Battle of the Books / Battle for Grades 4 - 7 Team

Battle of the Books / Battle for Grades 4 – 7 Team

Tuesday, July 27

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Teen Battle of the Books - Book Battle

Teen Battle of the Books – Book Battle

Thursday, July 29

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Teen Battle of the Books - Practice Session

Teen Battle of the Books – Practice Session

Friday, July 30

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Book Reviews: ongoing program for Teens/Preteens June 28 - August 20

Book Reviews: ongoing program for Teens/Preteens June 28 – August 20

Sunday, August 1

All Day

Tickets will be awarded for the completion of Summer Reading book reviews, which middle and high schoolers can choose to publish in Dobbs Ferry Middle or High School library’s catalog (if an attendee of the school) and/or on a bookmark that will be available for others in the Teen Space.

Each book review will be worth TWO tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Raffle.

To find out more about the submission process, please email amanning@wlsmail.org.

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Battle of the Books / Practice session for Grades 4 - 7 Team

Battle of the Books / Practice session for Grades 4 – 7 Team

Monday, August 2

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Lend A Helping Paw – Outdoor Event

Lend A Helping Paw – Outdoor Event

Monday, August 2

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

In keeping with the “Tales and Tails” theme of Summer Reading 2021, teens and pre-teens are invited to come help make rice sock heating pads for shelter animals for Paws Crossed Animal Rescue in Elmsford.

The event will take place outdoors. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Attendees can earn 1.5 community service hours for their participation in the event and THREE raffle tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Raffle. 

Register with amanning@wlsmail.org — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

In addition to the heating pads craft, the Teen Space will be hosting a donation drive for Paws Crossed Animal Rescue that will last through the month of July. The list of items Paws Crossed is looking for can be found displayed at the library and will be publicized on the event page.

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Battle of the Books / Battle for Grades 4 - 7 Team

Battle of the Books / Battle for Grades 4 – 7 Team

Tuesday, August 3

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Teen Battle of the Books - Book Battle

Teen Battle of the Books – Book Battle

Thursday, August 5

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Teen Battle of the Books - Practice Session

Teen Battle of the Books – Practice Session

Friday, August 6

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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BookTok Challenge: ongoing program for Teens/Preteens June 28 - August 20

BookTok Challenge: ongoing program for Teens/Preteens June 28 – August 20

Sunday, August 8

All Day

Teens and preteens are invited to make a “Tik Tok style” video centered around a book they have read for summer reading. Teens can do a book talk, a book trailer, reenact a scene, cosplay as a character from the book they read, or take another creative approach.

(Note: You do not actually have to publish it on TikTok or any social media platform!!!)

Participation in this challenge will be worth SIX tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Raffle. With participant permission, the submissions may be shared at a Summer Reading Screening Party at the end of the summer.

To find out more about the submission process, please email amanning@wlsmail.org.

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Teen Readers Circle

Teen Readers Circle

Monday, August 9

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Read something great this summer, or looking for some recommendations? Join our Teen Readers Circle to discuss all things books and Summer Reading over lemonade. YA Librarian Allee Manning will also provide book talks for recent releases.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided at this outdoor event.

Attendees will receive THREE raffle tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Raffle (three raffle tickets per each event attended — you do not have to attend both).

Register with amanning@wlsmail.org — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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Battle of the Books / Practice session for Grades 4 - 7 Team

Battle of the Books / Practice session for Grades 4 – 7 Team

Monday, August 9

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Pop-Up Comics Lab with Becky Pitts on the library terrace (Registration)

Pop-Up Comics Lab with Becky Pitts on the library terrace (Registration)

Tuesday, August 10

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 8-12

Learn to create a character and draw comics just like in your favorite graphic novels! Becky Pitts, a community volunteer with a forthcoming book, will be teaching us everything we need to know.

Register by emailing dobchildref@wlsmail.org, calling (914) 693-6615, or stopping by the Children’s Room to sign up.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

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Battle of the Books / Battle for Grades 4 - 7 Team

Battle of the Books / Battle for Grades 4 – 7 Team

Tuesday, August 10

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Outdoor R.E.A.D. - Therapy Dog meet-up at Waterfront Park (Registration)

Outdoor R.E.A.D. – Therapy Dog meet-up at Waterfront Park (Registration)

Thursday, August 12

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ages 4+

Love animals? How about reading? Come read to a trained therapy dog for fifteen minutes under the trees in Waterfront Park!

