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3rd Place Winners at the Battle of the Books


With over 100 teens and 15 libraries participating New City Library placed third in the Ramapo Catskill Library System Battle of the Books. 

Our team members:
Marissa Kransny
John Walters 
Karen Zollinger
Priyanka Ramanathan 
Sandra Charalel
Ally Eisenberg
Rebecca Straniere 
Vicki Cheung.
The books in the battle were:
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman
Behind the Curtain by Peter Abrahams
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Teen Summer Reading is Coming!

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Teen Book Discussion 2/16 at 7PM

  Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman. Book will be available in the lobby starting Tuesday, January 26. Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence to document the journey with images. Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head. A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page,

Friday October 23 Teen Movie is Jurassic World


Movie starts at 4 pm with pizza and popcorn.  Laser Tag at 6 pm after closing.  This program is open to youngsters in grades 7 and up.  Registration required.

Battle of the Books

Our team from New City Library scored high marks in the Ramapo Library System "Battle of the Books" this past Sunday.  Teams members are Sandra Charalel, Marissa Krasny, Karen Zollinger, John Walters, Vicki Cheung, Nicholas Procino, Priyanka Ramanathan and Allison Eisenberg.  The Battle was held on the campus of The Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY.  Teens from 14 libraries participated.  Teen librarians from the system selected 8 books for this competition.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Counting by Sevens by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Maze Runner by James Dashner

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Who Are These Masked Teens?

Some of the members of our Teen Summer Reading Club.

Join and receive your free bag with fun items and information on programs and the Summer Reading Club.  Prizes for members include gift certificates, candy, games, puzzles and crafts.  You can sign up online and report online on our teen tab.  Just visit the library to pick up prizes and attend events such as our Friday evening movie and laser tag.

Friday Movie for Teens is Jurassic Park


Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts. Then later there’s running and screaming.”

Movie at 4 pm.  Laser Tag at 6 pm.  Must register using your library card.  For ages 12 and up.


Movie for April 17 is The Hobbit 3: the Battle of the Five Armies

Movie starts at 4 pm and Laser Tag starts after the Library closes at 6.  Everyone must be picked up by 7 pm.  Please register for this event.  If you arrive at the Library after 6 pm, our doors are locked, and you will not be able to enter.  Refreshments iinclude pizza and drinks.  No one under 12 will be admitted.

Betting on the Books

I do not consider myself a gambler.  I do not buy lottery tickets, I have never been inside a casino, and I have never visited a race track or betting parlor.  However, there is one bet I will place this Friday when I meet with other librarians who select books for teens.  We bet on which book will be the winner of the Michael L.

Not Just for Teens

Recently teen books have become very popular with adult readers.  Many people enjoyed reading The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.  As the Teen Librarian, most of my personal reading is in the teen book area.  I still read an occasional “Adult “ title and enjoy a wide range of adult authors.  However, I find that many “teen” books are fun and exciting to read with complex ideas, plots and relevancy.   The following are some of my personal favorites.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly [ separared by centuries, a teen tries to cope with the tragic deaths of two young boys]

Cover image for Revolution

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