Tuesday, Oct 03rd

From the Library: Back to School Resources

scarsdalelibraryHere's information from Scarsdale Public Library for children and teens:

In preparation for the school year ahead, Scarsdale Public Library has been offering fun and engaging summer reading programs for children and teens. We would like to invite all parents to make sure their child has a Scarsdale Public Library Card this school year. With their card, your child can borrow physical and digital materials and make study room reservations. This fall, children can also look forward to a NASA reading program.

Our librarians are making sure teens have access to required reading titles, so they are ready for back-to-school discussions. We have a display featuring titles from the SMS Summer Reading Lists set up next to the café. Children’sLibrarian, Erin Goldberg, and Teen Services Manager, Jennifer Brinley, can also provide great recommendations to help with reading selections.

September is Library Card Signup month, and it is a wonderful time to sign your children up for a library card. For those last-minute reading assignments, they can download digital books through Libby or cloudLibrary, or catch up with their favorite graphic novels through Comics Plus. They can reserve study rooms to work privately or with up to 3 of their friends and can do so up to a week ahead of time using their Scarsdale Library Card. Students will also have access to tutor.com and LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) for extra instruction outside of school.

Our Children’s team will be offering NASA's Artemis Project: To the Moon, Mars, and Beyond Reading Challenge beginning this September. Participants will discover more about the Artemis program and NASA’s plans for a new generation of crewed spaceflight by completing the activity badges in this reading and activity challenge. We challenge our patrons to read at least 600 minutes (about 10 hours) and keep track of their reading during the challenge on our Beanstack site. Hundreds of libraries across the nation will be reading and learning alongside us for a chance to win circulating backpacks of STEM-related resources from the Space Science institute.
Throughout the year, teens can look forward to studying and lounging in their Teen Room, and enjoying programs offered with their needs in mind. For those teens interested in volunteering, our Teen Department is always looking for new members to join our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) to help guide the direction of teen services. During the school year, staff members stay late to offer study nights to provide a space for youth to prepare for final exams. 

If you have not already signed up for summer reading, there is still time to enter to log minutes and win prizes. Register for either the Children’s or Teen summer reading programs on our website, scarsdalelibrary.org. Students can even print out a list of the books they have read to show their teachers all the reading they have completed this summer.

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