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Teen Summer Reading Program 2018

Teen Summer Reading Challenge 2018
June 20th - August 30th
Registration starts June 20th, 2018!

Prizes of a $10 iTunes Gift Card to each of the top 3 readers with the most Pages Read

Raffle Prizes: 
  • Amazon Gift Cards ($75, $50 & $25)
  • Snack & Read Gift Packs:  each snack pack includes small gifts and books with a gift card from either Chili’s ($25), or Aunt B’s ($25)
  • Café Pack—includes books, puzzles and a $25 gift card to BoBo’s Café in Somers
  • Movie Pack - includes books, popcorn, candy and Movie Passes for 2 at the Carmel Cinema 8 in Carmel NY.
  • Plus more!!!

Bonus:  $10 iTune gift cards to the top 3 readers with the most pages read!
How To Get Raffle Tickets*:
· For every 100 pages read (100 points earned), earn 1 raffle ticket.
· For every 1 review submitted, earn1 raffle ticket.
· Register Early— earn 2 raffle tickets for being one of the first 30 participants to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program!
· Bonus:  you can earn 1 raffle ticket for every visit to the library (6/20-8/30),  please see Tara Ferretti (or the librarian at the Reference Desk) for the form to fill out!!! You can earn up to a maximum of 10 raffle tickets just by visiting the library)
*IMPORTANT:  Raffle Tickets earned by the participants will be submitted by Somers Library staff in the particpants name.  The online program will keep track of the pages read, early registration and the reviews submitted by participants.  However, visits to the library will be kept track of manually by library staff.  On August 31st, the raffle tickets will be randomly chosen and winners will be announced on that day.
Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations.Thanks for your support!

Teen Events
* FOR ALL teen programs, click on the Online Calendar to register, or call the library at 914-232-5717.     

Somers Library Summer VolunTEEN Program:  Do you love the Somers Library? Do you want to help your community library serve its patrons better? Do you need volunteer hours and don’t want to wait until the last minute to start earning them? If you answered “YES” to any or all of the above  questions, consider becoming a Somers Library  Volunteen this summer! The library is offering multiple 1.5 hour shifts over many days starting June 1st through August 31st. Please complete the Somers Library Summer Teen Volunteer Application by visiting our website’s Teen Things to Do Page (
or by stopping by the library.  Once the application is received you will be given information on how to schedule volunteer times, finding a substitute (if necessary) and information on the library’s volunteer expectations. Send completed applications to: 

Teen Henna Workshop at the Somers Library - Thursday, June 28th from 4:30-6:00 pm. For centuries mehndi, the art of henna painting on the body has been practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East, where the henna plant is believed to bring love, good fortune, and protection. When you adorn yourself with mehndi you are the recipient of an ancient female art form, a tradition that has been passed from one generation to the next. The henna we will be using is all natural, made from finely sifted henna, lemon juice and essential oils. With proper care a henna stain can last between 2-3 weeks. This is a hands on workshop where you will create your very own henna designs and everyone who wants one will go home with a henna by Margie. This program is intended for teens/tweens entering grades 6 and up (as of September 2018). Space is limited, please register on our online events calendar at or call the library at 232-5717. IMPORTANT: All Participants must have a signed permission slip from their parent or guardian. Margie Nugent is an accomplished body artist and owner of Making Faces Parties in Mount Kisco, NY.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club (D&D):  Fridays 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17 & 8/24 3:00 pm to 5:00pm. —Join us play Dungeons & Dragons this summer! Familiarity with Dungeons and Dragons is encouraged. Grades 6 to 12. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Click HERE to register!
Ongoing Events
Summer Anime Club - This club meets every Wednesdays June 6 through August 22 from 3:00-4:30 pm. Join us for a chance to watch anime from Crunchyroll with your friends! Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations.  Thanks for your support!

Summer Teen/Tween Pokemon Club @ the Somers Library - Join us at the Somers Library to meet, discuss and battle your friends using your Nintendo 3DS (or even using your cards)!   This program is for teens/tweens entering grades 5th and up.  The library will supply snacks and an opportunity to meet friends interested in Pokemon! Meetings dates:  6/1, 6/15, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, & 8/10 from 3:15 - 4:30 pm.  Register online at or call 914-232-5717. Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations.  Thanks for your support!

Summer Anime Nights! - Meets Fridays 4:30-6:30 pm on 6/1, 7/13, & 8/10.  Join us for a chance to watch anime from Crunchyroll with your friends. Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations.  Thanks for your support!

Be a Book Buddy!
We need teens in Middle or High School who can spend 1 hour per week over the summer listening to a younger child read, playing word games, or reading out loud.  We will match your student with a younger child based on mutual availability.  Download the application form  here  (or pick up one in the Children's Room) and return as soon as possible toVicki DiSanto or Beth Levine in the Children's Room.  
An orientation for Older Buddies will be held on Thursday evening, June 21 at 4:00 pm (with snacks!) so that your child will know what to do when meeting with his or her younger buddy.  
Some of our Older Book Buddies return every year that they are in school.  This might be a great opportunity for your child!  Don't hesitate to call if you have questions. Thank you!

Vicki DiSanto
Children's Librarian
Beth Levine
Children's Library Assistant
Somers Library