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Summer Reading Program is here!
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June 22nd &
Ends August 26th
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Undertake missions such as digital escape rooms.
There is no reason to be bored this summer!
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Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Looking for something to do this summer? Do you need community services hours for the Honor Society, CCD, or the Leos? Why not volunteer at the Somers Library?  Work might include tidying or organizing the library collection, light office work, or helping get ready for an event or program. To sign up please fill out the form by clicking here.

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EVENTS IN JULY & AUGUST FOR TWEENS AND TEENS
 

YA- SHARKS!!!!!! Zoom with Marine Biologist Tyler Bowling on August 4th, 4:30-5:30 pm

Tyler Bowling is the Florida Program for Shark research manager and a Ph.D. student in UF zoology. He is trying to determine the circumstances involved in shark attacks, and reaching out to people worldwide and learning about sharks' new behaviors is incredible. His thesis is heavily based around shark attacks due to his involvement with UF. New Smyrna Beach is the “shark bite capital of the world.” They see more bites than anywhere else, all within a very small geographic area (smaller than a football field). That’s weird! Join him on Zoom and learn about sharks, attacks, and bites. He has asked for questions to be submitted in advance so he can be prepared with slides to answer all those questions.
 

 

YA Glow Bottle- Ocean Themed Art Program August 11th in the library progam room.

We will be upcycling bottles to make mood lamps painted with an ocean theme. Wear appropriate painting clothes. This program is limited to 12 participants, Grades 6-12. Register online for this event.
 

STILL AVAILABLE! 

Retro Craft for Teens: 3D Wooden Sculpture 

Friday, July 1st, while supplies last.

As part of our summer reading program, Oceans of Possibilities, we offer this “pick-up, take-home” 3D Wooden Marine Animal sculpture to build and/or paint. We have three styles available: first-come, first-serve for choice of sculpture—register to pick up.
 

 

Summer Anime Club (Grades 5 to 10)

Tuesdays starting July 5th and ending August 30th, 5 PM - 6 PM

Drop-in on Tuesdays during the summer and check out the latest Spy Family episode plus an episode of something new each week. You can be a total newbie to anime or an expert. Drop by for a show, snacks, and like-minded kids.

 
 
 
 


Mondays 3:30-5 pm In-Person Starting in October
Teens in Grades 6-12 can join other teens who enjoy trying out new and various board games or just the old favorites. The club will meet in person in the library program room on Mondays; registration is required—Register Here or drop in to try it out. Snacks provided.
 

TEEN CALENDAR
 
Click below to register or call the library at 914-232-5717 to register.

                                                                                                                                                                        

TAKE & MAKE FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
All through the year you can drop by the library and grab one of our take home craft bags. These bags will contain instructions and supplies to make an ever changing range of crafts. All you usually need is glue and scissors. We will be changing our crafts on the 1st and 15th of the month.
There is NO REGISTRATION and you will find the crafts in the library vestibule on a purple cart.   The Take & Makes are for teens and adults which means you can grab an extra one and craft with your favorite adult.  Make something for yourself, a loved one or just stockpile them as gifts for birthdays and holidays. Don't forget to share your craft with us on Instagram #somerslibraryteenstake&make.
CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO GO TO Somers_Library_Teens @ Instagram!

 

THE PRINTZ AWARD
 
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association. 
Title Author Year
Dig. A.S. King 2020
Poet X Elizabeth Acevedo 2019
We Are Okay Nina LaCour 2018
March John Lewis, Andrew & Aydin, Nate Powell 2017
Bone Gap Laura Ruby 2016
I'll Give You the Sun Jandy Nelson 2015
Midwinterblood Marcus Sedwick 2014
In Darkness Nick Lake 2013
Where Things Come Back John Corey Whaley 2012
Ship Breaker Paolo Bacigalupi 2011
Going Bovine Libba Bray 2010
Jellicoe Road Melina Marchetta 2009
The White Darkness Geraldine McCaughrean 2008
American Born Chinese Gene Luen Yang 2007
Looking for Alaska John Green 2006
How I Live Now Meg Rosoff 2005
The First Part Last Angela Johnson 2004
Postcards From No Man's Land Aidan Chambers 2003
Step From Heaven An Na 2002
Kit's Wilderness David Almond 2001
Monster Walter Dean 2000

    
COLLEGE WEBSITES

 
College Board-SAT/PSAT Information Pell Grants
ACT Testing Information New York State HESC
Occupational Outlook Handbook Technical Careers
College Navigator SUNY Resources
Federal Student Aid U.S. Department of Education
Mapping Your Future  
 
MORE INFORMATION ON
COLLEGES AND CAREERS
bigfuture.collegeboard.org: A great website of handouts, presentations and tons of information about planning for college
College Prep Checklist: a checklist and pamphlet created by the Federal Student Aid office of the U.S. Department of Education. (PDF)
Get Schooled!: A GREAT website with current events, college info, resume help, GAMES and so much more!
BigFuture by The College Board: Information on finding colleges, paying for college and exploring careers.
KnowHow2GO: A website made with teens in mind! Campus tours, college quizes, making a plan and even information on how to talk to an adult.
College Prep Checklists: Checklists for 9th-12th grade on what you need to do in each grade to prepare.
SmartScholar – a website that helps you find the perfect scholarship for you. Check it out and get some money for college!

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