The Teen Services Department seeks to foster a love and appreciation of reading, learning and good citizenship through volunteerism for residents in grades 6-12. We offer the best in teen literature and non-fiction, practical and diverse programs and volunteer opportunities.
Our main print and non-print materials include; fiction and non-fiction literature, audio books and Playaways, college guidebooks, and test preparation materials. Through our online resources we also seek to instill in teens the skills necessary to perform timely and effective research for academic success.
- Big Screen Reads: Teen Book Discussions
- Book Reviews for Teens by Teens
- College & Career Resources
- New Books for Teens
- Spring Into Reading! Teen Book Review Program
- Start the Conversation
- Teen Booklists!
- Volunteer Opportunities
Anderson, Laurie Halse. The impossible knife of memory. 2014. Enduring a transient existence before starting school in her Iraq War veteran father’s hometown, a troubled Hayley Kincaid longs for a normal life and pursues a relationship with a secretive boy before her father’s PTSD leads to a disturbing drug problem. Anonymous. Go Ask Alice. 1971. […]read more...
Angel, Ann. Janis Joplin: rise up singing. 2010. A young fan’s introduction to the life and career of the iconic music performer commemorates the fortieth anniversary of her death and draws on anecdotes from friends and band mates. Brown, Cupcake. A Piece of Cake: a memoir. 2006. An inspirational, frequently disturbing memoir of a troubled […]read more...
On March 27, 2014 the Cold Spring Harbor Library & Environmental Center will be hosting a panel discussion, “Start the Conversation … Save a Life,” about substance-abuse awareness. Here is a list of local and national resources about drug abuse and addiction. All information is current as of March 8, 2014. CASAColumbia 1 (212) 841-5200 […]read more...
March is here! Spring is just around the corner, but snow is still on the ground. Here are some great new additions to the teen collection for you to enjoy. […]read more...
On Thursday, March 27, 2014, the Cold Spring Harbor Library & Environmental Center, along with the Life Center and the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, will host a program on life-saving information about substance abuse. All sign-ups will be kept confidential, though students from the Cold Spring Harbor School District who attend […]read more...