Category Archives: Teen Services

Evening Crossover Book Discussion

we were liars

We Were Liars

by E. Lockhart

Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30 PM

with Sharon Long, Teen Librarian

and Pam Strudler, Reference Librarian

“Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.”

No registration required.

This program is free.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

**Teens are Welcome**


Our Favorite Books of 2014

2014Nearing the end of every year we are inundated by Best of the Year lists. Of course at a library we pay the most attention to the lists of best books.  We here at Syosset R and R would like to add to the mix and tell you what our reading favorites were for 2014.  Our staff was asked to tell us what books they enjoyed most during the year and the books did not have to be published during this year.

Today we feature, Sharon, our Teen Services Librarian’s favorite books read during 2014:

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Not YA:

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

and YA:

Dangerous by Shannon Hale

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

Noggin by John Corey Whaley


by John Corey Whaley

– posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Veterans History Project teens and families – listen up, spread the word

As promised earlier this month, we present a post from one of the other Syosset Public Library blogs, “Teen Space”:

“We had the teen volunteer orientation for the Syosset Library’s participation in the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress this week.

If you haven’t heard of this fascinating endeavor, check out the link here:

We need mature and responsible teens in grades 10-12 to participate as interviewers for this project, and if you are interested but weren’t able to attend the orientation, there is still time to get the materials and help out with the Veterans History Project Kick Off reception we are having at the library on Saturday, May 19 from 11-1 PM.  In fact, feel free to stop by on May 19 to pick up the materials and learn about the project then if you can’t make it before.

We are hoping to get a number of interested veterans – from any of the U.S. wars or conflicts – to share their stories with us.

We need help form the community to do so.  If you have family, grandparents, neighbors, older siblings, etc., please mention the Veterans History Project to them and invite them to the library on May 19.  May 19 is Armed Forces Day, and we couldn’t think of a better way to help honor and celebrate our veterans than by letting them share their stories so that all can remember.”

– posted by Sharon, Teen Services

Need a babysitter?

Syosset Public Library Presents

Babysitting Job Fair

Sunday, May 6, 2012

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Parents looking for babysitters?? 

Teen Babysitters looking for jobs?? 

This is the opportunity for you to meet each other.  Parents – bring your children and let them pick a potential babysitter.  Teens must register using the online registration or call 516 921-7161 x242.   All teens registering must have a certificate for completing the Syosset Public Library babysitting course.

Babysitter seeking parents need not register — just drop in on May 6!

This is a free program and refreshments will be served.

– posted by Sharon, Teen Services Librarian