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, April 26
Time: 6:30 pm
Ages: 5th-7th grade
Tweens are invited to join this group for snacks and to talk about what they’re reading. There are 3 titles to choose from for the next meeting: We are holding copies of Newbery winner “Girl who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Branhill & “One for the Murphys” by Lynda Hunt. Read one or both! 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.
Sign-up is open now if you are interested in having a winter session. Tell a friend & call us to set up a time.
Teens are invited to come together for lively discussions about books they choose to read for the month.
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 Emperor of Any Place by Tim Wynne-Jones
When Evan’s father dies suddenly, Evan finds a hand-bound yellow book on his desk—a book his dad had been reading when he passed away. The book is the diary of a Japanese soldier stranded on a small Pacific island in WWII. Why was his father reading it? What is in this account that Evan’s grandfather, whom Evan has never met before, fears so much that he will do anything to prevent its being seen? And what could this possibly mean for Evan? In a pulse-quickening mystery evoking the elusiveness of truth and the endurance of wars passed from father to son, this engrossing novel is a suspenseful, at times terrifying read from award-winning author Tim Wynne-Jones.
Dual stories of strength and resilience illuminate the effects that war has on individuals and on father-son relationships, effects that stretch in unexpected ways across generations….
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A unique take on the World War II period….
—School Library Journal (starred review)
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.