Celebrating Teen Read Week and Halloween
Falling leaves and falling temperatures mean more time spent indoors. Floral Park teens and tweens came in from the autumn chill to participate in the programs and games the Library had to offer during Teen Read Week (October 13-19) and Halloween (October 31). Everyone had a ball, making messenger bags (and messes), playing guessing games, and "straining their brains" during a fast paced "quiz show." See our Events page for upcoming programs.
We had eleven participants in our Teen Read Week contest. All participants received $5 gift cards to Dee Dee's, which was very well received! Our grand Teen Read Week raffle winner was Sara Latham, who received an additional gift card from Barnes & Noble. Needless to say, she was elated.
For the very first time its history, our Halloween Candy Counting contest ended in a tie! Italia Groski and Annaliese Nardi guessed the same amount of Hershey's chocolate caramel Kisses in our famous Halloween skull! Their guesses were the closest to the exact amount and their reward was splitting the cache of Kisses.
Go "Beneath the Surface" this Summer!
Not everything is what it seems. A quiet summer day can disguise an adventure waiting to happen! Find out how by going "Beneath the Surface" during this year's Teen Summer Reading Club for grades 7-12. Read at least 10 minutes a day, and start to rack up points for prizes and raffles. We've got programs and parties and more! Stop by and pick up a brochure for details or see Mrs. Zuckerman.
Spring Titles for Teens: The Second Wave
Feed your need to read! Check out our latest list of "Spring Titles for Teens" on our Teens page.
Teen Titles for Spring: The Second Wave
We figured by now you've read your way through our last list of titles. Here are seven more to feed your need to read!
Bully.com by Joe Lawlor
Jun Li, a brilliant seventh grader, is more comfortable around computers than people. Jun's world turns upside down when he is accused of a cyberbullying incident. When he tries to prove his innocence, he discovers that it's a lot more complicated than he thought.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor has red hair and wears the wrong clothes. Park laughs at her jokes before she gets to the punchline. These star-crossed sixteen-year-olds are smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but are brave enough to try.
Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
Spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school in an alternate England of 1851. There she is surprised to learn lessons not only in dress and etiquette, but in diversion, deceit, and espionage.
I Represent Sean Rosen by Jeff Baron
Hollywood, get ready (and dear reader, get ready to laugh)! Sean Rosen is coming! He knows exactly what he wants, but he just needs to figure out how to get it.
In Darkness by Nick Lake
When Shorty, a Haitian gang member, gets trapped in the rubble of a damaged hospital, he finds the world as he knows it shattered. As he waits for rescue, growing weaker from lack of food and water, he become aware of another presence reaching out to him from the past. What this boy from the slums learns from this mysterious stranger makes for an extraordinary story.
Jack London's The Call of the Wild, adapted by Neil Kleid.
This powerful adventure story is now presented in a graphic novel adaptation. Buck only knows a life of luxury, but when he finds himself sold as a sled dog, he quickly learns about suffering under the whip of his horrible new owners. Buck eventually finds the strength and confidence he needs to rise about his enemies to become one of the most admired dogs in the Arctic.
The Loop by Shandy Lawson
Ben and Maggie have fallen in love and died together many times. In this exciting sci-fi tale, they devise a desperate plan to break free from the pull of Fate and the force of time. Will they succeed, or are they destined to struggle over and over again to be together.