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Teen Services - Programs for Teens
Summer Reading Program

How it works in 5 easy steps:


1. You will receive a reading log when you sign up for Summer Reading.

2. Keep track of the books, magazines, newspapers, and whatever else you read, and how long it takes you to read them.

3. For every two hours you read you will receive one ticket.

4. For every book you review you will receive one ticket.

5. Use your tickets to enter one of our prize drawings:

A bag of signed books
Amazon Gift Card
VR Head Set

Bonus!
Attend three programs and receive an free movie pass or FroYo gift certificate!
Limit: 1 movie pass and 1 gift certificate per person.

Thank you to Hoopla and Cloud 9 for donating gift certificates.

Summer Reading Program signup begins Saturday, June 17. Come to the reference desk to register.
Extra Credit!

Nyack School District students going into grades 6-12 have the opportunity to begin the year with extra credit. All you have to do is sign up for the summer reading program at the Valley Cottage Library or the Nyack Library, and complete a note taking form while you read. Click the links below to download a note taking form, or come to the library to pick one up.

Middle School
High School
LAST WEEK OF SUMMER READING!

August 14- August 19



This is your last week to bring in reading logs and get tickets to enter the prize drawings. Take this week to READ READ READ!

If you're a Nyack student looking for extra credit, you MUST be registered for the summer reading program. Make sure you are registered by the end of the week!

Download note taking forms here:

Middle School
High School
ValCon: Volume 3!!!!

Saturday, July 22 from 10:00-4:00



ValCon Episode IV: July 14, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came to ValCon and helped make it a success. If you have pictures, use the hashtag #vclvalcon and tag the library! You can find us on Facebook,
Twitter,
and Instagram.

Help us make ValCon Episode IV even better! Click here to fill out a survey on your ValCon experience.
ValCon Episode IV Mascot Contest

Calling all artists!



VCL will be hosting ValCon Episode IV this summer and we are looking for a new mascot to use on all of our promotional material. Each entry must incorporate “ValCon Episode IV” into the design. Our contest is open to anyone in grades 6-12, so get creative and email entries to Joanna Goldfarb at jgoldfarb@rcls.org by January 8th. The winner will receive a $50 gift card!
Fall Programs

Registration begins September 1.
Community Service Opportunity: Teen Story Time

Thursdays September 28, October 19, November 16 and December 21 at 6:00



Embrace your inner 5 year old at teen story time!
Gather around to listen to a story, then help out the children’s librarians by preparing crafts for upcoming story times. This program is for teens in grades 6-12, and is worth one hour of community service.
A small snack will be provided.

Click below to register:

SEPTEMBER 28.
OCTOBER 19.
NOVEMBER 16.
DECEMBER 21.
Choosing the Right College

Wednesday, October 4 @ 7:00 pm



Joshua Marber, MS.Ed., will advise teens and their families on the college admission process. He will provide helpful information that will get you started on the right road now or give you helpful advice to continue in the process. In this program you will learn:
• When to start searching for colleges & visiting them.
• How to fill out the application & write a good essay.
• If you should take the SAT or the ACT.
• How to get financial aid & scholarships.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Anime Club

Wednesday, October 11, November 8, and December 13 @ 7:00 pm



Watch anime shows and make a craft. Each month there will be a new project and a new anime.

Click below to register:

OCTOBER 11.
NOVEMBER 8.
DECEMBER 13.
Art Group

Mondays October 16, November 13, and December 11 @ 7:00pm



Work on a craft project with a group, or bring supplies and work on your own artwork. The schedule of projects is:

October: No-sew t-shirt bags
November: Zentangle workshop (*begins at 6:30)
December: TBD

Click below to register:

OCTOBER 16.
NOVEMBER 13.
DECEMBER 11.
SAT/ACT Prep Course

Wednesdays October 18 and 25, November 1 @ 7:00pm



Top SAT Prep Coach and tutor, Trevor Hochman, will help you to prepare and for the SAT and ACT Tests by teaching strategies and skills to earn the best score possible. Please bring pencils, a notebook and a calculator.

Click below to register:

OCTOBER 18.
OCTOBER 25.
NOVEMBER 1.
Zombie Take Over

Tuesday, October 31 at 6:00pm



The zombies are taking over. Are you ready?

Complete challenges.
Gather supplies.
Make your survival kit.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Paying for College

Thursday, November 2 @ 7:00pm



Joshua Marber, MS.Ed., will advise teens and their families on how to pay for college. He will provide helpful information that will get you started on the right road now or give you helpful advice to continue in the process. In this program you will learn:
• How to get the most financial aid from the government & colleges.
• When & How to fill out the FAFSA & other financial aid forms.
• Searching & applying for scholarships.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Teen Yoga

Mondays October 23, November 6 and 20, and December 4 and 18@ 7:15pm



Valerie Vendrame will continue our popular program through the spring. Aside from the benefits of stretching and strengthening muscles, yoga provides teens with healthy coping strategies to help deal with unique stressors: insecurity about changing bodies, pressure to fit in, and challenging emotions. All done in a supportive environment that will keep you smiling and having fun!

Click below to register:

OCTOBER 23.
NOVEMBER 6.
NOVEMBER 20.
DECEMBER 4.
DECEMBER 18.




































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