Ages: 8 - 14
Thursdays / 6:00pm - 7:00pm
May 7th | April 4th | May 2nd
Get in touch with your creative side! Supplies are first come, first served. 
No registration required.

Random Fandom

Ages: 12 - 18
Thursdays / 6:00pm - 8:00pm
March 21 | April 18 | May 16
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: March 25th - Everless by Sara Holland
April 29th -  Sadeie by Courtney Summers
May 20th - Court of Thorns and Roses By Sarah J. Maas
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

2019 Winner of The Michael L. Printz Award!

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother's religion and her own relationship to the world. Drawing from her own background in slam poetry, Elizabeth Acevedo introduces the reader to Xiomara Batista. Xiomara feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood ever since her body grew into curves. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say. YA FICTION AVEVEDO





Check out some of the Printz Honor Books:

Damsel by Eleana K. Arnold – The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.
When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon, or what horrors she has faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome prince, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny to sit on the throne beside him. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court.
However, as soon as her first night falls, she begins to realize that not all is as it seems, that there is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows–and that the greatest threats to her life may not be behind her, but here, in front of her. -- Goodreads

A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti – A freak encounter sends Annabelle’s mind reeling back to events from last year that she can’t seem to escape.  Annabelle starts running…and doesn’t stop. Before she knows it, she’s on a cross country run from Seattle to Washington, DC.  With the pain of every step, Annebelle relives that day and starts to heal. YA NEW FICTION CALETTI

I, Claudia by Mary McCoy – Disaffected amateur historian Claudia McCarthy never expected to be in charge of Imperial Day Academy, but by accident, design, or scheme, she is pulled into the tumultuous and high-profile world of the Senate and Honor Council. Suddenly, Claudia is wielding power over her fellow students that she never expected to have and isn't sure she wants. -- Goodreads 

2019 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.

The Black God’s Drums By P. Djèlí Clark

The Book of Essie By Meghan MacLean Weir

Circe By Madeline Miller

Educated: A Memoir By Tara Westover

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After By Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

Green By Sam Graham-Felsen

Home After Dark by David Small

How Long ’Til Black Future Month? By N. K. Jemisin

Lawn Boy By Jonathan Evison

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik


 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!