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Teen Reading Club --- It's Not Too Late to Join--- Free Renaissance Tickets!

 

Under Teens on our website is a simple sign-up for the Teen Reading Club (Grades 7-12).  You can read just one book this summer or dozens; there is no requirement.  For each book you read you get a chance for our raffle bag of great prizes. 

We have a weekly "Book in a Jar" at the Adult Reference Desk, and each week you finish reading  a book you can pick up a prize at the Adult Reference Desk.  The week of July 28 we have free tickets to the New York Renaissance Faire.  Don't miss out.  This ticket has a value of $24!  So join today and do a little reading for great prizes.  Last week's winner of "Book in a Jar" was Anetha Abraham who correctly identified the book  No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman.  She won a movie pass for the AMC Theater at the Palisades Mall.

 

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.

Battle of the Books

After a grueling competition amongst teens from libraries in the Catskills, Orange and Rockland Counties, New City Library  took home the Banner for Third Place.  From left to right are the following team members:  Shawna McKivergan, Marie Yatsky, Mary Phillips, Priyanka Ramanathan, Nicholas Procino, Ben Eisenberg, Allison Eisenberg, Susan Zollinger, Karen Zollinger, Chanda Bhandal, and Rathna Ramanathan.

The Teens read eight books representing classics, nonfiction, science fiction, mystery, historical fiction, graphic novel and realistic fiction.  The titles were

1.     The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Donan Doyle

2.     How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg

3.     Legend by Marie Lu

4.     Smile by Raina Telgemeier

5.     13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

6.     Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

Teens Distribute Trees for Arbor Day

 

This past week encompassed Earth Day and National Arbor Day.  In celebration of these days, teens from the Library Youth Board distributed spruce trees to library residents.  In the past several years, hurricanes and snow storms have damaged and destroyed large numbers of trees in our area.  Spruces are not usually eaten by deer and provide a lovely green color throughout  the winter.  The above volunteers are Erin O'Shea, Brendan O'Shea, Ronith Reddy, Nithin Binu and Nevin Binu.

Book Review of Speechless by Hannah Harrington, review done by Marie Yatsyk

Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can’t keep a secret.”

After spilling a secret that almost gets someone killed, Chelsea Knot decides that she won’t speak to anyone - not her teachers, her parents, or even herself - until she learns how to “keep her mouth shut” and stop hurting others. But there’s a difference between blurting out and speaking up, and it takes some unexpected friends that are willing to give Chelsea a second chance for her to learn that difference - and to learn to forgive herself.

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