Register by emailing dobchildref@wlsmail.org, calling (914) 693-6615, or stopping by the Children’s Room to sign up.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

P.S. By attending this program, you can earn 250 points for your summer reading game logs!

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Teen Battle of the Books - Book Battle

Teen Battle of the Books – Book Battle

Thursday, August 12

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Teen Battle of the Books - Practice Session

Teen Battle of the Books – Practice Session

Friday, August 13

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Book Reviews: ongoing program for Teens/Preteens June 28 - August 20

Book Reviews: ongoing program for Teens/Preteens June 28 – August 20

Sunday, August 15

All Day

Tickets will be awarded for the completion of Summer Reading book reviews, which middle and high schoolers can choose to publish in Dobbs Ferry Middle or High School library’s catalog (if an attendee of the school) and/or on a bookmark that will be available for others in the Teen Space.

Each book review will be worth TWO tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Raffle.

To find out more about the submission process, please email amanning@wlsmail.org.

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BookTok Challenge: ongoing program for Teens/Preteens June 28 - August 20

BookTok Challenge: ongoing program for Teens/Preteens June 28 – August 20

Sunday, August 15

All Day

Teens and preteens are invited to make a “Tik Tok style” video centered around a book they have read for summer reading. Teens can do a book talk, a book trailer, reenact a scene, cosplay as a character from the book they read, or take another creative approach.

(Note: You do not actually have to publish it on TikTok or any social media platform!!!)

Participation in this challenge will be worth SIX tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Raffle. With participant permission, the submissions may be shared at a Summer Reading Screening Party at the end of the summer.

To find out more about the submission process, please email amanning@wlsmail.org.

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Teen Readers Circle

Teen Readers Circle

Monday, August 16

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Read something great this summer, or looking for some recommendations? Join our Teen Readers Circle to discuss all things books and Summer Reading over lemonade. YA Librarian Allee Manning will also provide book talks for recent releases.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided at this outdoor event.

Attendees will receive THREE raffle tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Raffle (three raffle tickets per each event attended — you do not have to attend both).

Register with amanning@wlsmail.org — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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Battle of the Books / Practice session for Grades 4 - 7 Team

Battle of the Books / Practice session for Grades 4 – 7 Team

Monday, August 16

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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How-To Book Review: a Teen/Pre-teen Writing Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

How-To Book Review: a Teen/Pre-teen Writing Workshop via ZOOM (Registration)

Monday, August 16

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dobbs Ferry Public Library and Mamaroneck Public Library will be hosting a presentation by professional book reviewer and librarian Madeline Newquist. Madeline is a reviewer for School Library Journal/Library Journal, and has a professional background in book editing for Penguin Random House.

Learn how to write a stellar book review and ask questions about professional book publishing!

Each attendee of this program will be awarded THREE tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Raffle.

Register with amanning@wlsmail.org to get the Zoom link — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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Battle of the Books / Battle for Grades 4 - 7 Team

Battle of the Books / Battle for Grades 4 – 7 Team

Tuesday, August 17

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Teen Battle of the Books - Book Battle

Teen Battle of the Books – Book Battle

Thursday, August 19

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information, please click the Battle of the Books webpage here.

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Outdoor Ice Cream Party Finale with Penny Lick Ice Cream

Outdoor Ice Cream Party Finale with Penny Lick Ice Cream

Friday, August 20

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate all your hard work by indulging in some ice-cold treats provided by Penny Lick Ice Cream of Hastings-on-Hudson!

For Kids aged 3-12: Anyone who has logged even one minute of reading or one program attendance this summer can attend.

For Teens/Tweens: Anyone who has written at least one book review or attended at least one program this summer can attend.

This program will be socially-distanced. Please make sure you and everyone in your family over the age of 2 wears their masks for its entirety.

Register with dobchildref@wlsmail.org to get the meeting location — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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Teen & Pre-Teen Summer Reading Raffle Reveal

Teen & Pre-Teen Summer Reading Raffle Reveal

Friday, August 20

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Immediately following the Ice Cream Party Finale, the winners of the Teen Summer Reading Raffle will be announced. (If Summer Reading Raffle participants are unable to attend, they will be emailed about collecting their winnings after the event)

Please email amanning@wlsmail.org to register.

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BTS (Back to School) Mixer

BTS (Back to School) Mixer

Thursday, August 26

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Meet up with other teens and tweens to discuss your summer, check out new books, page through magazines to read about fall trends, and pick up bookmarks. (Popsicles and a BTS playlist will also be provided.)

Register with amanning@wlsmail.org!

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