Teen News

New Museum Passes Are Here!

New Museum Passes Are Here!

Each pass is loaned for 1 week. Call the Library to reserve your pass

914-693-6614

The museum pass lending program is made possible by the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library.

Join the Teen Advisory Group!

Join the Teen Advisory Group!

Teens! Join the Teen Advisory Group.

Want to make a difference in your community and get volunteer credit hours? Apply to become a member of TAG at DFPL! We’ll meet monthly to discuss your ideas, work on projects to improve the library and its services, and have pizza.

Sign up here!

 

Upcoming Programs

Teen Yoga (Registration)

Teen Yoga (Registration)

Tuesday, May 28

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join professional instructor Pooja Mehta for this free 30 minute yoga and mindfulness class for tweens & teens.

Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to sign up.

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Teen Manga Book Club: "Spy x Family Volume 1" (Registration)

Teen Manga Book Club: “Spy x Family Volume 1” (Registration)

Tuesday, May 28

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Each month we’ll read a different manga and talk about it over snacks!

First up: Spy x Family vol. 1

Join the club and vote to decide our next read.

Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to sign up and request a copy of the book.

 

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 - 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Wednesday, May 29

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

Programs full – waitlist only

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Thursday, May 30

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

AVAILABLE SPACE ON THURSDAYS – last session June 20th

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Battle of the Books Interest Meeting for Grades 3 - 11 via ZOOM (Registration)

Battle of the Books Interest Meeting for Grades 3 – 11 via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, May 30

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Grades 3-11

Battle of the Books is an the annual book trivia tournament run by the Westchester Library System. Every library has its own teams and we’re looking for kids in grades 3-11 to represent Dobbs Ferry!

If you’re interested in joining and able to dedicate all of Saturday, October 26th, to the tournament, please email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org or childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to get the Zoom link! We will be discussing the tournament format, the books everyone will be reading, permission slips, and more.

Want more info? Check out our website!

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Online Resources

Download Graphic Novels to Your Device
Comics Plus is provided by Westchester Library System. Access graphic novels for all ages from 80 publishers for free with your library card!

Click here to get started

 

 

Native American Heritage Month Resources for K-12

Indigenous peoples are often overlooked by the dominant forces in contemporary American society. They’re a vital part of our past, but also of our present and future.  Springhurst librarian Lauren Rodriguez, Middle/High School media specialist Ellen Elsen, and K-8 literacy coordinator Michelle Yang-Kaczmarek have teamed up with Dobbs Ferry Public Library children’s librarian Gina Elbert and teen librarian Allee Manning to create the below resource list to help you dive deeper into indigenous literature for kindergarten through 12th grade. While it focuses on the indigenous peoples of the United States, it also contains a short section acknowledging native peoples of other countries in the Americas. These stories span contemporary life as well as historical fact and are part of a growing movement in publishing to better represent marginalized voices. Many are about Native Americans of the continental United States, but Native Hawaiians and Alaskans appear too. This is a sampling of available resources and not an exhaustive list. If you would like help finding more, please contact your librarian(s).

Click here for the list!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Every year, from mid-September to mid-October, Americans recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the culture, histories, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came to the country from Spanish-speaking countries in Europe and the Americas. The first celebration took place during one week in mid-September of 1968, with the timeframe chosen to honor independence day celebrations in many Spanish-speaking countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (all on September 15), Mexico (September 16), and Chile (September 18). In 1988, the celebration was expanded to last a month, from September 15-October 15 each year.

Springhurst Library Media Specialist Lauren Rodriguez, Middle/High School Library Media Specialist Ellen Elsen, and K-8 Literacy Coordinator Michelle Yang-Kaczmarek have teamed up with Dobbs Ferry Public Library Children’s Librarian Gina Elbert and Young Adult Librarian Allee Manning to create this resource list to help your families dive deeper into the contributions and  culture of Latinx and Hispanic Americans.

Click here to find your next read!

AAPI Heritage Month Resources

AAPI Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and influences that Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have made to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. This year, it is especially important to support, celebrate and advocate for the AAPI community who have been experiencing an increase in anti-Asian bias and violence. So this year’s theme is “Stop AAPI Hate: Solidarity, Community, and Celebration”. The month of May was chosen as a way to commemorate the first wave of Japanese immigrants to the United States on May 7, 1843 and to also mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. It is important to remember that members of the AAPI community come from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Western Asia, and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Each Asian country and Pacific Island nation has its own unique culture, language and traditions.

To celebrate this important community, Children’s Librarian Gina Elbert has collaborated with Springhurst Library Media Specialist Lauren Rodriguez, Dobbs Ferry Middle/High School Library Media Specialist Ellen Elsen, and Dobbs Ferry K-8 Literacy Coordinator Michelle Yang-Kaczmarek to make a resource list of books, social media accounts, and websites. Our hope is that these resources will help you to amplify, respect and make  space for AAPI every single day, not just in May.

Click here to view our recommended resources!