fall of 2014. 

Other teen volunteer opportunities are available to all youngsters entering 7th grade and up in fall 2014.

A Book Review of Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau : reviewed by Sarah Singer

 

 

The sequel to The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau, Independent Study, is full of suspense and thrills. Cia Vale, after finishing a series of grueling tests, has finally been admitted to the University. Even though her memories of the testing have been erased, she remembers. Cia delves deeper and deeper, trying to uncover the ugly truth about the true nature of the government. This thriller is a page turner, filled to the brim with romance, passion, betrayal, violence, and danger. Dystopian fans will surely devour every word of Independent Study.

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