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HOURS OF OPERATION

 Monday - Friday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
 Saturday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

 CLOSINGS

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Tuesday, 2:00 pm
(Not in July)
Thursday, 11:15 am

 Preschoolers with adult
No registration required
 

 

32 Village Green, Bedford, NY 10506   914.234.3570

Young Adults

YOUNG ADULT/JUVENILE FICTION ROOM

Located on the second floor of the Library this brightly decorated space houses our complete Young Adult, and Juvenile fiction collections. Maureen Mc Manus, our Young Adult Librarian, spends Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons upstairs and is there to make book suggestions or help locate anything you might need. The room is also the home of the YA audio collection, graphic novels, study guides, Newbery winners, many other resources and the Fox Lane Ski Club box.

Young adult & juvenile fiction room grade 7 book group

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
Wondering what to read this summer?
Maureen, the YA Librarian, has put together some suggestions.

FANTASY, ADVENTURE, ROMANCE, SPORTS

REALISTIC FICTION, COMING OF AGE,
SCIENCE FICTION, DEATH-LIFE-REBIRTH

HUMOR, OTHER CULTURES,
HISTORICAL FICTION, CLASSICS

BIOGRAPHY & NONFICTION

AWARD WINNERS & RECOMMENDATIONS

Looking for a new book to read - here are some suggested lists:

American Library Association Top Ten YA Books

Alex Award Winners - adult books teens enjoy

Great Graphic NovelsIndie Next Teens - from independent booksellers

National Book Award - exceptional titles

Printz Awards - excellence in literature

Schneider Family Book Award - disabilities

Teen Scene

William C. Morris Award - promotes literature

 

SERIES AND SEQUELS

I love this series but I don’t know which book is next. Should I read this series in the right order?
I finished this series and want to find something similiar.
If these comments sound familiar you should check out these websites:

Public Library YA Series
Community Library Blog
 

Are you book obsessed?
Check what other teens have to say about books and reading at this link

Teen Ink
Link to magazine, website and books written by teens since 1989

Rick Riordan Recommends
If you are a Percy Jackson fan you might be interested in this link

NEW REVIEWS

Thank you to Sarah Werner for the following reviews:

antigoddessAntigoddess by Kendare Blake
First things first, read up on Greek mythology, specifically the Trojan War.   Done with that, great.  Now let's get started.  In this book, the twilight of the gods is happening and the gods are dying each in a different way.  The gods Hermes and Athena have teamed up to find Demeter and stop this.  Demeter tells them that it's god versus god now as Hera, Poseidon, and Aphrodite are also dying and are killing the other gods to prevent it.  She tells them to find Cassandra of Troy, princess and prophetess who was cursed to never be believed. More...

all our yesterdaysAll Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
This author's debut novel is suspenseful and full of exciting twists.  Em is a prisoner at a secret military base who is questioned by a scary man known to us only as the Doctor.  When Em finds a list hidden in the drain of her cell, she escapes with her fellow prisoner and friend Finn in order to use a time machine, Cassandra, to stop the invention of time travel.  More...

PROTECT YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION
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This is a free source of information

KNITWITS
Grades 4 and up thru high school
Session I - Fall
Wednesdays at 3:30 - 4:30
Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 5, 19, Dec. 3
Participants must commit to the full Session.
Registration is required. Beginners welcome.
Questions - contact Margaret

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one click digital

Do you like to listen to books? OneClickDigital is a collection of teen and children’s audiobooks that are available for unlimited and instant download to your MP3 player or iPod.

ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL WRITING CONTEST
Congratulations to the winners:
FICTION
1st place
Andrea Reino - Sticks and Stones
2nd place
Zoe Dweck - Mortal Words
3rd place
Emily Bayuk - Tennis
NONFICTION
1st place
Nina Wagner - 4’ 33”
2nd place
Anna-Sophia Boguraev - Almost Anorexic
3rd place
Zoe Wood - Gravity

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EBOOKS FOR TEENS

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doWNLOAD EBOOKS HERE

WHAT TO EXPECT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Fox Lane students will share their experiences, followed by Q&A. Bring your questions and concerns.
Boys - Wednesday, August 6 at 6:00
Girls - Wednesday, August 20 at 6:00
Registration necessary
Pizza will be served

SUMMER READING GAME FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Spark Book Oval

 Track your reading
Ends Monday, August 18 at 6:00
- all reviews must be in by that time. Read and earn points to turn into gift certificates! Details & summer reading lists for local schools are on the website
Awards may be picked up
Wednesday, August 20 after 2:00

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Looking for readers to join Team Bedford in a Jeopardy Style Competition. The team will practice over the summer for the competition in October.
If you are interested in more information, contact Maureen at Bedford Free Library.
(914) 234 3570 or mmcmanus@wlsmail.org
More information here

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

SPECIAL EVENT
Skype with Deborah Hopkinson, author of Titanic: Voices from the Disaster
Wednesday, September 17 at 6:00-7:00 Bedford Free Library

MEET THE TEAM
Monday, September 22 at 6:00-7:00 Bedford Hills Library

TEAM PRACTICES
Wednesday, October 1 at 6:00-7:00 Bedford Free Library
Monday, October 6 at 6:00-7:00 Katonah Library
Wednesday, October 15 at 6:00-7:00 Katonah Library

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Saturday, October 18 all day at Scarsdale Middle School

REGISTRATION
Registration is required for each event. Team me
mbers must attend at least two practice sessions.
Call 914 234 3570 or email Maureen at mmcmanus@wlsmail.org
 

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