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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 6-12

Teen Read Week - Turn Dreams into Reality
October 12 - 18, 2014

  • TAB (Teen Advisory Board). Tuesdays, September 23 & October 21 at 2:30 pm. Share your ideas about books, music, movies and more! Snacks served. Need community service? Join us!
  • Dreamcatcher. Friday, October 17, 4:00 pm. In celebration of Teen Read Week 2014, “Turn Dreams into Reality.” Use feathers, strings and beads to make your very own beautiful dreamcatcher. Registration begins Sept. 2 for OB-EN residents, and on Sept. 29 for non-residents, space permitting.
  • Halloween Cake Pops. Wednesday, October 22, 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Deliciously spooky cake pops. Registration begins Sept. 2 for OB-EN residents, and on Sept. 29 for non-residents, space permitting.
  • Everything You Should Know About the College Application & Admission Process and Needn’t Be Afraid to Ask. Monday, October 20, 6:45 pm. Join Leslie (LCSW & NYS Certified in School Social Work) and Bernard Bilawsky for a discussion of the college application process. Topics will include the pros and cons of small colleges and larger universities, writing your admissions essay, financial aid, rolling admissions, and safety on campus. *Parents are strongly encouraged to attend! Registration begins Sept. 20 for OB-EN residents, and on Oct. 6 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!


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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.