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Summer Reading Program
Starts June 24th &
Ends August 26th
Read great books
Win Awesome Prizes
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.

Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations.
Thanks for your support!

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR TWEENS AND TEENS
 

Retro Art for Teens: Paint by Numbers Kit 

Starting May 2nd 2022 while supplies last

Register to pick up a take home paint by numbers kits. We have four loveable movie/tv characters to choose from, but what you get will be a surprise! Grab one and avoid those summer boredom days. One per person while supplies last. Register HERE

 

In Person: Henna Art for Teens 

Thursday, May 26 2022, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

For centuries 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. Come join us at the library and learn to make designs by icing cookies (yes, you can eat them!) and then have Margie Nugent, an internationally certified henna artist, henna your hands with stunning designs. 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. Space is limited, please register HERE
IMPORTANT: All Participants must have a signed permission slip from their parent or guardian which will be emailed after registration.

 

Baby Sitting 101 Saturday, June 11 10:30am-1:30pm

Want to know all of the ins and outs of babysitting? Then Join Us at the Somers Library!  For 6th Graders and up!

Topics include: Infant Care, Playing, Responsibilities and EmergenciesPlease bring lunch, a drink, a notebook, and a pencil.  Certificates of completion will be given at the end of class.  Register HERE

 




Mondays 3:30-5pm In-Person
Teens 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 and 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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