Ages: 9 - 18
Thursdays / 6:00pm - 7:00pm
January: 10
February: 7
Get in touch with your creative side! Supplies are first come, first served. 
No registration required.

Random Fandom

Ages: 12 - 18
Wednesdays / 6:00pm - 8:00pm
January: 17
February: 21
Do you love pizza? What about movies, games, and crafts? Then this program is for you! Something different each month, with one delicious treat in common. Pizza is served on a first come, first served basis and must be consumed at the program. 
No registration required.

Teen book club

Ages: 12 - 18
Mondays / 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dates: January 28 - Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
February 25 -  Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
Discuss this month's book and what you've been reading lately. A place to talk about your love of books and book-related topics! Volunteers can earn time by writing reviews of this month's book and attending the meeting.
No registration required.



Are you a writer or an artist?  Are you a teen who lives in Rockland County?  Get published in Scrawl: Rockland Teens Write 2019!


                    Teens gather at the 2018 Scrawl book launch party at the Valley Cottage Library.


                    Published Teens talk to guest editors Carolyn MacCullough and JG Faherty

       LARC Teen Division and Scrawl Committee Members (left to right): Jessica, Emily, Joanna, Ruth, and Kristie



 On July 11, 2018, teens at the Finkelstein Memorial Library learn all about the Art of Henna with Margie Nugent of Making Faces Parties!  

Teens learned all about the history of henna and how the dye is made.  


Then they learned henna techniques and designs and practiced their new skills using frosting and cookies!  Yum!


Finally, every teen received a henna design from Margie to remember the evening!



Margie will be at Finkelstein again for the End of Summer Party for teens ages 12-18 on Thursday, August 23rd @ 6:00pm!  She'll be there for the whole party to supply our teens with beautiful designs!


2018 Winner of The Michael L. Printz Award!

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Marin hasn't spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she's tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that's been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart. YA FIC LaCour



Check out some of the Printz Honor Books:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – (Winner of the 2018 William C. Morris Award for first time YA authors) When Starr Thomas witnesses her friend Khalil die in a police-related shooting, she is forced to confront the difference between the way she experiences the world in her home neighborhood and what she sees at her fancy, private (and predominantly white) high school. YA FIC Thomas

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds – As Will sets out to avenge his brother’s death, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know. YA FIC Reynolds

 Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – The aftermath of a war between gods and men…a mythic hero…a young librarian…and a girl every bit as dangerous as 

she is in danger…   YA FIC Taylor  

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman – Learn about the deep friendship and connection between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo. Available as Hoopla digital audiobook


2018 Alex Award Winners!

The Alex Award is given to exceptional books that are intended for an adult audience, but appeal to teens.  If you’re ready to move up the next step in your reading habits, consider giving one of these a try.

 All Systems Red by Martha Wells

The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson 

 Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing (Available as Hoopla digital eBook)

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea by Melissa Fleming (nonfiction)

Malagash by Joey Comeau

 Roughneck by Jeff Lemire

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper 

Things We Have In Common by Tasha Kavanagh 

 An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard