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Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

7:30 PM

with Pam Strudler and Meghan Fangmann, Librarians

“After her mother’s suicide, grief-stricken Leigh Sanders travels to Taiwan to stay with grandparents she never met, determined to find her mother who she believes turned into a bird.” -from the publisher

The program is free.

Teens welcome to join.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be used for library publicity.

-posted by Pam and Meghan, 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

Need a babysitter?

shutterstock_68262691 Set with groups of kids having funSyosset Public Library Presents

Babysitting Job Fair

Sunday, June 2, 2013

12:30 – 2:00 PM

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.

Free Program * Refreshments provided

*All teen babysitters must have a certificate from a babysitting course.*

RSVP:  Teen Babysitters – register your attendance beginningMonday, May 6 for SSD residents (May 13 for non-residents) using Online Program Registration, at TeenSpace, by calling (516) 921-7161 ext. 242 or       e-mailing Teen Services at splteens@syossetlibrary.org.

Parents – no RSVP required; just drop in on June 2.

– posted by Sharon, Teen 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

Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-year Olds

Do you ever wonder how preteens and teens are spending their time?  The recently released survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-year Olds , reports that the amount of time that teens spend on media has risen dramatically. This age group spends about a much time using media as an adult spends at work; of course, they are doing so seven days a week!  During much of the 7 hours and 38 minutes that Generation M2 uses media they are multitasking and so actual usage rises to 10 hours and 45 minutes daily.  These numbers indicate an increase of an hour and 17 minutes a day over the last five years.

As TV becomes available on more devices, the hours spent watching regularly scheduled TV has declined.  Watching it on less traditional devices such as cell phones and the Internet has increased.  Social networking and YouTube also capture teens’ attention—and their time.

Reading books has remained about the same over the five year period: around 25 minutes per day.  But time spent reading print magazines and newspapers has declined by seven minutes a day.  Time spent reading books has actually increased during the last ten years from 21 to 25 minutes a day.

– posted by Brenda, Reference Services