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Volunteer Opportunities! Dec. 8th, 9th and 10th
We are looking for volunteers for our Craft a Gift Day. This event takes place on Saturday, December 10th, from 11am-2pm. We will also need volunteers to set up on the 8th and 9th after school. A sign up link is listed below which will give you an explanation of the program and a form with the available shifts. Even if you have siad that you want to volunteer, you should still fill out the form. If you can't access the form please email somersteens@wlsmail.org.
Link for the volunteer form
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Volunteer Opportunities
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.
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2022 EVENTS FOR TWEENS AND TEENS
 

 

(In Person) One Shot Dungeons & Dragons Campaign
Saturday, December 3, 1 PM - 5 PM
Hail, Adventurers! Join teens Gr. 6-12 for a one shot Dungeons & Dragons program! Since this is a one time campaign it will be a four hour program with snacks and drinks provided. Beginners and experienced players are welcome! Adam, from Tabletop Now, has been a professional Dungeon Master for 2 years and has run games with all sorts of folks with all sorts of backgrounds, experience levels, and interests. He tailors every session, and every campaign, to individual players, making sure they get the most out of the experience by focusing on the aspects of gaming they like best. This is not your dad's DnD. So let's get rolling!
 

 (In Person) Chess in 1 Day- Chess for Absolute Beginners
Saturday, December 17, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Chessin1Day is a volunteer teen initiative to spread the sport of chess throughout New York and Connecticut. The objective is to offer pre-K to 12th Grade students a fast and solid immersion into the game. Although chess is perceived as a complex game to learn, we have developed a method that makes it fun, and we get students started in chess in just one meet-up. Our classes are taught by rated and champion chess instructors who love to teach. Attendees will be divided into age groups.
 
 
 

 

 

 

Anime Club (Grades 5 to 10)

Tuesdays, 3:45 PM - 5 PM

You can be a total newbie to anime or an expert. Drop by for a show, snacks, and like-minded kids. We will also be looking a new animated shows such as Batman and Spiderman and comparing them to anime.

 
 
 
 



 

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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