Teens are invited to apply and will be selected to participate in the Teen Team Leaders Program at the Bedford Hills Free Library. Volunteer opportunities provide High School Juniors and Seniors with leadership, team building, technical, and administrative experience while fulfilling valuable community service for our library. Specific positions and schedules are created based on the interests and skills of teens selected.
Teens also participate in our teen advisory group which offers feedback and ideas about how our library may be an attractive resource and hub for young adults.
Teen Team Orientation Summer 2016
Tweens & Teens
The Teen Area is the place at the Library for teens to do homework, read, hang out with friends, or even play scrabble! Teens are also welcome to participate in programs and advise the Library about projects they wish to lead.
Led by Susan Polos & Louisa Polos
Date: Wednesday, October
Ages: 5th-7th grade
Tweens are invited to join this group for snacks and to talk about what they’re reading. Please stop by to check out your copy. Newcomers welcome any time.
RSVP: Please call if you plan to attend: 914.666.6472 or register online here.
On Your Mark, Get Set…Read
The Bedford Hills Free Library participates in the New York State Library and the Collaborative Summer Library Program to promote recreational reading for everyone. The Library also partners with the Bedford Central School District to support the required summer reading for elementary school children. In addition, we share age-appropriate reading lists from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), award-winning titles, and staff picks.
Dive into Reading at the Bedford Hills Pool
Spending time at the Bedford Hills pool? The library has a cart loaded with popular reading materials to borrow and return from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
PRAISE FOR THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR
- National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Finalist
- Michael L Printz Honor book
- Walter Honor book
- Coretta Scott King New Talent Award
- New York Times Notable Children’s Book of the Year 2016
- Amazon Top 20 Best Book of the Year 2016 selection
- Amazon Best Book of the Year Young Adult 2016 selection
- New York Times, Book Review
- Entertainment Weekly, Top 10 Best Books of 2016 selection
- Entertainment Weekly, Grade A review
- Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016
- Horn Fanfare Best Books of 2016
- Publisher’s Weekly Best Books of 2016
- New York Public Library’s Best 50 Books for Teens 2016
- Booklist, Starred Review
- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
- Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review
- Shelf Awareness, Starred Review
- The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Starred Review
- The Horn Book, Starred Review
- #1 Indie Next Winter 2016 selection
OneClickDigital – audiobooks for children and teens. Always available, Unlimited downloads
Young Adult Library Services Association 2014 teens Top Ten Nominees for Tweens & Teens
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Award-winning art and writing works by teens.
Read the whole series! Then watch the movie!
Place a hold to borrow new DVDs & more!
Resources for Teens
Looking for a job or to other ways to volunteer in your community? Try these helpful websites.
What’s your passion?
DoSomething.org is one of the largest global organizations for young people and social change, with 3.6 million members tackling campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment to literally everything else. Any cause, anytime, anywhere.
Learning to drive?
New York State Dept of Motor Vehicles tips for the good driver and Driver’s Manual.