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The Young Adult Department of the Oyster Bay - East Norwich Public Library serves students in grades 6 -12. Our purpose is to better serve the youth of the community through a variety of resources and programs.  Suggestions welcomed!

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We offer a variety of fiction books (paperbacks and hardcovers) that include new popular titles, various series, and classics.  Our non-fiction book collection include Cliff's Notes, Barron's Regents Reviews, career books, "hot topic" books, biographies, and others.  Other resources such as reference, magazines, books-on-tape, Online Public Access Catalogs, Infotrac, computers and Internet access  are available in the Adult section of the Library.

Check out the 'Carousels' for Sci-Fi and Horror books, Chick Lit, and more paperbacks.

The Young Adult Collection is located toward the back of the Library behind the dvds.  We look forward to your visit!


Upcoming YA Programs - Register at the Reference Desk

Programs for Tweens & Teens in grades 5-12

Teen Summer Reading Club

Registration begins Saturday, June 28 for Spark a Reaction @ Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library.

Participants will receive a prize for each of the first 5 books they read and review and will be eligible for a weekly raffle prize for each week that they submit reviews. Receive an invitation to the End of Summer Reading Party on Tuesday, August 12 at 2:00 pm after reading and reviewing 3 books and have a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD, plus other fun prizes. Reporting begins July 1 and the last day to report is August 8.


*Need Community Service Credits? Sign up at the Reference Desk to help out at the Summer Reading Carnival, read to younger kids at Book Buddies or join TAB! Registration begins June 2 for the Carnival and Book Buddies.

  • TAB (Teen Advisory Board). Tuesday, August 5, 2:30 pm. Share your ideas about books, music, movies and more! Need community service? Snacks served. Join us!
  • Book Buddies & Game Buddies. Wednesdays, July 16, 23, 30, August 6 &13, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm. Volunteers ages 12 and up needed! Read to and play board games with young children and earn community service credit. Orientation will be held on Tuesday, July 15 at 1:30 pm. Registration begins June 2.
  • SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test (gr 9-12 only). Tuesday, July 22, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. This 3.5 hour combo practice test helps students decide which test is right for them. Students will receive feedback that compares their performance on each of the analogous test sections of the two exams. Bring at least two #2 pencils and a calculator! Registration begins June 16 for OB-EN residents, and on July 8 for non-residents, space permitting.
  • Snap, Crackle, Pop Firecracker Rice Krispie Treats! Wednesday, July 23, 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Shape rice krispies into the shape of a firecracker. Then add melted chocolate and sprinkles to make a delicious treat. Registration begins June 16 for OB-EN residents and on July 9 for non-residents, space permitting.
  • Tie-Dye T-Shirts. Friday, July 25, 2:00 pm. Bring a plain white t-shirt (feel free to bring a pair of white socks too!) and dress for a mess! Registration begins June 16 for OB-EN residents, and onJuly 11 for non-residents, space permitting.
  • Steampunk Journal. Tuesday, July 29, 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Steampunk is a trend that combines science and technology with a bit of Sci-Fi. Spark a reaction with this journal that has a metal plate, gears, chains and lots of metal trim. Registration begins June 16 for OB-EN residents, and onJuly 15 for non-residents, space permitting.
  • “Scratch Surprise” Mug. Monday, August 4, 2:00 - 3:30 pm. The Madd Potter will be here to help you paint a “Scratch Surprise” mug. Apply layers of neon paint under a black glaze, using a toothpick students will then “scratch away” the glaze to reveal the bright colors underneath. Mugs will be fired in a pottery kiln so they are food and dishwasher safe. They will be ready for pick up at the library on August 15. Registration begins June 16 for OB-EN residents, and on July 21 for non-residents, space permitting.


Get Graphic with our new and expanding YA Graphics collection featuring graphic novels and manga, as well as some nonfiction and biographies. Check it out!


Homework Help


Great Sites for Young Adults

  • Teen Reading:  -- run by the American Library Association's Young Adult Services Division. 
  • Internet Public Library Teen Division: -- a Virtual Library with sites compiled by librarians and graduate students in the School of Information and Library Studies at the University of Michigan.  There are librarians available by e-mail to answer questions that can't be ascertained using the myriad of reference sources in all different fields.  The teen division contains fun and useful sites on entertainment, careers, clubs and organizations to join, fashion, sports, term paper guides, and much, much more.
  • TeenHealthFX: -- is your online resource for any and all questions regarding your health, your relationships, your body and your sexuality. While this site is informative, it's not a substitute for talking to your doctor and your parents.