Welcome To Teenburgh
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.
Teen Services Librarian – Always here to help YOU!
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!
- give me a buzz at 914-721-8224!
Please stop by Teenburgh and say hello the next time you’re in the library! I am looking forward to meeting you all : )!
VolunTeens @ GPL
VolunTeen Guidelines & Activities
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
VolunTeens must wear GPL Volunteer Badges at all times when volunteering at or for the library.
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)
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-721-8224 for more details.
Grades 4-6 Team:
- Email email@example.com or call 914-721-8224 for more details.
Teen Book Sites
Young Adult Books in Sequels and Series: Which book in a series comes next? Find out here
African American Teen Fiction – Fiction novels & graphic novels featuring strong African American characters as well as many teen urban fiction titles.
Book Club – How To Start One? – Tips for starting your own book club.
Books & More – Great lists of Teen books (& more) searchable by topic, genre, author & format created by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Comics & Graphic Novels (Digital) – Download FREE comics & graphic novels through your library — through “Comics Plus”. Make a free account & get reading!
EBooks & Audiobooks Download – Download FREE eBooks, audiobooks, & music through your library — through OverDrive! All you need is your library card.
Guys Read – Books: Guy tested, guy approved.
Hispanic Teen Fiction – Novels & graphic novels featuring strong characters of Hispanic background.
Middle Eastern Teen Fiction – Novels & graphic novels featuring Middle Eastern characters and/or settings.
Quick Reads – Need to read a book quickly? Check out the list for good fast & short books!
Series & Sequels Database – Perfect when you are looking for the next book in your favorite series. There are over 36,000 books listed in 4,900 series from birth to grade 12! Hosted by the Mid-Continent Public Library.
What’s Real? Books that question our reality – Novels & graphic novels that question our reality including many dystopias and altered realities.
WORD For Teens – Blog of Teen books “Worthy of Reading & Discussion” reviews
Test & Homework Help
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.
- Khan Academy – Great free video tutorials on everything from math and science help to SAT & ACT Practice.
- Lands and Peoples (Grolier) – for middle and high school students and includes articles on countries, cultures and current events. It also includes an atlas and almanacs.
- Multimedia Encyclopedia (Grolier) – Quick-reference with rich media for middle-school and higher.
- New Book of Knowledge (Grolier) – Reference and current events for elementary school and higher.
- The New Book of Popular Science (Grolier) – is for middle and high school students and includes articles in the areas of science, technology and medicine.
Teachers & Librarians Working Together
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe.
School Summer Reading Lists
- Greenburgh Central School District (K-12 lists)
- Edgemont Junior/High School
- Alexander Hamilton JR/High School (Elmsford)
- Dobbs Ferry School District
- Iona Prep Grades 9-12 Iona Prep Grades K-8
- Maria Regina High School
- Sacred Heart
- Sleepy Hollow Middle Schoo (Tarrytown) & Sleepy Hollow High School
- White Plains Public Schools