Teen Opportunities

Teen Team Leaders Program

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.

 Apply by May 15, 2017 for projects in the Summer or early Fall 2017. Click here for the application form.

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.

Book Groups

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InBeTween Pages
Led by Susan Polos & Louisa Polos

Date: Wednesday, October
Time:
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.

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On Your Mark, Get Set…Read

Summer Reading

Build a Better World

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

Dvie into reading

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.

Teen Audiobook Selection

SYNC 2016 audiobooks

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens headphone listening icon

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+.
April 27, 2017 starts 2 free downloads a week. Full Title List.
Text “syncYA to 25827 for alerts on SYNC title releases or go to audiobookssync.com

 

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Recommended Reading

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

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.

Newbery Medal & Honor books for 2016

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.

Job Help

Volunteer New York

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.

For College-bound Students
Practice for college entrance exams!
College Search – http://www.edutrek.com/
The Student Hub: Chegg.com
The GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine

Financial Aid:
FAFSA – Federal Student Aid
TAP – New York State Tuition Assistance Program – if eligible it is a grant that does not have to be paid back

Other Resources
Barnes & Noble for Teens
Guinness World Records
Games
Teen Ink  – Stories written by teens.