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Teen Events
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For Teens and Adults

This summer drop by the library and grab one of our take home craft bags. These bags will contain instructions and supplies and you just have to have glue and scissors on hand. We will be changing our crafts every few weeks and updates will be posted on Instagram @Somers_library_teens. 
There is no need for registration and you will find the crafts out front by the library entrance on a purple cart. The cart will be in the vestibule on rainy days. Younger sibling? There will be a kids Grab & Go craft on the cart as well. Take & Make is for teens and adults which means you can grab one and craft with your favorite adult.  Make something for yourself, a loved one or just stockpile them as gifts for birthdays and holidays.

Printz Award
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. Learn more about Michael Printz via this video from
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

Colleges and Careers

Check out these Websites for Information on Colleges and Careers
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 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!