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
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
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,
- 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!
Great Sites for Young Adults
- Teen Reading: www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists
-- run by the American Library Association's Young Adult
- Internet Public Library Teen Division: www.ipl.org/teen
-- 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: www.teenhealthfx.com
-- TeenHealthFX.com 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.