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Welcome To Teenburgh

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Teen Services for Young Adults in grades 6-12

Welcome to Teenburgh at Greenburgh Public Library (GPL)!

This site is meant to help with everything from homework & picking out a good read to event announcements at GPL & in our community. We’re ready with information to help you with life, school, friends and work and, of course, to listen to your suggestions.

Your Teen Collection includes the latest in: fiction, poetry, non-fiction, graphic novels & manga, audiobooks, ebooks, test prep, & more.

Contact Us:
Liz Anastasi — Teen Services Librarian
(914) 721-8224 or eanastasi@greenburghlibrary.org

Teen Services Librarian – Always here to help YOU!

Liz Anastasi

Hey! My name is Liz Anastasi, and I’m the Teen Services Librarian here at Greenburgh Public Library.

I am looking forward to helping you connect with the information you are looking for from books, ebooks, and graphic novels, to cds and movies and more.

If you ever have a question, or a suggestion about stuff you think the library should get or an activity you would like to see at GPL, please stop-on-in or contact me!

Contact Me:

Please stop by Teenburgh and say hello the next time you’re in the library! I am looking forward to meeting you all : )!

-Liz

VolunTeens @ GPL

VolunTeen Guidelines & Activities 

Eligibility
A VolunTeen must be between the ages of 12 and 19 to apply, qualify, and  gain community service hours as a volunteer at GPL.

In Case of Emergency
In case of sickness or an emergency a VolunTeen must contact or leave a message with Library staff if they were expected in and can’t make it.  Phone number: 914-721-8224, or email eanastasi@greenburghlibrary.org.

Lateness
Being late for volunteer hours is not acceptable. Being a VolunTeen means people are depending on you whether you are assisting running events at the library or completing projects. Be here on time or call ahead if you anticipate being late, are unable to attend, or in case of emergency.

Dress
Please dress appropriately for a public library. Shorts are okay but please do not wear swimsuits, bare bellies, bare feet, hats, or anything that would be inappropriate for school. Keep in mind that the library has a fluctuating air conditioning and heat unit so you may want to bring extra layers of clothing in case of extreme temperature differences.

 

Volunteer Duties
A VolunTeen may have a range of responsibilities and tasks that he or she will be assigned that may include: helping with events (advance preparation, setting up, breaking down etc.), edging books, shelf reading, and much more. A VolunTeen is not responsible for helping patrons find books, answering reference questions, or doing clerical or page duties done by paid professionals.

Keeping Track of Volunteer Time
A Volunteen is responsible for keeping track of all service hours and dates completed on his or her timesheet in the designated VolunTeen binder.
When a volunteer completes their required hours it is the responsibility of the volunteer to inform the Volunteer Supervisor whether they are finished volunteering or want to continue.

Volunteer Badges
VolunTeens must wear GPL Volunteer Badges at all times when volunteering at or for the library.

Mobile Devices
Please  no use of cell phones (even texting), MP3 players, or other personal or electronic devices during volunteering unless you ask and are given permission in advance.

Ask For Help
Library staff is here to help you! If you have questions ASK! (We don’t bite)

Recognition
Forms can be completed or letters can be written as proof of service if a VolunTeen needs one for school/honor society/church group, etc. Proof or service forms and letters must be requested by the volunteer, to their supervisor, well in advance of the due date. VolunTeens that serve for an extended period will also receive a certificate and token of recognition.

Battle of the Books @ GPL

Love Reading? Love Competition? Join GPL’s BOB Teams!BOB Logo_OSS

GPL’s Battle of the Books 2017 will be starting in Spring 2017!

How can you get more info or join a team? It’s easy, just:

Grades 7-10 Team: 

  • 2017 Team General Interest Meetings:
    May 24 or June 7 @ 6:30-7:30 PM
  • 2017 Teen Books:
    Everythig, Everything by Nicola Yoon
    Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
    Jackaby by William Ritter
    Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
  • Email eanastasi@greenburghlibrary.org or call 914-721-8224 for more details.

 

Grades 4-6 Team:

 

Teen Book Sites

Test & Homework Help

**Click Here to Browse GPL’s Upcoming College Admissions and Test Prep Classes**

Research Tools:
Homework Help, Test Prep, College Admissions

  • Research Databases – Search tons of books, journals, articles, magazines, newspapers, and more – for research on any topic.
  • LearningExpress Library – Offers multiple courses, tutorials, and test prep for a variety of subjects, test, and occupations. All you need is your library card number to sign on.
  • NYS Regents Exams – Links to tons of old New York State Regents Exams that are great for practice.
  • TASC (Formerly GED) – Free practice and study materials.
  • SAT & SSAT (Subject SAT) – The SAT website has many useful tools regarding the SAT & SAT Subject Tests including: Online Registration for SAT, test dates and locations, practice tests, tools to develop a study plan, a “what to bring on test day” check list, retrieve your test scores, & much more.
  • ACT – All things ACT Exam from registration and test preparation to retrieving your scores and getting through the college selection and financing process.
  • AP Exams – AP or Advanced Placement Course Information: AP Exam Dates, lists of AP courses available, and tips for deciding whether to take an AP track in school.
  • College Board –  SAT and AP prep, College prep and selection help.
  • Driving-Tests.org – Free New York State Driver Permit practice tests and driver handbooks. Automobile, motorcycle and commercial handbooks and practice tests are available.
  • Edutrek.com – Search the database of  colleges & trade schools by state, degree, and subject. Suggestions for financial aid & info on the ACT, SAT, GRE & LSAT.
  • Mango Languages – Learn a language. See the list of languages offered.
  • America the Beautiful (Grolier) – is for elementary and middle school students and includes articles on US cities, states and Presidents.
  • eLibrary Elementary – Contains over 140 magazines and books for elementary students. Also includes the American Heritage Dictionary.

Teachers & Librarians Working Together

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  • Assignment Alert Form Notify GPL’s Teen Librarian before you give an assignment so we can prep the best resources before your students even walk in the door!
  • Visit The Public Library
    Contact the library to schedule your class visit to GPL. Perfect just before a big assignment or as a recap before summer reading!
  • Librarian Visit to Your Classroom/School
    Contact the library to schedule a visit from GP’s Teen Librarian. Topics could include: the library’s print and online resources, state-of-the-art technologies, doing quick & effective online searches, teen programs, summer reading, sign up for library cards & more!
  • Teen Listserv
    Get added to Greenburgh Public Library’s Teen Listserv, a once-weekly e-blast with updates about Teen programs, events, & more. Just email greenteen@greenburghlibrary.org to subscribe.

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Join us on our Minecraft server!
Teenburgh is proud that we have our own Minecraft server running in the library for you to play on.  We have chosen our OPs from our volunteens and hope to see you playing in the Library soon!