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Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations. Thanks for your support!
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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!
Each week you can pick up a different ornament project in our vestibule while supplies last!


Krampus and Other Terrifying Christmas Legends
We all know the Christmas tradition of Santa, but have you ever heard of the Christmas devil called Krampus? In some European countries, this half-goat, half-demon creature was thought of as a companion to Santa. While Santa would give out gifts to good children, Krampus would whip bad children, or toss them into his sack and carry them away to the woods. But Krampus isn’t the only holiday demon. There are many, each with their own method of dishing out a little slice of Yuletide horror. Join paranormal expert Barry Pirro as he discusses these terrifying Christmas traditions.

Krampus - Wikipedia

Cafe Anime
An anime, manga and Japanese culture club for teens
In-person depending on restrictions.

Do you love anime? Is your bookshelf crowded with manga? Have you heard about anime but don’t know where to start? Come join us for our weekly Anime Cafe! Watch anime, see what everyone else is reading, create cool DIY's and sample those Japanese foods you see all your favorite characters eating! Meetings will be virtual or in person, depending on restrictions. Grades 7-12.
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Fall in Somers - Somers Library Photo Contest for Teens & Adults
 The theme of this photo contest is Fall in Somers. We are looking for photos of pumpkins, apple harvest, fall foliage, Halloween, Thanksgiving and anything that has to do with Somers and the season. Amateur photographers can submit one photograph and there will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Photos can be submitted here:
beginning September 22nd and ending December 21st, 2021. Photos submissions will be displayed on our Instagram sites and the winners will receive a prize which will be collected curbside only. Please look out for emails and social media with more details!
Photos can be submitted here:
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Teen Retro Art: Paint by Numbers
Starting December 1st teens can register and pick up a paint-by-number kit to take home and complete. We have three styles of jolly snowmen and one happy Santa. Register online and pick up your kit at the reference desk. Supplies are limited.
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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


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Mapping Your Future  
COLLEGES AND CAREERS 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!