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71 Monell Avenue
Islip, NY 11751
T: 631-581-5933
F: 631-581-8429

71 Monell Avenue
Islip, NY 11751

T: 631-581-5933 

F: 631-581-8429


All posts by Mark Irish

teen tech week

Celebrate Teen Tech Week With Us!

Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week with us, March 6-12, 2016, with the theme "Create it at Your Library.”

  • Download an ebook or audiobook from the libraryBlog about a library book or program.
  • Try out a book-focused website like GoodReads or LibraryThing.
  • Ask your librarian to recommend a nonfiction book on an area of technology that interests you.Add something to an article on Wikipedia.
  • Many young adult authors welcome email from their readers and many have their own websites, blogs, and Twitter/Facebook accounts. Send them a message in honor of Teen Tech Week!
  • Check out some video games, DVDs, or CDs from your library.
  • Create an avatar on Yahoo! Avatars.Come to a tech-related club at the library. Tech Club March 7; Tech Buddies March 11
  • Read and contribute to a blog about technology.
  • Watch some anime or start an anime club at your library.
  • Create a YouTube or Animoto video about your library or a favorite book.
  • Download a newspaper article from the day you were born from an electronic database.
  • Sign up for Tech Buddies
  • Learn how to DJ music or record music with a computer.
  • Search in a biography database for an article about your favorite musician.
  • Learn how to use some new software, and even create your own mobile app to submit for the Congressional App Challenge.
  • Create a database of something you want to organize.
  • Start a Twitter, Tumblr, or Flickr account as a way to find and share content about a topic of interest to you.

​Visit the website: MakeItAtYourLibrary.org

Check out this magazine in the Teen section at Islip Library: Make: Technology on Your Time

Top 10 Teen Books of 2015

1. Foley, Ann Jessie. Carnival at Bray.

Maggie has only recently moved to Ireland when tragedy strikes and her goal becomes seeing Nirvana perform in Rome.

2. Johnston, E.K. The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim

Dragons Live everywhere and they’re threatening to exterminate a Canadian town unless dragon slayer Owen, and his bard Siobhan, come up with a plan to save them all.

3. Knudsen, Michelle. Evil Librarian.

Think Librarians are a yawn?  Then you haven’t met Mr. Gabriel, the new librarian at Cynthia’s school.  He’s not dull; he’s a demon!

4. LaCour, Nina. Everything Leads to You

When Emi discovers a mysterious letter at the estate sale of a Hollywood film legend, she must move beyond her carefully crafted world to track down a decades-old secret.

5. Lockhart, E. We Were Liars

Suffering from serious injuries, Cadence doesn’t remember much from the summer of her fifteenth year on Beechwood Island.  Two years later, she returns to try to fill in the gaps.

6. Lu, Marie. The Young Elites

An intense fantasy about Adelina, an outsider girl who is rescued by the legendary Reaper, the leader of the Young Elites.  But can Adelina keep her friends and sister safe?

7. Nelson, Jandy. I’ll Give You the Sun

Artistically gifted twins, Jude and Noah, tell their compelling family story in rich alternating voices.

8. Ritter, William. Jackaby

Answering an odd help-wanted ad that cautions “ Do not stare at the frog,” Abigail finds that her life is about to change in ways she couldn’t have imagined.

9. Venkatraman, Padma. A Time to Dance

When an accident leaves Veda, a classical dancer in India, a below-knee amputee, she becomes determined not to give up her passion.

10. Whaley, John Corey. Noggin.

Travis Coates has lost his head – literally.  Dying of leukemia, he has had his noggin surgically removed and cryogenically frozen.  But when he’s revived, all is not the same it once was.

5 Hot Teen Books

Murphy, Julie. Dumplin

Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other misfits prepare to compete in the beauty pageant her mother runs.

This is a realistic and engaging story that touches on the humorous side of real teen problems without being to preachy. If you like John Green and Rainbow Rowell books you surely will love this book.

Aveyard,Victoria. Red Queen

In a world divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities--seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. But Mare risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard --a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.

Kristoff, Jay. Illimunae.

The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all.Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

Almond, David. Song for Ella Grey.

Claire witnesses a love so dramatic it is as if Ella Grey has been captured and taken from her, but the loss of her best friend to the arms of Orpheus is nothing compared to the loss she feels when Ella is taken from the world in this modern take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice set in Northern England. A powerful and emotional deep read with typical teens in love. It is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

Woolston, Blythe. MARTians

In a near-future consumer dystopia, Zoë Zindleman must choose from limited, bleak housing options, including a converted strip-mall refuge that offers safety and proximity to her new place of work, ALLMART. A book that makes you look at the futuristic world of three young people trying to make sense of their place in society.

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